Harrisburg changes location for strawberry drop and New Year’s Eve fireworks

Harrisburg hosts its annual New Years celebration at a new location.

A strawberry drop with fireworks will take place at FNB Field on City Island from 10 p.m. to midnight on December 31.

In the past, the city has heralded the New Year at 1 N. Second Street at the Hilton Harrisburg hotel by closing part of North Second Street. Last year’s celebration took place virtually.

This year, the fireworks will be launched at midnight in tandem with the traditional strawberry fall. The event will feature free activities for kids, live music, a ZeroDay Brewing beer garden, food trucks, a photo / video booth and more.

New Year’s glasses and wreaths will be distributed to the first 750 people. Additionally, messages from community members and businesses will be posted on a large sign in the stadium before midnight.

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The city is also promoting special food and activities on December 31, including the Gamut Theater, the Popcorn Hat Players, and the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center. Parking on City Island will be free for the event.

In the region, several communities are holding New Years events. However, the towns of Lancaster and York have canceled the celebrations due to rising rates of COVID-19 infection and other factors, including the construction in progress.

INFORMATION: FNB Field is located at 245 Championship Way on City Island in Harrisburg. Free entry. The event runs from 10:00 p.m. to midnight on December 31. Parking on City Island is free.

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