The 6th year of the “D” Drop is sure to be the best yet, with extensive growth and even more free festive fun! Campus Martius and Cadillac Square will be transformed into a visual spectacle including Detroit’s very own New Year’s Eve ball drop. A 7 foot glittering “D” will descend from the skies at midnight, hailing the start of the New Year. Festivities will kick off at 4pm with live entertainment on 3 stages, horse drawn carriage rides, ice skating, and fire pits. Free and family friendly, the Drop will feature a Kids’ Zone with plenty of activities for youngsters, along with their own personal Kids’ Drop at 6:30pm. Fans of MSU can celebrate NYE while keeping an eye on the Spartans, with live broadcasts of the 2015 Cotton Ball.
The Drop also features its own VIP Celebration, The Motown Countdown, from inside the 11,000 sq. ft. heated tent set up at Cadillac Square. For more information, visit www.motorcitynye.com/tickets
The Spectacular View From the Atheneum Hotel Ballroom
The 2nd annual Motor City Gala at the luxurious Atheneum Hotel in Greektown is Detroit’s most exclusive hotel party, offering guests an opportunity to safely celebrate the New Year in style. The three-story ballroom of the Atheneum Hotel is the perfect location for this sophisticated soiree, offering several premium bars and breathtaking views of the Detroit skyline from the 8th floor of the hotel.
Gala attendees can take advantage of discount hotel rooms at both the Atheneum and the Marriott Hotel in the Ren Cen, with shuttles running to and from all night long. Live in the city? The Gala also offers shuttles to and from several locations downtown.
There are three ticket types available for this exciting New Year’s event. VIP tickets start from $165 and include a 3-course gourmet dinner with acoustic performance, and premium bar package from 8pm-1am. Party Passes start from $99 and include a premium bar package from 9pm-1am. Luxury booths and half booths are available for purchase. Inquiries into pricing and availability can be directed to 248-543-1000.
Resolution Ball’s Famous Balloon Drop & Confetti Storm
Resolution Ball has become a Detroit New Year’s Eve tradition, annually attracting over 1,800 young professionals to the historic Fillmore Theatre. For the past 13 years Resolution Ball has offered partygoers a big city style New Year’s bash at an incomparable value. Attendees of Resolution Ball can expect to dance the night away as Detroit’s most popular DJ’s spin the year’s biggest hits. Performers from the Detroit Circus will captivate the crowd with dazzling displays of fire eating, stilt walking, juggling, acrobatics, and so much more! 6 mega screens placed throughout the venue will broadcast both the Cotton Bowl and Time Square Ball Drop in real time.
VIP tickets start at $135 and include a 7 hour premium bar package consisting of 12 drink tickets, a midnight champagne reception courtesy of Korbel Champagne, exclusive mezzanine access and VIP hors d’oeuvres, complimentary coat check, and late night buffet.
Party Pass tickets are available from $95 and include a 5 hour premium bar package (9 drink tickets), a midnight champagne reception courtesy of Korbel Champagne, and a late night buffet.
Group discounts are available for both VIP and Party Pass tickets.
The Fillmore’s opera boxes are available for Resolution Ball and include 10 VIP tickets, 3 bottles of Korbel Champagne, and a personal waitress for the evening. Inquiries into price and availability can be directed to 248-543-1000.
For the past five years The Met Hotel has played host to Metro Detroit’s largest New Year’s Eve bash, attracting over 1,000 guests annually. Voted “Best NYE Hotel Party” by the Detroit Free Press, The Met Hotel offers partygoers discount hotel rooms for a safe party atmosphere. The 15,000 sq. ft. event space is Metro Detroit’s largest ballroom and will feature Detroit’s top DJ’s spinning until 4am, an expansive dance floor to showcase your moves, multiple TV’s featuring the NYC ball drop and screening of the Cotton Bowl, champagne toast, and midnight confetti storm & balloon drop.
