There are so many great and wonderful New Year's Eve traditions that you can take part in each and every year.

Some traditions are a little more out there, which is always fun.

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When I lived in PA I once went to Kennett Square, PA for New Year's Eve to watch them drop a giant mushroom for the midnight countdown.

Kennett Square is the mushroom capital of America just to clarify.

In Central PA, there's a town that does a train drop where an ice sculpture of a train is dropped counting down the seconds to midnight.

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And now one town in New Jersey is getting ready to start a new trend by dropping a giant M&M during the countdown to midnight this year.

What NJ Town Is Getting Ready To Drop A Giant M&M At Midnight On NYE?

Hackettstown New Jersey is getting ready to start a new holiday tradition this year according to

The idea stemmed from Police Lieutenant Darren Tynan, the Mars Company which makes M&M's, and of course the Hackettstown Downtown Improvement District.

M&M's by the way are made in Hackettstown New Jersey, I had no idea.

The giant M&M in question holds over 1,000 lights and weighs in at over 50 pounds!

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Hackettstown, NJ's New Year's Eve fun starts this Sunday at 9 PM at the intersection of Main Street and Grand Avenue and will run through 12:30 AM. reports that the giant M&M will begin to fall one full minute before midnight this weekend ringing in the new year.

The night will also include live music, giveaways, DJs, and lots of other fun entertainment.

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Be sure to follow the Hackettstown Police Department Facebook page if you can't attend but do want to see the massive M&M ring in the new year as they plan on live streaming a portion of the event.

Remember These Places That Use To Be In Sea Isle City, New Jersey

Thanks in part to the Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Sea Isle City has seen many changes over the years. Whether you grew up in South Jersey or vacationed multiple summers in Sea Isle City, you may remember some of these buildings and businesses that no longer exist. Which ones below do you remember most? (Special Thank you to the Sea Isle Historical Museum for helping me get these pictures and information)

Gallery Credit: Josh Hennig/Townsquare Media

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