New York City has, over the years, inspired other cities to drop from a height, some kind of talisman at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. In New Orleans, it is a giant representation of a gumbo pot filled with sea critters. But in New York, it is an enormous Waterford crystal ball. Here’s the story behind the tradition, from the New York Times.
So. How do other cities you know, celebrate New Year’s Eve?