The New Year’s Eve celebration, planned and staffed by community volunteers, will be held at the square in the heart of downtown Hershey and is free to the public.
Kris Allen, from American Idol, will headline the 13th annual event, which culminates with the raising of the 7-foot-tall, 80-inch-wide and 300-pound replica of a Hershey's Kiss and fireworks at midnight.
The opener for the event will be central Pennsylvania's Pentagon Band, a six-piece show band that plays rock 'n' roll and R&B. The band plays music across all decades, showcasing music from Wilson Picket, Smash Mouth, Buddy Holly, U2 and more.
The evening will culminate with the raising of the giant Hershey’s Kiss replica followed by a fireworks display at midnight. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available by various vendors throughout the evening.