Top 10 New Years Eve Events in Atlanta

With so many parties and events, it can be tricky narrowing down your New Year’s Eve plans around Atlanta! We have you covered with the Top 10 New Years Eve Events in Atlanta to shake up the holiday as you ring in 2018.

While the Peach Drop is a beloved Atlanta classic, some party-goers may want a little something different. After you’ve made your dinner reservations, enjoy unique twists on beloved events, wear your best cocktail attire, or even find some fun for the kids!

And we don’t just stop at New Year’s Eve – We have plans well into New Years Day.  From breaking old resolutions to making some new ones, Atlanta has plenty to celebrate as we enter the new year!

  1. Sips Under the Sea
    8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
    Georgia Aquarium
    This special edition of the monthly series is a fundraiser for the Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts towards one of the best dressed endangered species, the African penguin. Highlights include an open bar, live music, DJ, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and more!
  2. Chick-Fil-A Bowl
    January 1st – 12:30 p.m.
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium
    The new Mercedes-Benz stadium becomes home to this New Years favorite! The first New Year’s Six matchup of 2018 will see (12) UCF take on (7) Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s 50th Anniversary Game. Among the most competitive bowl games in the country, the Bowl leads all other bowl games in charitable and scholarship contributions.
  3. Noon Year’s Eve
    9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Fernbank Museum of Natural History
    Atlanta’s biggest party animals are ringing in the new year at Noon Year’s Eve! Join the city’s dinosaurs at a special family celebration, complete with a ball drop at Noon. The special event gives families access to the museum before opening hours in a fun and safe environment for kids to ring in the new year!
  4. Resolution Run
    January 1st – 10:00 a.m.
    Piedmont Park
    With a 4 Miler, One Mile Course, and 50m Dash, Atlanta Track Club’s Resolution Run is a great way to get the entire family moving! This year’s course has a start/ finish line conveniently located in Piedmont Park, making the event easier than ever to access.
  5. Mask of Midnight
    8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
    The Roof at Ponce City Market
    the Roof at Ponce City Market will transform into an elegant masked ball to close out 2017. Cloak yourself in the best, most decadent apparel and disguise yourself with a mask until midnight. Regular and VIP tickets will be available for purchase, each providing a lavish evening  complete with unparalleled skyline views, food and beverage specials, live music, and more!
  6. Masquerade New Years Ball
    9:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
    Miami Circle – Buckhead
    The black tie ball includes live entertainment with Hors d’oeuvres, Open Bar, and a Champagne Toast.
  7. Buckhead Ball
    8:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
    Grand Hyatt Buckhead
    Dance the night (and 2017!) away while enjoying Atlanta’s best open bar NYE party! Enjoy the luxury, comfort, and glamour of a hotel party with special headliner Kap Slap. This year’s event is bigger and better than ever!
  8. Atlanta Wine Festivals New Years Eve
    8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
    City Winery
    Don your favorite cocktail attire and ring in he new year with great wine options, liquor drinks, beer, and great food provided by the chefs at City Winery. Live music will be held downstairs with a great DJ upstairs!
  9. Downtown Countdown
    8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
    Hyatt regency Atlanta
    For the the 14th year in a row, Hyatt Regency Atlanta celebrates the New Year with an open bar, dinner buffet, live entertainment, karaoke, a midnight balloon drop, several ballrooms full of entertainment, and much more! The event is an Atlanta favorite, known as the city’s largest NYE party around.
  10. Grand Fashion New Years Eve
    9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Top Golf Midtown
    Top Golf is in getting decked out in all gold! Celebrate the new year with live entertainment, a chef-inspired menu, and a midnight celebration to remember.  Guests will enjoy unlimited Topgolf, party favors, and more!