CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — The annual tradition of the giant New Year’s Eve popcorn ball drop is back, but this year it’s bigger and better. Every year, the Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop creates a massive popcorn ball to drop at midnight to ring in the New Year.
The shop retired Ms. Poppy, the popcorn ball used last year, and replaced it with "Hugh Mungus," a popcorn ball six times bigger than Ms. Poppy, weighing over 233 pounds, with a diameter of 5 feet, 10 inches.
The ball will drop from a 50-foot flagpole on Chagrin Falls Triangle by the Senior Elves of the Village.
A team constructed the popcorn ball using local Ohio grown popcorn, butter, sugar, glucose, water and Fiberglass resin. The foundation of the popcorn ball was made out of six different-sized kiddie pools.
Visitors who want to see the popcorn ball up close can go to Chagrin Falls for the ball drop, with festivities beginning around 11:15 p.m.