Ring in the New Year with these fun favorites around and about Alpharetta. Celebrate your memories from 2019 and ring in the New Year with family and friends at such venues as the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park and many more! Happy New Year!
December 31 10 a.m. – 1 pm
Have little ones with early bedtimes? Kick off your New Year’s celebration early and come out to our Noon Year’s Eve Party at The Hotel at Avalon!
This family friendly event invites party-goers of all ages to ring in 2020 with live music from DJ Willy Wow, face painting, crafts, and a countdown to Noon when a giant balloon drop will welcome in the new decade!
The event will include face painting, New Year’s activities, complimentary snacks from cotton candy and popcorn booths and a donut wall, and photo opportunities in our Noon Year’s Eve photo booth and balloon wall. A kids-only bubbly bar will offer sparking juices to splash and garnish! Mimosas & additional adult beverages along with a food pop up from Chick-fil-A will also be available for purchase.
Guests can participate in a silent auction for the chance to win family-focused prizes and proceeds from the auction will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
For families seeking a bedtime friendly countdown celebration, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta invites parents and children to ring in the new year with its annual Noon Year’s Eve on Tuesday, Dec. 31. At noon, families can anticipate a colorful and playful balloon drop with the countdown displayed on screens throughout the attraction.
Visitors will receive complimentary party favors, while supplies last. LEGO®-lovers can also participate in a group build that will be displayed all year long, as well as meet and greet with favorite LEGO® characters throughout the day!
Noon Year’s Eve
Celebrate the arrival of 2020 with a balloon drop; meet and greet opportunities; and more!
Tuesday, Dec. 31
Attraction hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; last entry at 7 p.m.
Balloon drop: Noon
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
Phipps Plaza | Buckhead
3500 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
All activities with the exception of The Great LEGO Race VR Experience ($5 per guest) are included with admission; pre-booking tickets is recommended for guaranteed entrance. For more information, visit facebook.com/LDCatlanta or atlanta.legolanddiscoverycenter.com.
Kids early New Year’s Eve!
Bring your little ones out on December 31 for a New Year’s Eve Celebration all their own. Enjoy an early 2020 countdown complete with a special snowfall and fireworks display that won’t keep them up past their bedtime!
Immediately after the Snow Angel Snowfall and Fireworks, the New Year’s Eve activities will begin with costumed characters, music and a dance along. At 8:59 p.m., the early New Year countdown will begin and when the clock strikes 9 p.m., more snow and fireworks will usher in the early New Year!
- DATE: Monday, December 31, 2019
- 8:30 p.m. – Snow Angel Snowfall and Fireworks followed by New Year’s Eve Activities
- 8:59 p.m. – Early New Year’s Eve Countdown
- 9:00 p.m. – Early New Year Snowfall and Fireworks
- LOCATION: Crossroads in Park Central
Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve is available during Stone Mountain Christmas and is included with a daily Christmas All-Attractions Pass or annual Mountain Membership. Please check calendar for dates and hours of operation prior to your visit.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:00 AM — 12:30 PM Great Hall
Ring in the New Year a full twelve hours early with Atlanta’s biggest party animals. This special family celebration will include a countdown to a balloon drop at noon.
Separate ticket purchase required.
New Year Giveaway**
Be one of the first 1,000 children to arrive and receive a free party hat. (Available while supplies last)
Play games and dance your way into 2020 with the best DJ in town.
Celebrate the Noon Year with bubbles of gigantic proportions. (Weather permitting.)
Giggy A. Dinosaur***
9am – 11:30am, Museum-Wide
Keep an eye out for everyone’s favorite dinosaur mascot, Giggy!
Pin your Noon Year’s resolution to the board to share your goals for 2020.
Live Animal Encounter: Animal Stats & Stories
10am and 11am, Francis Wood Wilson Foundation Theater
Enjoy a recap of 2019 highlights about our most popular animals used in programs including, our oldest animals, who ate the most crickets and more. (Limited seating.)
Holiday in the Park® is a great way to spend New Year’s Eve! Enjoy all the rides, entertainment and beautiful light displays throughout the park. Holiday in the Park features:
- Twisted Cyclone will send riders head-over-heels at 50 miles per hour through the magical lights in S’mores Village;
- Bad Bob Humbug, an all-new slapstick comedy show, stuffed with holiday hijinks that will leave the entire family laughing together;
- The magical A Main Street Christmas park entrance with a 165,000 twinkling light canopy and artificial snow;
- All-aboard the North Pole Express to see Santa at the North Pole;
- A spectacular state-of-the-art choreographed light show, Magic of the Season;and
- The iconic highlight of the event—the historic 1908 Riverview Carousel at Candlelight Carousel featuring more than 100,000 lights and 250 luminary candles..
Cheers to a New Year: 10 Ways to Toast the New Year in Atlanta from World of Coca-Cola
Shake up the season at World of Coca-Cola. Through New Year’s Day, guests can enjoy the attraction’s holiday celebration, including a 28-foot-tall ornament of holiday lights, seasonal beverages like the new Sprite Butter Toffee and a selfie station with the iconic Coca-Cola Polar Bear.
- On Dec. 28, football fanatics can cheer on LSU or Oklahoma in the 52nd annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium — this time around, a playoff semifinal. Prior to kickoff, Building C of the Georgia World Congress Center will host the Peach Bowl FanFest, featuring food, games, giveaways and more.
- Those who have been wanting to visit the world’s largest aquarium will have the perfect opportunity on Dec. 27: Fan Night at the Georgia Aquarium goes from 4-8 p.m., and tickets are a special price of $26.95 per person when purchased in advance. Team cheerleaders and mascots will also be in attendance.
- For families with young kids, Noon Year’s Eve at Fernbank, New Year’s Bubble Bash at the Children’s Museum or the Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve Celebration at Stone Mountain Park are all great options for ringing in 2020 without missing bedtime.
- The Atlanta Chinese Lantern Festival runs nightly through Jan. 5 as part of Centennial Park’s holiday programming. The festival includes more than 25 handcrafted lanterns, authentic Asian food selections and live performances.
- The Battery — just outside the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park — is a prime food, drink and social destination. For a New Year’s Eve experience featuring access to two sports bars, entertainment, confetti cannons and more, check out New Year’s Eve Live! at Live! at The Battery.
- Atlanta’s state-of-the art State Farm Arena will play host to a side-splitting lineup on Dec. 29, with Cedric The Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Nephew Tommy headlining the Comedy Laugh Fest.
- Rock aficionados will be happy to hear that Athens’ own Widespread Panic is coming to town. The group’s New Year’s Celebration will be at Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre each night from Dec. 29-31.
- About 40 minutes outside of Atlanta, Serenbe Playhouse plays host to “The Snow Queen,” the story that inspired “Frozen,” through Jan. 6. Spectators are encouraged to dress warmly and bring their own seating, as this is truly an authentic, winter experience.
- Sports fans who care more about baskets than touchdowns can swing by State Farm Arena Dec. 27 as the Hawks take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m.
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