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10 great ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve around Atlanta

From family-friendly to black-tie, count down the final hours of 2017 at one of these year-end events.

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The Peach Drop, in its former location.
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The end of 2017 is nigh, and as usual, metro Atlanta is fixin’ to go out in style, from downtown to Cumberland and beyond.

Let this map help point the way to 10 of the top options for ringing in New Year’s Eve around the city!

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Peach Drop

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Almost a no-show for this year, the Peach Drop is moving to Woodruff Park for 2017 after Underground Atlanta was sold to a South Carolina real estate developer. The City of Atlanta has yet to release full details, but expect festivities to begin around 5 p.m.

Time: Estimated for 5 p.m.

Price: None known as of press time.

Mask of Midnight NYE Party

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Head to the Roof at Ponce City Market, where guests will don a mask and say goodbye to 2017 at this elegant ball. Guests are encouraged to dress in their most decadent apparel as they usher in 2018 with live music, food, and drink.

Time: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Price: $100-$350

NYE Live! at the Battery Atlanta

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Continuing to prove itself as one of Atlanta’s hottest new entertainment destinations, Live! at the Battery Atlanta is hosting its first-ever New Year’s Eve event. Guests will receive exclusive access to four bars as well as food on both levels of the venue. Activities include live music, DJ performances, midnight champagne toast party favors, and a midnight celebration featuring the Times Square Ball Drop on a 30-foot LED screen.

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: $60-$120

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Atlanta NYElectric 2018

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Touted as the “ultimate New Year’s Eve experience in Atlanta,” Atlanta NYElectric 2018 will fill two ballrooms at the Westin Peachtree Plaza with four top Atlanta DJs delivering nonstop music. Ticket prices also include a five-hour open bar, complimentary party favors, and one “electric” countdown.

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Price: Start at $109. VIP and hotel room packages available.

Buckhead Ball 2018

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Enjoy a live concert, an unlimited open bar, and a luxury hotel all at Buckhead Ball 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead. This event will feature performances by Kap Slap, DJ Danny Blanko, and DJ King Tito, as well as a carnaval and silent disco room.

Time: 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Price: $125-$180

14th annual Downtown Countdown

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Bring your friends to Southern Exchange, and ring in the new year with six hours of an open bar, complimentary gourmet food, complimentary party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. DJ Suspense will keep the music going even after the clock strikes 12.

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: $109-$188

Sips Under the Sea Black and White New Year’s Celebration

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Ring in the new year while supporting the Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts (especially for the African penguin) at this celebratory fundraiser. General admission includes an open bar, late night bites, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and live music from The Regulars Band in the Ocean Ballroom.

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Price: $134.95 general admission; $124.95 member admission

New Year’s Bubble Bash

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Include the entire family in the countdown to 2018 at the New Year’s Bubble Bash at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Activities include a dance party, bubble-wrap fireworks, and a few surprises. NYE countdowns will be held at noon and 4 p.m.

Time: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Price: $18; $8 for members. Tickets must be purchased online; no ticket sales at the door.

**Other family-friendly events include the Noon Year’s Eve events at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the Roof at Ponce City Market.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers

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Nothing beats football on New Year’s Eve, so head to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to cheer on the Atlanta Falcons as they take on the Carolina Panthers. What could be better than starting 2018 with a win and playoff berth for the Dirty Birds?

Time: 4:25 p.m.

Price: Varies.

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Widespread Panic

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be complete without great music, and a live concert certainly will make the evening memorable. If that sounds groovy, join Widespread Panic as they close out the year with a three-night run at The Fox Theatre. This is sure to be a New Year’s Eve to remember for years to come.

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: $75-$145

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Peach Drop

Almost a no-show for this year, the Peach Drop is moving to Woodruff Park for 2017 after Underground Atlanta was sold to a South Carolina real estate developer. The City of Atlanta has yet to release full details, but expect festivities to begin around 5 p.m.

Time: Estimated for 5 p.m.

Price: None known as of press time.

Mask of Midnight NYE Party

Head to the Roof at Ponce City Market, where guests will don a mask and say goodbye to 2017 at this elegant ball. Guests are encouraged to dress in their most decadent apparel as they usher in 2018 with live music, food, and drink.

Time: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Price: $100-$350

NYE Live! at the Battery Atlanta

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Continuing to prove itself as one of Atlanta’s hottest new entertainment destinations, Live! at the Battery Atlanta is hosting its first-ever New Year’s Eve event. Guests will receive exclusive access to four bars as well as food on both levels of the venue. Activities include live music, DJ performances, midnight champagne toast party favors, and a midnight celebration featuring the Times Square Ball Drop on a 30-foot LED screen.

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: $60-$120

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Atlanta NYElectric 2018

Touted as the “ultimate New Year’s Eve experience in Atlanta,” Atlanta NYElectric 2018 will fill two ballrooms at the Westin Peachtree Plaza with four top Atlanta DJs delivering nonstop music. Ticket prices also include a five-hour open bar, complimentary party favors, and one “electric” countdown.

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Price: Start at $109. VIP and hotel room packages available.

Buckhead Ball 2018

Enjoy a live concert, an unlimited open bar, and a luxury hotel all at Buckhead Ball 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead. This event will feature performances by Kap Slap, DJ Danny Blanko, and DJ King Tito, as well as a carnaval and silent disco room.

Time: 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Price: $125-$180

14th annual Downtown Countdown

Bring your friends to Southern Exchange, and ring in the new year with six hours of an open bar, complimentary gourmet food, complimentary party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. DJ Suspense will keep the music going even after the clock strikes 12.

Time: 8 p.m.

Price: $109-$188

Sips Under the Sea Black and White New Year’s Celebration

Ring in the new year while supporting the Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts (especially for the African penguin) at this celebratory fundraiser. General admission includes an open bar, late night bites, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and live music from The Regulars Band in the Ocean Ballroom.

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Price: $134.95 general admission; $124.95 member admission

New Year’s Bubble Bash

Include the entire family in the countdown to 2018 at the New Year’s Bubble Bash at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Activities include a dance party, bubble-wrap fireworks, and a few surprises. NYE countdowns will be held at noon and 4 p.m.

Time: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Price: $18; $8 for members. Tickets must be purchased online; no ticket sales at the door.

**Other family-friendly events include the Noon Year’s Eve events at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the Roof at Ponce City Market.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers

AMB Sports + Entertainment

Nothing beats football on New Year’s Eve, so head to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to cheer on the Atlanta Falcons as they take on the Carolina Panthers. What could be better than starting 2018 with a win and playoff berth for the Dirty Birds?

Time: 4:25 p.m.

Price: Varies.

AMB Sports + Entertainment

Widespread Panic

Celebrating New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be complete without great music, and a live concert certainly will make the evening memorable. If that sounds groovy, join Widespread Panic as they close out the year with a three-night run at The Fox Theatre. This is sure to be a New Year’s Eve to remember for years to come.

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: $75-$145