Lancaster County has a ton of adult as well as kid-friendly events where you can properly welcome the new year. Here are just a few fabulous events to kick off 2018!

Go incognito as you make your way around the dance floor at the Double Tree Resort’s New Year’s Eve  Carnival celebration.  Purchase tickets in advance for this family friendly event and get treated to both a fun evening as well as a delicious breakfast the following morning.

Prepare for live music and fireworks but leave the alcohol at home when you set up for Carlisle’s First Night celebration. Buy your admission buttons now and save!


Head over to the American Music Theater to enjoy Broadway hits at Lancaster prices. The Lancaster symphony joins the talented and comedic brothers Will and Anthony Nunziata for an evening full of fun.


It doesn’t get more appropriate than celebrating the passage of time at the National Watch & Clock Museum. Bring the kiddos early for a ball drop at noon then get ready to get your groove on with Father Time himself as the clock strikes closer to midnight.


Free has never sounded so sweet! No tickets are required to see American Idol star Kris Allen, as well as many other fabulous acts, rock their way into 2018. Of course it wouldn’t be New Year’s in Hershey without seeing the kiss rise high into the sky with a back drop of fireworks.


There are few things kids love more than scavenger hunts, dance parties, balloons, face painting, treats and just about anything that glows in the dark. Tiny Town has the combination of fun to make this year’s New Year’s special for even your smallest of family members. With three different sessions you can even schedule the fun so that both young and old alike can celebrate in their atmosphere of choice.


Ska, punk, progressive rock and funk all influence Big Fat Meanies. Expose yourself to a new sound in downtown Lancaster City as you watch the Red Rose drop. Be sure to stick around for the fireworks!



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