Our Favorite Things to Do on New Year’s Eve Around Atlanta, GA

Atlanta. Home of Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, OutKast, 2 Chainz and The Walking Dead, this southern hub has so much to offer among its vibrant neighborhoods and a longstanding presence in music, cinema, sport, commerce and transport represented by over six million. Whether you’re exploring travel plans as a visitor, returning home to visit friends and family and are searching for something to do or a local curious about what’s near home, Atlanta has something for everyone. Read on for some of our favorite ways to kick off the New Year here around the Big Peach. 

We Trap on NYE

This being Atlanta, the celebrations of the New Year can’t be without some part of the city’s formidable musical heritage. Enjoy some of Atlanta’s best local and underground talent in this rage that goes all weekend, including a skate juke / community meet and greet, a formal event and a masquerade soiree. 

New Years Eve at the Battery

One of the Atlanta area’s most vibrant celebrations, this is a premier event including food stations, live DJ and dance floor, photo booths, exclusive booths for groups and to top it all off, a champagne toast and balloon drop when the clock strikes twelve! For those looking to party into the New Year, the Battery is an optimal venue with its selection of activities, food and festive atmosphere. 

Peach Bowl

Turn to the new calendar with the energy and spectacle of college football! Famously fierce and electric here in the South, every year around New Year’s two college football teams have battled in front of massive crowds since 1968. Today, it is part of a larger event at the grand Mercedes Benz Stadium, where visitors can also enjoy the Fan Fest! The Fan Fest is another great way to enjoy all things Football including obstacle courses, passing, punting and kicking games, a zip line and even a mechanical “ball” (mechanical bull shaped like a football) .

Georgia Aquarium New Years Eve Celebration

This titan of Atlanta and its globally renowned collection of habitats and famously varied residents has its very own New Years Celebration, a great option for visitors and groups of all ages, families and animal lovers alike. This is a great way to spend New Years Eve in a highly entertaining, educational and memorable manner, including after hour looks into the aquarium! See what some of Atlanta’s most interesting residents get up to during the night, dance to live music, enjoy food and drink and party into the New Year at Georgia Aquarium’s New Years Celebration. This is a great choice for both those who want to enjoy the party and get back before late, and those who want to go past midnight. 

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