I don't know what gets dropped around the country in order to countdown to the New Year, but here in central PA, there's a plethora of gatherings a person can go to with all kinds of things being dropped in celebration:
Hershey--what else but a giant Hershey's Kiss?
Lebanon--of course a 150 pound 12 foot long Lebanon Bologna, which will be donated to a local food shelter
Lancaster--no, nothing Amish will be dropped but Lancaster is the Red Rose city, a red rose will be raised, not dropped. It might be kinda fun to find out what they drop in Blue Ball, Intercourse and Paradise?!??
York--the white rose city will raise...a white rose.
Harrisburg--a strawberry. I don't know why.
Falmouth--a town between Middletown and Bainbridge has the famous goat drop. Your guess is as good as mine as to why! They are also known for the goat races that take place there. Apparently, they have a thing for goats.
Carlisle--a mini-Indy car. Carlisle is well known for its car shows.
According to the local news there are also towns that drop a spring, a bag of potato chips, a shoe, a lollipop, an M&M, a cow, a canal boat, a huckleberry and the list goes on.
No matter where you are, I hope you have a wonderful, safe New Year!