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Temecula’s Grape Drop among numerous unique New Year’s Eve events

 

Last updated 1/11/2018 at Noon

Temecula is known for its annual grape drop, where a cluster of grapes is dropped from the City Hall Dec. 31, but dozens of cities have their own unique drops to ring in the new year. Shane Gibson photo

Hundreds flock to Old Town Temecula every Dec. 31 for a fun and unique tradition where a series of balls made to look like a cluster of grapes are dropped outside city hall twice: Once at 9 p.m. to sync with the New Year’s Eve Countdown on the East Coast and once again at midnight.

But, Temecula is not the only place with a unique way of ringing in the New Year. Across the country, cities have come up with themed and unique New Year’s events. Here’s a sampling of some of them.

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