Unique York County & Surrounding Area New Years Eve Celebrations

By Sarah Frane Macaroni Kid York December 16, 2021

Looking for a fun way to spend this New Year's Eve? Look no further than this list of family-friendly unique area drops that are sure to entertain the whole family.


On Friday, December 31 the City of Harrisburg will host the annual New Year’s Eve Celebration from 10pm-12am. This year’s event has been moved to FNB Field on City Island and will feature a strawberry drop and fireworks at midnight. There will also be free kids activities, live music, beer garden, food, a photo/video booth and more.

Please see below for event details and for a list of NYE dining specials, parties and more happening throughout the City.

PARKING: Free parking is available on City Island

SPONSORS: Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, Explore HBG, T-Mobile, Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District, Harrisburg Senators, Hilton Harrisburg


Hershey New Year’s Eve returns on December 31, 2021 with a full celebration for its 17th year. Organizers are excited to announce that revelers will once again be able to enjoy live bands, great food and drinks, and family-friendly activities. 

Headlining this year’s event is local band Fully Stocked. The six-person cover band pumps out good energy and fun with rock and pop songs from the 1970s to today. Before Fully Stocked, attendees will enjoy jazz and funk from another local favorite, Very Fine Gentlemen

See the schedule for more information. 


The City of Lancaster will host fireworks at 9pm from multiple locations to celebrate the new year. Click here for more info

York County 

1st Ever SoYoCo Kids New Years' Eve Noon Countdown!

Join Titanium Athletics and Macaroni Kid South York on December 31st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for the first-ever SoYoCo Kids New Years' Eve Noon Countdown!

Activities for the day will include:

Open Play( Ninja Gym, Climbing, Bounce House)
Temporary Tattoos
Photo Booth
Balloon Drop at noon with complimentary hats and noisemakers
Hot dog, chips,& drink for each child

$2 from each ticket sale will be donated to the Glen Rock Rec Board to be used for upcoming community events

Pre-Registration is required.

Click here to register


Join us for the annual Dillsburg Pickle Drop! Mr. Pickle drops at midnight on East Hanover Street.

 First Night Hallam 

Ring in the New Year with us at our annual family-friendly First Night Hallam event! All activtiies will take place in and around the Hellam Fire Hall on Dec 31st! More details to come.  

Hanover Magic Elm New Year's Eve Matinee Party

Ring in the New Year with us at our annual family-friendly New Year's Eve Matinee Skate and Balloon Drop!

Red Lion

Celebrate the New Year at our annual New Year’s Eve Celebration! This great family event features a variety of bands at locations around the Borough and children’s activities. Bring in 2022 with fireworks at the square!  

Seven Valleys

Make plans to celebrate 2022 with us on December 31st and party on New Years Eve w/ 98 Proof starting at 9 pm. Midnight also Mark's the return of the 16th annual New Years Eve Chicken Drop and complimentary champagne toast. 

West York New Year’s Eve Bulldog Bash

Join us for the New Year’s Eve Bulldog Bash at the Borough’s Square where we will drop the Bulldog a bone for the New Year.

York The Curious Little Play House

Join us on December 31st to celebrate the NEW YEAR!!

Make your 2 hour play session reservation between 9 am and 8 pm and join our party!!

Cookie decorating, painting, and lots of make n take crafts.

We will have complimentary popcorn, hot chocolate, fruit punch and other small snacks.

Reserve your play session by calling/ texting 717-465-9460

The Fun doesn't end there! Join us for a Playdate with Elsa on New Year's Day too!  

York Roll R Way

New Year’s Eve  Roll r Way is the place to be

Kids Skate  2:00 pm -7:00 pm

Teen Skate  8:00 pm -2:00 am

York City

2021 Celebration Canceled