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A New New Year’s Eve Tradition

Start a new New Year’s tradition this year with a stay at one of our bed and breakfasts and a viewing at one of central PA’s many unique object drops. Unlike most states—or all of them—Pennsylvania’s capital area including Carlisle, York, Lebanon, Lancaster, and Hershey all drop almost dozens of different objects. Maybe it’s the pride we take in being where we are from, or living where we’re at, coupled with some friendly neighborhood competition between towns. 

In Mechanicsburg, a wrench is dropped; in York, a white rose, while its neighbor across the Susquehanna, Lancaster, drops a red rose; Hershey, of course, raises and drops a Hershey Kiss in one of the country’s most famous and watched New Year’s Eve specials; Dillsburg, PA drops a pickle; Duncannon, a sled; Shippensburg, home of the university’s Raiders, drops an anchor; Carlisle, known for its textile industrialization, drops a button; and Harrisburg, the capital city, famous for Strawberry Square, drops a strawberry from the Hilton Hotel.

The variety of New Year’s Eve options in central PA means you don’t have to go far, or even leave your hometown, and brings with it a sense of that hometown pride and community you can find in small town America. For central PA’s capital area, what it means is that every small town was and is important to the heart of our state, and each one represents a unique industry that put the diversity of Pennsylvania on the forefront of a global stage. It’s consistent with the vision of our founding father, William Penn, who foresaw an intensely diverse population working together in a land of extremely abundant resources. Mechanics from Mechanicsburg, clothing from Carlisle, and chocolate from Hershey are just a few of the many things that make us all Pennsylvania proud.

There may not be enough years in someone’s lifetime to see every single object Pennsylvanians come up with, but it’s never too late to start. Start with Harrisburg’s strawberry, or pick one from random each year; book a New Year’s stay at one of our many bed and breakfast inns and start a new New Year’s Eve tradition. View a list of our unique New Year’s Eve drops.

PA Inns Nearby

Stay at One of These Great Inns

The Manor on Front

The Manor on Front

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 2.3mi
Fulling Mill Inn

Fulling Mill Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 5.2mi
Sweet Arrow Inn

Sweet Arrow Inn

Average Rate: 
$300 - $399
Distance: 8.8mi
30_Timber_Road_Exterior

30 Timber Road Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 11.3mi
Westwynd Farm Exterior

The Inn at Westwynd Farm

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 12.3mi

Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 13.2mi
Carriage Stop B&B

Carriage Stop Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 14.4mi
1825 Inn Exterior

1825 Inn Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 14.8mi
Londonderry Exterior

The Londonderry Inn

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 16.1mi
Amanda Gish House Front

Amanda Gish House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 16.5mi
West Ridge B&B

West Ridge Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 16.6mi
Carlisle House Exterior

Carlisle House Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 16.8mi
Red Cardinal Exterior

Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 16.8mi
Smith-Steiner Outside View

The Smith Steiner

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 17.1mi
Mooreland Garden

Mooreland Garden Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 17.3mi
Fallen Tree Farm

Fallen Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 17.6mi
Annville Inn

Annville Inn

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 19.6mi
BF Hiestand House Exterior

B.F. Hiestand House

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 22.8mi
Exterior of Olde Square Inn

Olde Square Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 22.8mi
Airy View Exterior

Airy View Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 24.3mi
Columbia B&B

Hermansader's Victorian Manson B&B

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 25.4mi
Tea Kettle Inn

The Tea Kettle Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 27.2mi
Himes House Bed & Breakfast

Himes House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 28.9mi
Speedwell Forge Exterior

Speedwell Forge B&B

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 29.2mi
Lovelace Manor Exterior

Lovelace Manor

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 30.9mi

The Inn at White Oak

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 32.3mi
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E. J. Bowman House

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 32.4mi
Blue Rock BnB front view

Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
Under $100
Distance: 32.6mi
Wilson House Bed and Breakfast Front view

Juniata Valley Winery and Wilson House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 34.7mi
Olde Oregon Farmhouse in the Village of Oregon near Lititz, PA

Olde Oregon Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 34.8mi