Every year there are many end-of-the-year traditions across the United States. The biggest New Year's tradition is that of the giant ball dropping in Times Square in New York City. It started in 1907 ringing in 1908. There were only two years when the ball didn't  drop because of the observation of the war. 1942 and 1943. This was called 'Wartime Blackouts.'  Every year I make sure that a TV is on so I can watch the ball drop. There are other traditions that are held across our great nation on New Year's Eve.

Seattle lights up the Space Needle at midnight. What a sight! Seems cooler than the ball dropping. It really should be televised.

But what about us? Does Yakima Valley or Tri-Cities have a New Year's tradition? Does your family have any? Tells us in the comments below.

And listen to some of the things other places have falling from the sky ... besides giant disco balls:

Atlanta -- a peach
Manhattan, Kan. -- a 5-foot aluminum ball
Ocean City, Md. -- a beach ball
Point Pleasant, N.J. -- a mossbunker fish
Brasstown, N.C. -- a live possum in a cage
Raleigh, N,C. -- an acorn
Port Clinton, Ohio -- a walleye fish, named "Captain Wylie Walleye"
Cleona, Pa. -- a pretzel
Dillsburg, Pa. -- a pickle
Elizabethtown, Pa. -- a giant M&M
Hummelstown, Pa. -- a lollipop
Lebanon, Pa. -- a bologna
Liverpool, Pa. -- a canal boat
Mechanicsburg,Pa. -- a wrench
New Bloomfield,Pa. -- a huckleberry
Red Lion, Pa. -- a cigar
Shippensburg, Pa. -- an anchor
Knoxville, Tenn. -- a ball, but the ball will rise instead of fall
Fredericksburg, Va. -- two pears
Flagstaff, Ariz. -- a pine cone

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