The 24th Annual Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta

Ringing in the New Year is a tried and true tradition that takes place in various forms all around the world on December 31 st . Every city, state and nation celebrates in their own way specific to where they are. If you live in Atlanta, there is only one official way to bring in another year and that is to watch the Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta. Just like the celebration in New York City's Time Square, the annual Peach Drop in Atlanta is synonymous with New Year's entertainment. Unbelievably in its 24 th year, what started out as a significantly smaller event has now grown to be the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the southeast.

More than 100,000 spectators watched the iconic 800lb peach make its decent as the clock struck midnight last January, and this year there's even more to love. People can head down to Underground Atlanta early for a day that will be jam-packed with activities leading up to the main event, including games for the kids, an area dedicated to sports lovers, dozens of talent musicians and Abbey Road LIVE! will be headlining the event, bringing some of the most iconic songs in music history to the stage. If you're a parent looking for activities to keep your little ones occupied until the Peach Drop festivities begin, Underground Atlanta has you covered.

Parents can head down early with the kids from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., where there will be plenty of family fun. Upper Alabama Street will be filled with carnival-style rides, face painting, balloon artists and festival food. On Lower Alabama Street, the Budding Peach Stage* will feature super stars in the making, aged 18 and under, hosted by DJ Dano . A stage in Kenny's Alley will also feature a lineup of talented musicians playing throughout the day, and the party-goers can celebrate into the wee hours of the morning. Kenny's Alley restaurants will be open late until 4 a.m., serving up food and beverage specials from open to close.

The Peach Drop 2013 New Year's Eve Celebration begins at 11 a.m. December 31 st and ends at 4 a.m. January 1 st , 2013. This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit . For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.