By Syjil Ashraf

New Year’s Eve is one of those holidays that is celebrated in nearly every corner of the world. Americans, in particular, really know how to ring in the new year with city-wide parties, fantastic fireworks, and interesting countdown traditions.

In every one of the country’s 50 states as well as Washington, D.C., you’ll find that locals are well and truly ready for a brand-new beginning, starting with the ultimate celebration. While New York City’s Times Square leads the country with its famous ball drop, many cities have their own drop featuring an object that best represents local culture and tradition. Other places welcome in the new year with impressively over-the-top parades or breathtaking fireworks displays. You shouldn’t have to dread celebrating New Year’s Eve at yet another boring house party or spending it alone watching the ball drop from your couch. Look forward to a better year by attending the best New Year’s celebration in your state. 

Mississippi: Oyster Ball Drop (Biloxi) 

Tickets to the Oyster Ball Drop at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi are limited to just 400, so the earlier you reserve the better. The night features live music, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a full bar, as well as fireworks to end the night and party favors and beignets to go.

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