In Ecuador we create (but must people buy) home-made, crafted dummies called "Años Viejos" (Olds Years). They represent the ending year and we burn them immediately after midnight hoping the bad stuff that happened last year don't happen the next year.
Here are some Años Viejos from the famous "hoods" (if you know what I mean, bro) of Guayaquil city. Enjoy... And HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!