Top 5 Georgia New Year's Eve Ball Drops

10, 9, 8, 7….you know the rest!  Georgia has NYC beat when it comes to New Year’s Eve Ball Drops.  Why drop a ball when you can drop a shamrock, blossoms, and more.  Check out our Top 5 Georgia New Years Eve ball drops.

1. THE BUZZARD DROP in Perry, Ga.

We had to crown a new Number 1 this year with the sad news that our local ball drop-the Cherry Blossom will not be come off the ground this year.  But the town that brings us the Georgia National Fair knows how to throw a party- so our number one local ball drop goes to this quirky bird.  The story of the buzzard is a funny one- it seems that every year hundreds of Buzzards descend upon Perry in some kind of annual migration. Perry has chosen to embrace their odd annual visitors and celebrate the fact that buzzards really dig Perry by having the new year kicked off with the buzzard drop! 


2. Shamrock Drop, Dublin GA

Ring in the New Year with friends old and new in Downtown Dublin, Georgia during Shamrock Drop! Be awed as a brilliantly lit shamrock descends from atop the historic Fred Roberts while you listen to the best in live Georgia music! Raise your glass and revel in the best selection of food, drink, and live music and entertainment beneath the marquee of Theatre Dublin! Featuring live musical performances by Bob Cummings and Reflection Band, come ring in the New Year in Downtown Dublin.

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3.  Possum Drop – Tallapoosa, GA

There are few things that are more unique than dropping a live possum inside of a ball on New Year’s Eve.  Why a possum?  This West Georgia Community was formerly known as “Possum Snout”.  This event is about more than a possum.  It is an evening filled with music, fireworks, and fun activities for the whole family.


4.  Geranium Drop – McDonough GA

So far we’ve dropped a buzzard, peach, and possum, so what’s left?  A Geranium of course!  Yep, that’s right, the city of McDonough rings in the New Year by dropping a huge Geranium.  Come dance into 2015 in the McDonough square as the Geranium drops at midnight.  There be food, fun, and a performance by Danny Ray and the Sean Shuffler band.


5.  Dropping Of The Edelweiss – Helen GA

Come help bring in the New Year with music, food, fun, party hats, dancing and the annual Dropping of the Edelweiss! Light Hors d'oeuvres, party favors and Midnight Champagne Toast.