A look back at the history of Atlanta’s Peach Drop

New Year's Eve 2019: Alternatives to the Peach Drop in metro Atlanta

Check out these places to ring in the new year in metro Atlanta

For three decades, the Peach Drop has been a New Year’s Eve tradition in Atlanta. However, with no Peach Drop planned this year, Atlantans will need to look for alternative ways to ring in 2020.

And luckily, there are still plenty of options. Whether you want to dance the night away or watch some fireworks, you’ll find a variety of gatherings to make the day a festive one. Check out the offerings below to start making your plans.

» RELATED: No Peach Drop this year, breaking 30-year tradition

Black & White New Year’s Celebration

Ring in the new year accompanied by whale sharks, sea otters and many more aquatic creatures for an exciting, upscale fundraiser event. Not only will you dine on mouthwatering treats and bop to live music, you will also be helping to conserve African penguins.

8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. $136-$190. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St., Atlanta. 404-581-4000, georgiaaquarium.org.

Ring in the new year alongside the aquatic creatures at Georgia Aquarium. Contributed
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New Beer’s Eve

Munch on some yummy appetizers and choose from a list of more than 40 beer selections as you groove to live music all night. The 8th annual affair will include performances from DJ Q-Tip and more.

9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Dec. 31. $70-$95. Front Page News, 351 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-475-7777, atlantabeerfestivals.com.

» RELATED: 5 flashback moments from Atlanta's Peach Drop past

NYE Live! at The Battery Atlanta 

Head to the sports bar located inside The Battery Atlanta, for an all-inclusive bash that will offer food, beverages, live entertainment and a midnight champagne toast. 

8 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. $85-$135. The Battery Atlanta, 825 Battery Ave. SE, #600, Atlanta, 404-494-1150, liveatthebatteryyatlanta.com.

Atlanta Wine Festivals New Year’s Eve

This 21 and older affair will feature a premium buffet and a wide variety of wine options. You’ll also be able to dance the night away as as you wait for the clock to strike midnight.

8 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31. $139-$149. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791, atlantawinefestivals.com.

Atlanta NYElectric

Looking for the ultimate NYE social? Attend this fifth annual event for access to an open bar and great spots for mingling. You will also be able to hit the dance floor as four DJs spin the latest hits.

8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Starting at $96. Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-334-4141, atlantanightlife.com.

New Year’s Eve Atlanta 2020

Toast to the new year with DJ Traci Steel and other guests. There will also be additional entertainment, live comedy shows and a champagne toast. 

6 p.m. Dec. 31. Starting at $60. Hilton Atlanta South, 1031 Virginia Ave. 404-767-9000, eventbrite.com.

New Year's Eve Frankenstein's Ball

Presented by Found Stages, audiences step into the world of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The immersive experience features music, dance and interaction with characters.

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. $90. The Highland Inn and Ballroom Lounge  644 North Highland Ave. 404-874-5756, eventbrite.com.

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