Tickets start at $85 and include 12 drink tickets, lavish hors d’oeuvres & champagne fountains, midnight buffet, and free on-site parking.
Luxury VIP booths are available for purchase, and include 10 tickets, 2 reserved couches/tables, 2 bottles from the VIP bottle menu, 1 bottle of Korbel Champagne, and a private server (tip included in reservation price). For more information call NYEDetroit at 248-543-1000.
To reserve your hotel room at The Met, call 248.879.2100. Online booking is not available for NYE.
VisitNYEDetroit.comfor detailed information on this and more Detroit New Year’s Eve events.
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Introducing Top of the Pontch New Year’s Eve 2016
Top of the Pontch
Glitz and glamour take center stage at this premier New Year’s Eve party. Revel in breathtaking 360° views of the Detroit River and cityscape from the 25th floor atTop of the Pontch. Savor a strolling dinner with food stations while enjoying music from Detroit’s best DJ’s, top shelf cocktails, midnight snack buffet, and a champagne toast to ring in the New Year.
There’s nothing wrong with being single, and it can be a lot of fun. Need proof? Follow these three simple rules to rock NYE single!
A NYE Detroit Party!
The Pro’s of Singledom. There are lots of positives to being single. Firstly, you don’t have to have to be responsible for anyone else. You can simply do you. No worrying about whether your significant other is having fun or drinking too much! Secondly, you get to savor the possibilities. Anything could happen and you could meet anyone, and that’s exciting unto itself.
Focus On Having Fun. If you head out for New Year’s Eve expecting to meet someone, you won’t. But if you just focus on enjoying yourself and celebrating the New Year, you may meet someone to share that midnight kiss with. That’s just how life works. Instead of setting yourself up to be disappointed, stay positive and just have fun with your friends.
Take The Initiative. If meeting someone to share a midnight kiss with is important to you, then you’ll need to take the bull by the horns and put yourself out there. It can be intimidating to initiate conversation with an attractive stranger, but it can also be incredibly empowering. There are plenty of fish in the sea, so get your flirt on! Even if you don’t meet the one, you’ll still be expanding your network and making friends.
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Start Planning Early. This is 100% the most important thing you can do to ensure a flawless New Year’s Eve. From purchasing tickets to making an appointment at a local salon for the days preceding NYE – the early bird gets the worm! Many venues and events offer discount rates if you purchase tickets to their New Year’s Eve party early. Ticket prices tend to increase as we get closer to the date, so plan early and reap the benefits! Further saving can be accrued by purchasing tickets in bulk, so start organizing your group of friends ASAP to take advantage of group rates. If you are hoping to secure a hotel room for New Year’s Eve it is vital that you reserve early. Locations will be filling up fast once December hits. Visit NYEDetroit.com for a concise list of NYE parties and hotels in Metro Detroit.
Save Money Where You Can. If you’re in the market for a fabulous New Year’s Eve outfit, keep an eye out for sales. Both local boutiques and national retailers will be running plenty of sales throughout the holiday season. Check out retailmenot.com for updates on sales and coupons.
Scout Out Pinterest For Ideas.Pinterest is chock-full of clever and creative ideas for every facet of New Year’s Eve. Want to learn how to do the perfect smoky eye or find the perfect sequin dress? Look to Pinterest to take your NYE to the next level.
Plan A Pre-Party. Get a group together for dinner and drinks before heading out for NYE or invite everyone to your place for appetizers and cocktails (check Pinterest again for festive and fun recipes). From there you can carpool or grab an Uber/Lyft/Taxi as a group.
Stock Up On Afterparty Snacks. To combat a New Year’s Day hangover, take the time to stock up on plenty of snacks and hydration. Planning your munchies ahead of time can also help combat overindulging in junk food. Fill your fridge with fresh veggies, fruit, and a case of Gatorade. Or throw a couple of frozen pizzas in your freezer and call it a day.
Secure Your Midnight Kiss. If you’re interested in someone, now is the time to ask them to join your New Year’s Eve entourage before they make plans.