Atlanta to Welcome New Year with Peach Drop

3:49 PM, Dec 31, 2008   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Thousands of revelers are expected to crowd Downtown Atlanta streets Wednesday night to ring in the New Year.

New Year's Eve activities for adults and families begin at noon near Underground. Events at the main stage are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and run through 12:30 a.m.

This year's headlining performer is musician and dancer Julianne Hough. She gained popularity as one of the professional dancers on the hit show Dancing with the Stars.

Hough will take the stage at 11:30 p.m. and help ring in the New Year as the peach drops.

The Peach drop event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

The Peach Drop will be televised on MyATL-TV beginning at 11:30 p.m. 11Alive's Paul Ossmann will co-host the event.

For more information about the Peach Drop visit

Atlanta Events

If The Peach Drop isn't your thing there are tons of other events scheduled for New Year's Eve. Bars, Clubs, Restaurants and Hotels all over Metro Atlanta are hosting New Year's Eve celebrations. For more information about those events, visit Atlanta.

Ring in the New Year Online

If you're planning to keep things close to home for New Year's Eve, you can watch celebrations from all over the World. is providing live streaming video from more than a dozen cities around the World. The website offers multiple camera views for some locations.

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