New Year’s Eve ball drops in Hamburg and Orchard Park cancelled

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — The New Year’s Eve ball drops in Hamburg and Orchard Park have been cancelled for this year.

An announcement about the Hamburg event was made on Facebook Friday morning.

The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce shared a Facebook post by Hamburg Happenings that said the event was cancelled “due to safety concerns and the freezing temperatures.”

Village officials in Orchard Park said cold weather was the reason for cancelling the ball drop there too.

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