Fireworks will once again illuminate the sky above Reading on December 31st. The return of the 25th Annual New Year’s Eve Firework Celebration was announced by City officials Wednesday evening.
“I am thrilled to announce that I am partnering with Berks Festival Inc. who is bringing back the traditional New Year’s Eve Fireworks celebration,” said Mayor Morán.
“On New Year’s Eve, the sky of Reading and nearby municipalities will light up with a spectacular professional fireworks show. A show anyone can enjoy safely from various areas of the City. Let this be a time to reflect on the challenges we have overcome, how blessed we are, and how we can continue to make our beautiful City of Reading the best place to live, learn, work, and play in the Commonwealth.”
William Koch, Sr., CPA, President added, “Once again, Berks Festivals is pleased to organize the First Night celebratory fireworks from Mt. Penn to promote our wonderful City – its people and places!”
The fireworks show will begin at midnight on December 31, and run for approximately ten minutes, in the area of the Pagoda on Mount Penn.
In the announcement, City officials also remind residents and visitors that setting off unpermitted fireworks less than 150 feet away from structures is illegal by ordinance and is hazardous to our City at large.