NYE: Mitten Style

NYE: Mitten Style

A new year is upon us, and there are so many awesome options of Mitten-style New Year’s Eve events all over the Mitten. The following are only a few suggestions of the several great things each region has to offer – remember to have a fantastic New Year and celebrate all things Mitten in 2013!

Upper Peninsula

New Year’s Celebration (Harris, MI)

Photo courtesy Island Casino.
Photo courtesy Island Casino.

7pm / Tickets $60 / Must be 21 years of age or older

Island Resort & Casino
W399 HWY. 2 & 41
Harris, MI 49845
Phone: 877/ISL-SHOW
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New Year’s Eve Ball Drop (Marquette, MI)

11:30pm / Annual ball drop from the Savings Bank Building. Corner of Washington and Front Streets.

Downtown Marquette.
Phone: 906/228-9475

New Year’s Eve on Mackinac Island (Mackinac Island, MI)

Mackinac Island
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Northern Michigan

Cherry-T Ball Drop (Traverse City, MI)

Photo courtesy Cherry-T Ball Drop.
Photo courtesy Cherry-T Ball Drop.

9pm / Live entertainment, DJ, Coast Guard and more! / Ecco Dance Party

Downtown Traverse City
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New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center (Petoskey, MI)

“Midnight at 9″ Ball-drop on Division Street
5pm-9pm / Art, Music, Dance & Theatre / Performances & Workshops / Food & Refreshments / All Ages & Family Friendly

461 East Mitchell
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone: 231/347-4337
Facebook

Photo courtesy City of Ludington.
Photo courtesy City of Ludington.

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop (Ludington, MI)

8pm -11:30pm / New Year’s Eve Family Party

Ludington Library / Entertainment Tent 9:30pm on N. James Street Plaza / Ball drop with a countdown to midnight / Fireworks display over downtown Ludington

Downtown Ludington

Mid-Michigan

The Green Door NYE (Lansing, MI)

8pm to 3am / Avon Bomb / Pre-Sale: 150 tickets at $20 / I2 drink vouchers for under $5, party favors, champagne at midnight and a midnight buffet  / $15 the night of New Years Eve only includes cover

2005 East Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: 517/482-6376
Avon Bomb Facebook / Green Door Facebook

Photo courtesy Soaring Eagle.
Photo courtesy Soaring Eagle.

New Year’s Eve Bash (Mt. Pleasant, MI)

8pm – 1am / Drawings for Premium Play, overnight stays, concert tickets and a grand prize of $10,000 cash / DJ, dance floor, cash bars, photo booth, arcade games, champagne toast at midnight, live entertainers including aerialists, jugglers, mimes, caricature artists, stilt walkers and much more!

6800 Soaring Eagle Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, MI  48858
Phone: 888/732-4537
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NYE at Lou and Harry’s! (East Lansing, MI)

8:30pm / Dress to impress / Champagne toast / Starfarm playing all night / Free photo booth and pro photographers / Free buffet / Free coat check

16800 Chandler Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517/351-0899
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Southeast Michigan

Photo courtesy Motor City NYE.
Photo courtesy Motor City NYE.

Motor City NYE: The Drop (Detroit, MI)

9pm – 4am / Held in Campus Martius, Detroit, this is simply the biggest and best party happening in Detroit on NYE!

156 Monroe Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313/355-0413
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NYE 13 (Royal Oak, MI)

8pm – 4am / $15 Cover / Dueling Pianos /  Champagne Toast / Buffet from 11pm – 1am /  Party Favors

526 Main Street Dueling Piano Bar
526 Main Street
Royal Oak, MI  48067
Phone: 248/591-9000
Facebook

New Year’s Eve Party! (Ann Arbor, MI)

9pm – 3am / Buffet (Heavy Appetizers) / Champagne Toast / Balloon Drop /  Personalized 2013 Hall Pass / Prizes and Giveaways / Souvenir Event T-Shirt

Study Hall Lounge
1220 S. University Ave. Suite 9
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone: 734/929-2259
Facebook

West Michigan

Photo courtesy Hot FM.
Photo courtesy Hot FM.

Hot New Year’s Eve Party 2013 (Grand Rapids, MI)

Jesse McCartney will headline the Hot New Year’s Eve Party 2013, along with New Boyz, Baby Bash and Grand Rapids’ own, The Outer Vibe.

Rosa Parks Circle area
Monroe Center St NW & Monroe NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Founders’ New Year’s Eve Party (Grand Rapids, MI)

8pm / The Ragbirds / The Crane Wives / Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys / $10 Cover / 21+ event – No advance tickets or reservations. First come, first served as capacity allows.

Founders Brewing Co.
235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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New Year’s Eve in the District (Kalamazoo, MI)

Photo courtesy the Entertainment District.
Photo courtesy the Entertainment District.

Variety of options in the Entertainment District / Monaco Bay / Wild Bull Saloon / Arctic Square / Comedy Show

Corner of Edwards and East Michigan in Downtown Kalamazoo
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~Joanna Dueweke – Feature Writer

Got a suggestion about where to spend NYE in Michigan? Tell us in the comments!

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