Peach Bowl, Peach Drop, New Year's Eve in Atlanta

Peach Bowl festivities:

What to do even if you don't watch football 

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade

This annual parade celebrates football in Atlanta and the two teams competing later that day. The parade features floats, antique cars, marching bands and cheerleaders.

8 a.m. Dec. 31, launching from the intersection of Peachtree and Baker streets and ending at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Ole Miss Alumni Gamewatch

Are you an Ole Miss fan? The school’s official game-watching headquarters all season has been the Black Bear Tavern in Buckhead. Come join fellow Rebels who won’t be in the Georgia Dome.

11 a.m. Dec. 31. Black Bear Tavern, 1931 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. blackbeartavern.net.

College Football Hall of Fame

Tuesday is College Football Hall of Fame T-shirt Day at the hall. Fans wearing Ole Miss or TCU gear will receive a free College Football Hall of Fame T-shirt when they purchase their ticket. Special Ole Miss and TCU football artifacts will be featured.

College Football Hall of Fame and Fan Experience. Opens at 10 a.m. Sundays-Fridays, 9 a.m. Saturdays. $19.99 adults, $16.99 kids (3-12), $17.99 seniors (65-plus), military and students, kids under 3 free. 250 Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta. www.cfbhall.com.

Fan Night at Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is inviting football fans for a special party Tuesday, with food and beverages and the run of the world’s largest aquarium. Ole Miss and TCU fans also will be able to see appearances by their teams’ cheerleaders and mascots.

5-9 p.m. Dec. 30. Ticket for this event only is $28.95. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St., Atlanta. www.georgiaaquarium.org.

FanFest

A one-day interactive FanFest runs Wednesday in the Georgia World Congress Center. You can buy official merchandise, enjoy food and beverages, and participate in pep rallies and team walks.

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday. $10 with a game ticket, $15 without. Georgia World Congress Center, Halls C1-C3, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta. chick-fil-apeachbowl.com/events.

2 commentsJohn H. Mason • December 31 2014 06:45AM
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