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On Saturday, December 31 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. Check back soon for more details!

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, Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District

Event Activities



  • There will be a balloon drop featuring over 1,000 balloons, milk & cookies toast and more family fun starting at 9pm.


  • The strawberry drop will take place directly before midnight to count down to the New Year. The fireworks will launch at midnight.

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.


Applications for the 2022 event have not been released. If you are interested in particpating but have not attended a City event in the past, please complete our vendor interest form so you are notified about all future vendor opportunities for the City of Harrisburg sponsored events.


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.

Title Sponsor - Visit Hershey & Harrisburg
Marketing Sponsor - ExploreHBG

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