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Happy Holidays! Once all of the family gatherings subside, it is time for all of us Michiganders to decide what fun will be had to celebrate New Year’s Eve. There will be plenty of parties to celebrate at friends’ and families’ homes, or at the local pub, but if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, Awesome Mitten has some fun ideas for you.
FIREWORKS! So many fireworks.
See the excitement of the New Year sparkle off the sides of your favorite ski hill at places like Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Shanty Creek, Crystal Mountain and more. We bet a nice bottle of bubbly from M.Lawrence (or any number of suitable vintners) will do just fine for such an occasion.
How about a little party in the middle of your favorite Mitten? Midnight on Main in Midland, New York State of Mind New Year’s Eve Ball in Lansing, and a little exercise on New Year’s day with Shoe Year’s Day in Bay City.
From the looks of it, Grand Rapids is getting revved up for the New Year with plenty of festivities. At Rosa Parks Circle there will be a Hot New Year’s Eve Party 2014 and Balldrop with plenty of other options all over town.
If you’re not celebrating in the big city of the westside of the state, try something near Lake Michigan with Ludington’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in downtown where they will be lighting up the lake.
In Kalamazoo, things are getting wild and crazy with the Red Sea Pedestrians & Corn Fed Girls at the State Theatre and the New Year’s Fest in Downtown. Don’t miss out in the midst of all the fun at all of the great bars in town like the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange and Bell’s Brewery.
As always, there will be no shortage of festivities going on in the Metro Detroit area. A few highlights include, the Resolution Ball at the Fillmore and the Puck Drops Here in Ann Arbor followed by the much anticipated NHL Winter Classic on January 1.
Want something a little out of the ordinary? Try the New Year’s Eats: The Rise of 2014 at the Lafayette Grand in downtown Pontiac, zombies are definitely a fun way to bring in the new year.
The fun isn’t just found in the Mitten, nope, the UP has plenty to offer as well. Mackinac Island is just as fun in the wintery months as the summer with the New Year’s Eve Celebration that’s sure to be as exciting as it is peaceful.
On the mainland of the great north, people will be partying with Rock & Roll festivities at the Island Resort & Casino and watching the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in downtown Marquette.
No matter what activity you decide is best to celebrate the New Year, we all need to remember what a great year it has been in the Mitten and how exciting it is to think about the fun adventures that 2014 will bring!