Among the glitz and glitter of New Year’s Eve, there’s no place like Lancaster County to welcome 2017. With our own version of the celebration, you’ll enjoy a free concert, fireworks, and the traditional lowering of the city’s Red Rose at midnight in the downtown area.
Leading off with a free concert by Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam, the event promises to be a fun and exciting send off for 2016. A Pennsylvania band with their own special sound, Steely Jam incorporates a little bit of everything into their music.
At the stroke of midnight, enjoy the Red Rose drop at Binns Park along the 100 block of North Queen Street. The traditional symbol of the city of Lancaster (in contrast to York’s White Rose), the flower draws its meaning from the 15th century War of the Roses where it represented one of the houses contending for the throne of England.
After the countdown is completed, there will be a fireworks display over the city, lighting up the first minutes of 2017. Whether you are looking to drive in to visit family or spend a few quiet days away on vacation after the busyness of the holiday season, the energy of a Downtown Lancaster New Year’s Eve celebration isn’t an experience to miss.