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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 in the raising of a 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 WINK104. Weekdays from 5:30 am to 10:00 am. Denny also can be heard weekdays from 10 am to Noon.




  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 Thursday, December 31, 2015. 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.


  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 American Celtic band Rizzetta’s Tones 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

  9:00 p.m. to 10:10 p.m.

All Jacked Up

All Jacked Up

All Jacked Up, a Central Pennsylvania rock and roll cover band that formed in 2006, will perform at 9:00 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.


  10:40 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.

Olivia Holt

Olivia Hotl

Disney star Olivia Holt will be headlining this year’s celebration. Holt stars in the Disney XD series “Kickin’ It” and the Disney Channel original series “I Didn’t Do It.”

For more information about Olivia Holt, 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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