NYE Celebrations

Take a look at New Year's Eve celebrations across the country and be sure to send us your New Year's Eve photos.

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Take a look at New Year's Eve celebrations across the country and be sure to send us your New Year's Eve photos.
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Take a look at New Year's Eve celebrations across the country and be sure to send us your New Year's Eve photos.
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Last Night Fayetteville (Hog Drop) – Fayetteville, Arkansas, Taking place in Fayetteville’s Downtown Square, this New Year’s Eve celebration features a performing arts festival with musical performances, belly dancing, jugglers, comedians, a giant puppet parade, and more throughout the evening. As the evening approaches the New Year, the downtown square will count down with the annual “Hog Drop” as a 10-foot long and 6-feet tall fiberglass sculpture of a pig is lowered to the ground. After the ceremony, the Downtown Square’s Christmas lights are dimmed as a display of fireworks continue the celebration into the New Year.
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.All but one duck migrates south for the winter in Maryland as Havre de Grace uses its traditional 15-feet long, brightly lit duck to countdown to the New Year. This year in honor of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the city has decided to light the duck entirely in pink to mark an early kick off for cancer awareness. With nearly 1,000 residents and tourists counting down to the New Year, the duck is dropped 100 feet at midnight with music, hot chocolate, duck noise makers, and much fanfare.
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Deuce of Clubs Drop – Show Low, ArizonanThe Arizona mountain town named for a poker game celebrates the New Year by dropping a 6-foot tall electronic two of clubs card made out of reinforced sign cabinet (extruded aluminum) in the middle of Deuce of Clubs Road. The event began in 2011 to celebrate the unique and historical naming of the city. The free event takes place at Festival Marketplace and begins at 10 p.m. with music, dancing, fireworks, food and hot chocolate for the whole family. Additionally, in commemoration of the event, spectators of the drop have a chance to win a $2 bill by drawing the deuce of clubs in a card game.
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Prairie du Chien, WisconsinnIn Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, the carp master, from The Droppin’ of the Carp, ceremoniously lowers Lucky, a frozen 25 - 30 lbs. carp recently caught in the Mississippi River, 110-feet into a wooden cradle during a countdown to midnight. Attended by more than 2,500 people, residents are encouraged to kiss the carp for good luck. The Droppin’ of the Carp also includes three hours of live family-friendly entertainment, a bon fire, music, and fireworks. After the carp drops, attendees recite the “Pledge of Allegiance” and a sing along to “God Bless America.”
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Another picture from the Carp drop.
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Cherry Blossom Ball Drop – Macon, GeorgianKnown for being the cherry blossom capital of the world, Macon Georgia righty celebrates the New Year with a gigantic 10-feet cherry blossom ball decorated with cherry blossom-colored lights. The family-friendly event hosts free activities for children including inflatable jumpers, face painting and glitter tattoos along with music and dancing for adults. More than 2,000 attendees enjoy the event including a 20-minute firework show following the cherry blossom ball drop.
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Happy 2013 @NBCPhiladelphia http://t.co/STAQNFu4 Happy 2013 @NBCPhiladelphia http://t.co/STAQNFu4
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Fireworks have started at Penns Landing @NBCPhiladelphia http://t.co/IFvF0zny Fireworks have started at Penns Landing @NBCPhiladelphia http://t.co/IFvF0zny
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Crowd has eyes to the sky at Penns Landing @NBCPhiladelphia http://t.co/svXGiegd Crowd has eyes to the sky at Penns Landing @NBCPhiladelphia http://t.co/svXGiegd
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Celebrating Happy Birthdays My brother, sister and I had very busy parents!
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Who needs a ball when you've got the bell? Why Allentown's dropping this at midnight...on @NBCPhilad Who needs a ball when you've got the bell? Why Allentown's dropping this at midnight...on @NBCPhiladelphia at 6P! http://t.co/Jy2wr1rd
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Baby Girl Autumn Volk First New Years 4 months old Autumn Rose Volk 4 Months old celebrating her first New Years Picture taken by Mom Jamie Volk and Father Jeramy Volk
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