No matter how much upper body strength you have, nothing’s going to keep you from waving goodbye to a new decade at the stroke of midnight Tuesday, Dec. 31.
That’s right — 2020 is nearly here, and there will be pickle drops, strawberry drops, and more to usher it in.
Here’s a look at some of the drops and celebrations around the region planned for New Year’s Eve.
Pickle Drop, Dillsburg
The Dillsburg 27th Annual New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop will have activities for all ages from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Dillsburg Elementary School. Baby Pickle drops at 7 p.m. at Dillsburg Elementary School. Mr. Pickle drops at midnight on East Hanover Street.
The celebration at Lincoln Square begins at 9 p.m. with live and balloon art. A fireworks display will follow the countdown. For more information, visit destinationgettysburg.com or call 717-334-5006.
Shoe Raise, Hallam
With a literal depiction of putting your best foot forward, First Night Hallam is having a Shoe Raise. Festivities are from 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit First Night Hallam’s Facebook page.
Pac-Man Drop, Hanover
The Pac-Man Drop is taking over Timeline Arcade for the 7th time. The arcade is located at 22 Carlisle Street in Hanover. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.
Strawberry Drop, Harrisburg
The annual end-of-the-year celebration will be in front of the City Government Center. Festivities begin at 10 p.m. including live music, fireworks and the annual Strawberry Drop. The kids’ celebration begins at 9 p.m. inside the City Government Center. For more information, visit harrisburgpa.gov or call 717-255-3040.
Hershey Kiss Raise
“The Sweetest Place on Earth” isn’t passing up the chance to ring in a new year. They’re
“Rocking Through the Ages” at Chocolatetown Square in Hershey from 9 p.m. to midnight. They will raise up a giant Hershey kiss at midnight. Admission is free. For a breakdown of the day’s events, visit hersheynewyears.org.
Red Rose Drop, Lancaster
Binns Park hosts the annual celebration, which features the red rose drop, live music from One Too Many and a fireworks finale following the rose drop. The festivities begin at 10 p.m. For more information,visit visitlancastercity.com or call 717-291-4758.
Cigar drop, Red Lion
The annual cigar drop begins at 7 p.m. Following the drop, a fireworks display will begin. For more information, visit redlionpa.org or call 717-244-6896.
Bologna drop, Lebanon
The annual bologna drop in downtown Lebanon starts at 9 p.m. The drop will be the intersections of 8th Street, Chestnut and Cumberland Streets. For more information, visit the event’s FB page.
Wrench drop, Mechanicsburg
Downtown Mechanicsburg celebrates the New Year from 9 p.m. to midnight with the annual drop of a wrench in front of the Washington Fire Company at 53 E. Main St. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or call (717) 802-0022.
White Rose Drop, York
The celebration begins at 10 p.m. in York’s Continental Square and will feature the annual white rose drop at midnight. The kids’ countdown will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Voni Grimes Gym. For more information, visit yorkcity.org or call 717-849-2221.
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