Top 7 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 7 New Years Eve Events in Atlanta to shake up the holiday as you ring in 2019.

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. Sips Under the Sea: Black and White New Years Celebration
    8:30 p.m. – 1:00 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. 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. Chick-Fil-A Bowl
    December 29th- 12:00 p.m.
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium
    The Mercedes-Benz stadium becomes home to this New Years weekend favorite! The top-ten matchup of 2018 will see (10) Florida take on (7) Michigan in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s 51st Anniversary Game. Among the most competitive bowl games in the country, the Bowl leads all other bowl games in charitable and scholarship contributions.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. Downtown Countdown
    8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
    Southern Exchange
    The 14th annual Downtown Countdown Party celebrates the New Year with a premium open bar, renowned DJ Suspense, gourmet dinner complete with carving stations, a champagne toast, and much more! The event is an Atlanta favorite, known as the city’s largest NYE party around.
  7. Sol Fusion NYE Celebration
    7:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
    Buckhead
    With 4 different ballrooms worth of parties, you can ring in the New Year with all-access to the NYE party and party areas, party favors,  balloon drop, complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and more!