The Unided States has many New Year traditions. Every year in Times Square, New York, they set up a glowing ball that drops at the strike of midnight to the New Year. There are many performances performed by famous artists. Thousands of people travel to New York to see the ball drop. People who can't attend this occasion, stay up late to watch it on TV. Many families make foods and celebrate. This is not only an occasion to celebrate, but also many families gather with friends and family. Many people also make New Year resolutions to help them become a better person health wise or personality wise. Happy 2012!