Across the country, crowds will gather to watch everything from whopping watermelons to massive Moon Pies fall at the stroke of midnight. The Moon Pie drop is a Mobile, Alabama tradition that started in 2008. Knox County is Indiana's biggest melon producer, hence the 500 pound melon crafted of steel and foam. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania will lower a giant Marshmallow Peep. Key West, Florida lowers a real-life drag queen named Gary "Sushi" Marion, who's sitting inside a giant high-heeled shoe.
In Eastport, Maine residents celebrate twice. At 11 p.m. they lower a giant maple leaf to salute their Canadian neighbors. When midnight rolls around, the townsfolk celebrate by dropping a giant sardine.
Other Notable Drops:
Flagstaff, Arizona drops a giant pinecone
Hershey, Pennsylvania drops a giant Hershey's Kiss
Plymouth, Wisconsin drops a big chunk of cheese
Mount Olive, North Carolina drops an illuminated pickle