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Top 14 events in Atlanta for ringing in the New Year

Whether a night out with family, friends, or a date, these happenings are sure to welcome 2020 with a bang

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As 2019—and another decade—takes its final festive breaths, Atlanta is gearing up for an evening of fun, food, and celebration.

From early festivities with the kids at noon to an active start in the great outdoors on New Year’s Day, there’s no shortage of merriment to be found in and around the city.

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Kids’ Early NYE Celebration 

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For families wanting to ring in the new year together, Stone Mountain Park will start the celebration during its Stone Mountain Christmas events on December 31. Following the Snow Angel Snowfall and Fireworks Finale at 8:30 p.m., New Year’s Eve activities will take over, including costumed characters, music, and dancing.

At 8:59 p.m., the countdown will start, and, at 9 p.m., snow and fireworks will signal the start of 2020.

Tickets start at $31.95. 

New Year’s Eve Bash at The Battery Atlanta

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Now in its third year, the New Year’s Eve Bash at The Battery Atlanta offers two celebrations December 31 to accommodate celebrants of all ages. The fun starts at 6 p.m. in the Plaza with The Heavy Hitters, BLOOPER, and performance painter David Girabaldi, followed by a balloon baseball drop at 8 p.m.

Then, at 9 p.m., the 12South Band takes the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage followed by a midnight countdown accompanied by pyrotechnics, confetti, and fireworks.

Free parking available in the Red, Green, and Purple decks. 

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New Beers Eve

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Atlanta Beer Festivals will celebrate New Year’s Eve with the eighth annual New Beers Eve at Front Page News in Little Five Points. Starting at 9 p.m. Dec. 31, this all-inclusive party will feature music, a DJ, an appetizer buffet, liquor, wine, and more than 40 beer choices.

Tickets are $80 from December 24 to 30 and $95 on December 31. 

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Noon Year’s Eve 

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From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 31, kids of all ages can celebrate New Year’s Eve on The Roof at Ponce City Market with face-painting, balloon artists, live entertainers, arts and crafts stations, complimentary snacks for kids, and food and drink specials. At 11:59 a.m., there will be a countdown to noon followed by a balloon release.

Tickets are $15 for adults and children age 3 and older. Children age 3 and younger are free. Tickets for unlimited gameplay will be available for $15, which includes one hour of ice skating.

New Year’s Celebration with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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Returning for a second year, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will help revelers ring in 2020 with a memorable performance at Byers Theatre at City Springs. While the main performance starts at 8 p.m. December 31, attendees have the option of enjoying a pre-show dinner starting at 6 p.m.

Reserved tickets start at $60 and include one drink ticket. The pre-show dinner starts at $60. VIP tickets are $150 and include the pre-show dinner. A Decadent Dessert package will be offered for $20.20 and will be available either during intermission or following the concert.

Posted by City Springs on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Atlanta Wine Festivals New Year’s Eve

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On December 31 at 9 p.m. at City Winery, partygoers can welcome 2020 with a variety of wine options, liquor, beer, and food, all coupled with live music by Coast Guard and a DJ. Tickets start at $99, with VIP tickets available. Cocktail attire required.

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NYE 2020 with Electric Avenue The MTV 80’s Experience

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Bring your friends to this all-inclusive celebration, which starts at 9 p.m. December 31 at Park Tavern. The evening will be filled with live music, an open bar, tasty bites, a midnight champagne toast, and a breakfast buffet.

Tickets start at $115.

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Glitz, Glam, and Groove

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On December 31 at 9 p.m. at Tongue & Groove, say goodbye to 2019 by dancing the night away to the tunes of DJ Danny M, enjoying midnight snacks and a champagne toast, and celebrating with party favors and a balloon drop.

Open to anyone age 21 and older, tickets start at $30. 

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STK Atlanta NYE 2020

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Leave 2019 in the rearview mirror during this NYE celebration at STK Atlanta. Starting at 9 p.m., partygoers can enjoy an open bar for four hours, STK signature bites, a DJ countdown to midnight, and STK’s infamous Midnight Shot Show.

