It’s time once again to put on funny hats, make resolutions you won’t keep and go to downtown Bangor to watch the ball drop in West Market Square!

Above is some video from the 2011 ball drop. For any of you who have been, you know it’s a good time with lots of people gathered in the heart of the city. You’ll probably want to dress warm, though, because it can be frickin’ cold down there!

This year, there’s lots of stuff to do before the midnight ball drop including the annual street party in West Market Square that will feature fire spinners, live music from Trendy Robots,  and Broad Street will be closed so get ready to dance in the streets! [UPDATE] The Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bunyan Competition has been cancelled due to a lack of contestants.

At the Union Street Brick Church, the Retro Rockerz will play starting at 8 p.m. The Juke Rockets will be at Bagel Central, and out on Main Street, Motor Booty Affair will be at Hollywood Casino.