Holiday Celebrations


Underground Atlanta
December 31; 11AM until 3AM
Free Admission; Underground Atlanta
The 28th annual Peach Drop offers a full day of family fun and an evening of top-notch entertainment. Festivities will continue well into the morning with a variety of live performances, followed by the descent of the 800 pound Peach and a spectacular firework display. Packed full of excitement, the Peach Drop is Atlanta’s favorite way of ringing in the New Year!

Georgia Dome
December 31 at 7:30PM
The Chick-fil-A Bowl will hold its annual New Year’s Eve game again this year at the Georgia Dome. This year the road to the National Championship comes through Atlanta. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will host its first College Football Playoff Semifinal on Dec. 31, 2016, when either the #1 vs. #4 or #2 vs. #3 teams in the country face off in Atlanta.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
December 31 8:30 p.m. -2:00 a.m.
For the 13th consecutive year, Atlanta’s marquee New Year’s Eve party is returning to the Hyatt Regency on Peachtree Street. Party your way into 2017, by rocking out to 3 DJ’s, a live party band, 4 comedians and more for one low price. With four huge party areas, the Downtown Countdown will have something for everyone. This is the hottest all-inclusive party ticket in town. Want tickets to this year’s College Football Semifinal Playoff game? Downtown Countdown Atlanta presents the “Super VIP NYE Package”. This limited package includes a 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl game ticket to the 88-person Super Suite at the Georgia Dome, a FanFest ticket and a VIP ticket to the 13th Annual Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve Party.

Front Page News & Tijuana Garage L5P
December 31, 9pm - 1am
Atlanta Beer Festivals hosts the 5th New Beers Eve on December 31 at Front Page News and Tijuana Garage in Little 5 Points. This is an all-inclusive event with appetizer buffet, well liquor, house wine, and over 40 beer options. Live music and DJ. Tickets are $70 advance, $80 after Dec. 23, and $95 day of. All details and tickets can be found at

2715 Buford Hwy. (770) 240-0377
December 31, 10pm - 4:00am
The number one EDM New Year’s Eve event in the Southeast returns, for its 6th sold out year, with Live Performances by RUSKO (LIVE), FYER Live; SKRILLEX brother, Leah Culver (MK Ultra); plus a massive super jam session. Special guest support by Ployd, Eddie Gold, Stranger Candy & over 15 DJs spinning in four different atmospheres filled with Atlanta’s best sound, lighting, and laser system. Home of the $2500 balloon drop, free champagne toast and tons of NYE swag, noise makers, cash & prizes. Come see why IRIS is the most anticipated NYE event that stands out from all the rest. Book tickets early as this event sells out every year!

Dropping of the Edelweiss
The Festhalle in Helen, GA
1074 Edelweiss Strasse 706.878.1908
Celebrate New Year’s Eve this year in the mountains of beautiful Helen, GA. The 4th annual Dropping of the Edelweiss rings in the New Year with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live band, dancing, music and fun. At midnight countdown the Edelweiss drop followed by a champagne toast. Doors open at 8 for this family friendly NYE event. $15 per person; $25 per couple; kids under 6 free; ages 6-12 half price. Tickets available at

Holiday Events

Fabulous Fox Theatre
December 9 thru Dec. 24

Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra! Witness the magic unfold as our young heroine Marya faces off in an epic battle with the Nutcracker against the Rat King before embarking on an astonishing journey to a world of dazzling delights. Make the season merry and bright for your family with this holiday treat beloved by audiences of all ages. Tickets start at just $25. Surprise your loved ones and get your tickets at Groups of 10+, call 404.873.5811 x207.

Winter Wonderland
Fernbank Museum Thru January 8
The seventh annual Winter Wonderland exhibition features two floors of festive trees decorated by cultural partners to reflect traditions and holidays celebrated around the world. Twinkling with lights, glimmering with color and shining with a variety of cultural objects, the displays will recognize cultural traditions in North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. All Winter Wonderland activities and holiday programming are included with Museum admission and are free for members. The celebration will continue with Fernbank’s annual Noon Year’s Eve event on December 31 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 pm. This is a jubilant way to ring in the new year for families. This festive event features a massive balloon drop at noon, B98.5’s Tripp West playing kid-friendly tunes, and fun activities to kick off 2017 well before bedtime.

Christmas with the ASO
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
December 9 at 8pm; Dec. 10 2pm & 8pm
(404) 733-4200
Begun many years ago by the beloved Music Director Robert Shaw, this concert has become a staple for Atlanta families during the holiday season. No one can resist everyone’s favorite Christmas carols and hymns sung by the Chorus and special guests, the Gwinnett Young Singers. And you’ll thrill when the Morehouse College Glee Club sings their holiday signature piece, Betelehemu.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Center for Puppetry Arts Thru Dec. 31
(404) 873-3391
Directed by Jon Ludwig and based on the stop-motion animated television special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a timeless tale of acceptance that rings in the most wonderful time of the year. Through the use of rod and body puppets, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster and all the other merry misfits join Rudolph and Santa for an unforgettable holiday adventure.



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