NOTHING SAYS ‘NEW YEAR’ LIKE A FALLING MARSHMALLOW CHICK – The fourth annual PeepsFest returns Dec. 30-31 (2012; Sunday and Monday) to Bethlehem PA, north of Allentown, to ring in the New Year. Bethlehem is the corporate home of Just Born Inc., the manufacturer of the bright yellow, chick-shaped marshmallow candies popular in Easter baskets. The free, two-day event serves as a wall-to-wall promotion of the company’s many sweet treats, but also provides live music, arts and cultural activities that build up to the dropping of a 4.5-foot tall, 85-pound, lit Peeps® Chick and accompanying fireworks on New Year’s Eve at 5:15 p.m. PeepsFest will be held at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Festival hours are Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A few select activities, such as a family disco lounge and kids fun-run, require an admission ticket. For more information call 610-332-3378.
Photo from ArtsQuest, Bethlehem