12 Things to do on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta

Party with the Roots, the Braves Heavy Hitters, Yacht Rock Revue, the Coathangers, and more

What to do on New Year's Eve in Atlanta 2019
The Roots will play the Coca-Cola Roxy on New Year’s Eve.

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The Roots
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Coca-Cola Roxy
Cost: $65
Details: Is there anyone better to spend NYE with than Questlove and Black Thought? There are still GA tickets available to see the legendary hip-hop group at the Battery’s theater.

Peach Drop
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Underground Atlanta
Cost: Free
Details: The Peach Drop, which turns 30 this year, has a 90s vibe with this year’s concert lineup of Jagged Edge, 112, and Better than Ezra.

New Years Eve with Yacht Rock Revue
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Park Tavern
Cost: GA: $169; VIP: $200
Details: The cover crooners take the stage at the Piedmont Park bar, which features an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and sushi, and a midnight breakfast buffet.

NYE Live!
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Live! at the Battery Atlanta
Cost: $125-$155
Details: Sports & Social, PBR Atlanta, and the Coors Banquet Bar are putting on a massive NYE shindig. A ticket gets you an all-inclusive food and drink package, champagne toast, party favors, access to live entertainment, and more.

NYE Bash at the Battery Atlanta
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Battery Atlanta
Cost: Free; VIP package available for $150
Details: For those looking for a more family-friendly party in Cobb County, the Battery is also hosting this event, which features entertainment from the Braves’ Heavy Hitters and Blooper before an 8 p.m. ball drop. Then at 9 p.m., the 12South Band plays before a midnight ball drop with confetti and fireworks. (If you want to watch the fireworks from the Omni’s rooftop pool, spring for the $150 VIP option.)

Atlanta Wine Festivals New Year’s Eve
When: 9 p.m.
Where: City Winery
Cost: $119
Details: This all-inclusive bash will feature a buffet, beer, and of course, wine, along with live music. Dress code is cocktail attire.

When: 8:30 p.m.
Where: Westin Peachtree Plaza
Cost: GA: $150; VIP: $249
Details: This enormous downtown dance party features an open bar, four different DJs, a silent disco, and party favors.

Battle of the Bars
When: 8:30 p.m.
Where: Foxtrot Liquor Bar and Lava Lounge
Cost: GA: $35; VIP: $100
Details: The sibling bars in Midtown are hosting four DJs, an hour-long open bar from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., a cash balloon drop, and a Champagne fountain. (Yes, there’s a midnight toast.)

Noon Year’s Eve at Fernbank
When: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Fernbank Museum
Cost: $22
Details: If you’re looking for a fun (and early) event for the kids, the Fernbank offers its annual AM party with a kids’ DJ, games, snacks, and a noon balloon drop.

Noon Year’s Eve at Ponce City Market
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Skyline Park
Cost: $15
Details: PCM is also hosting a “noon year’s” party on at its rooftop amusement park, with face painting, music, snacks, and free slide and Heege Tower rides before the noon balloon drop.

It’s a New Year’s Eve Miracle on Highland
When: 9 p.m.
Where: Parish
Cost: $125
Details: If you’re not let ready to let go of that Christmas spirit, head over to the Miracle on Highland pop-up at Parish for their NYE bash, which features a buffet, open bar (with the Miracle cocktails), and DJ.

The Coathangers
When: 9 p.m.
Where: The Earl
Cost: $25
Details: Rock out on NYE with the Atlanta-based punk-rockers, who we deemed one of the best in the country in our May music issue.