Underground Atlanta is bringing back the beloved Peach Drop!
UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Click here for more information.
The City of Atlanta announced Thursday that the Peach Drop will return this year. For decades, thousands of Atlantans have gathered to watch the spectacle welcome the new year. The event was moved to Woodruff Park in 2017, but returned to Underground Atlanta the following year.
Atlanta has not hosted the Peach Drop for the past two years. In 2019, it was the first time the 30-year tradition did not happen.
“We’re going to take a break, reevaluate, reexamine the location and how we plan it out,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said back in 2018. “And when it comes back, I promise you it will be bigger and better.”
Well, now it is back and bigger than ever! The Peach Drop will be held at Underground Atlanta on Dec. 31, 2021 with performances by Atlanta hip-hop group Goodie Mob and Grammy Award winner Ashanti. The stage will open at 6 p.m. with the peach returning to its duties at midnight!
More plans for this year’s Peach Drop will be announced closer to the event, but it promises to be a triumphant return for our iconic NYE peach!
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