- Najja Parker The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Although the gifts have been unwrapped and the leftover meals have been gobbled up, the holiday season isn’t over just yet. The countdown to 2018 is officially on, and it’s not too late to solidify your New Year’s Eve plans.
Whether you want to dance the night away or enjoy a delicious dinner, there are still a variety of gatherings to attend throughout Atlanta. Don’t let the celebrations pass you by, so peep the offerings below.
Want to experience the glamour of a luxe occasion, while rocking out to some amazing music? The Buckhead Ball is back and will feature three deejays spinning cool mixes. Musical artist Kap Slap will hit the stage, too, to keep fun going.
8 p.m.-3 a.m. Dec. 31. $125-$180. Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead, 3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-237-1234, xorbia.com.
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 affair will include performances from the Geeks Band, DJ Qtip 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.
Fire and Ice
Make your way to Opera Nightclub for a good time. Check out the fire acts and burlesque dancers, and be prepared to be showered with confetti and balloons as you count down to 2018.
8:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Dec. 31. $35-$475. Opera Nightclub, 1150 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-775-4734, operaatlanta.com.
The Great Xscape Tour
If you love ’90s music, Philips Arena is the place to be for an evening of old-school tunes. The foursome is reuniting on the stage to sing some of their most memorable hits, and they’re bringing singers Monica and Tamar Braxton along for the ride, too.
8 p.m. Dec. 31. Various prices. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
New Year’s Eve at The Battery Atlanta
Head to The Battery, located right next to SunTrust Park, for an all-inclusive bash that will include food, beverages, live entertainment and a midnight Champagne toast. Make sure you stick around for the fireworks show.
8 p.m. Dec. 31. $85-$120. The Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-494-1150, batteryatl.com.
Sips Under the Sea
Ring in the new year alongside whale sharks, sea otters and hundreds of other fish for an exciting, upscale fundraiser event. Not only will you dine on mouthwatering treats and jig to live music, you will also be donating to a great cause to help conserve African penguins.
8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. $124-$134. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St., Atlanta. 404-581-4000, georgiaaquarium.org.
Skyline Rooftop at Ponce City Market
For the holiday, the Roof at Ponce City Market will transform into an elegant ballroom. Dress in your best gear, and whip out your most decorated mask to close out 2017 under the stars.
8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. $125-$350. Skyline Park, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 770-999-1530, poncecitymarket.com.
STK Atlanta NYE Ball
Begin your evening by feasting on an exclusive dinner created by executive chef Andrea Montobbio, and end it at the three-hour premium open bar as the music blasts throughout the steakhouse.
5:30 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31. $75-$120. STK Atlanta, 1075 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-793-0144, xorbia.com.
Atlanta Wine Festivals
Calling all wine lovers! Indulge in the buffet and extensive wine menu, which will include a wide variety of bottles. You’ll also be able to dance with the deejay as you wait for the clock to strike 12.
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. $99-$149. City Winery, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com.
New Year’s Eve at Main Event
Need something for the entire family? Bring the children along for the ultimate game night. Take part in bowling, billiards, laser tag and much more, and nosh on select entrees for kids and adults.
5 p.m-1 a.m. Dec. 31. $34-$44. Main Event, 3101 Cobb Parkway SE, Atlanta. 770-955-0717, mainevent.com.
The restaurant is ending the year in style. Guests will be able to enjoy a four-course meal and live music provided by the Fly Betty Band. And when midnight arrives, everyone will partake in a Champagne toast.
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31. $60. Huey Luey’s Sandy Springs, 6650 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 678-905-7241, eventbrite.com.
New Year’s Eve at the Blue Room
This shindig will keep you moving all night with music and dancing, and guests will receive party favors and enjoy full-service dining.
9 p.m.-4 a.m. Dec. 31. Various prices. The Blue Room, 2617 Panola Road, Lithonia. 404-322-7703, blueroomatl.com.
Atlanta New Year’s Eve Dance Festival
“007 meets 2018” at this eighth annual, four-day event that features the best of salsa, bachata, merengue. Attendees will have access to parties and dance classes throughout the weekend, including the big New Year’s Eve bash.
Dec. 29-Jan. 1. Various prices. Hilton Atlanta Northeast, 5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Peachtree Corners. 770-855-4396, eventbrite.com.