While you are waiting for the Meteor Shower to begin after midnight you can pass the time by preparing a Geminid Sparkler.
You will need a Vanilla syrup for it
(Combine 1/2 cup of sugar with equal amount of water, and a 1/2 of a split vanilla pod in small pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature, then discard the vanilla bean).
Once done, pour a shot of Bourbon (we went local with Tuthilltown Baby Bourbon)
one tablespoon of the Vanilla syrup and topped with bubbles!
I guarantee you'll be seeing stars, lots of them.