16 Atlanta New Year’s Eve events to ring in 2015

From the Peach Drop to parties with Cleopatra, there’s a New Year’s Eve celebration for everyone
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Find the best place to pop your Champagne at one of these 16 New Year’s Eve events. Whether you’re a beer bro or want to dance to retro tunes, there’s a celebration in Atlanta for you.

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Courtesy of Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta

Drops

Peach Drop
12/31, Starts at 11 a.m.
Forget that ball in Times Square, and head to Underground Atlanta to watch all 800 pounds of the Prunus persica descend. Carnival games and Ludacris keep you occupied before and after midnight.
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Geranium Drop
12/31, Starts at 8 p.m.
If fruit isn’t your thing, McDonough hosts its fourth annual flower fall in the square. Dance along to Danny Ray and the Sean Shuffler Band while you count down to the New Year.
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Parties

Cleopatra’s 2015 New Year’s Eve Ball
12/31, Starts at 9:30 p.m.
The Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom morphs into its namesake for the year-end shindig. Sip cocktails made by pharaohs, and dance to everything from house to hip-hop.
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The Ladybird New Year’s Eve: Do Nuthin’
12/31
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall’s festivities are almost the anti-NYE with no covers, an iPod instead of a DJ, and a complimentary Champagne of beers toast at midnight. But they will have a late-night grilled cheese menu.
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New Year’s Evening at the Painted Pin
12/31, Starts at 5 p.m.
As if bowling and bocce weren’t enough, the boutique alley also has a magician and live music by Gurufish to celebrate 2015.
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Beer Lovers

Third Annual New Beer’s Eve
12/31, Starts at 9 p.m.
Raise a glass to 2015 with more than 40 beers on tap (and well drinks or wine if lager isn’t your favorite) at Tijuana Garage and Front Page News’ event.
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Brew Year’s Eve
12/31, Starts at 9 p.m.
Celebrate local beer and the New Year at Red Brick Brewing Co.’s event, complete with a DJ and live music.
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Kid-friendly

Noon Year’s Eve
12/31, Starts at 10 a.m.
NYE isn’t just for adults. At the Fernbank, the balloons drop at 12 p.m., and there’s kid-friendly fun like a DJ, mocktails, and a dinosaur photo area to keep the party going.
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Noon Year’s Eve
12/31, Starts at 10 a.m.
Help Legoland Discovery Center build 2015 out of Legos. And, of course, there’s a balloon drop.
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Throwback

NYE in 3D
12/31, Starts at 10 p.m.
Ring in 2015 by rewinding to the 1980s at Bone Lick BBQ’s bash. Play classic arcade games, watch 3-D movies, dance to retro hits, and toast to the New Year with free Champagne and a breakfast buffet. Puffy sleeves and neon encouraged.
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New Year’s Eve Affordable Old School Music Festival
12/31, Starts at 8 p.m.
Get your groove on at Philips Arena with this celebration of classic R&B, featuring Morris Day, the Isley Brothers, Mint Condition, and more. And, yes, the event really is affordable with tickets starting at $29.
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Dance Hall Decatur
12/31, Starts at 8:30 p.m.
Dance through the decades at the DeKalb Courthouse event, where a DJ spins music from the 1970s on up.
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Sports

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
12/31, Starts at 12:30 p.m.
End 2014 by watching the rivalry between Ole Miss and TCU at the Georgia Dome.
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2015 Resolution Run
1/1, Starts at 10 a.m.
Hit the ground running—literally—on your resolutions with Atlanta Track Club’s event. Lace up at the Brookhaven MARTA station for a one or four-mile jaunt, and children can compete in the Kilometer Kids Dash.
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Cover Bands

Judy: A Cabaret
12/31, Starts at 10:30 p.m.
Follow the yellow brick road to Serenbe, where Natasha Drena serenades the audience with Judy Garland tunes.
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A Stones New Year’s Eve
12/31, Starts at 9 p.m.
Watch Stephen Skipper move like Jagger at Marietta’s Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s tribute to the British band. And you don’t even have to fight over the Beatles or Stones because the Big Chicken Beatles open.
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