Best Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta
Published December 16, 2022
Last Updated December 22, 2022
Atlanta is inclusive in all things including New Year’s Eve. Kids like to celebrate the New Year, too, but midnight gets a little late for most kiddos. Thus, here are things to do on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta for adults and for kids.
NYE for Adults
The Battery Atlanta
Late-night festivities begin at 9 p.m. with a performance from 12 South Band on the Georgia Power Pavilion stage. The midnight countdown includes confetti and fireworks.
The iconic New Year’s Eve Peach Drop returns to the A. Celebrate the new year with Grammy Award-winning Jermaine Dupri and special guests Da Brat, Jagged Edge and YoungBloodZ, plus Drivin N Cryin and Blanco Brown. The stage opens at 6 p.m., and the traditional drop of the peach will happen at midnight.
Beat The Bomb
End the year with a bang at this immersive and interactive gaming experience. Tickets purchased after 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve come with a complimentary bottle of bubbly. For $100 guests can get blasted with champagne as the clock strikes 12.
The Great Hall New Year’s Eve Party
Welcome the new year in The Great Hall at InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta with live music from the band, Alibi. Enjoy welcome cocktails, charcuterie, cheese platter, Champagne and a live countdown. The cost is $300 for a table for two or $600 for a table for six
NYE for Kids
The Battery Atlanta
Ring in 2023 at The Battery with this option for kids. Early innings include a family-friendly party beginning at 6 p.m. There will be a performance by Grammy nominee Justin Roberts and the inflatable baseball drop at 8 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta brings all the family fun with the New Year’s Bubble Bash. $10 for members and $25 for non-members gives you access to the activity-filled play sessions. Act fast — the first play session is already sold out. The good news is that the museum has added another session. Session C will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., with a countdown at 5 p.m. The New Year’s countdown brings laughs, dancing, games and more. Kids will enjoy live music from the DJ, design a Peach Drop and ring in the new year with the bubble-wrap-popping tradition.
The Roof at Ponce City Market
Noon Year’s Eve Celebration on The Roof at Ponce City Market welcomes all ages for a family-friendly celebration to ring in 2023 as everyone counts down to Noon. All-Access tickets are $25 and include admission and game play (3 years and younger are free). Add ice skating to the experience for an additional $10 based on availability.
Stone Mountain Park
Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve Celebration at Stone Mountain Park means that kids can celebrate the New Year and still get to bed early. The early countdown begins at 8:59 p.m., and when the clock strikes 9 p.m. snow and fireworks usher in the New Year. Early New Year’s Eve is included with the Christmas Adventure Pass, which runs $31.95 for adults and $29.95 for children.
The Indigo Girls perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on New Year’s Eve. Selling more than 14 million records, Amy and Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s.
You can never go wrong with rockin’ into the New Year. Enjoy a live concert from Omni with special guests The Serfs and No Head at The Earl. Doors open at 8:30 pm, show begins at 9:30 pm. Purchase tickets for $20 in advance; $20 day of show.
Hear Fleetwood Mac tribute performed by popular ATL band, Rumours at Variety Playhouse. Tickets start at $35 for general admission.
Rapper Gucci Mane performs at Fox Theatre on New Year’s Eve Showtime: 8 p.m.
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