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 2013 and welcoming 2014!
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 they are bringing in 8 party 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 continues on through midnight. Headliners have not been announced yet. The Peach Drop is a free event. Marta is encouraged, exit at Five Points.
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, with red carpet parties, a pajama poetry jam and a concert leading up to the main event. Hosted by DJs from local stations V103, Kiss104. 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.