New Year’s Eve Lancaster PA

December 13, 2022

If you’re travelling to Lancaster PA during the holiday season, or you live in Lancaster and are looking for ways to entertain your friends & family on New Year’s Eve, we’ve pulled together a good collection of options for you.  From daytime things to do on New Year’s eve, to dancing-the-night-away, champagne-toasts-at-midnight type things to do, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from!  Venture to Downtown Lancaster or stick to one of the surrounding Lancaster PA small towns to ring in the New Year, the choice is yours!

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Something Fun to Do During New Year’s Eve Day:

Ice Rink at Night
Source: MVE Group

  • Go Ziplining at Refreshing Mountain | Website
  • Visit the North Museum for the Season of Light show in the Planetarium | Website
  • Check Out Stone Gables Estate’s Christmas (Christmas Village Market, Santa Train, National Christmas Center and more) | Website
  • Take a Ride at the Strasburg Railroad |Website
  • Attend the Winters Promise Festival (5 pm – 9 pm), Elizabethtown | Website
  • Enjoy a lovely Lancaster PA hike | Website
  • Experience a BACON FLIGHT at Gracie’s on West Main | Website
  • Go Ice Skating Skating at "Flight on Ice" - Park City Mall | Website


Make Reservations at One of These Fine Dining Restaurants:

New Years Eve Restaurants
Source: Belvedere Inn Facebook Page

  • The Belvedere | 402 N Queen St, Lancaster | Website
  • LUCA | 436 W James St #101, Lancaster | Website
  • Annie Bailey’s Irish Public House | 28-30 E King St, Lancaster | Website
  • John J. Jeffries | 300 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster | Website
  • Gibraltar Restaurant | 488 Royer Dr #101, Lancaster | Website
  • Log Cabin | 11 Lehoy Forest Dr, Leola | Website
  • 401 Prime | 401 N Prince St, Lancaster | Website
  • The Greenfield Restaurant & Bar | 595 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster | Website
  • Harvest Seasonal Grill | 1573 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster | Website
  • Plough | 25 S Queen St, Lancaster | Website
  • The Imperial Restaurant | 26 E Chestnut St, Lancaster | Website
  • Callaloo | 351 N Mulberry St, Lancaster | Website

If you're looking for something more casual, try one of these great Local Diners

Check out These Fantastic Light Displays:


Christmas Lights
Source: Koziars Christmas Village

  • Light Display at Refreshing Mountain | 455 Camp Rd, Stevens | Website
  • Stone Gables Christmas Light Drive-Thru | 1 Hollinger Ln, Elizabethtown | Website
  • Clipper Stadium Drive-Through Lights | 650 N Prince St, Lancaster | Website
  • Koziar's Christmas Village | 782 Christmas Village Rd, Bernville | Website


Attend One of These New Years Eve Parties:

New Years Eve Party
Source: Mickey's Black Box

American Legion Post 429 NYE Party | 300 Cocalico St, Ephrata | Website

  • 80s Pop-Culture Trivia at 6 pm (no charge)
  • 8 pm – 12:45 Dance Party with Sloth Love Chunk
  • $20/person, $30/couple

Tellus 360  | 24 E King St #42, Lancaster | Website

  • raDIANCE w/ DJ Edge
  • Music & DJs from the 70s to today
  • 2nd floor Disco Bar
  • $15 Cover

VFW Post 3376 New Years Eve Party | 141 S State St, Ephrata | Website

  • Live Band
  • Champagne Toast at Midnight
  • Free event, open to the Public!

WOW-TOWN, USA: New Years Eve Hootenanny! Mickey’s Black Box  | 101 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz | Website

  • 50s - 80s Live Music Party from 7 pm - 2 am
  • $69/ticket
  • Champagne Toast at Midnight

Eden Resort New Years Eve Party (2 options!) | 222 Eden Rd, Lancaster | Website

  • Live Band Party in the Courtyard
  • Live DJ Party in the Crystal Ballroom

Decades New Years Eve Party | 438 N Queen St, Lancaster | Website

  • 10 pm - 1 am
  • $85/ticket
  • Food, games, fun, and plenty of delicious drinks in your own exclusive space

Conway Social Club | 28 E King St, Lancaster | Website

  • Elegant & Low Key
  • Fantastic Cocktails & Menu

521 Club  | 2400 Butter Rd, Lancaster | Website

  • Sober Celebration with Music & Food

Experience One of These Unique New Year’s Eve Ball Drops:

new years eve party
Source: Mainspring of Ephrata

Lancaster | Party in Binns Park | 100 N. Queen Street | website

  • Fireworks set off from 2 locations
  • Live Music, Red Rose Drop
  • Food Trucks

Ephrata | Ephrata Unexpected | 16 E Main St, Ephrata | Website

  • 9:30 pm - Midnight
  • Fireworks
  • Food Trucks, Adult Beverages, Live Entertainment

Akron | Akron’s Annual “Shoe-In” | Akron's Broad Street Park | Website

  • 9:00 pm - Midnight
  • Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hayrides, Bonfire, Family Friendly Music & More!

Book Your Stay at the Historic Smithton Inn!

Holiday decorations No matter how or where you choose to ring in the New Year, if you’re spending the night you should consider staying at the Historic Smithton Inn.  The Smithton is top-rated and was even voted the #2 Bed and Breakfast in the United States by Travelawaits in 2022.  The Inn is known for its historic charm, combined with modern comforts and amenities.  You’ll know you’re staying in a building that was built before the US was even a country, while enjoying modern touches like screaming fast WiFi, internet flat screen TVs and an EV charging station. 

Related:  5 Reasons to Stay at an Ephrata B&B

breakfast pizza Breakfast is served to guests at the time of your choice between 8 – 10 am, so whether you want to get up early and attack the day, or sleep in late & enjoy your incredibly comfortable bed & sheets, the choice is yours.  No matter what time you choose, you’ll wake to the smells of a fresh-cooked breakfast being prepared in the kitchen, just for you!

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