Here in Raleigh, we are quite proud of our giant acorn.
Mount Olive drops a pickle while Carolina Beach -- appropriately enough -- drops a beach ball.
They like to shoot in the air in Cherryville.
Charlotte will be trying something new this year. The Queen City's First Night event will climax with the raising -- yes, raising -- of a crown.
[T]he Queen's lighted crown will be hoisted 25 feet just before midnight Thursday to part the curtain on the new year [says the Charlotte Observer].
"We like the symbolism of hope's rising," said Moira Quinn, spokeswoman for Charlotte Center City Partners, the organization producing the festivities. "It's the rising of a new year, and shutting the door on a year that was tough on a lot of people."
So what about your city or town? How will you ring in the new year?