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New Years Eve Events

Browse New Year’s Eve events as well as recommendations for the hottest parties and celebrations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to New Year’s Eve in Atlanta.

New Year's Guide 101
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HAPPY NEW YEAR: Jake Lockheart brings in the New Year 2012

Ah, New Year’s Eve. A time for new beginnings, soon-to-be-broken resolutions, and pretending to like champagne. Whether you’re tuning into the peach drop on TV or perusing the hottest parties downtown, New Year’s Eve is the day to release your inhibitions and reminisce on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the past year.


List of New Year's Eve Events:

Thursday December 30, 2021 12:00 am EST
Seed Kitchen & Bar Cost: Free
Food and Drink
Host friends & family at Seed Kitchen & Bar, Stem Wine Bar and Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar this holiday season. Make your event one to remember at one of our award-winning restaurants. We're here to take the worry out of planning, and customize your celebration to make it unforgettable for both yo... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 10:00 am EST
Freemarket Gallery Cost: Free
In her debut solo exhibition in Atlanta at Freemarket Gallery, Janice Rago is showcasing work that her die-hard fans will adore, with a definitive twist on her mixed media masterpieces. The work in "Alchemy" will awaken the audience's senses. Rago is bringing feminine beauty into focus with brushstr... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 10:00 am EST
Freemarket Gallery Cost: Free
In her debut solo exhibition in Atlanta at Freemarket Gallery, Janice Rago is showcasing work that her die-hard fans will adore, with a definitive twist on her mixed media masterpieces. The work in "Alchemy" will awaken the audience's senses. Rago is bringing feminine beauty into focus with brushstr... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 11:00 am EST
North Point Mall Cost: $15.00
Community::Family
Grab a prehistoric passport and join over 30 giant moving dinosaurs at Dino Safari - A Walk Thru Adventure. Get up-close-and-personal with the most fascinating prehistoric creatures from the mighty T. rex to the amphibious Spinosaurus while you learn how dinosaurs evolved over time, where on earth t... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 11:30 am EST
Buckhead Village Cost: Free
Find yourself taken back to an incredible, traditional German market at this year’s ATLANTA CHRISTKINDL MARKET, hosted this year at The Buckhead Village District. [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 12:00 pm EST
Underground Atlanta Cost: $29.20 to $49.60
Arts Agenda
Experience more than 140 works by the internationally renowned and anonymous Banksy, who is regarded as one of the most valuable and talked about artists of our time. The exhibition presented by SEE Global Entertainment includes original artworks, prints, photos, sculptures, digital installations, m... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 02:00 pm EST
Synchronicity Theatre Cost: $15-$40
Arts Agenda::Theater
In this rock concert meets live theatre, follow young Alice as she journeys through self-doubt to find her true voice and her true self. This vibrant, zany, and refreshing new take on Lewis Carroll’s beloved story brings a live soundtrack - from classic rock to punk to ska and even a little Bollywoo... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 03:00 pm EST
Colony Square Cost: $14-$18
Community::Family
Did you know? Midtown’s Living Room used to be the home of an indoor ice skating rink known as the Colony Square Ice Capades Chalet that opened in 1973. Beloved American figure skater and two-time Olympian, JoJo Starbuck, regularly practiced at the rink. Now what is old will become new again for all... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 04:00 pm EST
Atlantic Station Cost: $15.00
Skate under the stars at the largest outdoor skating rink in metro Atlanta, Skate the Station, from November 19, 2021 – January 17, 2022. Tickets will be available online and at the door. Timed ticketing and other safety protocols will be enforced. [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 05:00 pm EST
Atlanta Botanical Garden Cost: $21.95-$119
Community::Family
While plenty of the show’s fan-favorite features will return, guests can expect new twists, including a colorful Glowing Grove along the Flower Walk, oversized flowers leading to Ice Goddess and several lighted sculptures from the 2021 summer exhibition SUPERnatural: Glass Art by Jason Gamrath. [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 06:00 pm EST
Six Flags White Water Cost: $55-$65
Community::Family
The musically themed Rockin’ Christmas features millions of colorful lights and hundreds of animated displays synchronized to popular and beloved holiday music. This drive-through spectacular showcases such elements as larger-than-life sized boomboxes, iPods and jukeboxes along with DJ Santa and his... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 06:00 pm EST
Six Flags White Water Cost: $55-$65
Community::Family
The musically themed Rockin’ Christmas features millions of colorful lights and hundreds of animated displays synchronized to popular and beloved holiday music. This drive-through spectacular showcases such elements as larger-than-life sized boomboxes, iPods and jukeboxes along with DJ Santa and his... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 07:00 pm EST
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Cost: $215-$400
Festivals, Community::Sports and Health
This year's Peach Bowl - teams TBA in the late Fall. The Peach Bowl has been an Atlanta institution since 1968. Currently sponsored by Chick-fil-A [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 08:00 pm EST
The Eastern Cost: $49.50 - $99.00
Music
With an ethos rooted in exploration, STS9 has been a sonic pioneer for two decades. Using electronic and acoustic means, the instrumental five-piece—comprised of Hunter Brown (guitar/keys), Jeffree Lerner (percussion), David Phipps (keyboards), Zach Velmer (drums), and Alana Rocklin (bass)—channels ... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 08:00 pm EST
Atlanta Symphony Hall Cost: $39-$109
Music
Website: Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the mu... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 08:00 pm EST
Fox Theatre Cost: Sold Out
Music
A New Years Celebration [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 08:00 pm EST
City Winery Cost: $50-$65
Music, Music::Soundboard Digital
Avery*Sunshine takes no detours in creating melodious music for the masses. She makes the kind of music that undeniably satisfies the soul. Her sound is uplifting, vibrant, and exactly as her namesake suggests, full of sunshine. [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 08:30 pm EST
The Earl Cost: $30-$35
Music
It’s a tale told so many times we might be numb to its magic, but when The Coathangers played their first show back in 2006 at a small house party in Atlanta, the band’s aspirations were little more than a one-off excuse for a few friends to hang out and make some noise. Yet the clamorous racket of ... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 08:30 pm EST
Blind Willie's Cost: $5.00
Music, Music::Soundboard Digital
No description provided [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 09:00 pm EST
Terminal West Cost: $28-$35
Music, Music::Soundboard Digital
Singer and saxophonist Karl Denson fronts the Tiny Universe as if he’s preaching the gospel. His energy and spirit are contagious while his songwriting serves a larger message of fellowship—across generations, genders, religions and cultures. Not surprisingly, he’s none too pleased with the current ... [click here for more]

