I love celebrating New Years Eve! New Year's Eve is a major social holiday for many people in the United States. Many people hold parties at home or attend special celebrations, where alcohol, such as wine and champagne, may be consumed to celebrate the upcoming New Year. In many cities, large scale public events are held. These often attract thousands of people.
A particularly striking aspect of the New Year's Eve festivities is the ball drop in Times Square in Manhattan, New York City. The ball is made of crystal and electric lights and is placed on top of a pole, which is 77 feet, or 23 meters, high! At one minute before midnight on December 31, the ball is lowered slowly down the pole. It comes to rest at the bottom of the pole at exactly midnight. The event is shown on television across the United States and around the world. The event has been held every year since 1907, except during World War II!
Like every other New Years Eve, my mom made a ton of different snacks and sweets, and we watched Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. When the countdown on tv announced that it was 2013 my brother's and I put our noisemakers to good use for a good few minutes, afterwards we had sparkling juice and toasted to a new year. :) And that's how I spent my New Years Eve. :)