The Times Square ball drop is perhaps the most iconic of American New Year's Eve traditions. Across the country, many cities have followed New York City's lead by hosting their own New Year's drops. Many of these towns have taken to thinking outside the ball.
To keep track of the country's New Year's goings on, the folks over at MapQuest compiled NewYearsQuest. The state-by-state guides highlight local goings-on, including where to celebrate 2012 by watching weird objects fall from the sky.
For more kooky New Year's drop celebrations, check out the slideshow below. Also, find a memorable New Year's Eve celebration close to you with Mapquest's guide to the holiday.