Wylie, the Walleye, was born in 1997 and made of simply paper mache. Now, 22 years later, thousands brave the cold and gathered for hours awaiting Wylie to Drop as a new year begins. Port Clinton is the "Walleye Capital of the World," so what else would we do on New Year's Eve but drop our Brand New LED lit, 20-foot, 600-pound walleye, named Wylie Jr., from the sky at the stroke of Midnight with a spectacular FIREWORKS show to follow! Although Port Clinton is a small town on the shores of Lake Erie, its spirit is huge – especially on New Year's Eve! We are SOOOOO BIG, we have been simulcast on split screen with the ball in New York City. Walleye Madness at Midnight is a free event. There's a kids party 4p-6p, kids walleye drop at 6p, games and the “touch a truck” event, where kids can see public safety vehicles.New this year…Purchase Raffle Tickets for a CHANCE to WIN 1 of 3 grand prizes."Wall-eyes" Giant Dice Game every roll is a winner…On the day of the event, you can 50/50 tickets and tickets to ROLL the Dice. The Annual "Bar Swim" will feature heated charter buses that will take you to BARS around the peninsula. Come brave the cold and enjoy Port Clinton and the festivities this New Year's Eve!
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