Giant potato ready to drop in downtown Boise on New Year's Eve

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Giant potato ready to drop in downtown Boise on New Year's Eve

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 31 at 10:40 AM

BOISE -- New York is preparing for the big New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square.

In Boise, it’s going to be a unique New Year’s Eve celebration as organizers get ready for the Idaho Potato Drop.

As the clock counts down to midnight, the glowing 16-foot long potato will be lowered from the U.S. Bank building in downtown Boise.

Confetti will also be released from atop the potato's platform and there will be a custom light show display at the end of the countdown.

The festivities get under way New Year’s Eve at 7:30 p.m.

There will be live music throughout the Grove Plaza, street performers, and plenty of food vendors.

The potato will begin dropping at 11:59 p.m. 

KTVB is a proud sponsor of the New Year’s Eve Idaho Potato Drop.  We will air it live on Channel 7 beginning at 11:50 p.m.

Dylan Cline with the potato drop stopped by our TV studios Monday during the News at Noon to explain what will be happening Tuesday night.

To see the full interview with Dylan Cline click on the play button. On mobile, go to the videos tab.

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