He says it raises the question, “how do we help manage the potential people that could show up?”
In the lead up to year’s end, Barhite said there have been proactive conversations with city officials.
"While we are concerned with attendance, we feel like we have secured a safe and comfortable event for everyone who comes out," the organizers wrote in a Facebook post.
The festivities kick off along East Atlanta Village's Glenwood Avenue at 7 p.m. with an event for kids, featuring The School of Rock Atlanta House band.
There will be food trucks on site throughout the evening and a fireworks show for kids at 8 p.m.
At 8:30 p.m., the music continues with a lineup of live bands: The Big Heed, Dot.s, Challenger Deep and Black Sheep Ensemble. There will also be comedians and performance art throughout the evening.
At midnight, the rooster will drop and the fireworks will begin.