Peach Drop at Underground
Peach Drop at Underground

Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta
More than 175,000 people are expected at Underground Atlanta for the 26th annual New Year’s celebration. Activities begins at 11 a.m. on New Year’s Eve with music and family events, including carnival rides, music and an arcade. Ludacris and Sugar Ray have just been announced as musical headliners for the night. The main event, the dropping of the 800-pound peach at midnight, will be followed by fireworks, and other festivities until 4 a.m. For a full schedule of events, a list of musicians playing on the different stages, and a live countdown to 2015, visit

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade/FanFest
Even if you don’t have a ticket to get inside the Georgia Dome to watch Ole Miss and TCU battle it out, the annual parade kicks off at 8 a.m. on New Year’s Eve at the corner of Baker and Peachtree streets. The FanFest at the Georgia World Congress Center will be the same day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with football challenges, food, pep rally and more.

Cleopatra’s New Year’s Eve Ball at Fox Theatre
Party the night away in the swanky Egyptian Ballroom at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Midtown, starting at 9:30 p.m. There will be DJs spinning  Top 40, house, and hip-hop mash-ups all night alongside a spectacular light show, with sexy Cleopatra’s, Egyptian Queens and Pharao’s mixing your favorite drinks at the open bars. For tickets and information, visit

Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve
Head over to the Hyatt Regency on Peachtree in Downtown for a big party featuring live bands, DJs, and comedians from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Open bars, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet and late night breakfast are all part of the $99 per person admission price. For more details and tickets, visit

New Year’s at the DeKalb History Center
Ring in the New Year and dance the night away with the DeKalb History Center inside the historic courthouse in Decatur from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. There will be a DJ playing hits from the 70s to the present, appetizers, party favors and two drink tickets. Tickets are $15 to 35.  Visit for detailed information.

Noon Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND
Families are invited to celebrate the new year on Dec. 31 at LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead.  on December 31! The balloon drop will take place at noon, with a countdown displayed on screens around the center. Throughout the day, LEGO fans can also take part in the 2015 group build. For more, visit

New Year’s at The Georgia Terrace Hotel
From an elegant evening of dining and dancing, to a midnight toast with Miller High Life ponies, The Georgian Terrace Hotel is a one-stop-shop for those looking to ring in 2015 in style. Midtown’s iconic hotel has party offerings both upstairs at Livingston Restaurant + Bar and downstairs at Proof & Provision. Livingston will offer a limited dinner menu of seasonal favorites that will be served from 5 to 11:30 p.m. DJ Yvonne Monet will kick the dancing off at 9 p.m. At the stroke of midnight, guests will celebrate with a balloon drop and complimentary champagne for toasting. Reservations are required at Proof & Provision will be ringing in 2015 with their third annual White Trash Bash, beginning at 5 p.m. Guests are invited to dress in their trashiest attire and swing by to enjoy free passed appetizers, beer cocktails and a themed playlist. There is no cover for this event and no reservations are needed.

New Year’s at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
On Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fernbank will host games, craft station, music from  DJ Willy Wow and a balloon drop. The event, celebrated at noon instead of midnight, caters to youngsters who cannot always celebrate past their bedtime. At noon, guests will be invited to toast to the Noon Year with their very own “mocktail” made from GoGo Squeeze Applesauce as over 2,000 balloons cascade from the ceiling of Fernbank’s Great Hall. For tickets and more information, 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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