There are plenty of great things to do in and around Gettysburg to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Want to know what other surrounding locations have in store? Families with kids often like to visit nearby locations such as Frederick, MD and York, PA for wholesome entertainment and fun for everyone. Find out what some of the nearby regions’ favorite activities are happening on New Year’s Eve.
Adventure Park USA, located in Frederick, MD, has a wonderfully planned family fun New Year’s Eve celebration in store. Bring the whole family out to enjoy unlimited inside attractions, dinner, video games, and plenty of other pleasing past times. Pop into the new year at the stroke of midnight with a Balloon drop! Festivities start at 9 p.m. and will carry on through the new year, concluding at 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $30 at the door and $25 online. For more information, go to www.adventureparkusa.com.
The scene to take place in downtown York City will be buzzing with tons of fun New Year’s Eve folly too. Children will enjoy their own countdown to “midnight” between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Central Market with inflatables, face painting, glitter tattoos, noisemakers, and family entertainment for everyone. There will also be a Balloon drop happening here as well.
Throughout the evening, you will enjoy a warm-up with hot beverages and other vended goodies. Vendors onsite will include Bair’s Chicken, The Busy Bee, Dimm’s Pretzels, The Fizzy Bee, Fourhman’s Natural Foods, Little Sister’s Kitchen Confections, Mezzogiorno, Take Five Expresso Bar, TK’s Nuts & Candy, and others. Liz Bell of WARM 103.3 will be the MC for this event.
Throughout town, other events will be taking place to ring in 2015 as well. If you’re already in town after seeing the Balloon drop at 8 p.m. in Central Market, head on over to Continental Square at midnight for the White Rose Drop. York’s nickname as “the White Rose City” signifies the meaning behind the white rose symbol. A fantastic fireworks display will follow.
Many local eating and drinking establishments will be operating for special hours during New Year’s Eve with special menu offerings. Some great places to grab special menu offerings until 1 a.m. include: Baron Von Schwein, Bistro 19, and The York City Pretzel Company. The Roosevelt Tavern and Tutoni’s also have special New Year’s Eve specials on the menu. Mudhook Brewing Co. begins celebrating early, at 3 p.m. Come out for prizes, a special Belgian-inspired menu, and a pin drop at 6 p.m. among other things. Live entertainment will be on the scene throughout the evening. HeidelBean will also have live entertainment from the Stray Catechisms from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Plenty of other haunts will have ongoing New Year’s Eve celebrations. Be sure to check around your local town to see all the New Year’s Eve happenings.