If you’re planning to head downtown for the annual New Year’s Eve Peach Drop celebration, prepare youself for frigid temperatures and a huge crowd that sticks around, rain or shine. Peach Drop regulars will pack Underground Atlanta early, but the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome will let out in plenty of time for that crowd to join the fun before midnight, too.
Peach Drop regulars, please share your tips to have a fun, safe and warm experience in the comments!
Here are more details about the Chick-fil-A Bowl, and here’s what you need to know before you go to the Peach Drop:
Food and drink: Organizers say attendees aren’t allowed bring their own food or drinks to the Peach Drop, but vendors, bars and restaurants in Underground Atlanta will sell it. The event is open to people younger than 21, but for those that are, Underground clubs will be open till 4 a.m. If you’re planning on eating dinner at a restaurant there, you’d be wise to make reservations.
What not to bring: No pets, bags, backpacks, coolers, picnic baskets, recording devices, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, lawn chairs, weapons or alcoholic beverages.
How to get there: New Year’s Eve is a busy time downtown, between the bowl game and parade, the Peach Drop and all the other New Year’s parties. Here’s some info about how to get there, where to park and what roads will be closed.
Road closings: There will be downtown road closings early on Thursday because of the Chick-fil-A Bowl parade. Peach Drop road closings will start around 4 p.m. Roads closed include Peachtree Street from Auburn Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Pryor Street from Decatur Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Wall Street from Central Avenue to Peachtree Street.
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