PeachDrop1Jackson 5’s Tito Jackson headlines tonight’s 22nd annual Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta.  Jackson will go onstage around 11:15 p.m. and perform right up until midnight and the main event.

As the Southeast’s largest New Year’s Eve Celebration, the famed giant peach will make its 58-second descent from the top of the 138-foot tower of lights in the midst of an all-day, all-night, family-friendly celebration.  The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a moonwalk, basketball throw, face painting and balloon art on Upper Alabama Street as well as kid-friendly music on the Budding Peach Stage.  And, new this year, there will be carnival-style rides for young and old with Peachtree Rides’ “Expo Wheel,” (Ferris wheel,) Bear Affair, (spinning tea cups in Bear form,) and more, for only $3 a ride.

The Underground’s three musical stages will fill the air with locally-renowned acts and carry crowds into 2011 with an explosion of confetti and fireworks at midnight.  Admission to the Peach Drop is, as always, free.  This rain or shine event continues into the night, as the surrounding bars, restaurants and nightclubs are open until 4:00am.  For more information including schedules of which acts are to perform, frequently asked questions, fun facts, and up-to-the-minute information about Peach Drop 2011, please visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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