12/31/2013 09:49 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

6 Awesome New Year's Eve Traditions


Think the ball in Times Square is the only object falling at the stroke of midnight? Check out these annual New Year's Eve spectacles around the country.

By Emma Haak

Legoland, Carlsbad, CA
legoland new year

To accommodate its clientele's early bedtime, a six-foot-long Lego brick glides down a tower at the stroke of 6 P.M.

Bartlesville, OK
olive drop

At the swanky Price Tower Arts Center -- celebs like Ben Affleck and Julia Roberts were guests when they filmed movies in the area -- a giant Styrofoam olive plummets 14 stories into a seven-foot-tall martini glass.

Plymouth, WI

Residents gather in 20-degree weather to see an 80-pound wedge of fake cheese fall from a fire truck ladder.

Mobile, AL
moon pie drop

A 350-pound, 12-foot-tall MoonPie drops from a 34-story building in honor of the city's favorite midnight snack (residents reportedly consume some four million a year).

Key West, FL

Street revelers look on as a six-foot queen conch shell created by a local artist is lowered onto the roof of Sloppy Joe's Bar.

Eastport, ME
sardine drop

This island community's art museum hosts the annual drop of a shark-size wooden sardine.

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