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8 Best Ways to Ring in the New Year in Atlanta

Atlanta knows how to usher in the New Year in style! Ring in 2024 in Atlanta with these classic New Year’s Eve events.

Count down to the New Year in Atlanta with these classic NYE events! From the fan-favorite Peach Drop to early festivities the kiddos can enjoy, these NYE Atlanta events know how to celebrate.

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Atlanta

1. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is an annual New Year’s Eve tradition in Atlanta. The Peach Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that has been played in Atlanta since 1968.

Watch Ole Miss vs Penn State showdown at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Date: December 30, 2023 at 12 p.m.

2. Stone Mountain Park’s Early Celebration

This one is for the kids! Stone Mountain Park is helping you get the kids in bed before midnight while still letting them enjoy the excitement of the New Year.

Stone Mountain Park will ring in the New Year early with a magical snowfall and early 2024 countdown, with fireworks when the clock strikes 9 p.m. The early NYE celebration will take place during the regular Stone Mountain Christmas event and is included with your daily Christmas Admission Pass.

Date: December 31, 2023 just before 9 p.m.

3. NYE Live! at The Battery

NYE Live! Hollywood Night is a huge 21+ New Year’s Eve celebration at Live! at The Battery. This themed party will have unforgettable photo op moments, roaming entertainers, access to Sports & Social and PBR Atlanta, and exclusive VIP packages with private bars and food stations.

All packages include a champagne toast for the balloon drop at midnight, live entertainment, photo ops, drink tickets, a DJ, and more.

Date: December 31, 2023 at 8 p.m.

4. Georgia Aquarium New Year’s Eve Celebration

Guests 21+ can enjoy a night at the Georgia Aquarium ringing in the New Year. At this spectacular Downtown Atlanta NYE party, you can get exclusive after-hours access to all aquarium main galleries, live entertainment, cocktails, food, and a champagne toast to the New Year at midnight.

There are both General Admission and VIP tickets. All tickets include light bites, drink tickets, live music, a countdown to midnight, access to the main galleries until 11:30 p.m., and an after midnight snack. VIP tickets get additional entertainment, food, and drinks.

Date: December 31, 2023 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

5. New Year’s Bubble Bash at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is putting together a special kid-friendly countdown to ring in the New Year. At the New Year’s Bubble Bash, there will be music from their DJ, you can design your own Peach Drop, make your own bubble solution and wand, make firework art, and join in on the yearly bubble-wrap-popping tradition.

You have three options for your early New Year’s Eve celebration: Play Session A, Play Session B, and Play Session C. Play Session A goes from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a countdown at 11 a.m. Play Session B goes from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a countdown at 2 p.m. Play Session C goes from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a countdown at 5 p.m.

Date: December 31, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

6. Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls: Atlanta NYE Bar Crawl 2024

Experience the best bars Atlanta has to offer in one epic New Year’s Eve pub crawl. During Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls: Atlanta NYE Bar Crawl 2024, you’ll bop around town enjoying champagne toasts, watched the ball drop in Times Square on TV, and dance to the best music at Atlanta’s hottest venues.

With your experience, you’ll get entry into all the participating bars and clubs, drink specials all night, and a great way to welcome 2024 in style. Get your tickets here.

Date: December 31, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

7. New Year’s Eve Celebration at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands is ringing in the New Year with fireworks at LandShark Landing, NYE drink and appetizer specials, a complimentary champagne toast, and extended park hours with Snow Island open until 11:30 p.m. and the Lightshow Spectacular open until midnight.

Admission to the Fireworks Extravaganza at LandShark Landing is free, you’ll just have to pay the parking pass fee to get on the island.

Date: December 31, 2023 at midnight

8. IllumiNights at the Zoo

And if you’re looking for a way to celebrate the Chinese New Year, check out Zoo Atlanta’s IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival. This fun, festive light display features more than 80 animal lanterns, all hand-painted by Chinese artisans.

The lanterns depict your favorite animals, some of which you can see in real life at Zoo Atlanta and some that the zoo doesn’t have. You can see the lanterns unlit during a day visit to the zoo, but it’s a separate ticketed event to see them all lit up at night.

Date: now through January 14, 2024 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. nightly.

9. The Peach Drop

Note: The Peach Drop has been canceled for 2023.

The Peach Drop is Atlanta’s iconic way of ringing in the New Year. After a three-year hiatus, the Peach Drop returns this year to Underground Atlanta.

During this free event, you can enjoy food, music, fireworks, and watch the giant 800-pound peach sculpture as it drops from the 138-foot-tall tower of lights. More info to come.

Date: Canceled

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7 Best Ways to Ring in the New Year in Atlanta

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