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!
New Year’s Celebration (Harris, MI)
7pm / Tickets $60 / Must be 21 years of age or older
New Year’s Eve Ball Drop (Marquette, MI)
11:30pm / Annual ball drop from the Savings Bank Building. Corner of Washington and Front Streets.
New Year’s Eve on Mackinac Island (Mackinac Island, MI)
Cherry-T Ball Drop (Traverse City, MI)
9pm / Live entertainment, DJ, Coast Guard and more! / Ecco Dance Party
Downtown Traverse City
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
NYE 13 (Royal Oak, MI)
8pm – 4am / $15 Cover / Dueling Pianos / Champagne Toast / Buffet from 11pm – 1am / Party Favors
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
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.
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.
New Year’s Eve in the District (Kalamazoo, MI)
Variety of options in the Entertainment District / Monaco Bay / Wild Bull Saloon / Arctic Square / Comedy Show
~Joanna Dueweke – Feature Writer
Got a suggestion about where to spend NYE in Michigan? Tell us in the comments!