Pretty much the same as Big Ben Teresa! The other tradition that goes along with the "ball dropping" in Times Square in N.Y. is watching it on TV hosted by Dick Clark, an ageless icon who used to host "American Bandstand".
In Port Clinton, along Ohio's lake Erie coast, they drop a fake 600lb walleye (a large freshwater game fish). The pursuit of the fish forms the core of the area's popularity as a tourist destination. Proceeds from summer charters keep the inhabitants from starving and freezing through winter.
I may dwell on the land, but I live at sea!
Sensation 2/03 I disembarked, but never really left the ship.
Sensation 04/05 The vessel made me do it!
Summit 03/06 to Hawaii, Where God left his fingerprints, in memory of Margaret.
Carnival Freedom (March 08)
\X\Mercury (January 09)