We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Today's Poll
How important is it for you to experience authentic international cuisines during your holiday?

Get the Drop on New Year's Eve
Houston Chronicle
December 26, 2008

Everyone knows about the ball that gets dropped on New Year's Eve in Times Square. Maybe you've even heard about the 800-pound peach that gets dropped in Atlanta at midnight on Dec. 31. But you may not have heard about the dropping of the sausage, or the gumbo pot, or the giant Peep, a 25-pound fiberglass replica of the famed marshmallowy candy.

TripAdvisor.com has assembled a list of wacky things that get lowered on Dec. 31 around the country to mark the arrival of the new year.