Ga. Cities Mark New Year With Ball-Drop Alternatives

Dec 31, 2018

Communities across Georgia have their own, local answers to New York City's famous New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square.

The capital of the Peach State, of course, has the Peach Drop. It will return to Underground Atlanta this year after moving to Woodruff Park in 2017.

Elsewhere, Georgians can choose from the Buzzard Drop in Perry, the Possum Drop in Tallapoosa and the Geranium Drop in McDonough. The Possum Drop features a taxidermied opossum named Spencer and has grown in popularity since it began in 2000.

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Several cities ring in the new year with something they're famous for.

The city of Villa Rica – the site of the first gold strike in the US – drops a gold nugget. And in Savannah, where people can drink outside, folks raise a toast to the new year with Up the Cup: the raising of a giant to-go cup.