Happy New Year 2017! We would like to wish you a very safe and happy New Year celebration in Atlanta, Georgia. Get ready because as 2017 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.
To experience the excitement that follows as the clock strikes midnight, be sure you make this year’s Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta part of your New Year’s Eve celebration for 2017!
Atlanta Peach Drop!
Peach Drop is the Largest New Year’s Eve Celebration in the Southeast, continues a 28-year tradition in Downtown Atlanta with an evening of top-notch entertainment! Beginning at 7 p.m., Underground Atlanta will be the focal point for ringing in the New Year with live music and tens of thousands of fellow revelers.
Singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor Ne-Yo will headline the event, and Atlanta-based alternative rockers Collective Soul will open.
At the strike of midnight, the Peach will make its final descent at its 28-year home at Underground Atlanta and signal the start of 2017.
Following the Atlanta Peach Drop, a fireworks show will illuminate the sky and millions of pieces of confetti will rain down on the crowd! Packed full of excitement, the Peach Drop is Atlanta’s favorite way of ringing in the New Year!
New Year’s Eve Tips: From Atlanta’s Police Department
- Celebrate safely: Don’t participate in celebratory gunfire. The act of pointing a gun towards the sky and firing shots into the air to commemorate an event or holiday is unsafe and against the law. In Atlanta, anyone caught firing a gun into the air could be charged with a misdemeanor and face a fine of up to $1,000.
- Prevent crime: Don’t make it easy for criminals to break into your vehicle by keeping your car clean. Follow the Atlanta Police Department’s Clean Car Campaign by removing all valuables including purses, cell phones, GPS navigation systems, laptops, tablet computers, firearms and other valuables from unattended vehicles.
- Plan ahead: Consider taking MARTA to events, or carpooling, to minimize the traffic volume expected in Downtown and Midtown Atlanta.
- Park Smart: Be mindful of parking only in permitted lots and be sure to pay attention to any “No Parking” signs to avoid citations or fines. Violators are also subject to having their vehicles towed and impounded. Also, be aware of possible road or lane closures due to events to plan your outings with minimal disruptions.
- Don’t Drink and Drive: Designate a driver, use MARTA, take a cab or utilize other modes of transportation.
- Citizens are also encouraged to be aware of surroundings, and call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious activity. Remember the Department’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign to encourage vigilance for criminal activity.
Have fun and Happy New Year 2017!