6 Other Things Dropped on New Year’s Eve

Of course you know about the big ball of crystal in New York City that drops in Times Square to ring in the New Year, but there are plenty of other cities and towns that took that tradition and made it their own. You'll find peaches, 'possums, and Peeps dropping as well. A Peep? Yes, in Pennsylvania.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania’s New Year’s Eve tradition is fairly young, just like the 25 lb. illuminated Fiberglas baby Peep they’ve been lowering from a crane since 2005. If a Peep seems more in keeping with Easter, keep in mind that Just Born Inc., the company that makes the confection, is headquartered in Bethlehem and is one of the city’s major employers outside of the health care industry. A freshly-emerged baby chick is certainly a happier and more optimistic symbol of all things new than, say, a papier-mâché aspirin.

Read about a half dozen non-Times Square New Year drops at mental_floss. Link

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