People brought in 2018 with the Peach Drop at Woodruff Park.
Photo: Branden Camp/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: Branden Camp/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Peach Drop moving back to Underground Atlanta

The Peach Drop, Atlanta’s iconic New Year’s Eve celebration, will return to Underground Atlanta this year after moving to Woodruff Park last year, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms confirmed Wednesday.

“We’ve been able to work it out so that it can be there,” Bottoms told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at an editorial board meeting. 

The move to the park just north of Underground Atlanta came after 28 years of revelry at Underground.

Details about this year’s celebration have not been released, but officials have historically held a large party with music, food and the lowering of the 800-pound peach at midnight. Tens of thousands of people usually attend to ring in the new year.

The Peach Drop has undergone a few changes over the years, including the version in 2014, when the giant peach shared space on the tower above Underground with an even-more-giant replica of a peanut M&M.

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Live Nation is in charge of putting together the musical lineup.

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