New Year’s Eve is one of the most anticipated nights of the year. But it can be hard to usher in a new year if you’re not prepared. Here are few tips from Atlanta PlanIt that will help you have a stress-free, celebratory night.
Crowds start to gather early at the biggest New Year’s Eve events, so the sooner you know your plans, the better. You can research what time the doors or gates open, make plans with your friends, and purchase tickets before they’re sold out. If it’s a free event you’re attending, you can also decide what time you need to arrive in order to secure a prime spot to see the countdown.
Choose your transportation wisely.
Parking for large events can be a hassle, so consider leaving your car at home and taking an alternate form of transportation. Use a ride-hailing service, call a taxi, or take public transportation. And if you plan on having a drink or two, this should absolutely be your plan.
Check the weather.
Georgia weather can change quickly, so check the forecast to see what you need to bring with you. If you’ll be outside, you may need a heavy jacket, short sleeves if it’s a warm night, or maybe a raincoat. Light rain won’t stop the festivities, but it can dampen your spirits if you’re not prepared.
Celebrate with the kids … early.
New Year’s Eve events in Atlanta are generally designed for adults, but there are a number of family-friendly options. Atlanta’s Peach Drop is good for all ages and moves to a new location this year – Woodruff Park. There are also events happening earlier in the day just for young kids and their families. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is hosting a New Year’s Bubble Bash during the day. Fernbank Museum of Natural History also has an event for kids called Noon Year’s Eve with a countdown to celebrate 2017 at, you guessed it, noon.
New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the end of 2017 and welcome the start of a brand new year. Find the event that works for you, even if it’s a quiet gathering at your neighbor’s house, and begin 2018 with the friends and family you love. Cheers from Atlanta PlanIt!