No Ball, No Problem: Other Wacky Drops on New Year's Eve

PHOTO: New Years Eve pickle drop in Mt. Olive, N.C.mtolivepickles.com
New Year's Eve pickle drop in Mt. Olive, N.C.

What to do if there's no ball drop in your town on New Year's Eve? Well, if you're in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, you might head to the annual bologna drop. Or, if you're in Vincennes, Indiana, get ready to see a massive watermelon drop.

The ball might light up Times Square in New York City every December 31, but across the country, people gather to see other wacky things drop from the sky to mark the new year -- like a chunk of cheese or a pickle, depending on where you live.

There is even a possum drop in Brasstown, North Carolina, but starting this year, the city won't be using a live animal because of concerns from animal-rights groups.

Here's a look at how some other cities have celebrated:

Moon Pie Drop in Mobile, Alabama

PHOTO: A large, illuminated Moon Pie descends from the RSA BankTrust Building during the Moon Pie Over Mobile New Years Eve Celebration welcoming the arrival of 2014 in downtown Mobile, Ala.Mike Brantley/AL.com/AP Photo
A large, illuminated Moon Pie descends from the RSA BankTrust Building during the Moon Pie Over Mobile New Year's Eve Celebration welcoming the arrival of 2014 in downtown Mobile, Ala.

Cheese Drop in Plymouth, Wisconsin

Flip-Flop Drop in Folly Beach, South Carolina

PHOTO: New Years Eve flip-flop drop in Folly Beach, S.C.visitfolly.com
New Year's Eve flip-flop drop in Folly Beach, S.C.

Peep Drop in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

PHOTO: Children gather around a large Peep after it was dropped during a New Years Eve celebration, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Levitt Pavillion on the Steelstacks Campus in Bethlehem, Pa.Matt Smith/Express-Times/AP Photo
Children gather around a large Peep after it was dropped during a New Year's Eve celebration, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Levitt Pavillion on the Steelstacks Campus in Bethlehem, Pa.

Sardine Drop in Eastport, Maine

Pickle Drop in Mt. Olive, North Carolina

PHOTO: New Years Eve pickle drop in Mt. Olive, N.C.mtolivepickles.com
New Year's Eve pickle drop in Mt. Olive, N.C.

Acorn Drop in Raleigh, North Carolina

Donut Drop in Hagerstown, Maryland

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