With the Atlanta skyline as its backdrop, the annual (18 years now and counting) New Year's Eve PEACH DROP has become the ATL's trademark year-end celebration. On Sun., DEC. 31, the party people hit downtown for the 16-hour event, which includes a performance from country music up-and-comers Lonestar, fireworks and, of course, that conspicuous 800-pound lighted peach. About 175,000 people came last year, so should you find yourself posse-less the last day of the year, hop on MARTA and head to the Five Points Station. We're sure they'll be waiting for ya.Free. Noon-4 a.m. Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St. 404-523-2311. www.peachdrop.com.
For more on the NYE Peach, see Profile.