Tickets start at $119.

GG 2020 at Whiskey Blue

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Starting at 9 p.m. December 31, close out 2019 and welcome The Roaring ’20s at Whiskey Blue in Buckhead with drinks, dancing, and live music by DJ Princess Cut. Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

General admission tickets are $112, with VIP tickets and table reservations available. See website for more information.

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Noon Year’s Eve

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Gather the family, and get ready to celebrate the start of a new year at Avalon’s inaugural Noon Year’s Eve party at The Hotel at Avalon. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy live music, face-painting, and crafts, culminating with a balloon drop at noon to ring in 2020.

Tickets are $15 for adults and kids older than 3; free for kids age 2 and younger.

NYElectric 2020

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Bid adieu to 2019 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza during NYElectric 2020. Beginning at 8:30 p.m. on December 31, the evening includes a five-hour open bar, four DJs, complimentary party favors, and “Atlanta’s biggest and best countdown experience.”

Tickets start at $150.

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“First Day Hikes” in Georgia’s State Parks

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Start the year off enjoying the great outdoors at one of Georgia’s State Parks. On January 1 at many of the more than 60 locations available, ranger-led hikes will take visitors through the landscape, where they will see vistas only available during the winter months.

For those with resolutions to get fit in 2020, this would make a great start to the year. 

2020 Resolution Run 

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Hosted by the Atlanta Track Club, this event allows revelers to kick off the new year with a 5K, One Mile, and 50m Dash through Piedmont Park. Held rain or shine, the event starts at 10 a.m. January 1, and runners will receive a T-shirt (5K) or medals (One Mile & 50m Dash).

Registration for the 5K is $35 through December 30 and $45 on race day; One Mile registration is $10 for ages 15 and older, while the 50m Dash registration is free. 

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Kids’ Early NYE Celebration 

For families wanting to ring in the new year together, Stone Mountain Park will start the celebration during its Stone Mountain Christmas events on December 31. Following the Snow Angel Snowfall and Fireworks Finale at 8:30 p.m., New Year’s Eve activities will take over, including costumed characters, music, and dancing.

At 8:59 p.m., the countdown will start, and, at 9 p.m., snow and fireworks will signal the start of 2020.

Tickets start at $31.95. 

New Year’s Eve Bash at The Battery Atlanta

A large crowd of people standing under a neon “Atlanta Braves” sign. Getty Images

Now in its third year, the New Year’s Eve Bash at The Battery Atlanta offers two celebrations December 31 to accommodate celebrants of all ages. The fun starts at 6 p.m. in the Plaza with The Heavy Hitters, BLOOPER, and performance painter David Girabaldi, followed by a balloon baseball drop at 8 p.m.

Then, at 9 p.m., the 12South Band takes the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage followed by a midnight countdown accompanied by pyrotechnics, confetti, and fireworks.

Free parking available in the Red, Green, and Purple decks. 

A large crowd of people standing under a neon “Atlanta Braves” sign. Getty Images

New Beers Eve

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Atlanta Beer Festivals will celebrate New Year’s Eve with the eighth annual New Beers Eve at Front Page News in Little Five Points. Starting at 9 p.m. Dec. 31, this all-inclusive party will feature music, a DJ, an appetizer buffet, liquor, wine, and more than 40 beer choices.

Tickets are $80 from December 24 to 30 and $95 on December 31. 

Graphic advertising New Beers Eve with date and time listed.

Noon Year’s Eve 

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 31, kids of all ages can celebrate New Year’s Eve on The Roof at Ponce City Market with face-painting, balloon artists, live entertainers, arts and crafts stations, complimentary snacks for kids, and food and drink specials. At 11:59 a.m., there will be a countdown to noon followed by a balloon release.

Tickets are $15 for adults and children age 3 and older. Children age 3 and younger are free. Tickets for unlimited gameplay will be available for $15, which includes one hour of ice skating.

