Atlanta is becoming one of the nations fastest growing hubs. All things good are going down in the nicknamed “New York of the South”. Whether you’re a native ATLien, just stopping by for the holidays, or in town for business, you’ll find that there is an endless list of adventures in this lively city. If you’re looking for an amazing way to bring in the new year with family and friends, here’s a list of five things you can do in Atlanta for New Years:
1. Peach Drop
If you want to celebrate and start the new year off right, the first stop should be to Underground Atlanta. This is where the annual Peach Drop is hosted. This event is filled with concerts and is broadcasted live on television. This is the perfect family-friendly way to kick of the new year. The annual Peach Drop will be held at Underground Atlanta on Monday, December 31. Admission to the outdoor event is free, with gates opening at 6 p.m. and music starting at 7 p.m. Monday. This year’s celebration will feature musical acts Jagged Edge, 112 and Better than Ezra.
Date and time:
December 31, 2018 6:00pm- 1:00am
50 Upper Alabama St Suite 284
Atlanta, GA 30303
2. Opera Night Club
Opera Night Club will be hosting the #1 New Year’s Eve party in Atlanta, Georgia and the most spectacular event of the year! If you are 21 years of age or older and you are looking for more adult fun, celebrating your New Year at Atlanta’s own Opera Night Club will be the perfect way to bring in 2019. This event offers a 6- hour premium open bar, an award-winning gourmet buffet, along with multiple rooms, DJs & environments. There will also be balloon Bblasts, confetti cannons & SO much more to celebrate!
Date And Time:
Mon, Dec 31, 2018, 8:00 PM –
Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 3:00 AM EST
1150 Crescent Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
3. Botanical Gardens
If you are lookin for more family-friendly fun things t do on NYE, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is a beautiful place to spend the day any time of year, and the holiday light displays are a must-see this holiday season. Garden Lights Holiday Night features impressive light shows throughout the Garden, including Storza Woods, the model train displays, and the Radiant Rainforest, just to name a few. The new Nature’s Wonders display features thousands of strands of synchronized dancing lights. You can bring in the new year with beautiful lights that the whole family will enjoy, and the kids can still be back by bed time!
Date and time:
December 31, 2018 5:00pm- 11:00pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
4. Stone Mountain Park
If you have little ones who still want to celebrate the New Year, bring them over to Stone Mountain’s Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve Celebration for only $35. Because kids are just as excited to ring in the New Year as their parents—but need to be in bed before midnight—Stone Mountain Park is set to host an early New Year’s Eve Celebration. During Stone Mountain Christmas on Dec. 31, Stone Mountain Park will operate the Christmas event as usual and then they’ll ring in the early New Year with a magical snowfall and early 2019 countdown. Immediately after the Snow Angel Snowfall and Fireworks, the New Year’s Eve activities will begin with costumed characters, music, and a dance along. At 8:59 p.m., the early New Year countdown will begin and when the clock strikes 9 p.m., more snow and fireworks will usher in the early New Year!
Date and time:
Monday, December 31, 2018 8:30 p.m.
1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
If you have a much more mature taste, then you may prefer to spend your New Year’s Eve at the Georgia Aquarium. You’re invited to ring in the New Year at downtown Atlanta’s most exciting New Year’s Eve party: Georgia Aquarium’s Black and White New Year’s Celebration! You can feel good about attending because this special event is a fundraiser for our vital research and conservation programs. For only $150 you can toast to 2019 amongst whale sharks, sea otters, jellies, hundreds of fish and, of course, the black and white tuxedoed hosts, the endangered African penguins! Suggested attire is black and white cocktail attire. Attendees must be 21 and older.
Date and Time:
Monday, December 31, 2018
VIP: 7:30pm – 1:00am
General Admission: 8:30pm – 1:00am
Oceans Ballroom and Aquarium
225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313