New Year’s Eve

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  • With complimentary hats and noisemakers, family-friendly entertainment including a kids dance party with DJ, photo backdrops and props, glitter tattoos, face painting, and a balloon drop countdown.
  • Select Central Market vendors will be open with food and beverages for sale.
  • WARM 103.3’s Chris Tyler will serve as MC for the event.
  • At midnight, watch the white rose drop, followed by a fireworks display at Continental Square.
  • Children’s Countdown at Central Market Powered by: 

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Entertainment Downtown

Escape Games Live — 147 West Philadelphia Street

  • Escape Games Live will be running “escape room” games all day right up to midnight on New Year’s Eve.  Laugh while you think!

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Friends Meetinghouse — 135 West Philadelphia Street

  • Back by request, Flute and Friends Duo, flutist Ed Norton and keyboardist Fran Norton, will delight York audiences again, giving two performances on New Year’s Eve at the York Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse, 135 West Philadelphia Street, at 7:30 and 8:45 pm. The Duo will give an informal concert of baroque and light classical music intertwined with anecdotes and humor. Beverages and snacks will be available. The concerts are free, donations are welcome. Visitors are also encouraged to enjoy the quiet charm of the historic meetinghouse and its two and a half century witness to the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship.
  • A center for Quaker activities in York since 1766, the York Friends Meetinghouse is alive and well, with members and attenders coming together for silent worship every Sunday morning. It shares its commitment to the community through participation in and support of local and global causes and advocates on behalf of the environment through its native plant, pollinator-friendly gardens, community gardens, and beehives.

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Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, in partnership with Weary Arts Group — 50 North George Street

  • Pull out the fish net stockings and red lip stick,  The Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to the Capitol Theatre on New Year’s Eve with live action players!
  • It’s the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when their car halts in the rain. They both look for contact, only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

$25 General Admission Tickets (Doors open at 9:00 p.m.)

  • General admission ticket
  • Action grab bag
  • Film screening featuring live actors on stage

$50 VIP Tickets (Pre-Show Party doors open at 7:45 p.m.)

  • Premium theater seating
  • Action grab bag
  • Film screening featuring live actors on stage
  • Access to Pre-Show Party catered by Tutoni’s Restaurant with live music by The Rocky Horror Band, a complimentary champagne toast, the Virgin ritual, and a costume contest!
  • There are only 150 VIP tickets available – order yours today!

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Sunrise Soap Company — 29 North Beaver Street

  • We’re having FUN in the SUN on NYE evening at Sunrise Soap!
  • Make your own glycerin soaps.
  • Fun for EVERY age! $8 per person; save $1 when you register in advance.

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Other Information

  • Reminder: Pets Are Prohibited at York City Special Events
  • Parking meters are free after 5 p.m. in the City of York.

Street Closings

  • Market Street from Beaver to Duke will be closed from 11 p.m. on December 31 until approximately 1 a.m. on January 1
  • George Street from Philadelphia to King will be closed from 11 p.m. on December 31 until approximately 1 a.m. on January 1
  • Parking will be restricted in that area beginning 9 p.m.

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