Your guide to the best New Year’s Eve parties in Auburn and beyond.
The Hotel at Auburn University
Ariccia will host a new Year's Eve celebration beginning with a five-course dinner in Ariccia. Reservations begin at 7 p.m. Dinner is $75 per person and includes a champagne toast at midnight in Piccolo. After dinner, guests are invited to Piccolo for a party featuring a jazz quartet starting at 9 p.m. Before the stroke of midnight, guests will receive hats, noise-makers and complimentary champagne. The event in Piccolo is also open to guests who want to celebrate without dining at Ariccia beforehand.
Once the New Year has been celebrated, guests can ride the elevator home with the hotel’s special $99 room rate including breakfast for two in Ariccia the next morning. For more info, visit auhcc.com/holidays.
Bourbon Street will host a New Year’s Eve party feat. jazz/rock band Something Delicious. There will be a champagne toast at midnight and no cover.
Eighth & Rail
Eighth & Rail will kick its New Year's Eve party off at 9 p.m. Southern rock band Dallas Dorsey & The Rails will perform.
Pockets will host a New Year’s Eve Party with live music by The Findley Brothers, drink specials, and a champagne toast at midnight. Cover is $5. Doors open at 5 p.m.
SkyBar will host its 2013 New Year's Bash feat. The Park Band and Ocean Street. SkyBar will also offer free party favors and complimentary champagne at midnight.
The War Eagle Supper Club will host rock/blues band Delta Reapers with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Cover is $7. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Montgomery New Year’s Eve Celebration
The Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve Celebration will be Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will take place on Commerce Street in the entertainment district and will be free. The night will include live entertainment from Black Jacket Symphony and Rhythm Nation playing party hits. Local food vendors and bars will have outdoor stands to purchase food and drinks throughout the night. At midnight there will be a fireworks display launched from Riverfront Park. Skywriting and confetti cannons will go off as the New Year commences.
Peach Drop 2014
Peach Drop is a 16-hour event with a full day of entertainment. Beginning at 11 a.m., Underground Atlanta will be filled with carnival-style rides, live music, face painting, street performers and festival food. As 2014 nears, the main stage will light up with live performances and the 800-pound Peach will begin its decent just before the clock strikes midnight. The party will continue in Kenny’s Alley until 4 a.m..
Cleopatra's 2014 New Years Eve
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Fox Theatre’s World Famous Egyptian Ballroom. Atlanta DJs will be spinning Top 40, house, and hip-hop mash-ups all night alongside a light show, with Cleopatra's, Egyptian Queens and Pharaoh's mixing drinks at the premium open bars all night. For tickets, visit ticketzone.com
Ticket price: $100
Downtown Countdown Atlanta
For the ninth year, the Downtown Countdown will return to the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. The party will feature a premium open bar, food, 'DJ's, comedians and more. VIP tickets include an upgraded dinner and bar menu, VIP lounge and more.
For tickets, visit downtowncountdownatlanta.missiontix.com.
Time: 8:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Ticket price: General admission is $139, VIP is $225.
Buckhead Ball 2014
This party will take place at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead and will feature music by Reptar, Earphunk, and several DJs. General admission includes an open bar with call liquors, red carpet entrance, a photographer and more. VIP tickets include a separate entrance, private section next to the stage, top shelf open bar, food and more. For tickets, visit xorbia.com.
Time: 8 p.m. until 3 a.m.
Ticket price: General admission is $115, VIP is $180.
A Social Mess NYE
This New Year's Eve party at Buckhead Theatre will feature 16 open bars, acapela group Super Jenny Taco Bar, Glitter Dome light show, drag queen shows, several DJ's and more. For tickets, visit asocialmess.com.
Time: 8 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.
Ticket price: $95