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Local New Year's Eve Events

12/19/2023 10:31AM ● By Haleigh Abbott

2024 is sneaking up quickly and is looking to celebrate its arrival. Welcome in the New Year with dinner, dancing, or maybe Cinderella or a demolition derby!  No matter your style, we’ve got you covered with local options for adults, children, and all that in between.

Midnight in the Square - Mushroom Drop
Downtown Kennett Square, State & Union, 7:30pm
The Mushroom Festival presents the 11th Annual Mushroom Drop in Downtown Kennett Square.
Entertainment begins at 7:30 featuring performers Kevin Pierce, KMC Dancers, School of Rock, Freddie McCarthy and Syde Two on the Main Stage at 9.
Laser Light Show - Food Vendors - Raffle - Photo Booth - Fun for All!
Admission: Non-Perishable food items to support KACS!

New Years Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront
Independence Blue Cross RiverRink, Penn’s Landing, 6pm
Join us for New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront celebrating 30 seasons of Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest.
As the grand finale of Philadelphia’s holiday season, ring in 2024 with the biggest and brightest fireworks show in the area. Enjoy the vibrant show set to an exhilarating soundtrack to start the New Year unforgettably.
Enjoy two shows: 6 pm and midnight.

New Years Eve Live! Philly
Xfinity Live, 1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, 8:30pm
Join us for Philadelphia's Best New Year's Eve Party!
Ticket prices will increase leading up to the event, be sure to get your tickets early!
Parties in Each of our Venues, Including:
DJ in NBC Sports Arena
Silent Disco in 1100 Social
Go Go Gadjet in Victory Beer Hall
Karaoke in Broad Street Bullies Pub
DJ, Bull Riding & Buckle Bunnies in PBR Philly
Complimentary Food Stations throughout Xfinity Live!
All-Inclusive Bar Package & More
Get Tickets Here:

Celebrate New Year’s Eve @ Valley Forge Casino Resort
Valley Forge Casino Resort, Valley Forge PA, 8pm
Ring in the New Year at Valley Forge Casino Resort!
Enjoy live music & a specialty menu at Revolution Chop House, karaoke at Valley Tavern from 8pm - 1am, a DJ at Center Bar from 8pm - 2am, and a complimentary champagne toast on the casino floor at midnight!

Hershey New Year’s Eve 2023
Downtown Hershey, PA, 11am
Hershey New Year’s Eve returns for its 19th year with a full celebration.
Hershey New Year’s Eve is a FREE, family-friendly event planned and staffed by community volunteers and fully funded by its generous sponsors, including Platinum level sponsors - Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, The Hershey Company, WINK 104, HOT 106.7 Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. - HRG, Penn State Health and Highmark.

The main stage entertainment kicks off at 9:00 pm with Fully Stocked and Daddy-O and the Sax Maniax. At 11:59, MC Denny Logan (WNNK 104.1) and the HERSHEY’s Characters will count down to the HERSHEY’S Kiss raise. Then, downtown revelers will enjoy the second annual laser and pyrotechnics display.


Schedule of Events:
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Celebrate the New Year throughout the day at The Hershey Story. Kids can make noise with the Hershey product characters as they countdown to the new year with bubble wrap stomps at: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM
8:30-9:00 PM: Join the HERSHEY's Characters for a dance party followed by the final bubble wrap stomp countdown in ChocolateTown Square.
8:00 PM-midnight: Food vendors available in Chocolatetown Square
9:00-10:00 PM: Fully Stocked on the main stage at Chocolate Ave and Cocoa Ave
10:30-11:55 PM: Daddy-O and the Sax Maniax on the main stage
11:59 PM: Countdown begins! Followed by the Kiss Raise
Midnight: Downtown revelers will enjoy an immersive display!


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New Years Eve Party, The Restaurant at Wycncote 
Wyncote Golf Club, 50 Wyncote Drive, Oxford PA, 7pm
Enjoy two ticket options for cash bar ($125/person) or open bar ($175/person). Tickets include:
- Cocktail Reception
- Choice of Dinner Entree: Pork Belly & Pan Seared Scallops, Filet & Grilled Shrimp, or Ricotta Cheese Stuffed Eggplant Cannelloni
- Desserts and Dancing
Reservations are required.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Party
Octoraro Hotel & Tavern, 2 S. 3rd Street, Oxford PA, 7pm
Join us on our second floor
$50 includes a live band, prime rib dinner & champagne toast at midnight

NYE at The Acadian Wine Company
553 Guernsey Road, West Grove PA, 6pm
Live music from Allison Landon 6-9pm
Drag bar in the cellar 8-10pm
Dance Floor 10pm - Midnight
Sweet and savory grazing tables all night and champagne toast included
Wine and beer for purchase
Cocktail attire

October Oak NYE at Old Stone Cider
102 Brick Meetinghouse Road, Landenberg PA, 9pm
We're excited to return to Old Stone Cider for another amazing New Year's Eve show! Bring your friends and ring in the new year with great music, delicious cider, tasty food, and a countdown to the new year with a lighted apple drop at that amazing maple tree! 

Anti-New Year’s Eve Bash
Levante Brewing, 889 S. Matlock Street, West Chester PA, 5pm
We're toning down the glitz and glam and making New Year's Eve a little cozier (and a little earlier). We invite you to dress down in your favorite PJs for a specially curated dinner provided by Lui's Kitchen paired with your most-loved Levante libations. Enjoy live music beginning at 6 pm. Ring in 2023 on the early side with a festive balloon drop at 9 pm, including a "champagne" brut rose cider toast, giving you time to spare before the clock strikes midnight for your next destination (perhaps your bed?)! No ticket required.
Live Music with John Valerio & Erin McMenamin: 6:15 - 9:15 PM
Early Ball Drop with Honeyfire Brut Rosé "Champagne" Cider Toast: 9 pm

3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Demolition Derby & Fireworks
Buck Motorsports Park & Entertainment Complex, 900 Lancaster Pike, Quarryville PA, 4:30pm
Sponsored by Waynes Towing & Recovery - includes 6 classes of Derbies including youth small car, V-8 Trucks, Super Stock, Pro Stocks and more!
NYE Fireworks Display & 130' Car Drop courtesy of Dougs Tree Service
Gates open at 4:30pm
Derby starts at 7:00pm!
Rain Date January 1st 2024 - 4:00PM
Advanced tickets available NOW at

Countdown to Noon with Cinderella
Sunny Day Play Cafe, 747 W. Cypress Street, Kennett Square PA, 10:30am
Face painting by Cinderella herself! Crafts, open play, pizza & snacks, & giveaways. Count down until noon with friends and Cinderella!
$35 first child, $25 additional. Under 1 is free!
Get tickets online at on our events page!