York City hosts a New Year's Eve Children’s Countdown at Voni Grimes Gym and the white rose drop at Continental Square. York Dispatch


Portions of Market and George streets in York City will be closed on the night of New Year's Eve because of festivities in Continental Square.

Market Street will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 31, between Beaver and Duke streets, beginning at 10 p.m. George Street also will be closed between Philadelphia and King streets according to a city news release.

Parking restrictions on both streets will begin at 9 p.m. The streets will reopen once the event is finished, but the city was unable to provide an exact time.

The celebration gets started early with the New Year's Eve Kids Countdown at 5 p.m. at Voni Grimes Gym, 125 E. College Ave. The free party includes a dance party with a DJ, inflatables, glitter tattoos, spin art stations and more, and the evening ends with a balloon drop countdown at 8 p.m. 

At 10 p.m., Welcome 2020 begins at Continental Square with a DJ leading a dance party and wraps up with the dropping of the white rose at midnight, followed by fireworks. More information is available at

More: York's Best of December entertainment calendar

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