Our Favorite Things to Do on New Year’s Eve around Detroit, MI

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Detroit. This bastion of industry, the arts, culture and history has its presence in so many different fields, and it doesn’t fail to entertain its residents year-round. Whether you are a visitor, returning home to see friends and family or a local looking for something to do close to home, you’ll find that Detroit truly has so much to see and do. Read on for some of our favorite things to do on New Year’s Eve here around Motor City.

EVE – Electric New Year’s Eve Experience

One of Detroit’s largest musical happenings of the New Year, concertgoers and visitors looking for an energetic and dynamic atmosphere will be more than happy at EVE – here at Detroit’s Majestic Complex. Eleven venues keep music and dance going all night long, from electronic to EDM to Top 40 and of course, Hip Hop. Aside from the music, there are also light shows, balloon and confetti storms, snack stations and a midnight countdown! Also to consider are the many partnerships and discounts EVE has with nearby hotels, providing a shuttle to and from the event for free!

The Drop

Motor City shares the spirit of New Year’s with all at this free event, including fire pits, live musical and dance performances, a wide array of food trucks, family friendly activities , games, face painting, character photo-opportunities, carriage rides, karaoke and pop-up vendors! Light shows and surprises occur all throughout the evening, and for travelers with an earlier curfew- there’s the 6.30pm Drop to celebrate the New Year early, for those who need to get home early. 

Gatsby’s House

Celebrate the New Year with the flair of Jay Gatsby, right here in Detroit! One of the Detroit area’s most dazzling New Year’s Eve events, complete with multiple dance floors and party areas, numerous live DJs and musical performances, and topped off with an exciting midnight countdown! Dance and party in the spirit of the twenties seventy stories over the city, and do New Year’s in memorable and extravagant fashion. 

The Resolution Ball 

Selling out for sixteen years in a row, DJs, acrobats, performers, illusionists, contortionists, storms, light shows and music blast into the early morning here at the Resolution Ball! Champagne, bars and snack stations keep partygoers fueled well into the New Year, and is a great option for groups and solo travelers alike who are looking for the biggest and baddest Detroit has to offer on New Year’s Eve. Take the party to The Resolution Ball at one of the biggest parties of the year this side of the continent!

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