While Detroit, aka Motor City, is legendary, New Years Eve 2018 in Michigan will have no boundaries because the state’s cities all offer their own unique festivities, all promising a spectacular evening. That being said, Michigan’s largest city is known for its huge NYE parties, and the local’s for their warm and friendly welcome, making you feel like you’re right at home.
Parties and Fireworks
Spending New Years Eve in Michigan and checking out Detroit’s municipal and private fireworks displays is a thrilling experience. Throw in the vibrant nightclubs, bars, restaurants and hotel galas and you’re sure to experience the night of your life.
Some of the best parties to check out this year include the NYE event held at the Ark in Ann Arbor, typically featuring live music. Caesars Windsor, in the Colosseum usually holds a themed night of fun including music, dancing and a wonderful buffet. For a unique New Years Eve in Michigan experience take to the water on Detroit’s Princess Riverboat which also includes a buffet, live music, dancing, champagne, and endless views of the fireworks.
The Radisson Hotel in Lansing, Michigan usually hosts a gala, and last year they offered packages that included accommodations, dinner and dessert stations, a variety of hors d’oeuvres, DJ’s, a late night buffet, and a midnight champagne toast. When it comes to New Years Eve Michigan, while Detroit might be one of the more popular city’s to visit to celebrate the end of 2015, Lansing has its fair share of fun bars, nightclubs and restaurants that will be celebrating as well. Lansing venues to consider include Troppo, a restaurant in a fantastic setting offering a night of delicious dining on NYE including everything from antipasti to entrees and desserts. Stober’s bar is also offering plenty of NYE fun including tasty ales, party favors and more.
The Detroit city skyline creates a fantastic backdrop for the area’s mighty fireworks displays as well, with the Renaissance Center and One Detroit Center standing out along the cityscape, a truly remarkable sight with the fireworks exploding overhead.
One of the reason’s Detroit is one of the hottest spots to celebrate New Years Eve in Michigan is its long history of music, dating back to the 1940′s. Because of their love of music this dazzling metropolitan city has several prominent live music hot spots sure to please any music lover’s tastes. Throughout the city there will be concerts held at iconic venues like the Palace and the DTE Energy Music Theatre. The Detroit Theatre District is also exceptional and will more than likely be hosting a Broadway show or other live performance. Additional premiere theaters include the Music Hall, Fox Theatre, Gem Theatre, Detroit Opera House, Majestic Theatre, the Detroit Opera House, the Fillmore, and Orchestra Hall where the recognized Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs.
Accommodations for NYE
Michigan hotel accommodation options are abundant and for the most part reasonably priced if you book ahead. Hotel choices include the Ann Arbor Holiday Inn, the Riverfront Hotel in Grand Rapids and Detroit’s Roberts Riverwalk Hotel. If you are planning your New Year trip to Michigan’s cities, book your hotel and flight ticket well in advance to avoid any last-moment problems.