The new year arrives Sunday, with Buckhead residents for the first time allowed to buy alcohol. If you subscribe to the "hair of the dog" cure for New Year's Eve hangovers, you'll have plenty of places to find relief.
"We're rolling it out on new year's, baby," said a spokesperson at the long known as "the disco Kroger." The store wll be open regular hours, with wine and beer sales beginning at 12:30 p.m. Publix supermarkets will also be open Sunday until 9 p.m., selling beer and wine.
Buckhead's liquor stores said they will also be open on Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m., includng , and
Walgreens will be open, but the location at 3658 Roswell Road that sells wine is not yet prepared for Sunday sales, a spokesperson said.
Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, the last day for the Pink Pig ride at Lenox. The ride will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, opening at 10 a.m. Sunday.
But you'll still have a few days of ice skating at the Astor Holiday Rink at the St. Regis Hotel. The rink is open until Tuesday, Jan. 3, the last day of the Atlanta Public Schools' holidays. For reservations, call 404-563-7797.
With the official holiday falling on a Monday, the city of Atlanta will be making regular garbage collections on Tuesday instead. Recycling and solid waste collections will be made a day later throughout the week.
On Sunday, the city will be giving a break on parking tickets, according to the AJC. So if you want to leave your car at its parking place early Sunday and take a cab home, you won't have to worry about getting a ticket.
For those making a resolution to get into better shape in 2012, you can "shake into the new year" at a free zumba party at 2:15 Sunday at 3535 Peachtree Road. The 75-minute party will get you moving to the Latin-inspired dance workout.
After that, you might be ready to repair to a Buckhead tavern to watch the Falcons play the Tampa Bay Bucs. The kickoff's at 4:15 p.m. at the Georgia Dome.