Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ring Out the Old and Ring in the New

Every year there is that last minute soul-searching as we ask ourselves the all-important question...."What the heck are we gonna do for New Year's Eve??"

Well, look no further. Lots of great stuff going on. Some of which don't involve dropping strange objects at midnight. From bologna to pickles to a wrench to a giant M&M, Pennsylvania seems to be the king of strange New Year's traditions.

But if you are looking for something to do, here are a few options. You can find a larger list of local options from the fine folks at Spotobe.


Lancaster has a city-wide NYEve celebration, but my pick for the evening is the celebration at Building Character featuring a CD release party for local jazz band, The Faux Minx. Cover charge for the BYOB event is just $5 and they'll be taking a break just before midnight so they can all stop outside and enjoy the fireworks. More details here

If you want to partake in the city celebration, Countdown Lancaster 2009, by purchasing a badge for just $5 and gaining access to all sort of entertainment and family activities at over 25 locations.


If you are in the Harrisburg area, there are plenty of events to keep you busy. The main event is the M&T Bank Harrisburg New Year's Eve Celebration featuring music and entertainment throughout the downtown area. 

But of all the events in Harrisburg, my choice is the ABC New Year's Eve Bash at the Abbey Bar  featuring live music from Hexbelt. And if you are ambitious, special VIP tickets are available featuring a four course meal.


And if you are looking for fun in the White Rose city, York has their New Year's Eve Revolution celebration. You can buy admission buttons to gain entrance to entertainment events at over 20 locations throughout the city. The culminating event will take place at Sovereign Bank Stadium, featuring music, fireworks, and the white rose drop. Make sure you check out the music of Mark DeRose at this event.

Or, if you are looking for something a bit on the edgy side, you can watch the film of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, complete with live performers on stage to help out with the interactive parts.

I still haven't made my final plans yet, so let me know how you are spending your NY Eve. Going out? Staying home? How do you ring in the New Year?

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