If you’re looking for something to do this long New Year’s weekend, there is plenty of fun for kids and adults. From theatre and the symphony to the traditional Peach Drop and a rock show at Park Tavern, finding some fun to ring in 2013 will be easy.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
If you didn’t get a chance before Christmas to see the beloved animated TV special brought to life, there’s still time. The puppet version continues through Jan. 6 at The Center for Puppetry Arts. For tickets and info, visit puppet.org.

Santaland Diaries and Madeline’s Christmas
Horizon Theatre’s annual staging of these two favorites  continue through Dec. 30. David Sedaris’ telling of his time working as a Macy’s elf is definitely for the adults,  while the classic Madeline is perfect for the kids. For more info, visit horizontheatre.com.

The Pink Pig
Climbing aboard the Pink Pig is one of Atlanta’s most famous traditions. Priscilla takes kids and adults through a life-sized storybook scene at Macy’s at Lenox Square through Jan. 1.  Visit this link for more details.

New Year’s Eve at Park Tavern
Ring in 2013 with live music, gourmet food, and an open bar at Park Tavern, surrounded by people ready to celebrate!  Live music will be provided by Yacht Rock, with a DJ to fill in the blanks. Toast with champagne at midnight, feast on the breakfast buffet, take a photo in the photo booth, and dance right into the new year all in the same place. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly so visit Parktavern.com to snap yours up today.

Atlanta Symphony New Year’s Eve
Head over to Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center for a special concert featuring an evening of standards with pianist and vocalist Tony DeSare and his trio. The concert begins at 8 p.m. For tickets and information, visit atlantasymphony.org.

Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta
The 24th annual celebration at Underground Atlanta will begin early on New Year’s Eve, with music and family events from 11 a.m. onward. The main event, the dropping of the 800-pound peach at midnight, will be followed by fireworks, and bars in the area will be open until 4 a.m., so it can be an all-day adventure. For a full schedule of events, a list of musicians playing on the different stages, and a live countdown to 2013, visit peachdrop.com.

New Year’s Eve at The Shakespeare Tavern
Want a more intimate celebration? Enjoy music, food, drinks, and comedy while spending New Year’s Eve at The Shakespeare Tavern. Storyteller and musician Andy Offutt Irwin will be presenting his New Year’s Eve Old Fashioned Good Time Concert, with musical guests Three Quarter Ale, Cyndi Craven and more. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. For more information, visitshakespearetavern.com.

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.