Kick 2019 off in Awesome Alpharetta

In Events & Entertainment, Food + Drink

A new year always brings a twinge of excitement. We feel like we have a fresh start, and we begin to make plans and resolutions that will help us live our best lives (some of which we even keep!). But just as important as those resolutions is the way in which we ring in the coming year. After all, you want to kick 2019 off right. For whatever your celebratory vibe may be, we’ve got plenty of awesome ways to get your Auld Lang Syne on in Alpharetta:

Less champagne, more Kool-Aid (i.e., the kid-friendly festivity)

What: Noon Year’s Eve
When: December 31, 2018; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: The Hotel at Avalon & Alpharetta Conference Center at 9000 Avalon Blvd.

For those with little ones, it’s great to have an option that doesn’t keep everyone up past midnight. Ring in the New Year with the kiddos on the early side at The Hotel at Avalon & Alpharetta Conference Center with live music, face painting, crafts, and a special countdown to Noon complete with a giant balloon drop to signify another year of fun to come!

A gastronomic good time

What: New Year’s Eve Celebration
When: December 31, 2018; 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Publix Aprons Cooking School at 4305 State Bridge Rd.

Have a ball while making a feast at this year-end culinary celebration. This special demonstration at Publix Aprons Cooking School will boast a menu featuring Seared Sea Scallops with Brown Butter Lemon-Caper Sauce and Sweet Potato Pancakes; Baby Kale Salad with Pears, Feta, Bacon and Creamy Poppyseed Dressing; Garlic-Herb Crusted Lamb Roast with Honey-Balsamic Glazed Root Vegetables; Chocolate, Caramel, and Pecan Tart with Orange-Whipped Mascarpone Cream. Go hog wild on this decadent end-of-the-year meal—after all, 2019 is the Year of the Pig (and any menu with bacon is a good move!).

Resolve to revamp your spark over something delicious

What: Date Night, New Year’s Eve Celebration
When: December 31, 2018; 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Sur la Table at North Point Mall at 1082 North Point Circle

Food is love, and this special two-hour, hands-on cooking demonstration will definitely add some spice to your date night. You’ll create a horseradish crust and compound butter to take beef tenderloin to the next level and add umami cool points to green beans with wild mushrooms in a slap-your-momma-good gratin. As a bonus, you’ll learn the art of tempering eggs for an epic chocolate mousse. Talk about a sweet way to start the New Year!

Smooth tunes for effortlessly cool revelers

What: The Velvet Note New Year’s Eve Gala
When: December 31, 2018 – January 1, 2019; 7:00 pm – 1:00 am
Where: The Velvet Note at 4075 Old Milton Pkwy.

The Velvet Note knows how to do New Year’s Eve right. A delicious spread and soul-warming libations are set to the tune of an all-night performance from The Toni Byrd Quintet. Jazz, R&B, dazzling conversations, and champagne bubbles ensure that this New Year starts off on the right note.

Bollywood magic at midnight (and beyond)

What: Bombay Lounge: NYE 2019
When: December 31, 2018 – January 1, 2019; 9:30 pm – 3:00 am (21+ only)
Where: The Hotel at Avalon & Alpharetta Conference Center at 9000 Avalon Blvd.

Bollywood films are beloved for their color, wonder, and vibrant dance breaks. That entertainment value is translated in real-time at Alpharetta’s ORIGINAL Bollywood NYE Party! Bombay Lounge Residents DJ ROHIT B, DJ TEEK, MC KOKO, and DHOLI P will spin the hits all night, inviting attendees dance themselves right into the New Year. A premium open bar, champagne toast at midnight, and decadent complimentary breakfast at 2:00 am prove that this is one NYE party that has it all.

Happy New Year! Looking for more fun things to do in Alpharetta in 2019? Click here for a full listing for fun things to do in Alpharetta.