Around the world, people have celebrated the new year for at least 4,000 years. In the United States, the most common way to celebrate is by watching a ball drop, especially the one in New York City, to symbolize the countdown and start of a new year. In Michigan, we celebrate very similarly with our own versions of ball drops and celebrations across the state. Ring in 2018 with the family at one of these New Year’s Eve celebration across Michigan.
- Schuss 50th Anniversary Fireworks Display – Mancelona: After tearing up the slopes all day on Schuss Mountain, grab some hot cocoa and enjoy Shanty Creek’s firework display on Dec. 30.
- Charlevoix Bridge Drop – Charlevoix: Bring the family to take part fun activities like a snowman contest during the day and enjoy watching the Charlevoix Bridge Drop at midnight to signify the start of the new year.
- Ball Drop Bash – Marquette: Along Lake Superior, you can expect a celebration that is just that. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown Marquette for night full of music, dancing, and fireworks.
- New Year’s Eve Ball Drop – Ludington: Beginning at 9 p.m., hang out in the entertainment tent to await the ball drop and fireworks at midnight!
- 350th Anniversary Opening Ceremonies – Sault Ste. Marie: Help kick-off the yearlong festivities as Sault St. Marie’s celebrates the start of its 350th birthday at the stroke of midnight. The oldest city in Michigan is sure to throw a fun bash!
- Grand Haven NYE Ball Drop & Fireworks – Grand Haven: All ages are welcome to watch the ball drop and a fireworks display in Downtown Grand Haven along Washington Ave. & First Street.
- Motor City NYE Drop 2018 – Detroit: Watch as “The D” drops in the heart of Downtown Detroit’s newest green space, Beacon Park, for a family-friendly NYE celebration featuring live entertainment, carriage rides and a kid’s zone beginning at 4 p.m.
- CherryT Ball Drop – Traverse City: Party for a purpose in Downtown Traverse City on New Year’s Eve by supporting local charities through donations of money or non-perishable food items while enjoying the holiday festivities in the downtown streets.
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DTE Energy wishes you and your loved ones a safe, Happy New Year!