Only in PA...New Year's Eve Celebrations

By Wendy Royalwinter 2011

New York's Times Square has its gorgeous Waterford Crystal ball, which descends to the delight of millions of New Year's Eve revelers. Here in Pennsylvania we do things a little differently at the stroke of midnight...

Beavertown, PA
A stuffed Beaver is dropped at Rescue Hose Company

Bethlehem, PA
Bethlehem's Peep Drop
Home of Just Born Inc., makers of marshmallow PeepsĀ®

Blain, PA
Blain's Cow Drop
The rural Perry County town drops a wooden cow from a silo
1861 Big Spring Road, Blain, PA 17006

Dillsburg, PA
Dillsburg Pickle Drop
109 S. Baltimore Street, Dillsburg, PA

Duncannon, PA
Lowers a sled at the Old Sled Works
722 N. Market Street, Duncannon, PA

Elizabethtown, PA
M&M Drop
A giant M&M is dropped in Elizabethtown at 7 pm, which is midnight in their sister city, Letterkenney, Ireland

Falmouth, PA
Falmouth Goat Drop
To honor their goat races they lower a stuffed goat.

Hershey Kiss Drop
Hershey, PA

Hummelstown, PA
A giant lollipop is dropped in the town square

Lebanon, PA
Lebanon Bologna Drop
A 100-pound bologna is lowered in Lebanon in honor of the many bologna makers in the county. The huge bologna is then donated to local shelters.
9th and Cumberland Street

Mechanicsburg, PA
Wrench Drop
East Main Street

Port Royal, PA
Drops a Sprint Car at Macbarney's Restaurant, near the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal

Red Lion, PA
Red Lion Cigar Drop
In honor of their past as a cigar manufacturing center, a lion holding a cigar is dropped
Main Street and Broadway

Shippensburg, PA
Anchor Drop
King & Earl Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257

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