Lancaster County New Year’s Eve And New Year’s Day Traditions To Make 2016 The Best Year Ever

December 30, 2015

If you’re looking to get this New Year off to a great start, joining in on some of our New Year’s  
traditions in PA Dutch Country would make a wonderful step in the right direction.

Count Down To 2016 At New Year’s Eve “Drops” In Lancaster County And Nearby

Why fight the massive crowds and traffic in New York City, when our area offers its own versions of the ball drop?

Eat Your Way To a Happy And Healthy New Year—Pennsylvania Dutch Style 

To ensure good fortune all year long, the PA Dutch traditionally eat pork and sauerkraut for dinner on New Year’s Day. Served with sides of mashed potatoes, apple sauce, and pepper cabbage, I can’t think of a better meal for starting the New Year off on the right foot. Make a meal your family and friends will savor by slow-cooking pork loin with sauerkraut in a crock pot. Or visit one of the many local churches and fire companies that will be serving up New Year’s Day pork and sauerkraut meals to those who don’t feel like toiling in the kitchen. Many of those listed on are within less than a 15-minute drive from our inn.

Whether you’ll be venturing out on New Year’s Eve or enjoying a quiet champagne toast at home…cooking your own pork and sauerkraut or digging in at a community meal on New Year’s Day, I wish you a very prosperous and joy-filled 2016.

Rebecca Gallagher