10 Amazing New Year’s Eve Drops

on December 23, 2012
Courtesy of CherryT Ball Drop

Cherry Drop

An illuminated cherry hovers over Traverse City, Mich., during the CherryT Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve.

Courtesy of Carp Fest

Carp Drop

A frozen carp named Lucky is the center of attention on New Year’s Eve in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Courtesy of Sloppy Joe’s

Conch Shell Drop

At Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West, Fla., a conch shell descends on New Year’s Eve.

Harland Schuster

Little Apple Drop

A shiny apple drops from atop Varney’s bookstore in Manhattan, Kan., at midnight on Dec. 31.

Courtesy of City of Mobile

MoonPie Drop

In Mobile, Ala., a giant MoonPie ushers in the New Year.

Courtesy of Mt. Olive Pickle Co.

Mt. Olive Pickle Drop

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.

Courtesy of Downtown Pensacola

Pelican Dive

A pelican named Pensy dives during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Pensacola, Fla.

Courtesy of Plymouth Arts Council

Cheese Drop

A fireman helps hoist an oversized cheese wedge during New Year’s Eve festivities in Plymouth, Wis.

Stuart Englert

Possum Drop

Clay Logan hosts the New Year’s Eve Possum Drop in Brasstown, N.C.

Courtesy of Walleye Madness

Walleye Madness

A 20-foot-long fiberglass fish descends in Port Clinton, Ohio, during Walleye Madness at Midnight.