Ring In 2024 with These Fun New Year’s Eve Parties in Atlanta

From over-the-top celebrations to chill at-home options.

As 2023 comes to an end, it’s time to ring in the new year the best way possible. Luckily, we have a head start because we’ll be celebrating in the great city of Atlanta and many of the 404’s top establishments are throwing over-the-top year-end celebrations. Whether you want to dine at some of the city’s top restaurants or party like there’s no tomorrow at holiday events like Live! at The Battery’s Hollywood-themed bash or an adults-only aquarium party, we’ve got your New Year’s Eve plans covered.

Live at the Battery Atlanta
Live at the Battery Atlanta

New Year’s Eve Parties in Atlanta

Sunday, December 31; 9 pm
Downtown; Tickets start at $120
Pull up to the Georgia Aquarium to enter the new year at one of Downtown Atlanta’s most spectacular New Year’s Eve parties. You’ll experience exclusive after-hours, adults-only access to all aquarium main galleries, live entertainment, cocktails, and food, topped off with a midnight champagne toast to the new year. By celebrating here, you’ll set the tone for a charitable 2024 as all proceeds from the celebration will go toward maximizing their marine research and natural conservation efforts.

Sunday, December 31; 5 pm
Ponce City Market; $130.50
If you’re not heading to the Noon Year’s Eve darty at Ponce City Market, visit later in the night as 9 Mile Station takes over the NYE festivities on The Roof. The restaurant is offering a five-course menu on New Year’s Eve, and considering that the winter dining igloos are still up, you can make your final meal of 2023 even more special.

Sunday, December 31; 8 pm
The Battery; Tickets start at $75
Live! at the Battery is rolling out the red carpet and flashing lights for New Year’s Eve. Guests can be the star of the party with exclusive access to all the venues during this Hollywood Nights-themed event. Ticket packages include entertainment with live music, unforgettable photo opps, and a midnight champagne toast featuring the Times Square Ball Drop on a 32-foot LED screen. Call up the glam squad and prepare for a night of glitz and glam to ring in the new year.

Sunday, December 31; 7 pm
Truist Park; Tickets start at $64
For more than 30 years, Marlon Wayans has provided laughs for millions around the world. Throughout his career, he has continued to bring his insightful and highly personal stand-up perspective to stages all over the country. Now you can check him out at The Battery’s Coca-Cola Roxy on New Year’s Eve. If you’ve seen his previous films such as Senseless, Scary Movie, White Chicks, and more, then you know this is an event that you don’t want to miss.

Sunday, December 31; 9 pm
Colony Square; $150
After grabbing dinner on New Year’s Eve, it’s time for the main attraction of the night—the countdown to midnight. And what better way is there to close out 2023 than by hitting up an open bar? Virtue Rooftop atop 5Church Midtown is bringing its NYE party back and guests will be able to celebrate the New Year until 2 am, with a five-hour premium open bar, a light bites buffet before midnight, a DJ and other live entertainment, a midnight champagne toast, a champagne tower, and an epic countdown that you won’t soon forget.

Sunday, December 31; 8 pm - 1 am
Buckhead, Tickets start at $330
Engage in a remarkable journey as Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta transports guests to three legendary New Year's Eve destinations: London, Paris, and New York. This whimsical night features cocktails and canapés in London, an elegant dinner in Paris, and a grand finale with champagne and delectable desserts in the heart of New York City at Times Square. Take it a step further by booking the “Take An Elevator Home On New Year's Eve” package and enjoy an overnight stay and New Year's Day brunch at The Americano.

Sunday, December 31; 8:30 pm
Omni Hotel; Tickets start at $120
Celebrate 2024 at Atlanta’s largest New Year’s Eve Carnaval Masquerade Ball featuring two distinct vibes that will transport guests around the world. Dance the night away to a live Latin band in the Grand Ballroom or groove to contemporary hits at Top Draft Sports Lounge with an outdoor terrace overlooking Centennial Olympic Park, where music comes courtesy of Atlanta’s top DJs. Enjoy food stations inspired by South America accompanied by the Omni’s signature cocktails, wine, and draft beer.

