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New Year’s Eve Celebration with an M&M’S lentil drop at midnight in Hackettstown: Here’s what you need to know

Event to include free giveaways and other surprises to ring in 2024

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – New Year’s Eve is almost here and Hackettstown is prepping for its first New Year’s Eve Celebration with an M&M’S lentil drop at midnight — and all the logistics that come with the celebration.

Here’s what to expect.

Street closures

Starting at around 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31 until 2:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1

  • Main Street (Route 46) between West Plane St and liberty Street
  • West Moore Street between Main Street and Washington Street
  • East Moore Street between Main Street and Sharp Street
  • High Street (Route 517) between Main Street and Franklin Street
  • Grand Avenue between Main Street and Washington Street

Plan an alternate route and expect delays in the area.

No parking zones

Starting at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31 until 1:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1

  • Main Street (Route 46) between Church Street and Liberty Street
  • Liberty Street between Main Street and Franklin Street
  • Franklin Street between Liberty Street and High Street

Any vehicles parked in the no parking zones will be ticketed and towed.


People are encouraged to park in the municipal lots and side streets. There is free parking on all streets and municipal lots.

Porta-A-Johns will be in Municipal Parking Lot#1 located between High Street and Liberty Street.


  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in public


Extra police officers and crossing guards are assigned to the event.

“If anyone sees something suspicious or that does not look right, tell a police officer, or call 911 immediately,” Hackettstown Police Lieutenant Darren Tynan said.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

This year’s festivities will take place in the heart of Hackettstown at the intersection of Main Street and Grand Avenue from 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and it will be a night to remember.

What to Expect:

  • Groove to the beats of DJ SC3 Entertainment
  • Free giveaways (while supplies last) from Hackettstown Medical Center, Centenary University, WRNJ Radio, and Mars Wrigley
  • TSA Cheerleaders from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • M&M’S character
  • M&M’S lentil drop at midnight
  • Man Skirt Brewing–144 Main St. Open 7 to Midnight. Live music by Jeiris Cool Music 7-10 pm
  • Czig Meister Brewing–106 Valentine St. Open at 2pm-12am-Live Music by Jungle Jazz Initiative. Cover $10/Adv,  $15/door
  • Grand Avenue Tavern-NYE Surf and Turf Prime Rib w/MD Style Crab Cake and/or Snow Crab Legs Special, Cover 9pm $20 or Open bar $40, Music by @djnappz
  • Kom-Yoon Designs -152 Main St. Open until Midnight-Welcome this brand new store.
  • Marley’s Gotham Grill-169 Main St.-Open Until 2am. Serving food until 11pm. Seating first come- first serve with reservations accepted for larger parties. Marley’s Food Truck out front with a full menu, hot chocolate and cookies.
  • Oasis Online Arcade–136 Main Street -Open 12pm-12am. Play 9pm-Midnight for only $4 per hour.
  • The Shoppes at Luce’s 159 Main St.-Open 11am to 4pm and 7pm -? Hosting: Fromage–Charcuterie boxes and cups available. Interiors at Luce’s– Complimentary hot toddies and take a Selfie on the “Big Chair.” Home Sweet Hackettstown serving Greene Bean’s Everitt House Coffee and Also available custom NYE shot Glasses and festive bubbles. Lulu’s Book Nook-NYE Book Bundle Blowout! Me To You Boutique-Hot Chocolate and snacks.
  • Mama’s Cafe Baci -260 Mountain Ave.-Reservations accepted, live acoustic music in the Cafe Baci room. Open until 10 pm and all day on New Year’s Day.
  • Toscana Restaurant –223 Main St.- Special Seatings Call for Reservation


  • Hackettstown Police Department
  • Mars Wrigley
  • Hackettstown Business improvement District
  • Man Skirt Brewing
  • O’Brien Architects Inc.
  • Hackettstown Fire Department
  • Hackettstown Construction Department
  • Hollie Studios, LLC.
  • Hackettstown Department of Public Works
  • Centenary University
  • Atlantic Health System/Hackettstown Medical Center
  • Atlantic Health System/Foundation for Hackettstown Medical Center
  • WRNJ Radio 104.7FM 105.7FM 92.7FM 1510AM
  • STS Contractors Home Improvements
  • John Johnson Automotive Group
  • Bright Smiles 4 Kids
  • Maguire-Scala Memorial Home, Inc.
  • Stuber Insurance Company
  • The House of The Good Shepherd
  • Wire’s Electrical
  • For more information, visit or
  • Weather
  • New Year’s Eve – Partly to mostly sunny. High 40 – 45.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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