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Temecula celebrates New Year’s Eve with annual grape drop

By in Press Enterprise on January 2, 2018

By Shane Newell

New Year’s Eve in Old Town Temecula was celebrated with the annual grape drop, ringing in 2018 not once, but twice.

The illuminated bunch of grapes descended at the Civic Center clock tower at midnight, but to mark the celebrations on the East Coast, the grapes made their way down at 9 p.m. as well.

Revelers started to gather for the family-friendly event as the sun went down on 2017 and music and activities got underway.

  • New Year’s Eve revelers celebrate 2018 with the annual grape drop in Temecula. The city welcomed 2018 with the annual grape drop at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, and again at midnight. (Courtesy photo)

  • Crowds enjoy ice skating before the annual grape drop in Temecula. The city welcomed 2018 with the annual grape drop at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, and again at midnight. (Courtesy photo)

    Crowds enjoy ice skating before the annual grape drop in Temecula. The city welcomed 2018 with the annual grape drop at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, and again at midnight. (Courtesy photo)

  • A New Year's Eve reveler at the annual grape drop in Temecula. The city welcomed 2018 with the annual grape drop at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, and again at midnight. (Courtesy photo)

    A New Year’s Eve reveler at the annual grape drop in Temecula. The city welcomed 2018 with the annual grape drop at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, and again at midnight. (Courtesy photo)

  • Temecula welcomed 2018 with the annual grape drop at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, and again at midnight. (Courtesy photo)

    Temecula welcomed 2018 with the annual grape drop at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, […]    

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