Sunday, December 31; 9 pm
Park Tavern; Tickets start at $120
With your drinks, food, and entertainment covered all night long, what better place is there to spend New Year’s Eve than at Park Tavern? Attendees can enjoy two floors of music, a live performance by Electric Avenue on the Garden Tent main stage, and a DJ spinning in the Piedmont Room until 2 am. The venue will also have an open bar serving premium spirits, beer, wine, and champagne all night, along with a variety of food options, including a carving station, pasta dishes and a Southern buffet if you get hungry before the clock strikes 12.

Sunday, December 31; 11 pm
Hyatt Centric; $275
High above the Hyatt Centric lies one of the coziest rooftops in all of the Greater Metropolitan Area. This year-round destination provides interior and exterior lounge options where you can enjoy delicious, shareable dishes along with exotic craft cocktails while admiring the breathtaking views. Come up to the 15th floor as we all bid farewell to 2023 in true Buckhead Fashion. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Atlanta's skyline, everyone is invited to dance to the tunes of a live DJ, enjoy libations, and keep fueled with hors d'oeuvres and desserts, passed all night.

Sunday, December 31; 9 pm
Bamboo Atlanta; Free
One of the coolest things about New Year’s Eve is that it gives you a reason to get spiffy and have a night on the town. And there’s no better place to do it than Bamboo Atlanta’s “dress to impress” event. Before the complimentary midnight toast under the chandeliers, prizes will go out to the best dressed couple, as well as the most original suit and dress, so put on your best threads and get ready for a great time.

Sunday, December 31; 8 pm
The Interlock; $50
Bring in the New Year high above Atlanta at the beautiful Rooftop L.O.A. The ’20s-themed party will kick off in the heated Grove pavilion from 8 pm to 1 am. Make sure that you dress to impress and come ready to dance as the resident DJs curate the sounds to a perfect evening. Champagne will be available all night at the Bottle Bar, so be prepared to welcome 2024 with good friends, great views, and a sensational time.

Sunday, December 31; Times vary
Various locations; $40 and up
Atlanta on the evening of December 31 can be overwhelming to say the least, so no one can blame you if you would like to skip the packed out parties for a quiet night at home. However, just because you’re home, doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun New Year’s Eve. Order some wine, champagne, and other beverages from the store of your choice, and then pick out your preferred at-home kit from Painting With A Twist. With those two steps completed, you’ll have a relaxing, yet memorable New Year’s Eve ahead of you.

Rooftop LOA
Rooftop LOA

New Year’s Eve Dinners in Atlanta

Sunday, December 31; 8:30 pm
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead; $495
Brassica is putting on an opulent black-tie dining experience this New Year’s Eve. Guests will be dazzled by a five-course meal accompanied by curated wine pairings. Tickets also include access to the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead’s highly anticipated and extravagant Enchanted New Year’s Eve Black-Tie Gala, featuring live entertainment and a DJ, hors d'oeuvres, unlimited champagne, and more.

Sunday, December 31; 7 pm
Kimpton Shane Hotel; $75
Let’s raise our glasses to another year at Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails, where kitchen meets cocktail bar with a spirited ambiance and signature cocktails worthy of toasting. The Hartley menu will get a festive twist as the restaurant dishes out a three-course New Year’s Eve menu for $75 per person. Dishes include Chilled White Shrimp, Roasted Squash & Pear Soup, a Caramelized Apple Tart Cheesecake and more.

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Okla Jones is an Atlanta-based journalist who writes about food, fine arts, and entertainment. His work also appears in ESSENCE, Creative Loafing Atlanta, and Consequence of Sound. Follow him on Instagram at @coolhandoak.