It's that time of year again, and if you're still looking for a party, here are a few that should help you ring in the new year right.
Without doubt, the Peach Drop is going to be the biggest party in the city. Underground Atlanta's annual event draws more than 150,000 people every year and offers a day-long lineup of entertainment ranging from children's activities to a performance from Collective Soul. Free. noon-4 a.m. 50 Upper Alabama St. 404-523-2311. www.underground-atlanta.com.
For the swanky set, A night at the cotton club is the ticket of choice. Hosted by Ryan Cameron of V-103, the party channels the vibrance and culture of the 1930s Harlem nightclub. Admission includes dancing in the Fox Theatre's undeniably fabulous ballrooms, complimentary food and champagne, and music from DJs Kemit, Mars and many others. $50-$100. Doors open at 9 p.m. 660 Peachtree St. 404-873-0333. www.ticketmaster.com.
For the redneck girls and guys, Wild Bill's offers a big night of dancing to the music of Bill Gentry and the 35¢ Rodeo. The admission price includes a midnight champagne toast and the ever-popular balloon drop. $25-$100. Doors open at 7 p.m. 2075 Market St., Duluth. 678-473-1000. www.wildbillsatlanta.com.
Always popular party-throwers for the young and attractive, Spiral Entertainment hosts its New Year's Eve party at the Biltmore Ballrooms. The event is all-inclusive, which means a free buffet, multiple open bars and a champagne toast. $150. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. 817 W. Peachtree Road. 404-355-6949. spiralentertainment.com.
One of your friends likes hip-hop, another likes the sounds of sax and percussion, and yet another wants to go somewhere with house music. Beneath the Noise continues its tradition of offering all the sights and sounds your persnickety friends could want with its New Year's Eve party at Compound. Admission includes a buffet, late-night breakfast and a champagne toast. $45. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. 1008 Brady Ave. 404-872-4621. www.compoundnye.com.
For more New Year's Eve events, see Happenings, p. 51, and Night List, p. 84.