PEEP-- Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 4 1/2 feet tall, 4 feet wide.
As part of an annual two-day New Year's Eve festival, an 85 pound lighted yellow Peep chick descends at a family friendly 5:15 p.m. and again at midnight.
SHOE-- Key West, Florida. 4 feet tall by 8 foot wide.
Sushi, portrayed by female impersonator Gary Marion, sits atop a red, high-heeled shoe and is lowered from the second-story balcony of Bourbon St. Pub/New Orleans House to the ground at midnight.
I can think of three other New Year's Eve symbols off the top of my head:
ACORN-- Raleigh, N.C.
PICKLE-- Mt. Olive, N.C. (Mt. Olive Pickles)
MOON PIE-- Mobile, Alabama
Not Dropping Easy. --RoadDog