New Year's Eve in Hershey: Ring in a Sweet 2019!
Welcome 2019 in The Sweetest Place On Earth! Hershey, PA offers a wonderful lineup of activities that every member of the family can enjoy. Whether you're into rides, holiday lights, music, or food, we have you covered!
Start the last day of the year at ZooAmerica and see an array of North American animals thrive during the cold weather months. The Zoo opens at 10 a.m. for family fun. Journey to Hersheypark to enjoy the 35th season of Christmas Candylane. From noon to 5 p.m., the Park will delight with more than 45 rides, including six roller coasters, seasonal food offerings and magical light displays. Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction has New Year's Eve activities from 4 to 9 p.m. featuring hourly countdowns. Hop in the car and enjoy more than 600 holiday light displays through two miles of wooded trails at Hershey Sweet Lights, open from 5 to 10 p.m. There's still time to reserve your dinner reservations at select Hershey restaurants. Visit Dining In Hershey to make your reservation and review the menu selections.
Downtown Hershey provides activities from 11 a.m. through midnight. Since 2005, Hershey New Year's Eve has delighted guests with a roster of free events culminating with the annual Hershey's Kiss raise at midnight. The Hershey Story - The Museum on Chocolate features "bubble-wrap stomps" at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., weather permitting, on the patio. Young revelers can 'make some noise' with the Hershey's Characters. The First United Methodist Church features live entertainment, food and games from 7 to 10 p.m. Culinary vendors arrive near Chocolatetown Square at 9 p.m. with a variety of food selections. At 10:30 p.m., the main stage welcomes Steve Augeri, former lead singer of Journey, the popular rock band with notable hits like "Don't Stop Believing" and "Faithfully."
The countdown to 2019 begins at 11:55 p.m. as the iconic Kiss is raised three stories above Hershey from the historic Press Building. At midnight, stunning fireworks welcome the new year delighting everyone! We wish you a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve celebration.