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By: Maria King
Date: December 26, 2016
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December 25, 2016

Dec 31, 2017
Since 2009. RING IN THE NEW YEAR by celebrating at the Annual National Watermelon Drop held in downtown Vincennes! Knox County's own quirky New Year's event features live music in a heated tent. Watch a 500-pound watermelon rise high in the sky as midnight approaches, culminating with 18 Knox County watermelons dropped on the splatform at the stroke of midnight followed by fireworks.
3,000 Attendees
Dec 31, 2017
Downtown Mobile welcomes over 50,000 people each New Year's Eve for an evening of celebratory activities leading up to the giant 600 pound electric MoonPie drop, laser light show and fireworks at midnight! Come be part of the celebration that begins with the cutting of the world's largest edible MoonPie, followed by a second-line parade led by the Excelsior Band.
50,000 Attendees
Dec 31, 2017
Since 1908, the most famous and widely watched tradition on New Years Eve. Be there to watch the world famous Waterford Crystal ball drop on Times Square as attendees count along. Join in with hundreds of thousands of people to count down to the New Year.
1,000,000+ Attendees
Dec 31, 2017
The New Year’s Eve Pickle descends down the flagpole at the stroke of 7 p.m. midnight – that’s 7 o’clock EST, which also happens to be midnight Greenwich Mean Time. (That way, we are official, we shout Happy New Year! – and we don’t have to stay up until midnight.) In the last several years thousands have turned out to watch the lighted, three-foot pickle drop down the company’s 45-foot flagpole and into a perfectly preserved redwood pickle tank at precisely 7 o’clock. Video screens mark the countdown of the year’s final hour, from 6-7 p.m. The Harmony Boys will perform from 5:30-6:15, and then deejay L.J. Manley will lead the crowd in line dancing. Free refreshments – hot chocolate, cookies and pickles — are also served. Another part of the Pickle Drop tradition is the canned food drive for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Those bringing canned food or who make financial contributions receive a chance to win door prizes at the evening’s end. The grand prize is a pool pickle similar to the one that is dropped.
Dec 31, 2017
Since 1999. We can’t wait to ring in the new year with our home town friends in the Gopher Hole at the historic Weatherford Hotel. Come join us from 9pm for the best party in Northern Arizona! New Year’s Eve is a big night here at the Weatherford Hotel! If you’re in Flagstaff for New Year’s you won’t want to miss the Great Pinecone Drop! At both 10PM and Midnight the pinecone will be dropped from it’s perch above Zane Grey Ballroom. The Great Pinecone Drop first became a Flagstaff tradition in 1999 as it was first dropped to welcome in the millennium.
Dec 26, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Week-long family orientated activities including lighted sledding hill, torchlight ski/hike, skating party, bowling, snow bowl football, ice fishing, Hoffman Hall Dollar Days, and more. Kid-friendly party from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hoffman Hall Recreation Center, 1600 S Wacouta, Prairie du Chien. Activities for children, music, Kiss Lucky Carp Jr., lowering of Lucky Carp Jr., food, carnival games and more. Admission charged. For more info on early bird drop 608- 326-7202. Event cumulates with the annual Droppin’ of the Carp at 11:40pm.
Dec 31, 2017
A free, fun , family event to celebrate the New Year! Watch the newly designed and constructed Pop-n-Drop Ball countdown to midnight, while fireworks light up the ski
Dec 31, 2017
Since 1988. Welcome in the new year with a street party in downtown Gatlinburg and at the stroke of midnight the sky will light up with a fantastic fireworks display and music.
40,000 Attendees
Dec 31, 2017
Everyone around the world recognizes New Year’s Eve with some type of festivities...and only in Plymouth; where cheese is famous, an 80-pound decorated cheese wedge amazingly will descend from a 100ft. ladder truck. The “big cheese” drop will take place in the Creamery Building parking lot, next to the Plymouth Arts Center. Everyone is invited to attend and admission is free! Please don’t miss it. ! Visitors can enjoy refreshments available outside the Plymouth Arts Center parking lot from 11:30 pm to Midnight
Dec 31, 2017
Join the residents of this West Georgia Community, formerly know as "Possum Snout", as they ring in the New Year. At mid-night a stuffed possum named "Spencer" is lowered in a holiday lights covered ball from atop one of the cities oldest buildings. Its an evening filled with music, fireworks and fun activities for your entire family. In recent years the event has grown and attracted local media as well as national attention. We invite you and your family to join us this New Years Eve as we celebrate the New Year. If you are visiting from another area we would like to welcome you to our West Georgia Community. We look forward to seeing you at The Possum Drop in Tallapoosa, Georgia !
10,000 Attendees
Dec 31, 2017
Since 2009. Ring in the New Year in true Panama City Beach style! Thousands are expected to gather on the Emerald Coast to welcome 2018 with an evening of live entertainment, fireworks displays, giveaways and more. Attendees will enjoy two ball drops, including a Family Beach Ball Drop consisting of more than 10,000 inflatable beach balls released onto Pier Park's boardwalk earlier in the evening, followed by the brand new, LED illuminated ball drops down the Celebration Tower to ring in the New Year and fireworks are shot from the Pier.
40,000 Attendees
Dec 31, 2016
Since 2013. Throughout the evening the giant Pelican (14 feet tall, with a 20-foot wingspan) is perched above the celebration on a 100-foot platform at the intersection of Palafox and Government Streets. The most popular FREE New Year’s Eve celebration on the coast, Pensacola Pelican Drop is happening and packed with live entertainment and fun for the entire family. The event was named as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society in 2014. This year’s event is being produced by a group of Downtown event enthusiasts known as the Pelican Drop Producers in collaboration with Gallery Night Pensacola Inc. The Pelican and MainStage is returning to the original location at Government Street with a full slate of live music including the widely popular: White Tie Rock Ensemble to ring in the New Year.
50,000 Attendees
Dec 31, 2017
The Gold Nugget Drop will be held Saturday, December 31st from 10 pm until 12:15 pm @ The MILL amphitheater! Don't miss it! Come out and ring in the New Year with The City of Villa Rica! The event is FREE! Rain or shine event! The MILL is located at 106 Temple Street, Villa Rica, GA 30180. Please feel free to bring a lawn chair, picnic basket and non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy New Year’s Eve in the “City of Gold!” VIP tables may be purchased for a minimum of 4 guests and maximum of 6 guests per table at a cost of $5 per chair until the tables are sold out. To reserve a table please call Janet Chumley at 678-785-1092 or come to Gold Dust Park at 646 Industrial Blvd to reserve a table in person. *Please Note: No smoking, vaping, tents or pets are allowed at The MILL.*
Dec 31, 2016
Since 2009. Nashville's Music City Midnight is the ONLY place you can ring in to the New Year with the drop of a 15-foot-tall red music note, covered in 150 feet of LED lights, from a 145-foot structure into a measure bar and music notes coated in 20 pounds of red glitter and 30 pounds of silver glitter. Fifty pounds of confetti will shower down on revelers at the stroke of midnight. Any confetti that is missed during cleanup will dissolve within two rainfalls as it is rice paper. Come out for a free concert and incredible New Year's Eve party. We're at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park this year and it's all happening on December 31, 2016. The midnight Music Note Drop and accompanying fireworks display will ring in the New Year against the backdrop of the iconic State Capitol building and unique view of the Nashville skyline. Ring in the new year in Music City! The new event location will showcase the State Capitol during a five- minute fireworks show at the stroke of midnight.
50,000 Attendees
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