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Ringing In the New Year

Whether it’s a party, a delicious meal or live music is your way to celebrate, there will be plenty of opportunities to help ring in 2015 in Newton County and the surrounding area.

Here is a list of some of the options to celebrate 2014 and look forward to 2015:

DECEMBER 31, 2014


Five O’clock Sports Bar and Grill: The band Pit Boss will be performing, and the bar and a prime rib dinner will be served. Cost is a $15 cover charge, in advance, and the prime rib dinner is $30 per person and $50 per couple, including the cover charge. A free breakfast buffet and champagne toast will be served at midnight. 7189 Turner Lake Road NW, Covington; 770-385-3060.

Millazo’s Ristorante: Three-course dinner in two seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. Dinner will include a glass of red or white wine with dinner and a glass of champagne with dessert. Dinner will include choice of starters: bacon wrapped scallops or beef Carpaccio; house or Caesar salad; choice of entrees: herb and garlic roasted rack of lamb with wild mushroom risotto, prosciutto wrapped filet and lobster tail or dover sole Meniere; choice of desserts: chocolate covered strawberries or triple chocolate mousse.

Ringing in the New Year Party: From 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Tiger and Kathy Bragg will sing Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Oldies and Classic Country. Cost is $20 per person, which includes appetizers throughout the night and a Champagne Toast at midnight. 4167 Raphael Street, Covington; 678-625-0000.

Mystic Grill: The Mystic Grill Restaurant will be open for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day for full menu, including its winter special menu. 116 Clark Street SW, Covington; 770-728-1670.

The Depot Bar and Grill: Performance by the band Radio Cult and drink specials. The Depot will be open from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. 4122 Emory Street NW; 678-625-9222.


Whistle Post Tavern: Dinner specials, DJ laser lights show, midnight balloon drop and champaign toast; 935 Railroad Street NW; 770-785-5008;

Marshall’s Sports Bar and Grill: 8 p.m. - close; Live DJ, party favors, buffet and champagne toast; Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door; 1180 Sigman Rd, 770-929-9277.

The Pointe: Cash prizes, midnight champagne toast and a balloon drop; open unitl 3 a.m.; 939 Railroad St. 770-483-1918.

American Legion: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., karaoke, music, and breakfast after midnight for members and guests at the Conyers Post 77 Hall, 674 Legion Road, off Hwy 138. 770-483-8216.

Third Base Sports Bar: Karaoke, midnight champagne toast, Texas Hold ‘Em poker; 2174 Salem Rd., 770-918-2133

Social Circle

Blue Willow Inn: Prime Rib dinner, along with regular buffet for $21.95.


Peach Drop 2015: Celebrate in The Underground in Atlanta with live entertainment from 6 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. and count down to the Peach Drop and fireworks at midnight; free.

New Year’s Eve at Phillips Arena: Old School Music Fest featuring The Isley Brothers, Morris Day, Mint Condition, Jeffrey Osborne and Dru Hill; tickets $29-129; 800-745-3000

LEGOLAND Noon Year’s Eve: 12 p.m. (noon)-9 p.m., Legoland Discovery Center invites families to kick off 2015 at noon with a balloon drop and a countdown displayed on screens around the center. Throughout the day, Lego fans can also take part in the large 2015 group build; Free; LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 3500 Peachtree Road; 404-848-9252

JANUARY 1, 2015

Five O’clock Sports Bar and Grill: Will open at 11 a.m. and will be serving pork chops, collard greens and black eyed peas. 7189 Turner Lake Road NW, Covington; 770-385-3060.

Panola Mountain First Day Hike: Noon; $7 plus $5 parking; start the New Year off right with a brisk hike up beautiful Panola mountain. Join a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year’s burdens. Hike to the top of the mountain to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2015. Finish with s’mores and hot chocolate around a campfire. Register in advance. Ages 6 and up. 770-389-7801.

Resolution Run 4 Miler/1 Mile/Kilometer Kids Dash: 10 a.m., $25; Brookhaven MARTA Station. or 404-604-2209;

Resolution Run 5K/10K: 11 a.m. $25; Stockbridge. or 678-554-6410;

First Day 5K: 1 p.m.; $25; Red Brick Brewery, Atlanta. or 404-474-7309 ;