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File Photo / From left, Andrews Entertainment District General Manager Kris Torrens, Director of Promotions and Special Events Janice Weber, General Manager Danny Donovan and President Stephen de Haan, shown before the district’s New Year’s Eve party in 2013, are getting ready for this year’s shindig.
File Photo / From left, Andrews Entertainment District General Manager Kris Torrens, Director of Promotions and Special Events Janice Weber, General Manager Danny Donovan and President Stephen de Haan, shown before the district’s New Year’s Eve party in 2013, are getting ready for this year’s shindig.
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Options abound for New Year's Eve celebrations
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File Photo / From left, Andrews Entertainment District General Manager Kris Torrens, Director of Promotions and Special Events Janice Weber, General Manager Danny Donovan and President Stephen de Haan, shown before the district’s New Year’s Eve party in 2013, are getting ready for this year’s shindig.
File Photo / From left, Andrews Entertainment District General Manager Kris Torrens, Director of Promotions and Special Events Janice Weber, General Manager Danny Donovan and President Stephen de Haan, shown before the district’s New Year’s Eve party in 2013, are getting ready for this year’s shindig.
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Local venues are offering many ways to ring in the New Year, including family friendly events. All events are Dec. 31:

Legoland
Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta will host its New Year’s Eve party from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a balloon drop at noon. There will be other activities for children throughout the day.
The balloon drop is free with admission, which is $13.50 online. Legoland is at Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road in Buckhead.
Information: www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta

Peach Drop 2015
Ring in the New Year by coming out to Underground Atlanta in downtown Atlanta for the 26th annual Peach Drop New Year’s Eve Celebration. Festivities will start at 11 a.m. and last until 4 a.m. There will be carnival rides, games, face painting, balloon artists, shopping, dining, musical performances and fireworks. Admission is free.
Information: www.peachdrop.com

Children’s museum
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive downtown, will host its Noon Year’s Eve party for children ages 8 and under at 11:30 a.m.
Disney characters Princess Tiana and Price Charming will lead the children in cotillion dancing. There will be a countdown at noon.
The party is free with general admission to the museum, which is $12.75. Reservations are recommended.
Information: www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton’s two Atlanta properties each will host New Year’s Eve parties.
The Buckhead location, at 3434 Peachtree Road, will host its event starting at 5 p.m. There are no reservations and the $25 cover charge is waived for those who have dinner in The Café. The event will include entertainment by Nick Longo and his band in the Lobby Lounge. The festivities include live music, a midnight Champagne toast and party favors. An à la carte menu is available for guests spending the holiday in The Café.
The downtown location, at 181 Peachtree St., will begin festivities at 5 p.m. It will include live entertainment, specialty cocktails and party favors at the Lumen Lobby Bar.
Information: Buckhead, (404) 237-2700 or www.ritzcarlton.com/buckhead; downtown, (404) 659-0400 or www.ritzcarlton.com/atlanta

Andrews
The Andrews Entertainment District, 56 E. Andrews Drive in Buckhead, will host its New Year’s Eve Celebration from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. The district has eight different bar/restaurant concepts in 33,000 square feet of space, said founder and President Stephen de Haan. The venues surround a courtyard, which is where Buckhead’s only ball drop will take place at the midnight.
Tickets for the general public will be $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The event will include music by DJs Huda Hudia and Tommy Who and the band KBM and special giveaways.
Information: (404) 389-0856 or www.andrewsdistrict.com/events-2/tickets

Painted Pin
The Painted Pin, an upscale boutique bar, bowling and entertainment venue located at 737 Miami Circle in Buckhead, will host its inaugural New Year’s Eve party from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The event will include live music courtesy of Gurufish from 8 p.m. to midnight, a DJ-provided music from midnight to 2 a.m., a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight with a balloon drop, unlimited food with non-alcoholic beverages, classic pub games and complimentary shoes and bowling.
A limited amount of tickets are available for this private affair. Alcoholic beverages including signature and classic cocktails, local and craft beer and artisanal wines by the glass, will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $150 (includes tax and gratuity).
Information: www.thepaintedpin.com

