The Atlanta area offers a New Year’s Eve celebration for every taste and every budget. Here are some of the big ones.
Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade and FanFest
Watch the parade, complete with bands, cheerleaders, mascots and more start at 12:30pm at the intersection of Peachtree & Baker Street and proceed south on Peachtree and west on Andrew Young International Boulevard. the parade ends at the Georgia World Congress Center (285 Andrew Young International Boulevard) with FanFest featuring games, rock climbing and inflatables from 2-6pm. Parade: free. FanFest: $15. 404-586-1923 | www.chick-fil-abowl.com
Guadalcanal Diary NYE Show
Gem City Hall of Fame and Guadalcanal Diary are “Bringing It On Home to The Strand” with special guests Flamingo Royale and the Dex Romwebber Duo. 7pm. $30/concert only. $20/after-midnight party only. $45/show & after party. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080 | earlsmithstrand.org
Radio Disney Noon Year’s Eve
A dance party just for kids with games, prizes and a balloon drop at noon. Radio Disney will DJ the event. 10:30am-12:30pm. Free. Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. 770-431-2842 | www.smyrnacity.com
Festivities start at 11am with children’s activities, games, food, and live entertainment leading up to the midnight dropping of the 800-pound peach which lands among a shower of confetti. Party lasts till 4am. Free. Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama Street SW, Atlanta. 404-523-2311 | www.peachdrop.com |www.underground-atlanta.com
Polar Bear Swim
Hosted by the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club at Lake Lanier Olympic Venue. Finish the year with a chilly dip in the lake. 2pm. Ages 4 and up. $25/single jumper. $50/family, up to 4 people. 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-287-7888 | www.lckc.org.