There is no better way to celebrate the New Year than in Downtown Macon with the Cherry Blossom Ball Drop and New Year’s Eve festivities. The Cherry Blossom ball is made of recycled metal cherry blossoms decked out in pink lights, and its drop serves as the start of the official countdown to the Cherry Blossom Festival, March 19th – April 4th, 2015.
The New Year’s Eve festivities feature live music, the Cherry Blossom Ball Drop, and the New York City Ball Drop being broadcasted live on a large screen in the plaza. There will also be family-friendly events from 7pm-9pm for those with young children, including a mini fireworks finale at 9pm.
This New Year’s Eve event, free to the public, has become widely known as one of the largest year-end celebrations in Georgia and symbolizes the unofficial start of the forthcoming International Cherry Blossom Festival. Having earned a place among the “Wackiest New Year’s Eve Ball Drops” from Huffington Post, last year’s celebration drew more than 4,000 people to Cherry Street Plaza in Downtown Macon to ring in the New Year with fireworks, refreshments, free activities for kids, and of course, the Cherry Blossom Ball.