The 20 Wackiest Objects Dropped on New Year’s Eve

The 20 Wackiest Objects Dropped on New Year’s Eveimage preview

Each year at the stroke of midnight, New York City has its famous ball drop in Times Square to ring in the New Year. But it’s not the only object that gets dropped at the stroke of midnight. Other cities such as Chicago and Fort Lauderdale have followed suit with their own ball drops, but some locations decided to get a little more creative and come up with their own versions of this grand tradition. Check out this list!

This year, many of these events are happening virtually, so check their websites!

The 20 Wackiest Objects Dropped on New Year’s Eve

1.Bologna (Lebanon, PA) – Nothing wasted!

2.  Big Cheese (Plymouth, WI)

3. Pickle (Mount Olive, NC and Dillsburg, PA)

4. Gumbo Pot (New Orleans, LA)

5. Steamroller (Steelton, PA)

6. Giant Peep (Bethlehem, PA)

7. Walleye Fish (Port Clinton, OH)

8. Wrench (Mechanicsburg, PA)

9. Sardine (Eastport, ME)

10. Cigar (Richland, PA)

11. Frog (Frogtown, PA)

12. Wooden Duck (Havre de Grace, MD)

13. Acorn (Raleigh, NC)

14. Giant Crab (Easton, MD)

15. Indy Car (Carlisle, PA)

16. Pear (Fredericksburg, VA)

17. Hog made of lights (Fayetteville, AR) – Main image by Jamie Seed.

18. Conch Shell (Key West, FL)

19. Olive (Bartlesville, OK)

20. Opossum (Brasstown, NC) – (No animals injured!)

Pennsylvania is the winner with the most interesting “drops” around the state. Take a look at this list!

Do you know of, or have you seen, any other “drops” on New Year’s Eve? Tell us in the comments below!

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tammt
tammt
19 days ago

marion oh,,popcorn ball drop

Ed White
Ed White
26 days ago

The cherry rise in Emmett Id

Doris Hoffman
Doris Hoffman
1 year ago

In Lisburn,Pa they drop a pair of britches for the yellow breeches creek

Susan Higgins
Susan Higgins
1 year ago
Reply to  Doris Hoffman

Interesting!

Jonathan
Jonathan
2 years ago

You put the pickle drop in Mount Olive… but not DILLSBURG?!

Seems like a major miss on your part.

J. Chris Fleming
J. Chris Fleming
3 years ago

In eastern Kentucky my family and I drop a block of coal. We are the only ones in the heart of the coalfields doing this.

Jo Lee
Jo Lee
4 years ago

A giant chile pepper is dropped in Albuquerque, NM

Melva Sorrells Olliff
Melva Sorrells Olliff
4 years ago

This is the first year that the Peanut Capital of the World, Dothan, Alabama, will have a New Year’s Peanut Drop.

Bryan Haley
Bryan Haley
7 years ago

Tulsa, Oklahoma drops a Strawberry every year since 1989 I believe.

Shelia Patton
Shelia Patton
7 years ago

Hard Rock Cafe in Memphis dropped 60 years of Rock and Roll Guitar

Yvonne
Yvonne
7 years ago

We drop a music note in Music City (Nashville, TN.)

susan francois
susan francois
7 years ago

the possum drop in brasstown nc is still going on..a judge ruled in favor of it agreeing no harm is done to the possum

Renee Hendershot
Renee Hendershot
7 years ago

Flagstaff Arizona we drop a pinecone…..

Lori
Lori
7 years ago

They drop a pickle that looks like a green Mr. Peanut in Dillsburg, PA (my hometown). A white rose is dropped in York, PA and a strawberry is dropped in Harrisburg, PA.

shannon bridges
shannon bridges
7 years ago

A giant potato in boise,id!

christina simonton
christina simonton
7 years ago

lancaster pa a red rose, elizabethtown pa mm&m candy, york pa white rose, falmouth pa a goat,

Dave Segermark
Dave Segermark
7 years ago

Add Rockhall, MD’s Rockfish Drop (not a real fish)

Myra Mayfield
Myra Mayfield
8 years ago

You forgot to mention:
1. Moonpie in Mobile Alabama &
2. Pelican (17ft wingspan made of Crystal) in Pensacola, Florida…its quite a sight!

Georgia Gal
Georgia Gal
8 years ago

The Possum Drop is still done in Tallapoosa GA and is NOT done with a live possum. The one you refer to possibly is the one that was done in Brasstown, NC which appears to have been with a live animal.

Andrew Ragland
Andrew Ragland
8 years ago

The Possum Drop is no longer done. PETA made such jerks of themselves that the event had to be cancelled. Never mind that the possum was live-trapped, treated humanely, and released back into the wild after the event. Pardon me diatribing a little here, but as a Neopagan, I’m required by my religion to have respect for all life. However, PETA has given the animal rights movement such a bad reputation, such an image of insanity, that it’s hard to speak out for animal rights without being regarded as a nutjob.