First-ever Coca-Cola bottle drop bubbles up for NYE
The ball drop at Times Square is the most famous drop on New Year’s Eve—but it isn’t the only one. Cities across the United States drop objects representing their city in celebrations of their own. Memphis has the guitar, Atlanta has the peach, and naturally Key West has the drag queen sitting in a ruby-red high heel.
For the first time in NYE history, Chattanooga is partaking in its own drop. In celebration of the Scenic City being the home to the world’s first Coca-Cola bottling company, the Doubletree Hotel downtown will drop a 12-foot-tall LED Coca-Cola Contour bottle just as the clock strikes 12. The drop is part of “ChattaNew Year,” a party described as celebrating “all things Chattanooga.”
If you’re looking for something fun to do as you wait for the countdown to 2015, there is a family-friendly street party starting at 8 p.m. in the Doubletree Hotel’s parking lot.
Free and open to the public, the party features a kid’s zone, music, giveaways, and food from several of Chattanooga’s famous food trucks.
Bundle up and come watch the first ever Coca-Cola bottle drop—and the start to 2015!
The Doubletree Hotel
Wednesday, Dec. 31
407 Chestnut St.