New Year's Eve Idaho® Potato Drop 

It's tater time

Watching the Potato Drop on New Year's Eve is just the Idahoan way.

Kelsey Hawes

Watching the Potato Drop on New Year's Eve is just the Idahoan way.

As we say goodbye to 2017, we say hello to the big local New Year's Eve party: the Idaho® Potato Drop, a nationally recognized event that draws 35,000 annual "SpecTaters" to downtown Boise to watch a giant glowing spud descend from the heavens and ring in the new year. The drop is always a party, and attractions this year include the USASA-sanctioned Olympic pre-qualifier "Big-Air Rail Jam" snow park, a McCall Winter Carnival Ice Sculpture pre-show in Capitol Park, a live music-powered LED dance floor, the Wrestle Club "Potato Belt" championship and the usual show-stopping fireworks display. Brave the winter chill to discover delicious eats in the food court, fun activities for the whole family and the magic of a 400-pound "GlowTato" touching down on the Capitol lawn.

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