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

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New Year's Eve Free Party

The “D” Begins Its Descent

Ring in 2016 at Campus Martius

Skate & Celebrate the New Year!