The 2013 Peach Drop is still more than 12 hours away, but the New Year’s Eve fun kicked off on Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. at Underground Atlanta. Festivities began on Monday morning and continue until 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day. “We love to hit Underground on New Year’s Eve Day because there’s so much to do,” mom Cindy Smith from Roswell said on Dec. 31, right before her annual trek to Underground. “It’s a family tradition for us and there’s a ton of security, so it’s safe.”
During the day, the emphasis is on family fun. “We have a stage dedicated to Atlanta’s talented youth where 12 local Atlantans (under the age of 18) are performing,” explained Michelle Lawrence, Director of Marketing for Underground Atlanta. Kids are sure to enjoy the Peachtree carnival rides, face painting and balloon artists. The Pac Man arcade is a new attraction this year.
The nice thing about the Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta is that families can enjoy the festivities during the day and clear out before the revelers hit the streets at night. Family-friendly performances run until 6 p.m. on the Budding Peach Stage. Below is the daytime schedule of young artists.
- 11:00 a.m.: David Militello
- 11:20 a.m.: Dynamic Expression
- 11:30 a.m.: Shameik Moore
- 12:00 p.m.: Khamary
- 12:30 p.m.: Amor Kismet
- 2:00 p.m.: Sydney Rhame
- 2:30 p.m.: OEOE
- 3:00 p.m.: Lindsay Harper
- 4:00 p.m.: Meagan Sharp
- 4:30 p.m.: Madison Shea
- 5:00 p.m.: Jordan Grassi
- 5:30 p.m.: Riley
The 411 on this family-friendly New Year’s Eve event of peachy proportions:
- What: Peach Drop 2013 – New Year’s Eve Countdown
- Who: An eclectic array of local and national performers on three stages
- Where: Underground Atlanta
- When: Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 – Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013
- Time: 11:00 a.m. on the 31st until 4:00 a.m. on the 1st
- Cost: Free
If you bring along the kids, it’s probably a wise idea to clear out by 7:00 p.m. because the revelers will be out in full force after dark. However, the entertainment really kicks into gear at night, so you may want to get a babysitter and plan a date night. Nationally renowned acts, including Abbey Road Live are set to perform on the Kenny’s Alley and Main Stages. An explosion of confetti and fireworks begins right after the giant peach drops at the stroke of midnight. Those looking to keep the party going can cruise the clubs on Kenny’s Alley, as most will stay open until 4:00 a.m.
2013 Peach Drop Main Stage Performance Schedule:
- 6:00 p.m.: Noah Pine
- 7:00 p.m.: Lingo
- 8:00 p.m.: Seven Handle Circus
- 9:30 p.m.: The Magictones
- 11:15 p.m.: Abbey Road LIVE
Pets, bags, backpacks, coolers, picnic baskets, recording devices, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, lawn chairs, weapons and alcoholic beverages are not permitted at the Peach Drop event at Underground Atlanta. To find answers to frequently asked questions, fun facts and up-to-the-minute information about Peach Drop 2013, visit www.PeachDrop.com.
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