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PEACH DROP NYC has its ball, Atlanta has its Peach. Whether you're witnessing it drop from the tube, the top of your building or in the heart of Five Points, you'll see a great show packed full of entertainers, including "Dancing with the Stars'" Julianne Hough. Dec. 31, 6 p.m. Free. Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St. 404-523-2311. www.peachdrop.com.
THE SANTALAND DIARIES Commiserate with Crumpet the elf as this hilarious story by David Sedaris is staged for the 10th year in a row. Directed by Jeff Adler. 8 p.m. $20-$100. Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave. 404-584-7450. www.horizontheatre.com.
STS9 There are a few fine shows happening on New Year's Eve, and the Tabernacle seems to have booked the right band for those who'd rather groove than, let's say, stand idly with their arms folded at chest level. Sound Tribe Sector 9 instrumentals will touch on enough ethereally rhythmic levels to satisfy. Dec. 28, 7 p.m.; Dec. 29-31, 8 p.m. $33-$67.50. 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022. www.ticketmaster.com.
TOM SIMMONS Pay homage to 2008 by reviewing its silliest moments with a Funny Farm favorite. Simmons will perform two shows -- the latter comes with party favors and a champagne toast. Dec. 31, 8 and 10:30 p.m. $25-$45. 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-817-4242. www.funnyfarmcomedyclub.com.
WHOLE WORLD MUSICAL: A NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION Performance by Main Stage cast featuring prizes, a light dessert bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $50-$89. Whole World Theatre, 1216 Spring St. 404-817-0880. www.wholeworldtheatre.com.
2009 NEW YEAR'S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA Party with 2,000 of your closest friends. Take a thrifty approach with general admission or splurge on an "all-inclusive ticket," which covers drinks, gourmet dinner, a complimentary champagne toast and line-cutting privileges. DJ Kemit and Q-100 DJ Mike B will be spinning all night. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $40-$250. Opera, 1150-B Peachtree St. 404-874-0428. www.operaatlanta.com.
AFTER MIDNIGHT: A WATCH NIGHT WORSHIP CELEBRATION Live music, comedy and activities for children. Dec. 31, 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Free. Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Ave. 404-688-7300. www.historicebenezer.org.
ANNUAL NYE BLOCK PARTY Dec. 31. Free. Lava, 57 13th St. 404-873-4202.
COUNTDOWN ATLANTA With a promise to deliver the "best" in late-night partying, Countdown Atlanta presents world-class DJs and excessive cash bars spread throughout four designated party areas. VIP ticket holders get free drinks while the rest of the crowd will have to settle for a lonely glass of free champagne. Hosted by 95.5 the Beat and sponsored by TRAC 1 Entertainment. Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $60-$200. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. 866-468-7630. www.countdownatlanta.com.
DOWNTOWN COUNTDOWN Looking for a hottie to kiss at midnight? You may find him or her in one of three VIP lounges or the new "Bowl Game Room," which highlights the night's bowl games on large-screen TVs. Cracker and Young MC headline. Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. $109-$275. Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. 404-577-1234. www.downtowncountdown.net.
GAINEVILLE’S CHICKEN DROP NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $50-$180. Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St., Gainesville. 770-531-2349; 770-538-0029. www.jbjams.com.
JEZOLUTION Dancing, multiple live acts, open bars, party favors and breakfast served till 2 a.m. Can we say brinner (breakfast for dinner)? The Justin Band and DJ Stefan Mayer will entertain until 3 a.m. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $159-$234. Grand Hyatt Atlanta, 3300 Peachtree Road. 404-237-1234. www.jezebelmagazine.com.
LAWRENCEVILLE RINGS Family-friendly New Year’s celebration with fireworks, magic shows and live music. Dec. 31, 7 p.m. Free. Historic Downtown Lawrenceville.
MIDNIGHT MAYHEM Shiny and sleek both describe Aja, a brand-new restaurant and lounge in Buckhead. After an unfortunate fire at the Buckhead Ballroom -- the party's previous location -- it's moved down the street. Not only will there be two bars and a DJ rolling out the music well into next year, but a dim sum a la carte menu will be available. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $20-$100. Aja Restaurant & Bar, 3500 Lenox Road, Suite 100. 404-231-0001. www.tap-atl.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE With Ray Mariner of Star 94 and a Journey tribute band. Features a midnight countdown and balloon drop with cash and prizes. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $40. The Bar at East Andrews, 56 East Andrews #10. 404-869-1132.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT ENO Featuring a four-course dinner; wines priced separately. Also, a complimentary champagne toast and noisemakers will be offered at midnight. Reservations suggested. Dec. 31. $75 and up. ENO-European-Mediterranean Quality of Life, 800 Peachtree St. 404-685-3191. www.enorestaurant.com.
NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH Join Noot d' Noot, Judi Chicago and Fringe Factory DJs Vikki V and Susie Q at the Highland Inn. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Highland Inn offers the best lounge in Atlanta. Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $8. Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge, 644 N. Highland Ave. 404-874-5756. www.thehighlandinn.com.