Trick or Treat Night
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Trick or Treat Night

What’s Halloween without trick or treat? Here’s a listing of local trick or treat nights full of candy and costumes:

Hanover Borough: Tuesday, October 29, 6-8 p.m.

Penn Township: Tuesday, October 29, 6-8 p.m.

West Manheim Township: Tuesday, October 29, 6-8 p.m.

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Halloween Parade
Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

Halloween Parade

  • Hanover, PA 17331 United States (map)
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The Hanover Halloween Parade will be celebrating its 78th season in 2019. Appropriately so, this year’s parade takes place on Halloween night. Featuring music from local bands, prize-winning floats, and handfuls of candy for all to enjoy, the parade is a long-standing tradition for Hanover residents. Starting several days before the big event, lawn chairs will line the sidewalks of Baltimore and Carlisle streets as locals “reserve” their spots, year after year.

The parade officially begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends around 10 p.m., running from the intersection of John and Baltimore Streets and ending at Guthrie Memorial Library on Carlisle Street.

To make the most of the night, we recommend watching near center square, as food vendors often set up in this area.

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Christmas Parade
Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Parade

Come kick off the holiday season with us in downtown at our annual Christmas parade!

Floats and walking groups love showing off their Christmas spirit with unique decorations and fun mascots. Kids can expect candy and families can enjoy the holiday kick-off in Hanover!

Parade starts at 9 a.m. from the Baer Ave. Playground and follows East Middle Street to York Street. From there, it heads towards it’s ending spot, Center Square and Santa’s Cabin, located at the southwest quadrant in Center Square.

According to locals, the best to watch is along Broadway leading into Center Square. Preceded by the South Western Marching Band, Santa arrives last on the local fire trucks. He greets the crowd and starts his cabin visits for the season.

2019 PARADE INFO & FORM http://www.hanoverpasantacabin.com/parade/images/2019ParadeEntry.pdf

2019 PARADE INFO & BIKE ENTRY FORM
http://www.hanoverpasantacabin.com/parade/images/2019BikeEntry.pdf

Enjoy FREE metered holiday parking in downtown Hanover on Fridays and Saturdays, November 28 to December 31, 2019!

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Visit Santa's cabin!
Nov
29
to Dec 23

Visit Santa's cabin!

  • Center Square Hanover, PA 17331 United States (map)
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Come experience one of Hanover’s oldest traditions! For more than 80 years, children have visited Santa in his cabin located on center square. Families can come for free throughout the holiday season to visit and ask for all kinds of goodies.

Photography is free and can be taken with any personal cameras desired. Santa gives out Utz Potato chips and the traditional candy cane to all child visitors.

Come during any of Santa’s hours during the holiday season. For specific hours, click here. Please note - there may be long lines. Dress warmly and be prepared! Santa won't leave until he visits with the last child.

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Small Business Saturday
Nov
30
12:00 AM00:00

Small Business Saturday

  • Participating Locations in Downtown Hanover (map)
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Come on out to celebrate our community’s business owners as you enjoy a variety of sales and promotions from local merchants. Time will be dependent upon individual business hours.

Don’t forget to stop at Santa's Cabin along the way!

Enjoy FREE metered holiday parking in downtown Hanover on Fridays and Saturdays, November 28 to December 31, 2019!


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Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Light up downtown Hanover with the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and celebration!

Filled with carolers, cocoa, and cheer, come downtown and join the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Hanover as they light the Christmas Tree for the season.

NEW THIS YEAR: We will have a rain date. It will be Sunday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Check event page on Facebook for more rain date information.

Enjoy FREE metered holiday parking in downtown Hanover on Fridays and Saturdays, November 28 to December 31, 2019!


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Christmas Tree Wars
Dec
13
to Dec 31

Christmas Tree Wars

  • Participating Locations in Downtown Hanover (map)
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Come to downtown Hanover and check out our 6th Annual Christmas Tree Wars!

Main Street Hanover, in conjunction with downtown businesses, will host this festive contest throughout the holiday season. The friendly competition is designed to decorate every business in downtown with a unique tree or lighting display. The tree can be made of any material and can be placed anywhere inside or outside the business.

This event will run from December 13th to December 31st; remember to pick up your passport at the Hanover Chamber office, Santa’s Cabin, any participating location. Or, print it online.

Passports must be stamped at each business and filled for entry into a prize drawing upon. Please return completed passports via the mail slot at the Hanover Chamber located at 146 Carlisle St. All ballots and grand prize entries must be submitted to Main Street Hanover by January 3rd, 2020!

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Cookie Stroll
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Cookie Stroll

  • Participating Locations in Downtown Hanover (map)
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Join Main Street Hanover for their third annual Cookie Stroll!

Celebrate the holidays with cookies and shopping in downtown Hanover! Visit each of the participating downtown businesses for a cookie sample, and while you’re there, check out their amazing merchandise just in time for the gift-giving season. For more information, please click here.

And remember to stop by to see Santa at the Hanover Santa Cabin, too!

Enjoy FREE metered holiday parking in downtown Hanover on Fridays and Saturdays, November 28 to December 31, 2019!


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Spooky Spirits
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Spooky Spirits

  • Participating Locations in Downtown Hanover (map)
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Experience downtown after dark at this eerie event!

Benefiting Main Street Hanover and the continued revitalization of our downtown, Spooky Spirits is a Friday night full of shopping and strolling with spirited libations in-hand! Participants will taste their way through downtown Hanover, sampling beer, wine, and cider served by local merchants.

Want to amp up the fun? Come in costume to participate in the costume contest!

Both designated driver and general admission tickets will be available. For more information, please click here.

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Open House and Ribbon Cutting at Hillside Pain
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

Open House and Ribbon Cutting at Hillside Pain

Hillside Pain is excited to announce the partnership with Physicians Healing Solutions and their products and services to their pain management and wellness services.

The ever-growing specialty of Regenerative Medicine will now be offered to patients looking to seek alternative options to pain management, overall wellness, and aesthetics. “We are pleased about the community’s response to adding these therapies that are an alternative to traditional methods and look forward to helping our patients lead healthier lives” states Medical Director Terry Calder, MD.

Physicians Healing is located at 250 Fame Ave, Ste 115, Hanover PA 17331 and is hosting a public open house at their location. Please join the staff for educational education and demonstrations on these exciting new regenerative medicine services.

Physicians Healing Solutions is a healthcare facility focusing on overall wellness.

For more details, visit www.drshealingsolutions.com

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Hanover Chili Cook Off
Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

Hanover Chili Cook Off

The Hanover Chili Cook Off has become a staple for family entertainment, chili tasting and fundraising for local nonprofit organizations, all built around the PA State Chili Cooking Championships. The day’s events include three local bands, a magician, a juggler, a face painter and many, MANY varieties of chili, along with many supporting vendors.

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Hanover Dutch Festival
Jul
27
8:00 AM08:00

Hanover Dutch Festival

Delicious foods, handmade crafts and great music – combined, these traditions have drawn thousands of people to downtown Hanover for three decades for the Hanover Dutch Festival.  Always held the last Saturday in July, the Dutch Festival is a standing Hanover tradition in itself.

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Christmas Parade
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Parade

  • Center Square Hanover, PA 17331 United States (map)
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Come kick off the holiday season with us in downtown at our annual Christmas parade on Saturday, November 24th! Santa will make his arrival to Hanover during the Christmas Parade starting at 9 AM.

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