There will be no lowering of the red rose in Lancaster City to ring in 2022. According to DJ Ramsay, communications manager for the mayor's Office of Neighborhood Engagement, there won't be a large downtown celebration this year.
Uncertainty related to COVID was a factor as well as construction in Ewell Plaza. Fireworks can't be set off over the new condos in that area.
Instead of the typical large celebration, there will roaming DJs in neighborhoods and fireworks will also be set off from the southeast and northwest areas of the city.