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New Year's Eve 2021-2022

Ring in the New Year at Michigan's largest bashes

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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).

New Year's Eve in Detroit is primarily about wild reveling. The city is famous for hosting the biggest NYE parties across Michigan, such as Resolution Ball at Fillmore Detroit. However, quieter options are also in place. Lots of restaurants take reservations for a special NYE dinner. Also, Beacon Park caters to families with children, offering New Year's Eve Kids Countdown.

Nightlife options

As for NYE parties, Fillmore Detroit's Resolution Ball is labeled as the most exclusive option, with spectacular circus-style entertainment running through 4 am. Another popular celebration is Motor City NYE gathering huge crowds at the historic Fisher Building, New Center. If you're into a classic NYE on the riverfront, opt for Motown Countdown at Roostertail Detroit. For a more stylish celebration, climb aboard the Detroit Princess Riverboat cruise.

Kid-friendly festivities

Among family options, New Year's Eve Kids Countdown at Beacon Park is the most popular choice, as it's located downtown, free of charge, and fun-packed. Besides traditional balloon and ball drops, the program features lawn games, fire pits, a food truck, dazzling holiday lights, and a heated winter lodge tent. If you don't mind driving, you can also check out Legoland Discovery Center Michigan's Noon Years Eve, a little more than 30 minutes from downtown Detroit.

There are plenty of reasons to plan your NYE getaway in Detroit, whether you're going to party hard or have fun with your dearest and nearest.

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