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Spending New Year's in Ellijay, Georgia

If you're looking to celebrate the new year in the North Georgia mountains, Ellijay, GA has a variety of fun activities to ring in 2023!

Whether you want to relax at a North GA Bed and Breakfast, enjoy a serene hike, or dance the night away, Ellijay has options for everyone. So if you are thinking about visiting the North Georgia mountains this New Year's Eve, here’s a list of events you can join in on:

Things to do this New Year’s in Ellijay, Georgia:

1. New Year's Eve Celebration - Ring in 2023 at Gilmer Arts Playhouse

Save the date! The champagne is chilling! The George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse is hosting another festive and fun-filled New Year’s Eve celebration! Exciting live music, hot hors d’oeuvres, delicious party drinks, and festive party favor-keepsakes.

Date, Time and Location:

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Doors open at 7 PM for Cocktails & Hor D’oeuvres with DJ Smooth. Live entertainment begins at 9 PM provided by Topper & The Vybbe (with dance floor provided!)

135 N Dalton Street Ellijay, GA (The George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse)


$70 (Individual Ticket)

$355 (Table of 6)


Tickets may be purchased on-line or in-person at the Gilmer Art Playhouse Box Office located at:

207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, Ga, 30540

Box Office: (706) 635-5626

Main Office: (706) 635-5605

Topper & The Vybbe:

Topper & The Vybbe is a professional and popular 5 piece band featuring soulful and smooth vocals with infectious percussions, energetic electric and acoustic guitar, bodacious bass, flirtatious flute, and lyrical keyboards to create a luscious fusion of Soul, Jazz, Classic Rock, Blues and Funk performing an exciting variety of favorite hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s to Top 40 tunes from today! Marvelous music with a positive vibe!

More Information:

For more information, visit: New Year's Eve Celebration at Gilmer Arts Playhouse


2. New Year's Eve at Emily's Bar and Restaurant

During your stay at our bed and breakfast in Georgia, you can explore different restaurants just a short walk from our doorstep. Just up the street, Emily's Bar and Restaurant is hosting a Comedy Night with two showtimes!

Ring in the New Year at Emily's having some big laughs and celebration with your neighbors! Two showtimes available: Both shows (5PM and 8PM) come with complimentary champagne toast and noise makers to do a fun 'countdown' at the end of the show.

You will see 6+ comedians doing their best stand-up comedy sets. Get your tickets now because we do expect to sell out!

Date, Time and Location:

First Show: Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 5 PM (doors open at 4 PM)

Second Show: Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 8 PM (doors open at 7 PM)

Emily’s Bar and Restaurant: 24 River Street Ellijay, Georgia, 30540


$30 (5 PM Show)

$35 (8 PM Show)


You can purchase tickets online: Emily’s Restaurant and Bar New Year’s Eve Comedy Show

More Information:

For more information about Emily's Bar and Restaurant, visit


3. New Years Eve Party with The Rich Mountain Ramblers at THE PUB!

Celebrate New Year's Eve with The Rich Mountain Ramblers, Featuring Country, Classic and Southern Rock by Brett Cantrell, Eli Cochran, Bobby Dale and Shane Dale! It's sure to be a good time to ring in 2023! No cover charge. Band plays from 9PM - Midnight. Grill closes at 10PM, both bars open until 2AM and they have two game rooms.

Date, Time and Location:

Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 9 PM

The PUB: 941 Maddox Dr #230, East Ellijay, GA


No cover charge (this is a free event)


No reservations required

More Information:

For more information, visit their Facebook page: The PUB


4. American Legion Ring in the New Year Celebration

The American Legion is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party on December 31, 2022 starting at 7PM. The Legion is supplying chicken fingers and they request you bring your favorite passing dish. Enjoy a champagne toast, party favors, raffles, and DJ George spinning your favorite tunes!

Date, Time and Location:

Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 7 PM

American Legion: 297 Legion Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540


$10 per person

$15 per couple

More Information:

For more information, visit: American Legion Post 82


5. New Year's Day Brunch at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Wine

Enjoy a fantastic brunch on New Year's Day at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Wine with live music by Daisy Chain!

Brunch will be provide by Smokehouse Grill and will include: a mimosa, scrambled eggs with shredded cheese, smoked salmon over mixed greens, sausage links, biscuits, roasted potatoes, green beans amandine, and blueberry breakfast cake.

Date, Time and Location:

January 1, 2023: 12:30 PM – 3 PM

Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Wine: 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, GA 30175


$35 per person


Please contact the winery for reservations:

(706) 502-1608

More Information:

For more information about Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Wine, visit:


Book Your Stay at a North Georgia Bed & Breakfast

Ellijay, GA has a lot of fun-filled New Year's Eve activities happening this year! If you're looking for an unforgettable way to spend New Year's with your loved ones then check out our North Georgia Bed and Breakfast, we'd love to host you! Ellijay offers amazing antique shopping, delicious restaurants and vineyards, beautiful scenery, incredible hiking trails and so much more. We can't wait to see you :)

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