NYE 2016: The Detroit Guide to Ringing in the New Year

Are you unsure of how to bring in the New Year? Fear not, because we’re here to spread a little more holiday cheer. We have created the perfect guide to the top 20 New Year’s Eve events in Detroit to make sure you ring in 2016 the right way! No matter how you like to celebrate, there is sure to be something that caters to your New Year’s Eve taste.



For the Kids




Detroit Historical Museum



Noon Years Eve

Where: Detroit Historical Museum

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Celebrate the New Year at the 3rd annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Bring the entire family out to experience crafts, hot cocoa, cookies, and the kid’s New Year countdown at Noon.



For the Whole Family





The Drop



The Drop Motor City NYE 2016 and The Kid’s Drop

Where: Campus Martius Park & Cadillac Square

Time: 4 p.m. Kid’s Drop Starts

Cost: Free/The Drop’s VIP Party The Motown Countdown $55 presale, $89


Come out and celebrate with the whole family. Located in the heart of Detroit, The Drop and the Kids Drop is an evening festival created with activities for everyone in the family to enjoy all night leading up to the official drop which is taking place at midnight with the lowering of the “D” to count down the last moments of 2015.

At 4 p.m. the 2016 Kids Zone starts featuring games, activities, music, kid’s karaoke, and carriage rides, then at 6:30 p.m. the Kids Drop! A special kid’s drop which was designed for those little ones who can’t make it to the official drop at midnight or have a bedtime!

The Detroit Marriott will offer free shuttles from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. to Drop activities and hotel deals for your NYE celebration.




For the Party-Goers




Resolution Ball


Resolution Ball Detroit

Where: The Fillmore Theatre, Downtown Detroit

Time: 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Cost: $95 for regular party passes, $125 VIP passes




Motor City Gala


Motor City Gala

Where: The Atheneum Suite Hotel, Downtown Detroit

Time: 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

Cost: $85


The Detroit Marriott will offer both hotel deals and a free shuttle to and from the Atheneum Suite Hotel.



A Night of Disguise


A Night In Disguise

Where: The Masonic Temple

Time: 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: $145





Bleu Out

Where: Club Bleu Detroit

Time: 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Cost: Presale $15, $450 VIP Booth Package Special





Riverside Marina 2nd Annual Bow Tie Affair

Where: Riverside Marina, Detroit

Time: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: $48.47 presale online, $65 at the door






New Year’s Eve Cigar Masquerade

Where: La Casa Cigars

Time: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: Free (for all members, both levels. Lower level free to non-members as well), $46.46 for all non-members and guests on upper level VIP guests receive access to upper level activities, including a buffet and complementary cigar.




For the Foodie




Coach Insignia


Coach Insignia NYE

Bring in 2016 while dining in style at Coach Insignia located on the top of the GMRENCEN. A special Prix Fixe menu will be provided for the night.



Wright & Co.


New Year’s Eve at Wright And Company

Where: Wright & Company

Time: 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Cost: $99 includes drink tickets, glass of champagne for midnight toast, and appetizers all night long



Sugar House


New Year’s Eve at The Sugar House

Where: Sugar House

Time: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: $50



Fountain Bistro

Fountain Bistro

Celebrating down at The Drop Motor City 2016? Do dinner at Fountain Bistro! The local restaurant is offering a full four course meal to help get you ready for one of the biggest parties in Detroit.



Top of the Pontch


Top of the Pontch

Where: Top of the Pontch

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: Range from $95 – $22.50



Punch Bowl Social


Slow Roll NYE at Punch Bowl Social

Where: Punch Bowl Social

Time: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: $10 cover




For the Art-Lover




New Year's Eve Bash


DSO New Year’s Eve Bash

Where: Max. M. Fisher Theatre

Cost: $40 concert, Gala $145

Time: Gala starts at 8 p.m., concert 10 p.m., after-party midnight – 2 a.m.






Kwanzaa Celebration

Where: Charles H. Wright Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free




For the Casino-Goer







Greektown Casino NYE 2016  

Where: Greektown Casino

Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Cost: Free



Greektown Casino


MGM Grand Detroit Hotel & Casino NYE 2016

Both casinos are open on NYE and featuring live music and special restaurant menus made especially just for New Year Eve!




For the Home-Body





Detroit Marriott


Low-Key NYE

Relax and unwind with a bottle of champagne (or two), in a suite at the tallest hotel in Michigan. Between their amazing views and downtown access (not to mention no driving required), you can start the New Year with a refreshed, carefree attitude.