Jim Bobo gets to illuminated ball ready Monday for the 10th annual New Carlisle New Year’s Eve Ball Drop to ring in the new year Tuesday evening. Besides the ball drop, there will also be ice sculptures, carriage rides, 50/50 drawing and free giveaways. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Ring in the new decade with New Carlisle, other New Year’s Eve ball drops

The new decade is less than 24 hours away and there are several local places hosting New Year’s Eve ball drops.

Here are three places to kick off the new year locally.

Springfield

Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co., 102 West Columbia St., is filling in a missing piece on New Year’s Eve in Springfield.

The brewing company will host the first Springfield New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

This event will feature an indoor ball drop, a wide selection of beers, a special cocktail and live music.

Kevin Loftis, one of the brewery’s founders, said, “It’s all about the experience. We want to elevate things in 2020.”

Two bands will perform, Freakquency and Subterranean, starting at 9 p.m. Freakquency does musical arrangements covering artists from Kings of Leon to Michael Jackson - along with original material. Subterranean is a jam rock quartet from Dayton.

The cover charge is $15 per person and included a midnight toast.

For more information, search for Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co. on Facebook.

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New Carlisle

Main and Washington streets in New Carlisle will be filled with activities, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., for the annual New Carlisle New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.

This event will feature a ball drop, fireworks, food, ice sculpting, horse-drawn carriage rides, local shopping, and raffles.

“We’re not New York or Chicago, but we can make it the biggest thing we can for anybody who wants to come out,” Mike Lowrey, the Heritage of Flight Committee president said.

The ball drop will feature a 7.5-foot, 200-pound aluminum ball that comes down a crane to ring in the new year.

Admission is free.

For more information, search for New Carlisle Heritage of Flight Festival on Facebook.

RELATED: New Carlisle hosts 10th New Year’s ball drop

Yellow Springs

Downtown Yellow Springs will host their annual ball drop in front of Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Ave.

This event will feature limited edition New Year’s t-shirts, mugs, and hot cocoa at Yellow Springer Tees & Promotion, a photo booth at Yellow Springs Toy Company, food from local restraunts like the Sunrise Cafe or The Winds Cafe, drinks at Yellow Springs Brewery, and live music from LA Band at Peach’s Grill.

Admission is free.

Little Art Theatre and Mills Park Hotel will both host New Year’s Eve parties - tickets must be purchased.

For more information, search for Yellow Springs, OH on Facebook.

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