10 Amazing New Year’s Eve Drops

December 23, 2012

Apples, cheese, pelicans and possums among items dropped to celebrate the new year

Cherry DropPossum DropCheese DropPelican DiveMt. Olive Pickle DropMoonPie DropLittle Apple DropConch Shell DropCarp DropWalleye Madness
An illuminated cherry hovers over Traverse City, Mich., during the CherryT Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve.
Clay Logan hosts the New Year’s Eve Possum Drop in Brasstown, N.C.
A fireman helps hoist an oversized cheese wedge during New Year’s Eve festivities in Plymouth, Wis.
A pelican named Pensy dives during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Pensacola, Fla.
Children pose with a pickle like one that plunges into a redwood tank during the Mt. Olive (N.C.) New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop.
In Mobile, Ala., a giant MoonPie ushers in the New Year.
A shiny apple drops from atop Varney’s bookstore in Manhattan, Kan., at midnight on Dec. 31.
At Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Fla., a conch shell descends on New Year’s Eve.
A frozen carp named Lucky is the center of attention on New Year’s Eve in Prairie du Chien, Wis.
A 20-foot-long fiberglass fish descends in Port Clinton, Ohio, during Walleye Madness at Midnight.
An illuminated cherry hovers over Traverse City, Mich., during the CherryT Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve.Clay Logan hosts the New Year’s Eve Possum Drop in Brasstown, N.C.A fireman helps hoist an oversized cheese wedge during New Year’s Eve festivities in Plymouth, Wis.A pelican named Pensy dives during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Pensacola, Fla.Children pose with a pickle like one that plunges into a redwood tank during the Mt. Olive (N.C.) New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop.In Mobile, Ala., a giant MoonPie ushers in the New Year.A shiny apple drops from atop Varney’s bookstore in Manhattan, Kan., at midnight on Dec. 31.At Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Fla., a conch shell descends on New Year’s Eve.A frozen carp named Lucky is the center of attention on New Year’s Eve in Prairie du Chien, Wis.A 20-foot-long fiberglass fish descends in Port Clinton, Ohio, during Walleye Madness at Midnight.
Courtesy of CherryT Ball DropStuart EnglertCourtesy of Plymouth Arts CouncilCourtesy of Downtown PensacolaCourtesy of Mt. Olive Pickle Co.Courtesy of City of MobileHarland SchusterCourtesy of Sloppy Joe’sCourtesy of Carp FestCourtesy of Walleye Madness
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