Midnight in the Square 2023 Details

Read the Chester County Press Article on the celebration:
Revelers greet 2022 at the Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square

The Mushroom Drop has been nominated in the 2023 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards! Their expert panel selected Mushroom Drop as a contender for Best New Year’s Eve Drop, which just launched. The contest gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice at A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest. If you have not yet submitted a photo for your voting page, you can do so here.

Voting ends Monday, December 4th and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, December 15th at 12:00pm EST.

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Help Us Celebrate New Year’s Eve!

DECEMBER 31, 2023


The Mushroom Festival and Kennett Area Restaurant & Merchant Association again hosted the Annual (9th) Mushroom Drop held at State & Union Streets.

Parking was available at Kennett High School and at 600 S Broad Street lot. A handicap accessible shuttle was provided for transportation from parking to the event site.

The lighted Mushroom was raised at 8:55 PM – with kids helping celebrate the opening.

Beginning at 7:30 PM, there was entertainment in the “Circle” (under the Mushroom) including, Kevin Pierce, KMC Dancers and Jack Marshall.

The Funsters were back on stage (W. State Street) at 9PM. until 12:30 AM

Laser Light Show and Live Streaming returned!

Food was available from On The Roll starting at 7:30 with meals and then lighter fare later in the evening.

Covid-19 Guidelines

Face masks are no longer required indoors or outdoors in PA, though the Wolf administration has recommended that residents follow CDC guidance on mask-wearing.

The CDC requires individuals to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transit.  People should also continue to follow masks guidance at workplaces, businesses, long-term care facilities, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters.

Outdoor events:  Occupancy limits have been dropped.

The committee suggests using your best judgment concerning COVID.