New Years Traditions

Does your family have any wacky New Year’s Eve traditions?

I’ve never been a huge New Year’s person.  I’ll go to a friends house for a fun gathering, but heading out to a big party, just isn’t my thing. 

However, there was one exception when I lived in Flagstaff, Arizona.  I worked the morning show at the NBC affiliate, KNAZ, so staying up to midnight was always a stretch for me!  I got up at 3am every day!  Nonetheless, at the Weatherford Hotel there was a fun New Year’s tradition, the annual Pine Cone Drop.  Yes, a giant lit up pine cone.  Flagstaff is up in the mountains, so a pine cone isn’t a stretch, but, I agree, it sounds strange!  Here’s YouTube video of the drop!  If you look closely, you’ll notice the clock is off by two hours, that’s because 10pm is the family Pine Cone Drop, and the only one I was ever able to stay up for!

Have you ever been to any strange variations of the ball drop?