In Georgia, New Year’s Eve isn’t just for grown-ups. In fact, the “Big Peach” state offers a bunch of family-friendly celebrations including carnival rides, fireworks, games, and more. There’s also a plethora of adult entertainment and festivities including fabulous parties in unique venues complete with live entertainment, open bars, food, and other special treats to ring in the New Year. The following New Year’s Eve activities are some of Georgia’s best celebrations.
Celebrate the New Year in a unique, unforgettable setting at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. This spectacular event features exclusive after-hours access to the aquarium’s main galleries, cocktails, food, live entertainment, a premium open bar (VIP), midnight champagne toast, and after-midnight snack. Proceeds benefit the aquarium’s research and conservation efforts.
Ring in the New Year with an ultra-luxurious celebration at the Diamonds Are Forever New Year’s Eve Gala in Savannah. Located in the Salzburg Ballroom at the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District, this lavish event features live music by an internationally-acclaimed concert pianist, a four-course gourmet dinner, glorious fireworks display, and a midnight champagne toast.
The annual Possum Drop New Year’s Eve celebration attracts attendees from all over the country as families enjoy watching a stuffed possum named Spencer drop at midnight. There’s a ton of activities to experience for all ages including live music entertainment, food vendors, carnival rides, games, the midnight fireworks display, and more in a county fair atmosphere.
Gatsby’s Penthouse New Year’s Eve Party is known as one of the grandest, most upscale parties in Atlanta. Located at the Ventana’s Rooftop with incredible skyline views of midtown and downtown Atlanta, this roaring 20’s Gatsby-themed celebration offers three areas to mingle, four premium open bars, live DJ entertainment, light hors d’oeuvres, complimentary party favors, outdoor balcony access, and an unforgettable countdown experience.
Sports fans can enjoy a festive evening of free, family-friendly entertainment at the home of the Atlanta Braves. Attendees enjoy the “Early Innings” celebration featuring an early-evening balloon drop and the “Late Innings” party featuring live music, fireworks, and confetti at The Battery in Atlanta.
The annual Dropping of the Edelweiss celebration takes place in the quaint alpine village of Helen. Locals and tourists alike enjoy ringing in the New Year with dancing, music, food, party favors, the midnight champagne toast, and the dropping of the Edelweiss, a mountain flower that symbolizes alpinism.
For a fun-filled night to cherish and remember, head to The Ultimate Winter White New Year’s Eve Party in Macon. Hosted in the Macon Centreplex Ballroom, this adult-only celebration offers true entertainment at its finest complete with special guest live music performances, exclusive wine tasting, free Ciroc shots, and a midnight champagne toast.
The annual New Year’s Bubble Bash at the Children’s Museum in Atlanta offers an exciting experience for kids up to 12 years old. The event features a dance party, special guests, bubble-wrap fireworks, cool play sessions, and fun surprises in a family-friendly, educational atmosphere.