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The New Year’s Eve celebration, planned and staffed by community volunteers, will be held at the square in the heart of downtown Hershey and is free to the public. Click here for a parking map.

The evening will culminate with the raising of the giant Hershey’s Kiss replica followed by a fireworks display at midnight. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available by various vendors throughout the evening.

USA TodayHershey New Years
was listed #2 in USA Today’s
top great places for a
family-friendly New Year’s Eve!


Denny LoganWINK 104Denny Logan 
Event Emcee
Host of The WINK Wake Up Show on WINK 104, will serve as this year’s emcee. Denny can be heard
weekday mornings from 5:30 am to10 am and

Saturdays from 6 a.m. to10 a.m.



  7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

First UMC Church Hershey First United Methodist Church
64 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey

The First United Methodist Church of Hershey, located at 64 West Chocolate Ave., will host food and fun for the whole family, including games courtesy of Funland in Rehoboth Beach.

Outdoor games will take place outside the church from 7 – 10 PM.

The church will also be hosting a free concert by Steven Courtney and the Suitcase Musicians in the church sanctuary at 7 PM, 8 PM and 9 PM and hot beverages and homemade cookies will be available from 7 - 10 PM in the social hall.

Rizetta's Tones

  11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Hershey Story
The Museum on Chocolate Avenue

The Hershey Story


Celebrate the New Year throughout the day at The Hershey Story as you "Rock Around the Clock" on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Kids can make some noise with the Hershey’s product characters and “bubble-wrap stomps” at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Between stomps, groove through five decades of party music with DJ Mike DeAcosta of Spectra Sound. Activities take place in the museum’s Grand Lobby and patio (weather permitting). Free.

Please note: Cafe Zooka, the Museum Shop and the Chocolate Lab will not be open during the New Year's Eve celebration.


  9:00 p.m.

The Swaines

On the corner of Chocolate Ave. and Cocoa Ave., The Swaines will open the show at 9 PM with an eclectic mix of cover songs and original music. Influenced by the likes of Neil Young, Wilco, Old 97’s, Whiskeytown the Drive By Truckers.

The Swaines sound is a blend of rock and alternative country. The band has found an appreciative musical niche in New York City’s Soho and Brooklyn neighborhoods, and have enjoyed being part of Hershey’s summer concert series.

For more information about The Swaines, please click here to visit their Facebook page.


  9:40 p.m.

All Jacked Up

All Jacked Up, a Central Pennsylvania rock and roll cover band that formed in 2006, will perform at 9:40 PM.

The band plays covers for the entire family, from Katy Perry to the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi to Journey.

For more information about All Jacked Up, click here to visit their Facebook page.


  10:30 p.m. to Midnight

Alex and Sierra


Alex and Sierra, Season 3 Winners of The X Factor USA
will take center stage at 10:30 PM.

After becoming the first group to win The X Factor in December 2013 where they sold over one million copies of their X Factor hits and earned 69 million views on YouTube, they quickly began working on their debut album. The album, It’s About Us, was released in October 2014.

For more information about Alex and Sierra, please visit

  11:55 p.m.

Countdown!Countdown begins!




  11:59 p.m.

Hershey's KissThe Hershey Kiss goes up!
Be there with us to bring in the New Year! Watch the giant Hershey's Kiss replica rise in the night sky!!



  12:00 Midnight

When the Hershey's Kiss goes up, the big bangs start! Among the best New Years fireworks displays in the nation!






  • Except where otherwise noted, all events take place in the square of Hershey PA at Chocolate & Park Avenues
  • Admission is FREE to all events
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available by various vendors throughout the venue.
  • Entertainment is subject to change without notice.
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