Readers share how their families plan to ring in the New Year.
We’re having friends over for good food and wine, a bonfire and fireworks. We’ll write last year’s worries and woes on paper and throw them into the bonfire. Then we’ll write our future hopes on flying Chinese lanterns and launch them into the sky at midnight! —Nicola Wells
After the ball drops, my son and I will grab a broom and sweep out the bad vibes of the previous year to make room for all the good coming in the New Year. —Michelle Ferretti Mikita
We host a family party every year and watch the ball drop. Any kids still up at midnight will go out front with pots and pans and treat the neighbors to as much noise as they can make! —Christine Greenough Spassione