In Atlanta, they drop a peach. In Boise, it’s a potato. But in Bethlehem, Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest drop a 400lb PEEPS® chick!
The two-day New Year’s celebration at SteelStacks is a fun-filled family event that features the popular PEEPFEST® Mascot Dash, crafts and music for kids, and the world-famous PEEPS® Chick Drop and fireworks show at the base of Bethlehem Steel’s blast furnaces.
The event kicks off annually on December 30 and continues through December 31. Housed on the grounds of ArtsQuest, you'll find something sure to please everyone in the family. Runners can take part in the PEEPSFEST 5k, giving glimpses of the grounds of the former Bethlehem Steel and the city's historic district along the course route.
To warm up from the chill, head indoors to the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks to enjoy performances from local musicians and dance groups, try your hand at kid-friendly crafts, and more. The Family Disco Lounge is a favorite among attendees - complete with a bounce house for guaranteed laughs! Plus, enjoy demonstrations and activities from area businesses including a live animal showcase from the Wildlands Conservancy, skyscraper building with the National Museum of Industrial History, and more.
In addition to a wide variety of entertainment, be sure to take time to enjoy all things marshmallow! Activities include build-your-own PEEPS s'mores for fireside roasting, a PEEPS scavenger hunt, PEEPS dioramas, and more.
The event culminates on New Year's Eve with the PEEPS Chick Drop. At 5:30 p.m., crowds gather around the outdoor stage to see a giant, lit PEEPS Chick - standing at 4-feet, 9-inches tall and 200 pounds - descend to help kick off a new year. The event rounds out with a stunning fireworks display.
When: December 30 & 31
Where: SteelStacks, (101 Founders Way, Bethlehem)
Cost: Free; free on-site parking available.
Details available here.