5 Things to Know in Athens This Week (12/23/18)

Christmas in Athens may be over, but rest assured there’s still tons of fun events to enjoy before the year’s end. Athens continues to hop with exciting activities, ranging from college football to trivia nights. Before we say goodbye to 2018, get in on all the happenings in Athens this week! 

Bowl Game Mania at Live Wire

College football’s regular season has ended, but the Georgia Bulldogs will take the field one final time during this weekend’s bowl game. Live Wire is hosting a three-day event featuring all the best action from the college bowl series, including the Sugar Bowl on January 1. They’re pulling out all the stops for this final football showdown, including table reservations, cinema-style screens, cash bar, and discounts on pre-paid bar tabs. Doors open at 12 pm starting Saturday, December 29, but you’ll want to reserve your spot early. 

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A Totally 80s New Year’s Eve with the Highballs

The Foundry is known as the hotspot of nightlife in Athens, so it’s no surprise this is THE place to be on New Year’s Eve. They’re having an throwback 80s-style shindig featuring The Highballs to rock the party all night long. Free party favors, balloon drop, champagne toast, and a musical time warp are included in every ticket. Plus, they’ve crafted a variety of party packages so you can celebrate in style within your budget. Take advantage of their Room + Show package so you won’t have to worry about finding a ride home.

Dirty South Trivia at Grindhouse Killer Burgers

If you’re looking for some free fun in Athens on New Year’s Eve, this trivia night won’t disappoint. This recurring weekly event takes over Athens every Monday starting at 8 p.m. Assemble your team and battle to win cash prizes. Plus, you’ll be within arm’s reach of their amazing, state-famous burgers. There’s truly no better way to end the year. 

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Hotel Indigo New Year’s Eve Party

Hotel Indigo and the Rialto Club are hosting a sophisticated, stylish New Year’s Eve party with all the glitz and glamour a NYE bash deserves. Packages include an overnight’s stay on site, champagne midnight toast, next day breakfast buffet, and all-night dancing to the stylings of Motown band The Splitz. Or, you can grab single tickets for just $20, which includes access to the event. 

Sugar Bowl Watch Party at Akademia Brewing

Start the New Year in the best possible way with the best seats outside of the Sugar Bowl. Athens’ favorite brewery, Akademia, is hosting a watch party where you can cheer on the ‘Dawgs and prove who’s who in the SEC. Wings, beer, and big TVs give you everything you need to celebrate the first day of the year in style.

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