Have you got plans to ring in the New Year yet?
If not, The Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta will be saying goodbye to 2016 and rocking in 2017 with the big "2017 Black Ties and Gala" sponsored by Charlie's Family of Dealerships, Townsquare Media, and Kennebec Savings Bank...
The Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's swim looks like a great time. People in costumes, swimming, having fun. We probably should've gone, but there was that whole hangover thing to deal with. Which makes us wonder, does jumping into the freezing Atlantic ocean cure a hangover? If so, we're totally there next year.
Everyone knows about the ball that drops in New York City's Times Square to mark the start of a new calendar year. What you may not realize, though, is that other cities around the nation have similar traditions that entertain and enthrall their local communities. Here's a look at some of the odder traditions that will be taking place in America tonight:
The hourly countdown to 2013 has officially begun, which means New Year's Eve preparations are in full swing. We're practicing our photobombing techniques, cranking up the tunes and bejeweling jean shorts, among other things. December 31st is the party of all parties, after all!
New Year's Eve is all fun and games until somebody loses an eye.
That's the takeaway from the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual year end warning on champagne bottles. According to the doctors, 'When a champagne cork flies, you really have no time to react and protect your delicate eyes." GAH! Shield yourself with the nearest anything!!!
It's hard to believe 2012 is coming to an end, and we're gearing up for another year of photobombing, pranking and costuming our pets. We have a feeling 2013 will bring even more hilarity and entertainment, so ringing in the new year is definitely a cause for celebration. This usually involves party hats, tons of noisemakers and a bit of prep, like any sort of holiday.
If you're having a big party tonight and don't know what to play, you could play this song at the stroke of midnight, if you're the sort of person who plays 'Friday' on Friday just because it's Friday. It's Rhe De Ville's newest New Year's song...
Gov. LePage is urging motorists in Maine to drive safely to keep roads safe as New Year's Eve is upon us. Gov. LePage said 163 people have died on Maine roads this year, and that too many of those deaths were caused by distracted or drunken drivers.