Thursday December 30, 2021 11:30 pm EST
Aisle 5 Cost: $10
Music
Underground Springhouse is a rock n roll outfit hailing from Athens, Georgia. Noted for their authentic sound and distinctive blend of herbs and spices, Springhouse’s music draws inspiration from funk to freeform – rock to reggae. Galvanized by the success of their debut single, “Joyfell,” Springhou... [click here for more]

CL Articles on New Year's Eve

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Friday December 31, 2021 12:00 am EST
Browse New Year’s Eve events as well as recommendations for the hottest parties and celebrations. CL's critics & readers weigh in on the definitive guide to New Year’s Eve in Atlanta. | more...

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Friday December 28, 2018 10:46 am EST



For this New Year’s weekend round-up podcast, CL critics Will Cardwell, Jacob Chisenhall, and Chad Radford, talk about music and events happening throughout the city Dec. 28-31. Learn more about a metric ton of music going on around Atlanta, bringing 2018 to a fine point.

The Coathangers (pictured about) play a two-night stand at the Earl, Sevendust makes a three-night stand the...

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Monday December 24, 2018 04:37 pm EST
Zaytoven, Young Dolph, and more bring 'Evil Genius' to the Fox Theatre Dec. 27 | more...

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Tuesday February 20, 2018 12:00 am EST
What's going on around ATL today. | more...

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Friday December 29, 2017 11:06 pm EST
It's New Year's Eve in the ATL - what are you getting into? | more...

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Wednesday December 27, 2017 10:56 pm EST
50 comedians kick-off 2018 right with the fourth annual 50 First Jokes | more...

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Wednesday December 27, 2017 09:32 pm EST
Things to eat and do | more...

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Friday December 30, 2016 05:23 pm EST
Pallas, Gringo Star, and more music that's not to be missed | more...

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Thursday December 29, 2016 07:19 pm EST
Xavier BLK, Mikkoh, Divine Interface, and many more lead an Edgewood Avenue blowout | more...

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Wednesday December 7, 2016 03:22 pm EST
And strong opposition to privatization of streets around Underground Atlanta continues after city council approves | more...

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Monday January 4, 2016 09:19 am EST
Plus, what happened to the Atlanta Five? | more...

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Sunday January 3, 2016 10:30 am EST
Plus, Buckhead escorts pursue robbers | more...

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Wednesday December 30, 2015 09:56 am EST
Plus, the Washington Post looks at poverty in Georgia | more...

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Monday December 28, 2015 12:44 pm EST
All the excuse your grandma needs to kick off her slippers and slide across the linoleum this New Year's Eve. | more...

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Monday December 28, 2015 09:13 am EST
Comedian Olivia Cathcart picks out the best comedy shows happening in Atlanta including the national show, 50 First Jokes, making its second year in the A. | more...

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Wednesday December 23, 2015 10:01 am EST
NYE food happs | more...

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:02 am EDT
Plus, English Avenue speculator Rick Warren sentenced to 30 days in jail | more...

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Thursday January 8, 2015 04:00 am EST

Welcome to a new year! Here are some resolutions to help you ditch those tawdry habits and start fresh.

New Year's Resolution No. 1: Don't cry in front of police

On Piedmont Avenue, cops found a 22-year-old man passed out in the driver's seat of a car that was parked next to a "no parking" sign. After waking up the driver for a chat, an officer asked, "Where were you coming from?" The man...

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Tuesday December 30, 2014 03:51 pm EST
Ludacris headlines a performance with Sugar Ray at New Year's Eve Annual Peach Drop celebration in Underground Atlanta. | more...

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Tuesday December 30, 2014 11:13 am EST
Looking for a good place to ring in 2015? Here's a quick round up of Atlanta's best New Year's Eve shows. | more...

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Thursday January 2, 2014 01:01 pm EST
Photos from the Black Lips New Year's Eve show. | more...

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Monday December 30, 2013 11:43 am EST
Here's a list of local shows to count down the new year. | more...

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Thursday December 26, 2013 04:00 am EST

In anticipation of New Year's Eve, we've compiled a list of handy resolutions for our dear Blotter readers.

Resolution No. 1: Don't smoke and call 911

Police responded to a call from a 41-year-old woman about a dispute at her apartment on Sylvan Road. When cops arrived, they saw a small baggie of marijuana on the living room floor next to a blunt. The cop wrote, "I asked [the woman] who...

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Tuesday December 24, 2013 04:00 am EST
Ernest Greene on the Internet, the live band, and NYE | more...

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Friday December 20, 2013 11:31 am EST
2013 Atlanta Christmas and New Year's Eve food happs | more...
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