Winterfest At Penn’s Landing Offering Socially Distanced Family Fun This New Year’s Eve – CBS Kitchener

kitchener (CBS) – Unlike years past, there won’t be fireworks on New Years Eve in the Kitchener area – but there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the New Year safely.

2020 definitely had some stumbling blocks, but many families tried to end a difficult year with some fun at Penn’s Landing Winter Festival on New Years Eve.

“I’m here to skate and have fun with my family,” said Mya Mallon of Kitchener.

“It’s amazing, I love it,” said Dawn Kammerer of Lancaster. “It’s still Christmassy, ​​it’s fun. It’s not too cold, the rain has stopped a bit, so we’re good. I just wanted to do something fun New Years Eve. “

Even without the big fireworks shows this year, tickets for the whole day were sold out.

“This is our seventh or eighth year as a couple,” said Stefan Thompson from Conshohocken.

Despite the pandemic, these newlyweds made sure they were able to keep their long-time ice skating date on the Blue Cross RiverRink on New Years Eve.

“We wanted to try to make sure we were keeping the tradition alive, especially because of the events and the pandemic and everything,” Thompson said. “We were glad they stayed open.”

Although the city is holding all kinds of gatherings on this holiday to help contain COVID-19, the organizers of the Winter Festival said there are many precautionary measures in place to keep people safe.

“We have people who make sure people are wearing their masks and working properly over their noses,” said Dave Moore, director of parks and attractions for the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. “We have hand disinfection stations everywhere and very limited capacity.”

For those safe at home, the Please Touch Museum has published a virtual countdown celebration for 2021 on its website that you can watch anytime to keep those early bedtime in mind.

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