Ring in the New Year in the Classic City! Athens has many New Year’s Eve deals for you to choose from that will make saying hello to 2019 much more fun. Hotel’s such as the Graduate and Hotel Indigo offer quality stay packages, while restaurants such as Five and Ten offer a delicious meal to satisfy your taste buds. As always, live music venues 40 watt and Georgia Theatre will provide you with great music as you dance your way into 2019.


Graduate Athens 

Celebrate the new year like it’s 1989 at the Graduate with performances by the Highballs. Located in the heart of downtown Athens and historic UGA campus the Graduate is a charming hotel in the Foundry. Stop by the Graduate at 8 p.m. to enjoy the complimentary party favors, the famous New Year’s balloon drop, and a champagne toast at midnight. The deluxe one night package for two includes a small bottle of champagne in your room when you arrive, champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight!


Hotel Indigo

Stop by Hotel Indigo for some old school jams from Michael Jackson to Boyz II Men performed by The Splitz. Hotel Indigo offers New Year’s Eve packages that includes overnight accommodations, tickets to the event, champagne toast at midnight, and breakfast for 2 on New Year's Day. Come by Hotel Indigo for a night of fun as you dance your way into the New Year. 

Five and Ten - porch

Five and Ten

Interested in a more quiet and serene experience to ring in the New Year? Then visit Five & Ten for their contemporary southern cuisine. This 4-course menu also includes vegetarian and gluten-free options. So, stop by Five & Ten on December 31 for fine dining.  


40-Watt Club

Ring in the New Year at the 40-watt club, while listening to singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Kishi Bashi and Lingua Franca the solo hip hop project of linguist Mariah Parker and beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets for this event range from $25-$35. 


Georgia Theatre

The GATH is hosting their 3rd Annual "New Rears Eve Ball" featuring the Booty Boyz, beginning at 10:30 p.m. and the cost begins at just $10. Ring in the New Year with Athens' favorite rump shakers.