Press Releases


Press Releases from the City of Reading for 2021

Mayor Morán Announces New Year's Eve

Fireworks Celebration


READING – December 22, 2021: Today, Mayor Eddie Morán released a statement announcing the return of the 25th Annual New Year’s Eve Firework Celebration.


“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 after COVID’s interruption of the event,” 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.”


“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!” said William Koch, Sr., CPA, President.


As we look to the sky on January First with hope for the future, we kickoff Reading’s 275th Birthday Celebration with a colorful, professional display.”


The fireworks show will begin at midnight on December 31st and run for approximately ten minutes.


We remind our 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.