Ring in the New Year Right: Right Here in Lancaster County

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Can you believe it? 2013 is preparing to make its exit and 2014 will make its grand entrance faster than you can say “Happy New Year!” If you’ve got celebrating on your mind, you’ll find Lancaster County is THE place to be to ring in the New Year. Check out this small sampling of all there is to do this December 31st:

Happy New Year in Downtown Lancaster

3-2-1 Lancaster – 10 p.m. – Midnight

Enjoy this free, fun celebration in Binns Park, Downtown Lancaster. Entertainment includes a concert by local funk, blues, soul band Shrimpboat. Count down to the New Year with fireworks and the lowering of the city’s Red Rose. You’ll adore this event if you love the idea of watching the ball drop in NYC, but not dealing with the big city crowds!

Downtown Lancaster New Year’s Eve Celebration Package by Characters Pub and The Hotel Lancaster

If you decide the 3-2-1 Lancaster event is the one for you, consider rounding out the experience with the package offered by Characters Pub and the Hotel Lancaster. Celebrate with a three-course meal and champagne toast for two in at Characters Pub and. After that, walk to your room at the Hotel Lancaster just behind the evening’s festivities at Binns Park. (Cost is $249 plus tax and gratuity.)  

Happy New Year Just Minutes From the Historic Smithton Inn

Lily’s on Main in Ephrata

A fabulous dinner and glass of champagne await you in Downtown Ephrata. Check out Lily’s special New Year’s Eve  menu and be sure to make your reservations now!

Stoudt’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Within a short and easy 20-minute drive from our inn, you can toast the New Year with an evening of food, music, and champagne at midnight.

Of course, there are many other restaurants, pubs, museums, theaters and more in Lancaster County ready to treat you to a New Year’s Eve you won’t forget! Check the Things to Do Lancaster, Pa website  and the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website for more events and activities.

A Night Out for the Kids – New Year’s Eve Babysitting Bash at Ephrata Performing Arts Center

7 p.m. to 1 a.m

Looking to enjoy a grown ups night out on New Year’s Eve, but want your kids to have a ton of fun, too? Ephrata Performing Arts Center and The Penn Manor’s I.T.S. theater department are hosting a fundraising event that gives children a supervised evening of games, crafts, DJ music, movies, pizza, and New Year’s Eve fun at midnight. Complete with a sundae bar with over 2014 topping combinations! See the EPAC website for details.

Cheers and Happy New Year!

By Rebecca Gallagher

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