New Year's Eve signals a welcome end to intolerably chipper salespeople, an exhausting number of holiday parties and enough hours of family time logged to easily last until next year. Punch out of the holiday hellfest Wed., DEC. 31, for the PEACH DROP with Julianne Hough from "Dancing with the Stars." If you're not feeling the anxiety-inducing crowd at the Peach Drop, Atlanta has plenty of other options. Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge welcomes Noot d' Noot, Judi Chicago, and Fringe Factory DJs Vikki V and Susie Q for a NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH. If you just wanna jam the night away, check out husband-and-wife duo DEREK TRUCKS & SUSAN TEDESCHI. Sports more your thing? Bask in athletic glory at the CHICK-FIL-A BOWL, where Georgia Tech's Yellow Jackets face the LSU Tigers. For more New Year's Eve options, see atlanta.creativeloafing.com/nye. Peach Drop: 6 p.m. Free. Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St. 404-523-2311. www.peachdrop.com. New Year's Eve Bash: 9 p.m. $8. 644 N. Highland Ave. 404-874-5756. www.thehighlandinn.com. Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi: 9 p.m. $35-$45. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-881-2100. www.ticketmaster.com. Chick-fil-A Bowl: 7:30 p.m. $60-$100. 1 Georgia Dome Drive. 404-223-4636. www.chick-fil-abowl.com.