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On Sunday, December 31, 2023 the City of Harrisburg will host the annual New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring the strawberry drop and fireworks at midnight. There will also be a Countdown to Kid-Night event including a balloon drop, milk & cookies toast and more family fun starting at 9pm. 

Also be sure to check explorehbg.com/NYE for a list of NYE dining specials, parties and more happening throughout the City. Details on all offerings will be added as they are confirmed with local businesses.

SPONSORS: Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, Explore HBG, Capital Blue CrossHarrisburg Downtown Improvement District, Park Harrisburg

ROAD CLOSURES: 2nd Street will be closed from Chestnut to Walnut Street starting at 6pm.

PARKING: the Market Square Garage is $10 from 5pm-5am courtesy of Park Harrisburg. Downtown street parking is free after 5pm.

Event Activities


  • There will be FREE face painting, NYE party hat and noise makers crafts, a balloon drop featuring over 1,000 balloons (10pm), milk & cookies toast and more family fun starting at 9pm inside City Hall at 10 N 2nd Street.


  • We will have a DJ spinning tunes in front of City Hall on 2nd Street starting at 9pm leading up to the strawberry drop and midnight fireworks display.

Dining Specials and Events

Kick off the New Year by supporting local City businesses! Several businesses will be offering dining and takeout specials and other activities. Visit ExploreHBG.com/NYE for information on everything available (the site will be updated as details are received so check back frequently).

If you own a City business and are planning a NYE event or dining special, please check back soon for the submission form to be included in our promotions.


The City of Harrisburg relies on community partners to produce the New Year’s Eve Celebration. Sponsors receive extensive media coverage, guest speaker opportunities, promotional listings on marketing materials, virtual offerings and more. Sponsorship opportunities offer exposure to a diverse crowd of local residents and regional visitors alike. Please contact Cortney Ranck-Cameron at [email protected] for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

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