Dad's Garage's New Year's Eve Shizzazzle(s) Ring in the new year at Dad's Garage Theatre, which will provide the audience with a belly full of laughs and champagne. Enjoy improvised games and scenes starring a collection of the finest improvisers from Dad's ensemble. Because this show sells out every year, they've added a second show at 10 p.m. Mon., Dec. 31, 7 and 10 p.m. $35-$47. Dad's Garage Theatre, 280 Elizabeth St. 404-523-3141. www.dadsgarage.com.
New Year's Eve Blowout Rock 'n' roll show with champagne toast. Featuring MuckRaker, Red Rocket Deluxe, and Blasted. Mon., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. Free. The Highlander, 931 Monroe Drive, Suite C-101. 404-877-0060. www.thehighlanderatlanta.com.
NYE 2013 with Yacht Rock Revue This is an all-inclusive event. Drinks and food are covered all night and into the wee hours of the morning. Featuring live music with Yacht Rock Revue and a DJ spinning music in the Piedmont Room. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $120-$150. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. 404-249-0001. www.parktavern.com.
NYE Black Comedy Explosion Featuring Lavelle Crawford, Corey Holcomb, with host DL Hughley, and more. Mon., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $64.90-$97. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org.
NYE in the ATL Hosted by actress Joy Hammond. Featuring V-103's Ryan Cameron, Streetz 94.5's Rashan Ali, Kiss 104's Art Terrell, and Hot 107.9's Traci Steele. Mon., Dec. 31, 6 p.m. Crowne Plaza, 4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Road. 404-973-2363.
New Year's Eve 2013 at Opera Every year Opera hosts one of the largest New Year's Eve parties in Atlanta. This year, four of Atlanta's most renowned DJs, DJ KO, DJ Dizzy K, DJ EU, and DJ Danny M, will be rotating throughout the night in all three rooms. Opera will have a gourmet dinner buffet that will be prepared by the award-winning Atlanta Event Center catering staff. Mon., Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. $30-$125. Opera, 1150 Crescent Ave. 404-874-3006. www.operaatlanta.com.
The Ninth Annual Downtown Countdown Atlanta The Downtown Countdown returns to the luxurious Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. Party your way into 2013 by rocking out to five bands, three DJs, four comedians, and more. Mon., Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. $99-$150. Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. 404-577-1234.
An Academy New Year's Eve: The Magic of It's A Blunderful Life! Magician David Howell opens for Tiger Peach Improv who will present "It's a Blunderful Life" in which the audience will decide what happens to George Bailey. This is a family-friendly show. Mon., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. $15. Academy Theatre, 119 Center St., Avondale Estates. 404-474-8332. www.academytheatre.org.
All Gold Everything NYE Celebration Hosted by Trinidad James. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $30-$50. Gold Room, 2416 Piedmont Road.
12th Annual Sheer Atlanta New Year's Eve Party Jonathan "Jona" Sheer hosts his 12th-annual New Year's Eve celebration at Shout in Midtown. Featuring two levels of mixing and mingling. DJ entertainment provided by DJ Danny Espeut on two levels complete with video screens and laser light show. Cash bar. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $30. Shout, 1197 Peachtree St. 404-846-2000. www.h2sr.com/shout.
ATL's Rockin' NYE 2013 The third-annual ATL's Rockin' NYE Party is an all-inclusive New Year's event featuring two rooms with live entertainment, including Jacob and the Good People with special guests Scotty Cram and Anthony Crane, five hours of open bar with cocktails, beer, and wine, a mini buffet from Tavern 99's kitchen, party favors and a large dance floor, as well as a confetti drop and champagne toast at midnight. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $70. Tavern 99, 128 East Andrews Drive. 404-835-8311. www.tavern99.com.
The Buckhead Ball 2013 After Midnight Parties teams up with the Grand Hyatt of Buckhead and several of Atlanta's top promoters to throw a 2013 NYE party for the second year in a row. Featuring live performances by Kap Slap, Cherub, and supporting DJs that will begin at 8:30 p.m. General admission will include an open bar with call liquors, red carpet entrance and photographer, and more. VIP will provide a separate entrance with a shorter line, private section next to the stage with a top shelf open bar, light hors d'oeuvres, additional seating, and more. Mon., Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. $115-$180. Grand Hyatt Atlanta, 3300 Peachtree Road. 404-237-1234.
Midnight Mayhem Featuring $3 Bud Light all night long, GO! Energy drink specials, and valet parking. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $25-$250. Aja, 3500 Lenox Road, Suite 100. 404-231-0001. www.h2sr.com.
New Beers Eve Ticket price includes food and drinks, well liquor, house wine, and more than 20 beer choices. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $50. Front Page News, 351 Moreland Ave. 404-475-7777. www.fpnatl.com.
New Year's Eve At Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint The party features two seating times with prix fix menus and two of Atlanta's favorite musical acts performing live on stage. Mon., Dec. 31, 6 p.m. $50-$100. Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint, 200 Peachtree St. Suite L05.
New Year's Eve at Whiskey Blue Featuring DJ Rimby, party favors, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Mon., Dec. 31. $30-$129. Whiskey Blue at W Atlanta - Buckhead, 3377 Peachtree Road. 678-500-3190.
New Year's Eve Party Purchase a VIP ticket and enjoy line-cutting privileges, three premium drink tickets, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $75. Buckhead Bottle Bar, 268 E. Paces Ferry Road. 404-474-9892. www.buckheadbottlebar.com.
Noon Year's Eve Ball Come celebrate the "noon" year and join Cinderella and Prince Charming for cotillion dancing. Free with admission. Mon., Dec. 31, 11:30 a.m. Free. Imagine It! Children's Museum, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive. 404-659-5437. www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org.
NYE 2013 at CosmoLava Featuring an open bar from 8:30-9:30 p.m.; overflowing complimentary champagne fountains; traditional midnight balloon drop; ice sculpture displays. VIP Includes premium open bar all night and a private room with DJ. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $40-$100. CosmoLava, 45 13th St. 404-873-6189. www.cosmolava.com.
Skyball NYE General admission includes access to the Ballroom Level, cash bar and food concessions. VIP admission includes access to Sky Twenty Five as well as an open bar and gourmet food buffet. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $35-$165. Melia Hotel Atlanta, 590 W. Peachtree St. 404-877-9000.
Sol Fusion "Twenty.Thirteen" Sol Fusion hosts a semi-casual New Year's Eve event with complimentary Korbel champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and live music by Josh Bias and the 6:30 Band. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $40-$165. The Westin Buckhead Hotel, 3391 Peachtree Road.
Toast the New Year Featuring DJ Rory Breaker and guests, a midnight champagne toast and confetti burst, late-night burgers to-go. 21+ only. Mon., Dec. 31. $25. Tongue & Groove, 565 Main St.
Wish Masquerade Ball Whiskey Park's fifth-annual NYE event, the WISH Masquerade Ball, features free-flowing cocktails until 1 a.m. and beats from Jay Envy. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $99-$150. Whiskey Park, 188 14th St. 404-724-2559. gerberbars.com/whiskey-park-atlanta.
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