New Years Eve is a night when everyone gets decked out and celebrates with friends old and new. This list includes Atlanta's hottest New Years Eve events and parties for saying goodbye to 2012 and welcoming 2013!
Party in style at the Downtown Countdown with an open bar and Atlanta's largest New Years balloon drop! Expect a diverse crowd in their mid 20's to late 30's and a mix of singles and couples. Tickets start at $99 (price increases as event approaches) and include 5 1/2 hours of open bar, buffets complete with carving stations, late night breakfast and all of the fun performances by bands, DJs and comedians. Love the dress code: formal, creative black tie, optional... kind of like MTV Music Awards. This year's They are bringing in more than 10 bands and DJs, plus there is a full comedy lounge. VIP packages available. The Downtown Countdown takes place at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown.
An Atlanta classic at Underground Atlanta, watching the big peach drop is the Atlanta equivalent of the ball drop in Time Square. An entire day of family fun (carnival rides, face painting and more) starts at 11 a.m. and this year's event features Abbey Road, a rockin' Beatles cover band. The Peach Drop is a free event.
Celebrate New Years Eve in Buckhead at this all-inclusive New Years bash featuring two party rooms, live music from a party cover band, DJs, a five hour open bar, an all-night mini buffet and a midnight champagne toast with confetti drop. Tickets start at $55 (price increases as event approaches, but this is a bargain compared to many all-inclusive events!).
NYE in the ATL is billed as the number one party for urban professionals and features multiple DJs, comedians, top shelf bars, live entertainment and more. NYE in the ATL actually features an entire weekend of events, but red carpet parties, a casino night and a club night leading up to the main event. Hosted by DJs from local stations V103, Kiss104 and Hot 107-9. Admission starts at $60 (includes champagne toast) and open bar admission starts at $100. Packages including all the weekend parties are available. NYE in the ATL takes place at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel in Dunwoody.