The Atlanta area offers a New Year’s Eve celebration for every taste and every budget. Here are some of the big ones. For more New Year’s events and local restaurant specials and church festivities, visit www.eastcobber.com or check out the EAST COBBER Facebook page for last-minute listings.
Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade and FanFest
Watch the parade, complete with bands, cheerleaders, mascots and more start at 1:00pm 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. December 31. Parade: free. FanFest: $17. 404-586-1923 | www.chick-fil-abowl.com
The Jagged Stones NYE Show
Ring in 2013 with one of the best rock shows in Atlanta and all of your Rolling Stones favorites. 9pm. $35/ concert only. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080 | earlsmithstrand.org
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 will continue well into the morning. 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. January 1. 12:00pm. 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-287-7888 | www.lckc.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.