Looking for some new ways to bring in the New Year? These Atlanta-based activities are sure to put a smile on your family’s faces! Here are 10 Things to do in your Atlanta New Year’s Eve!
1) Raise a glass of Coca-Cola – or any of the 100+ other beverages at the World of Coca-Cola – to the last days of 2015! New Year’s weekend is your last chance to enjoy the attraction’s seasonal celebration, including thousands of lights, giant ornaments, special exhibits and more. Additionally, throughout the month of January, football fans can bring their Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Fan Guide to the attraction to get two tickets for $25 – a savings of $6.
2) On Dec. 30, football fans can spend the evening immersed in underwater fun at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Fan Night at Georgia Aquarium. Guests can join the Houston and FSU cheerleaders at the western hemisphere’s largest aquarium to take in the AT&T Dolphin Tales presentation, watch season highlights on 60-foot tall screens in the Atrium and more. Purchase discounted tickets here.
3) Ring in 2016 in style at events like Downtown Countdown or Sweet Tea NYE. Find more information about Atlanta’s New Year’s Eve parties here.
4) Rock your way into 2016 with some of the best jam bands in the land – catch Gregg Allman at Atlanta Symphony Hall, Widespread Panic at the Fox Theatre, STS9 at The Tabernacle, The Revivalists at The Buckhead Theatre or Perpetual Groove at Terminal West.
5) Head to Stone Mountain Park for the Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve Celebration to ring in 2016 without missing anyone’s bedtime. When the clock strikes 9, families can celebrate the New Year with fireworks, costumed characters and a wintery snowfall. Find more information here.
6) For mid-day family fun, ring in Noon Year’s Eve at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History or LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Visitors to LEGOLAND can help build a giant “2016” with LEGO bricks, and families can dance among the dinosaurs of Fernbank to music provided by a children’s DJ. Both celebrations feature a balloon drop at noon.
7) Houston and FSU fans will find no shortage of ways to celebrate their teams while in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Football fans can kick off game day on Dec. 31 at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade before heading to the Peach Bowl FanFest, where they can enjoy interactive games, giveaways, food and a Team Walk and Pep Rally. More information can be found here.
8) There’s no better place to celebrate the storied history of college football than the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience. Through Jan. 3, fans can also celebrate the spirit of giving – by bringing gloves, hats, scarves, socks or slippers to donate to local nonprofit City of Refuge, guests will receive $2 off general admission to the Hall.
9) Waltz into the New Year at Dancing with the Stars: Live! America’s favorite ballroom dancers are bringing their Dance All Night Tour to the Cobb Energy Center for an evening of exciting choreography and New Year’s Eve fun. Find more information and purchase tickets here.
10) Wake up on Jan. 1 and get your New Year’s Resolutions off to a strong start by joining the Atlanta Track Club for their 2016 Resolution Run. Runners can participate in a 4 Miler, One Miler or 50m Dash. Find more information here.