2021-2022 Michigan New Years Eve Events and Fun Things To Do! Detroit, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Ludington, Ann Arbor, Cadillac

2021-2022 Michigan New Years Eve Events and Fun Things To Do! Detroit, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Ludington, Ann Arbor | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

Are you ready for an incredible New Year's Eve 2021 Michigan?! Check out our list of the best 2021 Michigan New Years Eve Things to do!  

We are excited to ring in a New Year, ripe with hope and full of promise! BUT FIRST, let's celebrate with these exciting events happening all around our spectacular state!

Plus lots of FREE Michigan New Years Eve events and things to do with kids!



"Each year's regret are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year." ~John R. Dallas Jr.


Michigan New Years Eve Events 2021-2022

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Marquette | Photo Courtesy of Travel MarquetteNew Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Marquette | Photo Courtesy of Travel Marquette

Where should I go for New Years Eve in Michigan? Keep reading!  New Years Eve 2021 Michigan is going to be the best celebration yet! 

What is there to do on New Years Eve in Michigan? From ballroom events, Great Gatsby parties, ball drops and dancing, we've got it all here in Michigan!


  • New Year's Eve Ball Drop - Marquette, December 31, 2021, 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Every New Year’s Eve, the intersection of Washington Street and Front Street becomes the location where everyone gathers to welcome in the New Year. At the stroke of midnight, an illuminated ball is lowered from the historic Savings Bank Building. 

  • New Year’s Fest, Fri, Dec 31, 2021, 210 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo, MI. New Year's Fest provides 30 different entertainers who perform inside 10 buildings surrounding Bronson Park. Admission is through a button that allows entry to all venues including a heated tent. Fri 5:30 pm‑12 midnight. Awesome Kalamazoo December Events 2021.
  • New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Downtown Ludington 2021, Ring in the New Year in Downtown Ludington! This FREE, high-energy event is packed with fun for everyone! Beginning at 9:00pm on Ludington Avenue you can enjoy music, a beer tent with commemorative light-up glasses, fireworks and of course the highlight of the evening, West Michigan’s largest New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. The lit ball will be dropped at the stroke of midnight followed by an amazing fireworks display over Downtown. 

Incredible Detroit New Years Eve 2021 Events

If you are wondering, where should I go for New Years Eve in Detroit? Keep reading!

  • The Waterfront's New Years Eve Party! - Dinner, drinks, live music, and a black & gold masquerade-themed party to celebrate the New Year in style.  3 different tickets available. Food, live entertainment, and complimentary bottle of sparkling wine per couple! December 31, 2021, 5:30 PM –Sat, Jan 1, 2022, 2:00 AM EST at 507 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 
  • Belle Isle New Years Eve Family Fun RunFri, Dec 31, 6 AM – 11 PM, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI, Run or walk by ringing in the New Year with a 1 mile or 5 Km Run or Walk at Belle Isle State Park. Meet at the Historic Belle Isle Casino Building.  Register.
  • Sunset BLVD's Rockin' New Years Eve - Ring in 2022 with the Sunset BLVD's Rockin' New Years Eve party at Diesel Concert Theatre on Friday December 31, 2021. Enjoy music from Sunset BLVD, DJ, champagne toast and party favors to ring in the new year. Doors open at 7pm, all ages welcomed. Diesel Concert Lounge, 33151 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI
  • The Ultimate NYE Eve Family Skating Party, Thursday, Dec 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Northland Roller Rink, 22311 W. Eight Mile, Detroit, United States
  • Gatsby's House 2022, Detroit New Year's Eve Celebration, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Dr W, Detroit, MI.  Fri, December 31, 2021, 9:00 PM -Sat, January 1, 2022, 1:30 AM, Doors at 8:30 PM. Enjoy Great Gatsby glamour in Motor City with a Roaring 20s themed New Year's Eve. Hosted at the Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center, enjoy prepaid drinks, top DJs, festive party favors, complimentary Hors d'oeuvres for VIPs, a champagne toast and fun! So put on your greatest Gatsby attire and ring in 2022 in grand Gatsby.


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Ann Arbor New Years Eve

    Get ready for an awesome Michigan New Year's Eve 2021!
  • New Years Eve Party! Notre Dame Hall, 3144 S Wayne Rd, Wayne, MI. Dec 31, 2021, 6 PM – Jan 1, 2022, 2 AM. Come and celebrate the end of 2021 and the start of 2022 at Notre Dame Hall. Live Entertainment, Food, and Drinks. 

Cadillac New Years Eve

New Years Eve Bash with Off Beat Band, December 31, 2021 at 9:00 pm - January 1, 2022 to 2:00 am. Party is at the LC Taphouse, 181 Morey Road, Lake City, MI 

Traverse City New Years Eve

  • CherryT Ball Drop in Traverse City 2021! See the large cherry as it drops from the sky as we all ring in the New Year at Park and Front Street every December 31. The gates open at 10 pm and the event ends at 12:20 am.  This is a family friendly event that all can enjoy.  How much does it cost to attend? A $3 donation per person to attend the CherryT Ball Drop is requested. All funds raised go to local charities. 

    Partying from home? Watch the cherry drop from the comfort and warmth of your couch! See the CherryT Ball drop live on their facebook page!

South Haven New Year's Eve 2021

  • New Year's Eve in South Haven: December 31, 2021, 9:00 pm to midnight in Downtown South Haven. This exciting evening will feature local restaurants offering drink and hors d'oeuvre specials at night; favors for guests; DJ with big screen and laser light show in the street; hundreds and hundreds of beach balls dropping at midnight and the newest feature is a fireworks show to ring in the new year!

Grand Rapids New Years Eve 2021 Events

  • Gothic Circus: A New Year's Eve Party 2021, Opera Grand Rapids, December 31, 2021 AT 9 PM – 1 AM, 1320 Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI.  The Betty Van Andel Opera Center on New Years Eve is the place to be! Clown around at their gothic circus and be dazzled by The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra! Costumes are highly encouraged. There will be an open bar. Tickets are $100 and are on sale! Call the OGR Box Office to secure yours today 616-451-2741.Ticket sales are final and will not be refunded or exchanged.

Michigan New Years Eve Ideas with Kids!

  • Balloon Drop New Years Eve Party! Fri, December 31, 2021, 5 – 8 PM, Sandcastles Children's Museum, 129 E Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI Enjoy snack food, ice cream sundaes, and more!
  • The Ultimate NYE Eve Family Skating Party, Thursday, Dec 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Northland Roller Rink, 22311 W. Eight Mile, Detroit, United States

Staying home with kids this Michigan New Years Eve?  You don’t need to spend a lot of money, as there are some pretty fun things to do on New Year’s Eve that don’t require high heels or hangovers!

  • Read a Christmas Book! Break out your box of Christmas books and get to it!  Maybe take turns reading aloud? 
  • Watch a fun Christmas movie or an epic series. Movie marathons are super fun — and a great way to count down the minutes if you and the kids have decided to stay up until the ball drops. Charlie Brown's Christmas, The Grinch, Harry Potter, Star Wars or Lord of the Rings is always fun! Grab the snacks!
  • Make Smores! Who doesn't love gooey marshmallows, crunchy graham crackers and melty sweet chocolate?
  • Melt some cheese for fondue! Let the dipping begin! Pretzels are our favorites! 


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