NYE in Duluth

New Year’s Eve will look a bit different this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a great experience while also supporting our local businesses! Check out the Duluth restaurants and entertainment venues that are offering a socially distanced NYE experience this year.

Reserve your seat for Brotherhood at the EOP Presents at the Red Clay Music Foundry here or tune into the live stream here.

Reserve your table at Good Word Brewing by sending an email to events@goodwordbrewing.com.

Reserve your table or curbside to-go order at Kurt’s Euro Bistro here.

Reserve your table at Noona Meat & Seafood here.


We wish you a happy and healthy New Year’s Eve!


Holiday Lights in Downtown Duluth

Are you always on the lookout for the next best instagrammable backdrop? Well, we’ve got news for you! Downtown Duluth is THE metro Atlanta destination for all your festive selfies and holiday portraits this December!

Duluth City Hall & Town Green; Dustin Grau Photography

This year’s installation lineup includes:

  • Light tunnel in front of City Hall on Town Green
  • 22ft decorated tree on Town Green in front of the Festival Center
  • Giant blue light-up ornament on Town Green near Truck & Tap
  • Giant red light-up ornament at the top of Town Green near Sweet Octopus
  • Santa’s sleigh with moving reindeer in Parsons Alley
  • 14” decorated tree in Parsons Alley
  • Light tunnel between Good Word and Nacho Daddy in Parsons Alley
  • Red & green lights on City Hall
Parsons Alley; Dustin Grau Photography

Bonus! Most installations can be seen from the comfort of your vehicle if you don’t want to brave the chilly weather.


“We are always looking for new opportunities to create interactive enhancements to our Downtown. We love to see our community utilizing these installations, so don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts!” said Senior Marketing Coordinator Talore Ruedt.


Facebook: @CityofDuluth

Instagram: @City_of_Duluth

Twitter: @CityofDuluthGA

Hashtags: #DiscoverDowntownDuluth #DuluthGA #DecktheHall #RockinAroundDuluth

Giant Red Ornament on Town Green

Most of these displays will be up through the New Year, weather dependent.

Another new enhancement that will be around all year is outdoor public seating on the Town Green, Parsons Alley, and Main Street. Surface and hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the Downtown.

The City encourages all visitors to practice social distancing and wear a mask when in a public space.

Deck the Hall

Help us Deck the Hall as we kick off the holiday season on Saturday, December 5! Enjoy free professional photos outside of Santa’s snow globe from 1-5pm and live entertainment, festive decorations, and free holiday caricatures from 1-6pm. All on Duluth Town Green!

A few snack/food vendors will be available throughout the event.

Photos with Santa taken by our photographer will be available for free download on the City’s Facebook page the week after the event. To keep Santa & the elves safe, he will be social distancing inside of his snow globe at the event. Letters can be dropped in our North Pole mailbox before posing for a picture outside of Santa’s snow globe!

Please plan to wear a mask and social distance as you wait in line for your professional picture with Santa. Masks may be removed while posing for your photo. Images will be available for free download the week after the event.

Due to COVID-19, this event will look different than it has in previous years. We look forward to providing you with festive activities that allow guests of all ages to practice social distancing and remain safe during the pandemic.

For additional event information, please visit: www.duluthga.net/events

Thank you to our event sponsors: Sugarloaf Grove, Highlands at Sweetwater Creek, and Mercedes Benz of Atlanta Northeast!