Whiskey Blue
Whiskey Blue hosts its annual New Year’s Eve Bash from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. with music by DJ Rimby, party favors and a complimentary midnight Champagne toast. Tickets start at $60.
Whiskey Blue is located on the roof of W Atlanta-Buckhead at 3377 Peachtree Road.
Information: (678) 500-3192 or www.atlantanightlife.com/whiskeyblue

Downtown Countdown
The Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St., will host its annual Downtown Countdown from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. to ring in the New Year. The event will include music by DJs and bands.
Tickets will start at $99 for general admission and $150 for VIP, with the prices gradually increasing as the event date nears.
Information: (800) 422-7295 or www.downtowncountdown.net

ATL’s Rockin’ NYE
Enjoy three party rooms of entertainment at ATL’s Rockin’ NYE 2014 at Park Bench, Stagecoach and Backyard, 34 Irby Ave. in Buckhead.
The celebration includes three rooms of entertainment with two bands and a DJs, an open bar, appetizers and party favors. At midnight, there will be a confetti drop and champagne toast.
The event starts at 9 p.m.. Tickets are $75 in advance for a limited-time promotion, and group pricing is available.
Information: (404) 262-3624, www.atlantabuzz.com/event/atls-rockin-nye or www.parkbenchatl.com

Publik Draft House
Publik Draft House, 654 Peachtree St. in Midtown, will host a Masquerade-themed New Year’s Eve bash starting at 9 p.m. The event will include music from DJ John Michael, no cover charge and featured cocktails. All guests will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne at midnight.
Information: www.publikatl.com

Whiskey Park
Whiskey Park hosts its annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Enjoy an open bar and music by DJ Rix. Tickets start at $130.
Whiskey Park is located inside W Atlanta-Midtown at 188 14th St.
Information: (404) 724-2559 or www.atlnewyears.com/event.aspx?e=23704

{three} sheets
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at {three} sheets, 6017 Sandy Springs Circle in Sandy Springs, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Enjoy a premium open bar sponsored by Grey Goose, music by DJ Andre Perry, a Champagne toast and party favors. Tickets start at $90 and include a 20 percent gratuity.
The lounge is at 6017 Sandy Springs Circle.
Information: (404) 303-8423 or www.threesheetsatlanta.com/nye

Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. in Midtown, hosts Cleopatra’s 2015 New Year’s Eve Ball.
The party will include 10 open bars serving premium cocktails, a laser and light show, and two dance floors with DJs playing Top 40, house and hip-hop music.
The event will be held in the theater’s Egyptian Ballroom. The dress code is upscale/dress to impress.
The party will start at 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $109.
Information: www.foxtheatre.org
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, the Rev. Tim Boggess, Northwest Presbyterian Church’s pastor, lights the fourth Advent candle as the Rev. Laura Jernigan, its associate pastor, looks over a hymnal.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, the Rev. Tim Boggess, Northwest Presbyterian Church’s pastor, lights the fourth Advent candle as the Rev. Laura Jernigan, its associate pastor, looks over a hymnal.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, the Rev. Tim Boggess, Northwest Presbyterian Church’s pastor, and the Rev. Laura Jernigan, its associate pastor, will welcome members and guests to the Christmas Eve service Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, the Rev. Tim Boggess, Northwest Presbyterian Church’s pastor, and the Rev. Laura Jernigan, its associate pastor, will welcome members and guests to the Christmas Eve service Wednesday at 5 p.m.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, the Rev. Tim Boggess, Northwest Presbyterian Church’s pastor, and the Rev. Laura Jernigan, its associate pastor, look over sacred ornaments on the Christmas tree in the sanctuary where the Christmas Eve service will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, the Rev. Tim Boggess, Northwest Presbyterian Church’s pastor, and the Rev. Laura Jernigan, its associate pastor, look over sacred ornaments on the Christmas tree in the sanctuary where the Christmas Eve service will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m.
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