Harmony's Silvester Celebration
218 Mercer St.
Harmony, PA 16037
Region: Pittsburgh & Its Countryside
Harmony celebrates New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31 with a family-oriented "Silvester" celebration reflecting the community’s historic German roots, beginning with races with hundreds of runners and concluding with fireworks. Harmony was founded in 1804 by German immigrants who organized as the Harmony Society, one of 19th century America’s most successful communal groups. The local Silvester always attracts thousands of visitors because of its family orientation. In Germany, the celebration of New Year's Eve is commonly called Silvester for a 4th century Pope Sylvester whose death on the last day of 335 was commemorated with a feast. Harmony invites families to enjoy an afternoon of Silvester activities on Dec. 31.