Quirky (But Cool!) Ohio New Year’s Eve Ball-Dropping Ceremonies

Port Clinton Walleye Drop

A few years ago, my go-to New Year’s Eve celebration of choice was to hop into my jammies, grab a few snacks, and try to stay awake until the ball dropped in Times Square. Lately, I’ve found a reason to stay out and party with my family (yes, there are plenty of family-friendly New Year’s parties in my area!). One of my favorite ways is to hunt down unusual ball-dropping ceremonies and, it turns, out Ohio has some quirky and cool ones. Looking for a reason to stay out of…

12 Unusual Traditions from Around the World to Ring In the New Year #NewYear

My house celebrates New Year’s Eve & Day pretty much that same way as most Americans: a New Year’s Eve party celebrated with friends, watching the Times Square ball drop in front of the tele with the family, & the next day stuffing ourselves with ham, kielbasa, & sauerkraut. In keeping with my unusual traditions to ring in the new year- AKA Unusual Ball-Dropping Ceremonies in the U.S. & Canada (you can check out the link here)- I’ve researched some unusual New Year’s Traditions from around the world and really…

20 Unusual New Year’s Eve Ball-Dropping Ceremonies

Unusual New Year's eve Ball Dropping Ceremonies

I remember when I was a child. I would get all psyched up about staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve as soon as Christmas Day was over. I couldn’t wait to sit in front of the tele and watch the gleaming, glittering ball drop in Times Square. I don’t know if it was the build-up of excitement for nearly a week or just being elated at the thought of a new year (and a new date to remember to write down!), but I can count on one hand…