Looking for something fun to do on New Year’s Eve? Check out these events:
Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade & Game
Though it’s not as famous as the Rose Bowl, Atlanta’s Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade on New Year’s Eve features bands, classic cars, floats and more. The parade makes its way down Peachtree to Centennial Park ending at the World Congress Center between 11 a.m. and noon. The parade is a pre-cursor to the big SEC vs ACC college football match-up between Virginia Tech and Tennessee that evening at the Georgia Dome. www.chick-fil-abowl.com.
Underground Atlanta is the place to be on New Year’s Eve, as thousands gather in the Fountain Plaza for the famous Peach Drop. The event will begin at noon with a variety of entertainment — including headlining act Morris Day and The Time — for children and will continue into the evening with live musical performances and a fireworks show at midnight. Those attending are encouraged to take MARTA to the Five Points station. www.peachdrop.com.
Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve
Looking for an exciting way to welcome the New Year? The annual Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve returns to the Hyatt Regency Atlanta this year, bringing with it a premium open bar, dinner buffet and late-night breakfast menu and multiple rooms of entertainment. There will be performances by Sister Hazel and Tone Loc, plus disc jockeys, comedians, karaoke and much more. Tickets are currently on sale for $109 for the regular party and $175 for VIP access to private areas and an upscale dinner and bar menu. Ticketholders will be offered discounted hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency while supplies last.www.DowntownCountdown.net.