Posts Tagged ‘New Year’s Eve’


Don’t Drop the Ball on New Year’s!

December 20, 2008

peachdropMy wildly clever headline is meant to tell you two things:

1. New Year’s is coming up really, really soon. You need to put a plan together soon if you don’t want to wind up sitting at home watching people on TV have all the fun you aren’t having.

2. Although watching the ball drop in Times Square is a New Year’s tradition, there are way more interesting things dropping all over the country, including, but not limited to:

A pickle (Dillsberg, PA)
An Indy car (Carlisle, PA)
A large hunk of bologna (Lebanon, PA)
A massive Hershey’s Kiss (Hershey, PA)

I know, what’s up with Pennsylvania and wacky traditions?

A big cheese (Plymouth, WI)
A mossbunker fish (Point Pleasant, NJ)
A fish named “Captain Wylie Walleye” (Port Clinton, OH)
A sardine (Eastport, ME)
A conch shell (Key West, FL)

There are plenty more crazy things going on around the country. So instead of trying to get a room in New York City for New Year’s – which is next to impossible by now – try out a new place and start a new tradition with your friends.

Peach Drop 2008, baby! (Atlanta, GA)


Spend New Year’s In New York!

August 27, 2008

It doesn’t matter if you’re still busy with back-to-school shopping and haven’t even thought about your Halloween costume yet. New Year’s is one of those things that sneaks up on you. Procrastinate now and before you know it you’re scrambling for a date, a party, a ticket to a concert, anything you can get your hands on to keep you out of the house and away from Dick Clark’s shabby replacement.

One of the easiest things to do is get a friend or two together now and book a trip to New York where you can greet 2009 in style – screaming at the top of your lungs in Times Square.

Contiki is offering just such a trip with a package that includes twin-share accommodations, a metro pass, tour guide and some meals. They’ll get you settled with a place to stay, basic sightseeing and some other student travelers that you might hit it off with, and then you can personalize the trip by planning your own must-sees around that. The package is reasonably priced at USD $845 for five days and can be booked right now.

Will the Naked Cowboy be around for a New Year’s kiss? That I don’t know. But there will be plenty of other lips around for you to meet and greet. Book this now so that you can cross it off your To Do list and start putting your real planning efforts into Spring Break 🙂


New Year’s Eve Around the World

December 18, 2007

London fireworksWherever you are on December 31st, chances are there’s something exciting happening. Unless you’re home with your parents. Then I can’t really help you.

If you don’t have plans yet, there’s still time to get together with friends, or make new friends, or call up old friends and plan a reunion.

Spending the New Year Down Under? Visit to find out where to see fireworks or get your dance on in Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, or somewhere in between.

If you’re in Edinburgh, you have to do Hogmanay, and in Dublin, Ireland the party will be all over the place. London will have its share of fireworks along the Thames, but if that sounds too chilly for you, how about celebrating Festa de Iemanjá on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro?

If you’re looking for fun in Tokyo, Paris, Reykjavik, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Singapore, or even boring old New York, this article on New Year’s Parties Worldwide can give you more details.