Peepsfest: A Great Way to Celebrate a New Year

PeepsfestBethlehem, PA is definitely the Christmas City, but that doesn’t mean that once that holiday passes, we’re done celebrating! On the contrary, we keep the festivities up all year long, and at the end of December, Peepsfest is the way locals and visitors of Bethlehem like to say goodbye to the old year and kick off the new. Just Born Candy, headquartered in Bethlehem and makers of favorite candies like Mike and Ikes, Hot Tamales, Peanut Chews, and of course Peeps, sponsors this yearly event and we know you’ll enjoy it as much as we at the Sayre Mansion do!


PeepsFest is a two day festival full of fun for “children” of all ages. Competitions, live entertainment, sweet treats, and a 5k race all add up to a memorable yearly celebration of everybody’s favorite marshmallow candy. Peeps Fest  is held on December 30 and 31 at the Bethlehem Steelstacks campus.  This year’s Peepsfest promises to live up to the fun memories created in years past.

Peepsfest Activities

Peepsfest plays host to a wide variety of entertainment options each year. Live music, magicians, clowns, and educational programs for children have been great parts of previous Peepsfests. Both days will feature different schedules of entertainment and demonstrations, so check back to make sure you plan ahead so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.The entire event culminates with the drop of the 4.5 foot tall lighted Peeps Chick.  We may be biased but we think our Chick is way more fun than the ball in Times Square!

On New Year’s Eve, the Peepsfest 5k is a wonderful way to kick off the New Year in a healthy way.  The race winds through downtown and is fun to watch and participate in. So if you’re a runner, start prepping for the Peepsfest 5k!

Peepsfest Accommodations

When you plan your visit to Peepsfest, or any Bethlehem celebration, be sure to book your accommodations at our boutique hotel.  The Sayre Mansion is located in the heart of Bethlehem, and has strong ties to the city’s history.  Old world elegance meets modern convenience in our beautiful guest rooms and suites.  Luxury amenities like plush towels, fine linens, and more await you after a day enjoying the charms of Bethlehem.  Each morning you’ll be treated to a delicious breakfast made onsite, so you don’t have to start the day off hungry! And our gracious and knowledgeable staff will help to ensure your experience is enjoyable and memorable! We can’t wait to have you with us soon!

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