Watchwoman on the Wall

Pensacola, FL

To celebrate the New Year and the Gulf Coast, this aluminum pelican with a 20-foot wingspan drops at midnight to the delight of the crowd of about 50,000. Come for the kid-friendly countdown at 8 p.m. to watch as it lifts off to its 100-foot-tall perch, or wait until it drops at midnight. Downtown Pensacola; Palafox Street and Government Street; —Lyndsey Matthews

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