From the article: New Year's Eve Countdowns - Southeast U.S.
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NYE Beach Ball Drop at Pier Park
- More than 10,000 beach balls will be released in air to ring in the New Year as part of Pier Park’s 6th Annual Beach Ball Drop in Panama City Beach, Florida on December 31. Pier Park, Panama City Beach’s premier open-air, beachfront shopping destination with more than 125 popular retail and dining choices, will herald in the New Year welcoming thousands of visitors who will commemorate the occasion with an evening of festivities, including the nation’s only family beach ball drop at 8 p.m. and then a rockin’ countdown at midnight.
Harbour Town, Hilton Head Ball Drop
- As part of its Harbour Town Lights holiday celebration, The Sea Pines Resort (Hilton Head Island, SC) hosted an inaugural New Year's Eve ball drop to help ring in 2012. Following a traditional countdown, the popular vacation destination and annual site of the famed RBC Heritage golf tournament dropped an oversized, lit-up golf ball from the top of the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse. The crowd-pleasing event, overlooking Calibogue Sound, will become an annual tradition at The Sea Pines Resort. To see photos of this unique ball drop, please visit The Sea Pines Resort on Facebook.
- —Guest Blanche T. Sullivan
Chincoteague Island, VA Horsing Around
- Quaint Island is famous for its wild ponies and annual Pony Swim so a Lighted Horseshoe Drop in downtown park is fitting hokey holiday fun! Includes a Themed- Masqurade March around the square before midnight, this year its "Pony Up!" Its wonderful to dine/party with the locals at nearby restaurants then just walk to downtown park for festivites and stay overnight in town. Polar Pony Plunge on New Year's Day fun to cheer on the crazies or the ultimate cure if you over imbibed. Chincoteague is located on Virginia's Eastern Shore just minutes south of the Maryland line or 2 hour drive north of Virginia Beach.