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New York’s Time Square Ball gets all the attention, but there are some lesser-known ‘drops’ that are just as effective in ringing in the new year.
Is you live in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, for example, you spend your last seconds of the year fixed on The Droppin’ of the Carp.
Lucky is his name, and he’s a frozen, 30 pound fish recently caught in the Mississippi River. (They say kissing him is good luck!)
In Havre de Grace, Maryland, a different animal shines on New Year’s Eve.
People there enjoy a Duck Drop; a 15-foot-long illuminated duck drops 100 feet. This year it will be pink to promote breast cancer awareness.
The Olive Drop in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, descends 14 floors into a 10-foot-tall martini glass located on the second floor of the Price Tower Arts Center.
Macon, Georgia is known as the cherry blossom capital of the world, so a 10-foot ball covered in cherry blossom colored lights gets the job done for the Cherry Blossom Ball Drop.
A fiberglass sculpture of a pig is lowered to the ground in Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the Hog Drop.
Show Low, Arizona, a town named for a poker game, celebrates with the Deuce of Clubs Drop.
The 6-foot-tall playing card descends in the middle of Deuce of Clubs Road.
Spectators who draw the deuce of clubs in a card game win a $2 bill.
(Drop information courtesy of TripAdvisor)