Countdown to the annual Peach Drop in Atlanta. Think Big Apple in Times Square, only with a peach in Underground Atlanta. The giant peach weighs in at more than 800 pounds and is fully painted and refurbished each year before the big night.
Live music, special guests, cover bands and Atlanta celebrities will be in attendance to mark the countdown to the New Year. Join the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the Southeast and count down to 2013.
Skip the crowd at Underground Atlanta and sip champagne while watching the Peach Drop from an oversized projection screen at Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint. The name is a nod to the juke joints peppering rural outskirts of southern town for African American communities to gather.
Come for a modern twist on traditional dishes, cocktails, drinks and good company to spend the last few moments of 2012.
Rotate 360 degrees over an hour while dining and sipping wine as the Atlanta skyline dazzles from your window. Ring in the New Year at the rotating Sun Dial restaurant located inside Atlanta's Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel.
The hotel is the fifth tallest in Atlanta and some 2,892 peaches would stack from the ground to reach the restaurant. Consider booking a room and spending the evening at the Westin and away from the busy city streets.
Get out your dancing shoes for New Year's Eve at the Four Seasons' Park 75. The upscale hotel hosts dinner, dancing and a toast from 6pm to 1am. Choose from a five-course pirx fixe menu for $95 or an a la carte selection. A DJ will spin popular hits and classics.
Complimentary valet parking is included in the price of your evening.
Ring in the New Year with singer and pianist Tony DeSare and his trio with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Hear classics and favorites from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Porter and Prince. The performance starts at 8pm and ticket prices range from $31 to $69.
For some early evening fun with the family, head to Stone Mountain for a faux snow-paced mountainside. Snow in Atlanta doesn't come that often, but you can enjoy five football fields of snow and 20 lanes of tubing.
Slide down a 400-foot hill for the adventurous at heart and pick a small run called Little Angles for kids 3 and under. A bonfire, Christmas parade, snow angel fireworks, live enteratinment and shows are also available through January 1 at the park.
Go dining, drinking and celebrate into the wee hours at Park Tavern. This all-inclusive event includes live musich from Yacht Rock Revue and a DJ spinning music. An open bar will serve liquor, peer, wine and champaign. Nosh on a sushi spread or a midnight breakfast buffett with Krispy Kreme donuts.
New Year's Eve Black Comedy Explosion
660 Peachtree Street NE
Have some laughs on New Year's Eve at the Fox Theatre's Black Comedy Explosion. DL Hughley hosts and with a roster of talent including Lavelle Crawford, Corey Holcomb and more. Find more places to see a comedy show in Atlanta.
28 E Andrews Dr. NW
Head to Buckhead's Tavern 99 for an all-inclusive evening across two rooms of entertainment. Enjoy live music, bands, DJ Gary Braner, 5-hours of open bar with cocktails, beer and wine and a mini buffet. The evening also includes party favors, dancing, confetti drop and champagne toast at midnight to celebrate 2013.
VIP guests receive Svedka Swedish imported vodka at specially reserved tables.
Formerly the Peach Bowl, the annual Chic-Fil-A Bowl hosts a post-season football playoff with the Atlantic Coast Conferences vs. the Southeastern Conference. Located in downtown Atlanta, the Georgia Dome packs in football fans to see their favorite teams play with part of the proceeds going to charity and scholarship contributions.