If throngs of huddled masses watching a giant peach drop isn't your thing, but you're not quite ready to ring in 2012 with a quiet night at home, do what Atlantans do best: Eat out.
Several restaurants in East Atlanta Patch have some New Year's Eve specials to help us bid adieu to 2011 and welcome the promise of new beginnings in 2012:
The Shed at Glenwood (Glenwood Park): A four-course prix fixe dinner and a glass of bubbly with dessert and a midnight toast. Cost: $65 per person. 404.835.4363.
Babette's Café Poncey-Highland/Inman Park): A French country New Year's Eve offers a series of specials in addition to its regular menu. 404.523.9121.
Il Localino (Inman Park): The New Year's Eve dinner features its Chef's Special Dinner or you may choose from the à la carte menu. 404.222.0650.
Sepas (Old Fourth Ward): Chef Scott offers up a five-course prix fixe menu for New Year's Eve. Cost: $70 per person. 404.688.0040.
Two Urban Licks (Old Fourth Ward): TUL's party features live music, Champagne toast and balloon drop. 404.522.4622.