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Counting down in Kennett Square

12/29/2015 11:30AM ● Published by Steven Hoffman

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, in the heart of Kennett Square, a 500-pound stainless steel mushroom glittering with thousands of lights will be lowered with a countdown to the new year. It is the finale of Midnight in the Square, Kennett Square’s family-style New Year’s Eve bash with music, food and fun.

Midnight in the Square includes:

Children’s activities starting at 6 p.m. on South Union Street, near The Garage. Plans include face painting, balloon art, games and live entertainment;

The raising and lighting of the mushroom at 8 p.m. in the center of Kennett Square so that young children can experience the Mushroom Drop a little earlier;

Food trucks from across the region on State Street beginning at 6 p.m.;

A heated party tent opens at 9 p.m. The $10 cover charge includes access to the tent all evening, New Year’s Eve hats and noisemakers. Kennett Brewing Company and Flickerwood Winery will have food and beverages for sale;

The Funsters take the stage at 10 p.m. and are scheduled to play until 1 a.m.

General admission is a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Kennett Food Cupboard. There will be a $10 cover charge for access to the heated tent. Parking is available at the Exelon parking lot. Free shuttle buses will bring guests from these parking lots to Broad and State streets, and return guests from this location to their cars after the Mushroom Drop. Alcohol is not permitted on the streets.

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