Everyone knows about the ball that drops in New York City's Times Square to mark the start of a new calendar year. What you may not realize, though, is that other cities around the nation have similar traditions that entertain and enthrall their local communities. Here's a look at some of the odder traditions that will be taking place in America tonight:
The hourly countdown to 2013 has officially begun, which means New Year's Eve preparations are in full swing. We're practicing our photobombing techniques, cranking up the tunes and bejeweling jean shorts, among other things. December 31st is the party of all parties, after all!
New Year's Eve is all fun and games until somebody loses an eye.
That's the takeaway from the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual year end warning on champagne bottles. According to the doctors, 'When a champagne cork flies, you really have no time to react and protect your delicate eyes." GAH! Shield yourself with the nearest anything!!!
It's hard to believe 2012 is coming to an end, and we're gearing up for another year of photobombing, pranking and costuming our pets. We have a feeling 2013 will bring even more hilarity and entertainment, so ringing in the new year is definitely a cause for celebration. This usually involves party hats, tons of noisemakers and a bit of prep, like any sort of holiday.
If you're having a big party tonight and don't know what to play, you could play this song at the stroke of midnight, if you're the sort of person who plays 'Friday' on Friday just because it's Friday. It's Rhe De Ville's newest New Year's song...
So let's see if you're a lame New Year's Eve celebrator or a Party Animal. Personally, I almost never make it up to midnight on New Year's Eve since my sleep schedule is working hard against it. It's not for lack of trying. Usually, my husband and I bundle up the kids on New Year's Eve and go out to enjoy First Night Oneonta entertainment...
It's true the holidays are easily the greatest time of year, but it can also be the most exhausting. After so much preparation, it sort of feels like we want to nap for weeks. It also doesn't help that we ate our weight in ham and stuffing and chocolate, so we're currently nursing a major food hangover. But it's time to rally, people! We can't forget one of the greatest parties is coming up in jus
New Year's Eve is filled with parties and drinks. Here's a list of our 10 favorites. Learn to make them, and make sure you're invited back next year -- if anyone can remember after the epic night you'll have.