Harrisburg City's New Year's Eve Celebration

On Saturday, December 31st, celebrate the New Year in Downtown Harrisburg with a strawberry drop, fireworks, kids activities and more! The event kicks off at 9pm with a Countdown to Kid-Night event at City Hall featuring a balloon drop, milk & cookies toast, craft, kids dance party, and more. Leading up to midnight we will do the annual strawberry drop at the Hilton followed by fireworks to welcome the New Year.

Be sure to make dinner reservations and enjoy performances, parties and more at businesses throughout the City. A list of dining specials and events is below.

For more information visit http://harrisburgpa.gov/nye

PARKING: Street parking is free after 5 p.m. in the Downtown area.

SPONSORS: Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, ExploreHBG, T-Mobile, the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District, Park Harrisburg & Hilton Harrisburg

NYE with Fireworks People

Other New Year's Eve Events & Dining Specials in Harrisburg:

Last Laughs of 2022

Last Laughs of 2022

December 31 - Laugh up to midnight!

Join us at Gamut Theatre on New Year’s Eve for a series of short performances to keep you laughing till midnight! TMI, Gamut’s beloved improv company, will entertain you on the Select Medical Mainstage, while Peggy’s Pub provides refreshments in the Capital Blue Cross Lobby. Finishes just in time to see the Harrisburg fireworks.

Doors open at 8:30 PM, with shows on the hour at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 PM.

Purchase Tickets: $10 general admission per show; $30 VIP all-night admission

Popcorn Hat Players 30th Annual New Year’s Eve Party for Children

Countdown to Noon

Join the Popcorn Hat Players for their 30th annual New Year’s Eve Party for children where they countdown to NOON instead of midnight! 

This year, our party is back at the Sunoco Performance Theater at the Whitaker Center in downtown Harrisburg. Tickets include admission to the show, noisemakers, party hats, a Hawaiian lei, and don’t forget the balloon drop! 

Featuring this year’s show, The Princess and The Pea! 

Purchas Tickets: $15

Stock's on 2nd 

Visit Stock's for a special New Year's Eve menu. 

Mangia Qui/Rubicon

Join Mangia Qui for their New Year's Eve, Alice in Wonderland Celebration! They will be offering an 8 course tasting menu for $125.00 per guest plus tax and gratuity.  A DJ will be spinning from 10-1am with a cover charge.  Please call 717-233-7358 for reservations.

"Guests are encouraged to dress as your favorite character and jump down the rabbit hole with us...."

The Millworks

Millworks NYE Special

Make reservations at the Millworks and enjoy their NYE special, a cumin rubbed strip steak with garlic smashed potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts and squash with a balsamic glaze, horseradish chimmichurri, and micro cilantro. A perfect meal to ring in the new year!

NYE with the Amish Outlaws @XL Live

Wondering what The Amish Outlaws are about? Three words: music, beef and cheese! NYE with The Amish Outlaws and You at XL Live!

General Admission: $25 Early entry: $40

To see full calendar of events, visit xlhbg.com

Harrisburg Beach Club

HBG Beach Club Igloo

This outdoor venue at 700 Riverside Drive on City Island in Harrisburg will be open on New Year’s Eve from 12 pm to 11 pm. Reserve curling lanes and an igloo which will include sparkling wine, decorations and party favors! Live music from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. 

Bourbon Street Saloon

Bourbon St

The bar at 37 N. Second St. is hosting a party starting at 8pm.

Level 2

The upscale nightclub at 215 N. Second St. is hosting DJ Shino with midnight Champagne toast and party favors. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m. Call 717-236-6600 or visit Level 2′s website to buy tickets.

Penguin Plunge (Jan. 1)

Penguin Plunge

Join the Humane Society of Harrisburg and take the plunge to help the homeless animals of Central PA! On New Year's Day, join the "pack" and jump into the icy cold Susquehanna River on City Island from 10 am - 12 pm

At the animals' request, participants must raise a minimum of $40.00. Any participant that raises a minimum of $75.00 will receive an exclusive event towel (which you will definitely need after jumping into the cold water)!

Enjoy music, some food, and warm up with a drink or two (enjoy it non-alcoholic or "spiked"). In addition, there will be raffles, a costume contest, and more! Whether you plan to take the plunge or are here to be a spectator, you don't want to miss these two hours of jam-packed fun!

More information, visit humanesocietyhbg.org/outreach/annual-events/penguin-plunge