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Options abound for New Year’s Eve celebrations
by Nicole Dow
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / 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.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / 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.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Andrews Entertainment District General Manager Kris Torrens, President Stephen de Haan, Director of Promotions and Special Events Janice Weber and General Manager Danny Donovan will host Buckhead’s only ball drop on New Year’s Eve.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Andrews Entertainment District General Manager Kris Torrens, President Stephen de Haan, Director of Promotions and Special Events Janice Weber and General Manager Danny Donovan will host Buckhead’s only ball drop on New Year’s Eve.
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Make the last night of 2013 a time to remember. Start the New Year off with a bang as several celebrations are planned at local venues.

Andrews Entertainment District, at 56 E. Andrews Drive in Buckhead, is hosting what it claims is Buckhead’s only New Year’s Eve ball drop. The district includes 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 the midnight ball drop will take place.

“One of the things that’s kind of neat about the event is if you make reservations and dine [that night] at Czar Ice Bar, Cellar 56 or Stillhouse … you get into the party for free,” de Haan said. “If you go to the comedy show [at Improv Atlanta], then you can stick around for the ball drop for free as well.”

Tickets for the general public will be $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

The event will include live music by ’80s R Us, special giveaways and a balloon drop at 1 a.m. There will also be three DJs playing music throughout the night. Doors open at 7 p.m. and entertainment will last until 2:30 a.m.

Information: (404) 389-0856 or www.andrewsdistrict.com/newyearseve.

Other area events include:

Buckhead Theatre

At the Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, A Social Mess presents a party entitled “The World’s Greatest Most Fantastic Super Duper Anti-hotel New Year’s Eve Gala Extravaganza in the Universe. Ever. Part V.”

The celebration promises 16 open bars, multiple DJs, special guest artists and various entertainment including drag queen shows and impersonators. The party will start at 8 p.m. and will continue through 2:30 a.m.

Tickets are $95 for general admission or $90 per person for groups of 10 or more.

Information: http://asocialmess.xorbia.com/nye-2014.

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 two bands and a DJ, an open bar, appetizers and party favors. At midnight, there will be a confetti drop and champagne toast.

The event is from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The dress code is upscale casual. Tickets are $60 for a limited-time promotion, and group pricing is available.

Information: (404) 262-3624 or www.parkbenchatl.com.

Whiskey Blue

Whiskey Blue hosts its fifth 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.

Early-bird tickets start at $45. Tickets will be available for $60 at the door.

Whiskey Blue is located on the roof of W Atlanta-Buckhead at 3377 Peachtree Road.

Information: (678) 500-3192.

Whiskey Park

Whiskey Park hosts its sixth annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Enjoy an open bar and music by Jay Envy. Early-bird tickets start at $100 and tickets will be $150 at the door.

Whiskey Park is located inside W Atlanta-Midtown at 188 14th St.

Information: (404) 724-2559.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at {three} sheets in Sandy Springs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Enjoy a premium open bar sponsored by Grey Goose, music by DJ Ryan Michael, a champagne toast and party favors. Tickets are $65 for general admission and $85 for VIP.

The lounge is at 6017 Sandy Springs Circle.

Information: (404) 303-8423 or www.threesheetsatlanta.com/nye.

Peach Drop

Ring in 2014 with Underground Atlanta’s Peach Drop. Activities — including carnival rides, live music, street performers, face painting and food — will begin at 11 a.m. with festivities continuing through 3 a.m. New Year’s Day.

Artists Janelle Monae and David Koechner will perform at the 25th annual event.

At midnight, attendees will count down as the Peach descends, and there will be confetti and fireworks.

Underground Atlanta is at 50 Upper Alabama St., downtown.

Information: (404) 523-2311 or www.peachdrop.com.

Downtown Countdown

The Downtown Countdown returns to the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St., from 8:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The celebration features four party rooms with five bands, three DJs and four comedians. There will also be a premium open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, a pasta station, an Asian food station and late night breakfast.

The party boasts Atlanta’s largest midnight hotel balloon drop.

Tickets start at $99 for general admission and $150 for VIP, with ticket prices gradually increasing as the event date nears.

Information: (800) 422-7295 or www.downtowncountdown.net.

Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre,  660 Peachtree St. in Midtown, hosts Cleopatra’s 2014 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 p.m. Tickets are $100 for general admission.

Information: www.foxtheatre.org.

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