8 Cities Put a Local Spin on Iconic NYC New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

Excerpt from ABC News

Dec 30, 2013 11:02 am

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Local is one of the biggest trends in travel in 2014, but cities wanting to celebrate their own culture instead of watching New York City’s on TV have been around for far longer.

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Raleigh, North Carolina drops an acorn on New Year's Eve. Chuck Allen / Flickr

Along with clinking Champagne glasses, kissing your sweetheart and shooting off fireworks, dropping large inanimate objects from the sky during a countdown has become a time-honored New Year’s Eve tradition in the United States. Here are nine of the most interesting “time balls” being dropped around the nation.

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