New Year’s Eve is one of the most fun celebrations of the year, but, seriously, of all the things to drop on this over-the-top extravaganza New York chose that dull ball? We know it’s tradition, but come on. There are plenty of other things to drop, like pelicans, pickles and even drag queens. Check out how some people across the country do up New Years.

Drag Queen in a Heel

Key West, FL

Hard Rock Cafe Guitar

Nashville, TN

Pelican

Pensacola, FL

A 100-pound, fiberglass Peep

Bethlehem, PA

Watermelon

Vincennes, IN

Crayola Crayon

Easton, PA

Orange

Miami, FL

Pickle

Mt. Olive, NC

Bologna

Lebanon, PA

Possum

Tallapoosa, GA

[via WGNA]