Top 17 Happenings to Ring in 2020 Around 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 17 New Years Eve Events in Atlanta to shake up the holiday as you ring in 2020.

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 from the weekend 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. Georgia Aquarium’s Splashing 20’s NYE Celebration!
    7:30 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.

    Georgia Aquarium
    Make a splash into 2020 at Georgia Aquarium’s Gatsby-inspired party! Dress up for Downtown Atlanta’s most exciting New Years Celebration, and get ready to sip, dine, and dance your way into the new year. All proceeds from the event help fund Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts around the globe.
  2. Atlanta Wine Festivals New Years Eve
    9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
    City Winery
    Ring in the new year with an incredible selection of wines, music, great company, and delicious food at the Atlanta Wine Festivals New Year’s Eve! The holiday celebration features live music by Coast Guard and a DJ on the Main Stage, a premium buffet from City Winery’s own chefs, and a variety of cocktails and beer.
  3. Noon Year’s Eve at Skyline Park
    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Skyline Park
    Kids will enjoy live entertainment, complimentary snacks, arts & crafts stations, balloon artists, face painters, and a ton of festive fun! At 11:59 a.m., be sure to gather around for the countdown to an eco-friendly rooftop balloon drop at Noon! 
  4. Chick-Fil-A Bowl
    December 28th – 12:00 p.m.
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium
    The Mercedes-Benz stadium becomes home to this New Years weekend favorite! The top-ten matchup of 2019 will see nationally-ranked teams in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s 52nd Anniversary Game. Among the most competitive bowl games in the country, the Bowl leads all other bowl games in charitable and scholarship contributions.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. Peachtree Gala Downtown Countdown
    8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
    Southern Exchange
    The 16th annual Downtown Countdown Party celebrates the New Year with a premium open bar, live DJs, gourmet food, a champagne toast, and much more! The event is an Atlanta favorite, known as the city’s largest NYE party around.
  8. Atlanta NYE Bar Crawl
    6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
    Midtown
    Sip and crawl your way through Midtown’s favorite bars! Guests will enjoy live music, appetizer buffets, champagne toast, VIP ball drop viewing, drink tickets and specials, and more.
  9. Ring in 2020 Disco-Style
    5:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
    Arnette’s Chop Shop
    This New Year’s Eve, enjoy a steak dinner followed by a party!  .p.mAt around 11:00, the party will move outdoors to an illuminated infinity dance floor featuring a DJ spinning ‘70s tunes. There will be a midnight countdown disco ball drop and toast before guests are invited to dance the night away to disco favorites.
  10. BOCADO Specials & Prosecco Toast
    Celebrate the final day of 2019 with special a la carte menu items including oysters, quail, lobster and steak, plus three drink specials. All guests who dine between 5pm and 10:30pm will receive a complimentary prosecco toast.
  11. Hampton + Hudson ‘20s New Year’s Eve Party
    Hampton + Hudson will be celebrating New Year’s Eve all day with football games on TVs throughout the restaurant. Beginning at 8pm, they’re hosting a 1920s-themed celebration featuring live music, a champagne toast at midnight, $5 drink specials all night long and more. The regular food menu will be available until 11pm, when guests can order late night bites and a Midnight Burger Special available until close.
  12. All Black Everything Party
    Holmes
    Keep the vibes alive this New Year’s Eve at Holmes’s All Black Everything party. They’ll be dishing up food and drink specials, including ingredients like squid ink and activated charcoal, alongside their regular menu all evening.
  13. Caviar, European Truffles & Champagne Toast
    Lazy Betty
    The nationally-acclaimed restaurant will be serving seven- and 10-course tasting menus alongside caviar and European truffles to ring in the new year. To add to the celebratory meal, guests can opt to enjoy wine pairings selected by the beverage team for the occasion and petit fours crafted in-house by Pastry Chef Lindsey Davis. As midnight nears, everyone can enjoy a complimentary champagne toast.
  14. NYE with The Shops Buckhead Atlanta
    American Cut, Bitlong Bar, Fado Irish Pub, Gypsy Kitchen, Le Bilboquet, Le Colonial, The Southern Gentleman, and Regent Cocktail Club will all offer exquisite New Year’s Eve offerings, specials, and favors!
  15. NYE Four-Course Prix Fixe Menu with Champagne
    New York Prime
    The classic, New York City-style steakhouse will be offering a four-course menu including their famed Butter Cake dessert and a bottle of champagne (one per couple). Beginning at 7:15pm, guests can enjoy the prix fixe menu for $125 per person alongside live music and a stylish ambiance.
  16. New Year’s Day Lucky Brunch
    Hampton + Hudson
    On New Year’s Day, enjoy some hair of the dog! Brunch and dishes will be served to bring luck in the new year, like black-eyed peas, collard greens and cornbread. They’ll also have a Bloody Mary bar to enjoy while dining and watching the day’s football bowl games.
  17. New Years Day with The Shops Buckhead Atlanta
    Fado Irish Pub, Gypsy Kitchen, Taverna, and The Southern Gentleman will be serving up brunch and drink specials throughout the day to kick your year off in the best way possible!