Best Events and Things to Do to Ring in the New Year in Atlanta
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
Dec. 30. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Welcome the New Year with fun activities and crafts. Parade, noon and 4 p.m.; magic show with Jeff McClure, 2 p.m. 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. 770-536-1900. Free with admission. $8.
Noon Year’s Eve
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Dec. 31. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Let the kids celebrate early with a balloon drop at noon and music, bubbles and dancing. 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. Purchase separate event ticket in advance; includes general event admission and all exhibits. $20- $26.
New Year’s Bubble Bash
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Dec. 31. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 2-4:30 p.m.
Countdown to 2018 with a dance party, special guests, bubble-wrap fireworks and more. Countdowns at noon and 4 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atlanta. 404-659-5437. $18 per person; prices increase on Dec. 25.
Noon Year’s Eve
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Dec. 31. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Balloon drop at noon, large group LEGO build and giveaways. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-848-9252. Included with admission. $19.95; ages 2 and younger, free.
Kids’ Early New Year’s Eve Celebration
Stone Mountain Park
Fireworks, snowfall and early New Year’s celebration at 9 p.m. Activities begin with costumed characters, music and dance-a-longs prior to countdown to 9 p.m. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Christmas Adventure Pass for adults $34.95; ages 3-11, $29.95; ages 2 and younger, free; parking, $15.
Ring in the New Year with a kid-friendly toast and a treat after the 5 p.m. performance of “Heidi.” 1545 Peachtree St. NE, #102, Atlanta. 404-484-8636. Adults, $20- $22; ages 12 and younger, $15-$17.