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.