10 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Georgia

2018 is almost history—how will you celebrate the upcoming year? Choosing a place to party on New Year’s Eve in Georgia doesn’t have to be complicated, especially when there are tons of events, firework shows, ball drops, and other festivities to help start the party right. It’s out with the old and in with 2019 in Georgia, and these are the 10 best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the state! 

Dropping of the Edelweiss, Helen, GA

This classic Helen tradition is one of the most unique NYE events in the state. Head to this German-inspired town to indulge in hor d’oeuvres, grab a drink from the full cash bar, and dance with the crowd to music. After dancing the night away, grab a flue of champagne before the strike of midnight so you can raise a glass to the Dropping of the Edelweiss! 

New Year’s Eve Shamrock Drop, Dublin, GA

You’ll be feeling the luck of the Irish at this epic New Year’s Eve bash. This charming town hosts a town-wide party in Downtown Dublin, complete with music, dancing, street vendors, and more. At midnight, the massive shamrock drops from atop the historic Fred Roberts building. 

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Serenbe New Year’s Eve Party at the Inn at Serenbe, Chatt Hills, GA

There’s more than one reason this is your best bet for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve. With hor d’oeuvres and bubbly included with your ticket, there is a cash bar where you can get a beautifully crafted cocktail of your choice. They also limit the event to just 100 people, so you can get the best of an intimate experience with plenty of opportunities to make new friends. 

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New Year’s Eve Gold Nugget Drop at The MILL Amphitheater, Villa Rica, GA

This golden countdown happens every year—the townsfolk wouldn’t have it any other way! Start your evening at the MILL Amphitheater by dancing along to this year’s band STRUTTER, then watch the golden nugget drop at midnight. Admission to the event is free and family-friendly.

Bonnie and Clyde’s NYE Masquerade Ball at the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Hosted by Bonnie & Clyde Adventures, this epic masquerade party is one of the few of its kind in Atlanta. Don your mask and experience a New Year’s Eve party full of grandeur, a premium open bar, dancing, complimentary snacks, a raffle, and more. You can grab tickets for just the event, or grab a party package that includes an overnight stay so you can party in safely and in style.

New Year’s Eve Party at Jekyll Island Club Resort, Jekyll Island, GA

This lavish resort can make any guest feel like royalty, making it the perfect place to ring in the New Year. Live music, party favors, and a free champagne toast at midnight are just a few of the things you can expect at this event held in the resort’s Morgan Center. If you’re staying at the resort as a guest, entry to the party is free (non-guests pay just $20). 

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New Year’s Eve at The Whiskey Project, Roswell, GA

This intimate whiskey bar is a fun place to visit, regardless of holiday, but New Year’s Eve makes it THE best place in town to party. A steak and lobster dinner preludes the midnight toast. The party is going until 2 a.m., so you don’t have to rush home right when the clock strikes 12. 

New Year’s Eve Rooftop Ball Drop at Creatwood Tavern, Smyrna, GA

This upscale tavern and rooftop hangout is serving up the tastiest New Year’s Eve party yet. Free cocktails, a buffet, and DJ give you tons of ways to enjoy the evening. At midnight, head up to the rooftop to watch the ball drop! 

Perry Buzzard Drop, Perry, GA

This long-standing tradition continues this New Year’s Eve! Head to downtown Perry where you can dance to live music while you await the highly anticipated Buzzard drop at midnight. Food and drink vendors will be on-site to keep the party going until the wee hours of the morning, plus the city is offering a courtesy shuttle to take home residents that live within city limits. 

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The Possum Drop, Tallapoosa, GA

A New Year’s Eve possum drop? You’re reading this correctly—head to Tallapoosa for “Georgia’s Largest Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration”! This event centers around the taxidermy possum named Spencer is lowered from one of the city’s oldest buildings the Cain Law Office building. You can learn about hot Spencer came to be the famous, yet unofficial, town mascot, be dazzled by plenty of live entertainment, dance to music, sip on hot cocoa, and eat a feast from the food vendors. You won’t want to miss this unique tradition!

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