The Peach Drop has been the top new year's eve event in Atlanta for many years now, although it has recently relocated to a new venue at Woodruff Park, with the main performance stage on Peachtree Street. The Flatiron Building is the new home of the actual giant peach.
Despite several threats to it's existence over the years the iconic event has been taking place each year since 1989. The peach itself is made out of fibreglass and foam and weights in at over 800 pounds. It takes 58 seconds for the giant peach to descend the light-clustered 136 foot tower.
With the new venue established we expect the Peach Drop to return without too many problems for new year 2019, continuing to use Woodruff park as the venue now that the Underground Atlanta site is being redeveloped.
The Peach Drop also remains fee to the public. Access to the park is available from 5.30pm and the entertainment gets underway from 7pm.
Atlanta's Peach Drop event serves as the central point for the more than 100,000 revelers who join in the family-friendly festival. The event includes carnival rides, vendors and live music throughout the evening leading to the dropping of the ginat peach when midnight arrives.
The peach this year will be dropped form the Flatiron Building, the oldest skyscrape in Atlanta.
If you like to attend a public fireworks display in the area then you might like to head 50 miles or so west to the town of Tallapoosa where they hold an annual Possum Drop (not a real one thankfully!) accompanied by live music and fireworks - you can get more details here.
For an event of a slightly more cultural feel, the ASO (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) will be performing live at the Hodgson Concert Hall.
This is always a very popular event with Atlantans on new year's eve so is likely to sell out fast. Ticket details to follow.
New Year's Eve in Atlanta also see football fans well catered for, with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl NCAA college football game, currently taking place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
This game has taken place every year since 1968 so is firmly established at an Atlanta holiday tradition. We'll have details on the particiupating teams and ticket details once they're available.
The bars, hotels and restaurants of Atlanta also host some great new year parties. Events to look out for include:
New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance Party at Hilton Atlanta Northeast
New Year's Eve Party at Crowne Plaza Ravinia
NYE 2019 at the Westin Atlanta South
There are many top hotels to choose form in Atlanta, with many hosting their own private new year parties for those who prefer to keep their celebrations and accommodation in the same place.
Some of the most popular NYE venues include the Mandarin Oriental, Wingate by Wyndham, Four Seasons, The St Regis and the InterContinental Buckhead.
For all accommodation options in Atlanta over the holiday period and to check availability you can book local hotels here.
There doesn't tend to be much in the way of live TV coverage of the Peach Drop, with most channels focussing on the ball drop from New York, so if you're looking for live coverage one of the best options is to check out some of the local live streaming webcams:
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