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December
18

PA Cities Celebrate New Year's Eve


As the clock strikes twelve on December 31, the eyes of millions will turn to Times Square to watch the New Year's Eve Ball drop.  While New York's glittering ball might draw attention from around the world, no one quite celebrates New Year's Eve like the people of Pennsylvania.

Homesale PA City New Years Eve


Some people might think dropping a button, bologna, or bottle of beer on New Year's Eve might seem "odd," but to Pennsylvanians it is just another way to celebrate their local communities.

Here is our list of "10 Ways PA Cities Celebrate New Year's Eve" from your friends at Homesale Realty:

  1. A Button in Carlisle, PA
    www.firstnightcarlisle.org
    Carlisle, PA residents and visitors celebrate New Year's Eve by designing a First Night Carlisle button.  A large, 50-pound aluminum frame replica of the winning First Night button is dropped at midnight accompanied with a fireworks celebration. Beginning at 6 p.m., the festivites will include live music performances and art exhibits and close with a fantastic fireworks display.
  2. A Strawberry in Harrisburg, PA
    www.visithersheyharrisburg.org/event/details?eventid=9762&eventday=12/31/2014 
    Harrisburg's New Year's Eve celebration hosts a crowd of thousands in Pennsylvania's state capital.  Just before midnight, a giant illuminated strawberry starts its drop from the top of the downtown Hilton Harrisburg to ring in the New Year.  Bring the family and enjoy live entertainment, dancing, arts and crafts for children, and fireworks.
  3. A Hershey Kiss in Hershey, PA
    www.hersheynewyears.org
    There is no sweeter way to ring in the New Year than in Hershey, PA.  The community pulls out all the stops for its New Year's Eve celebration.  USA Today Travel ranked Hershey second for great places to spend a family-friendly New Year's Eve.  At 11:59 p.m., a Hershey Kiss replica will be raised high above a chocolate-loving crowd followed by a fireworks display at midnight.
  4. A Red Rose in Lancaster, PA
    www.lancastercityevents.com
    Lancaster begins its celebration when its signature red rose ascends at Binns Park. Featuring over 20 indoor performances, Countdown Lancaster is a family-fun event filled with visual and performing entertainment ending in a midnight fireworks display.
  5. A Lebanon Bologna in Lebanon, PA
    www.lebanonpa.org/Pages/UpcomingEvents.aspx
    Celebrate New Year's Eve in Lebanon as crowds count down the seconds until midnight with the famous 16-foot Lebanon Bologna coming to a stop at the stroke of midnight.
  6. A Wrench in Mechanisburg, PA
    www.mechanicsburgchamber.org/
    Mechanicsburg celebrates the New Year with the annual drop of a wrench on Main Street. The tradition commemorates the community's founders, mechanics, who settled in the area to make and repair wagons in the early 19th century.
  7. A Giant Shoe in Palmyra, PA
    www.palmyraheritage.org/index.html
    New Year's Eve in Palmyra gives a new meaning to waiting for the shoe to drop.  Ring in 2015 in Palmyra's town square with the giant shoe drop at midnight commemorating the city's shoe manufacturing history.
  8. A Bottle of Yuengling Beer in Pottsville, PA
    www.city.pottsville.pa.us/html/ccoe.htm
    Pottsville, PA rings in the New Year's Eve with a bottle of beer.  The city's celebration is marked by the raising of the Yuengling beer bottle to the top of the flagpole at Garfield Square.  Toast to the oldest brewery in America in Pottsville on New Year's Eve.
  9. A White Rose in York, PA
    www.yorkcity.org/NYE
    Watch a white rose drop from the sky in Continental Square in York, PA on New Year's Eve.  Enjoy a children's countdown to the balloon drop from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., with complimentary hats and noisemakers, ideal for kids of all ages.
  10. An Ice Cream Cone in Columbia, PA
    http://parivertowns.com/m/events/view/4th-annual-Family-Fun-New-Year-s-Eve-Celebration-at-Turkey-Hill-Experience
    Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia, PA with family and friends. At 6 p.m., the local Columbia No. 1 Fire Department will drop a large Turkey Hill Dairy Ice Cream cone to welcome the New Year.

Contact the real estate experts at Homesale Realty if moving to Pennsylvania is in your plans for the coming year.

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