New Year’s Celebration with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Returning for a second year, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will help revelers ring in 2020 with a memorable performance at Byers Theatre at City Springs. While the main performance starts at 8 p.m. December 31, attendees have the option of enjoying a pre-show dinner starting at 6 p.m.

Reserved tickets start at $60 and include one drink ticket. The pre-show dinner starts at $60. VIP tickets are $150 and include the pre-show dinner. A Decadent Dessert package will be offered for $20.20 and will be available either during intermission or following the concert.

Posted by City Springs on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Atlanta Wine Festivals New Year’s Eve

Graphic that reads New Years Eve, Tuesday, December 31.

On December 31 at 9 p.m. at City Winery, partygoers can welcome 2020 with a variety of wine options, liquor, beer, and food, all coupled with live music by Coast Guard and a DJ. Tickets start at $99, with VIP tickets available. Cocktail attire required.

Graphic that reads New Years Eve, Tuesday, December 31.

NYE 2020 with Electric Avenue The MTV 80’s Experience

Graphic reading Park Tavern presents New Year’s Eve Electric Avenue.

Bring your friends to this all-inclusive celebration, which starts at 9 p.m. December 31 at Park Tavern. The evening will be filled with live music, an open bar, tasty bites, a midnight champagne toast, and a breakfast buffet.

Tickets start at $115.

Graphic reading Park Tavern presents New Year’s Eve Electric Avenue.

Glitz, Glam, and Groove

Graphic reading NYE 2020 Glitz, Glam & Groove.

On December 31 at 9 p.m. at Tongue & Groove, say goodbye to 2019 by dancing the night away to the tunes of DJ Danny M, enjoying midnight snacks and a champagne toast, and celebrating with party favors and a balloon drop.

Open to anyone age 21 and older, tickets start at $30. 

Graphic reading NYE 2020 Glitz, Glam & Groove.

STK Atlanta NYE 2020

Leave 2019 in the rearview mirror during this NYE celebration at STK Atlanta. Starting at 9 p.m., partygoers can enjoy an open bar for four hours, STK signature bites, a DJ countdown to midnight, and STK’s infamous Midnight Shot Show.

Tickets start at $119.

GG 2020 at Whiskey Blue

Whiskey Blue

Starting at 9 p.m. December 31, close out 2019 and welcome The Roaring ’20s at Whiskey Blue in Buckhead with drinks, dancing, and live music by DJ Princess Cut. Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

General admission tickets are $112, with VIP tickets and table reservations available. See website for more information.

Whiskey Blue

Noon Year’s Eve

Gather the family, and get ready to celebrate the start of a new year at Avalon’s inaugural Noon Year’s Eve party at The Hotel at Avalon. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy live music, face-painting, and crafts, culminating with a balloon drop at noon to ring in 2020.

Tickets are $15 for adults and kids older than 3; free for kids age 2 and younger.

NYElectric 2020

Graphic reading NYElectric 2020

Bid adieu to 2019 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza during NYElectric 2020. Beginning at 8:30 p.m. on December 31, the evening includes a five-hour open bar, four DJs, complimentary party favors, and “Atlanta’s biggest and best countdown experience.”

Tickets start at $150.

Graphic reading NYElectric 2020

“First Day Hikes” in Georgia’s State Parks

Start the year off enjoying the great outdoors at one of Georgia’s State Parks. On January 1 at many of the more than 60 locations available, ranger-led hikes will take visitors through the landscape, where they will see vistas only available during the winter months.

For those with resolutions to get fit in 2020, this would make a great start to the year. 

2020 Resolution Run 

Hosted by the Atlanta Track Club, this event allows revelers to kick off the new year with a 5K, One Mile, and 50m Dash through Piedmont Park. Held rain or shine, the event starts at 10 a.m. January 1, and runners will receive a T-shirt (5K) or medals (One Mile & 50m Dash).

Registration for the 5K is $35 through December 30 and $45 on race day; One Mile registration is $10 for ages 15 and older, while the 50m Dash registration is free.