New Year’s Eve in Bangor 

New Year’s Eve is just a couple days away, and Bangor’s celebration will be bigger than ever.This year they have 14 different venues around the city with 20 different entertainment options and activities.It all got started back in 2004 when attorney Stephen Smith decided to drop a beach ball, covered with lights off his building in Downtown Bangor.That’s happened each New Year’s Eve ever since, but now, Downtown Coordinator, Shirar Patterson says the celebration includes a lot more.”It’s kind of become a symbol of Bangor. We like to have fun. We don’t take things too seriously but we know that New Year’s is important and I think people look forward to just see the ball drop and to countdown together. It’s a lot of fun.”The festivities kick off at noon. There are activities for people of all ages, including young children.It will all end with the ball drop in West Market Square.For a complete schedule of activities, you can log onto