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

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

Photograph by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Essence

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.

NYElectric
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.

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