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New Year's Eve, New Year's Day: Your Week

PeepsFest, an array of New Year's Eve celebrations and the Grenadiers at the Rose Parade.

(Credit: Go Fund Me)
(Credit: Go Fund Me)

This week, we mark the end of one year and the beginning of another at the stroke of midnight Tuesday night.

What are you planning to do to mark the occasion?

If you want to get your party on, there are a number of ways to do that in Bethlehem Tuesday night. Check out our rundown of New Year's Eve party options.

For families with small children, there is always PeepsFest, which has grown in its five years to include more venues and activities including animals from the Lehigh Valley Zoo and sled dogs from NorthStar Adventure.

The festival at SteelStacks, which gets under way Monday morning at 10 a.m. will culminate with a party on the Levitt Pavilion lawn Tuesday at 4 p.m. and a fireworks show at 5:15.

Meanwhile, the Liberty High School Grenadier Marching Band is in Pasadena, where it will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day. You will be able to find the parade live on a number of television stations, including your NBC and ABC network channels and the Hallmark Channel.

Here’s what else is going on in Bethlehem this week:

  • The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks will be open Wednesday, New Year’s Day, for afternoon and early evening showings of The Wolf of Wall Street, Nebraska and Philomena.
  • Godfrey Daniels plans to pay tribute to Hank Williams on Wednesday, the 61st anniversary of the country music legend’s death with a show starring singer Jack Murray and the Brad Hinton Band. It all gets under way at 7 p.m. Admission is $18.50.
  • Sorry kids, but your winter vacation ends on New Year’s Day. Class in the Bethlehem Area School District is scheduled to be back in session Thursday, though the National Weather Service says there is a 50 percent chance of snow that day.
  • Standup comic Adam Yenser stars in the Two Laugh Minimum in the Fowler Blast Furnace Room at SteelStacks at 8 p.m. Thursday. The Macungie native won an Emmy for writing with the Ellen DeGeneres Show. His impressive resume also includes Saturday Night Live and Conan O’Brien. Tickets are $10, less for students, seniors and ArtsQuest members.

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