Pittsburgh’s New Year’s Eve Ball
New Year’s Eve is generally marked by the falling of the ball aired on quite a few news channels from around the nation. While families tune in to watch New York’s ball fall. Pittsburgh families are checking out their own ball rise. Pittsburgh’s New Year’s Eve ball is a little different than most New Year’s Eve celebrations. However, there’s a meaning behind it.
The citizens of Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas have plenty of New Year’s traditions. These range from pretzels to attending the Highmark First Night Pittsburgh. Another tradition shared among locals is “The Future of Pittsburgh.” That’s what we call the ball that rises at midnight.
Pittsburgh’s New Year’s Eve ball debuted at the end of 2006 and rose more than 70 feet in the air as residents counted down to the arrival of 2007. The rising ball stands for Pittsburgh itself, a city on the rise.
“The Future of Pittsburgh” ball is eco-friendly and is made from recycled materials. It weighs around half a ton and boasts more than 1,000 LED lights in addition to another 100 special lights.
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