peach-drop-225x300*Updated with 2013 dates and times*

    When it comes to ringing in the New Year in Atlanta, there is one main event taking place in the city – The Peach Drop. It’s just like the big ball drop that takes place in Times Square every year, except we drop a peach instead of a ball – fitting since Georgia is the peach state. The Peach drop is a fun an exciting outdoor event and is the Southeast’s largest New Year’s Eve Celebration. The 2013 New Year’s Eve celebration marks the 25th year of this amazing event.

    For all of you budget-minded folks, the Peach Drop is free! No tickets are needed and it is open to everyone. The 16 hour event begins at noon with fun family activities and performers on the Budding Peach Stage. Each hour brings a new act, so there’s bound to be something for everyone. It is an extremely popular event, so we recommend getting there early in the day – just plan to be there for the entire day and to take part in all available activities. Those interested in attending the event can park at the parking garage located between Central and Pryor Streets and Pryor and Peachtree Streets.

    Being located at Underground Atlanta, there are a myriad of dining options available for when you get hungry. A great time to take a dinner break is once the family fun portion of the day is done. Remember that there will be a large crowd, so reservations are highly recommended if you want to eat at one of the restaurants at Underground.

    Be sure to head back to the festivities at 6 p.m. because the Peach Drop Main Stage will open. It is a late event, and if you don’t want to have to worry about having or being a designated driver or even battling the traffic once the countdown is done, then make plans to stay at one of the many nearby hotels.

    If you want to head down to Underground Atlanta early, but Family Fun really isn’t your thing, check out Kenny’s Alley. This Underground favorite is the perfect place to watch the Chick-fil-A Bowl and while enjoying all the fun of the many bands, DJ’s and great clubs the Alley has to offer.

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