Attention Pennsylvanians and nearby neighbors! New Years’ Eve is on its way. And if you’re looking to do something weird and wonderful in the Keystone State this year, it’s time to consider a road trip with family and friends.
Because the most special time of year calls for a special celebration. And nothing says “special celebration” like a road trip.
By renting a 10- or 15-passenger Ford van and hitting the road.
You’ve got plenty of options. Here are a few thoughts that could help spark a New Years’ adventure.
They’re sweet. They’re fluffy. And every New Years’, they’re celebrated in the streets of Bethlehem, PA.
PEEPS® is a holiday staple and for the people of Bethlehem, a huge part of local culture. The Just Born candy manufacturing company has been churning out PEEPS there since 1953—and PEEPSFEST® has become an annual tradition for anyone with little kids and a sweet tooth.
There’s fireworks, live music, and entertainment, diorama competitions, scavenger hunts—even a 5-foot, 400-pound PEEPS® chick that drops for the New Year’s countdown.
The kids will thank you.
MIDNIGHT IN THE SQUARE
KENNETT SQUARE, PA
Tucked away in southeastern PA, the historic community of Kennett Square—widely hailed as the Mushroom Capital of the World—is no stranger to weird New Years’ celebrations.
Every year, the town’s Midnight in the Square hosts dancers, entertainers, laser light shows, and a 700-pound crystal mushroom that drops at midnight. After a brief pandemic-related pause, the event’s return is an important milestone for residents and local businesses.
And joining in on the fun is a great way to lend some support.
POCONOS MOUNTAINS, PA
From bashes and balls to waterparks, skiing, and snow tubing, New Years’ in the Poconos has something for everyone—and there’s no shortage of family-friendly destinations.
Catch the balloon drop at the Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, join the New Years’ Eve Tubing Party at the Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, or hit the slopes at Jack Frost Big Boulder.
Wherever you go and whatever you do, you’ll be sure to have a one-of-a-kind holiday experience.
If Pennsylvania is home or close to home, you’ll find an incredible (and sometimes incredibly weird) range of ways to ring in the New Year.
So why wait?
Rent a 15-passenger van to make every mile of the journey something to remember.