Make PEEPSFEST™ Chick Drop Your New Year's Tradition!

Festival's fourth year packed with family fun on Dec. 30-31 in Bethlehem

Dec 19, 2012, 12:01 ET from PEEPS

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PEEPSFEST™, the delightful family festival that takes place during the holidays, returns for its fourth fun-filled year Dec. 30-31 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The event, which is free to attend, features two days packed with live music, arts and PEEPS®-related programming culminating Dec. 31, 5:15 p.m. with the dropping of a 4.5-foot tall, 85-pound, lit PEEPS® Chick and fireworks to welcome in the New Year.

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Matt Pye, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Just Born, commented, "PEEPSFEST™ 2012 will be a magical extravaganza that will continue to make this relatively new event an annual holiday destination for the whole family.  The enormous PEEPS® Chick that is dropped to usher in the New Year has become a tremendous source of pride for Bethlehem. Such an abundance of fans travel significant distances to this terrific celebration that it has become a top American New Year's Eve tradition."

PEEPSFEST™ Highlights Include:

  • New Year's Eve Party with live music by kid-friendly rock band Starfish at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks Dec. 31, 4 p.m. - NEW for 2012! (FREE)
  • Large, kid-friendly cardboard gingerbread houses for decorating - NEW! (FREE)
  • Live, interactive children's theater with Middle Earth Studios – NEW! (FREE)
  • Family musicians and children's performers all day (FREE)
  • PEEPS®-themed arts and crafts, video game competitions and a scavenger hunt (FREE)
  • Picture taking with the PEEPS® Chick (FREE)
  • PEEPSMOBILE™ filled with candy for a guess how many contest (FREE)
  • Family Disco Lounge – featuring music and dancing with Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime
  • Band (Dec. 30) and Lisa & Wendy (Dec. 31), as well as a family-friendly DJ, bounce house and more. ($5 for ages 17 and under; $2.50 for adults)
  • PEEPSFEST™ 5K run ($20 in advance; $25 day of race)
  • PEEPSFEST™ Kids Fun Run ($5 in advance; $10 day of race) and Mascot Dash, featuring popular area mascots, Dec. 31, noon
  • PEEPS® s'mores for sale to roast on outdoor firepits
  • Popular PEEPS & Company® store items for sale

PEEPSFEST, which is presented by Just Born Inc. and ArtsQuest, takes place at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Festival hours are Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free, although a few select activities such as the family disco lounge and kids fun run, require an admission ticket.

For more information and tickets to the family disco lounge and fun run, please visit or call 610-332-3378.