Special to 1831Galion

The second annual New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop will make its official debut to ring in 2024 on December 31 in Uptowne Galion at Pub House 123, formerly 1803 Brewery & Taproom (123 Harding Way East).

“Last year’s pickle drop was a huge success, so we are excited to host the event again to celebrate the New Year and our dill-lightful little town,” said Trudy Kempf, one of the Pub House owners. Kempf shared that choosing a pickle is a nod to long standing community Pickle Run festival.

The pickle drop will be staged in front of Pub House 123, which is the headquarters for this event. They will offer specialty beer cocktails, as well as live music by local band “Acoustic Tequila” from 8:00 to 10:00 PM.

“We’re looking forward to this dill-ightful event, which has become a new tradition for Galion!” Amber Wertman, Galion Main Street board member said. “Galion Main Street is proud to sponsor a portion of the special lighting for the event.”

This Pickle with Personality stands a little over five feet tall and lights up unlike last year’s gherkin. The yet-to-be-named pickle will be dropped from a height of over 30 feet at midnight. The drop will be followed by a singalong of “Auld Lang Syne” and continued celebration Uptowne.

Parking will be available at any City of Galion public parking lot, as well as behind Pub House 123. The street will be blocked off beginning at 11:30 PM until 12:30 AM. Bring a chair and dress for the weather.

Picture with the Pickle (an indoor version, with photo opportunities) will be available in the event of inclement weather. For more information and updates regarding the event, search for Pub House 123 on Facebook or call 567-393-9394.

For photos and video of last year’s event, visit the link below to see our coverage.