Downtown Atlanta. Catch the football frenzy as the parade starts at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Baker Street and concludes at the entrance of FanFest in the Georgia World Congress Center. Floats, classic cars, cheerleaders, mascots, marching bands, dance groups and more. Dec. 31. Parade, 8-9:30 a.m.; FanFest 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 285 Andrew Young Blvd., Atlanta. 404-586-8500. Parade, free. FanFest, $15
Historic Courthouse Lawn. Ring in the annual celebration, live concert, dancing and fireworks at midnight. Dec. 31. Festivities start at 7 p.m. 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 678-407-6598. Free.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Let the kids celebrate early. There will be a balloon drop at noon and music and dancing for the kids. Dec. 31. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. Included with museum admission. Adults, $18; ages 3-12, $16; ages 2 and younger, free.
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Count down to the “noon year” for 2015. Join the museum’s very own Princess and Prince, as they dance in the “noon year” followed by a dance party for all ages! Dec. 31. 11:30 a.m. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atlanta. 404-659-5437. Included with museum admission. $12.75; 11 months and younger, free.
Underground Atlanta. The Southeast’s largest annual New Year’s Eve event. Inflatables, face painting, carnival rides and music during the day. Dec. 31. 11 a.m. 50 Upper Alabama St., Atlanta. 404-523-2311. Free. Arcades and rides extra.
Interactive Neighborhood for Kids. Welcome the New Year with fun activities and crafts. Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Parade, 12-4 p.m. 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. 770-536-1900. Free with museum admission. $8.