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On New Year’s, Detroit will celebrate 2015’s progress and the promise of a prosperous 2016. But first, it’s time to party! Guest blogger Candice Simons of Brooklyn Outdoor offers up some festive suggestions for where to ring in the New Year.


Party with J'adore Detroit
 

Where: The Eastern at Eastern Market, 3434 Russell St.
When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Join J'adore Detroit for a night of dancing, drinking and celebrating in a 5,000-square-foot warehouse. The evening is put on by Dine Drink Detroit and will feature Nothing Elegant and DJ Thornstryker, the official DJ for the Detroit Pistons.

Other Happenings

Resolution Ball
The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave.
8 p.m.-4 a.m.
Cost: VIP for $125-150 (seven-hour bar) or party pass for $95-125 (five-hour bar) 
The largest NYE party in Detroit. Circus performers will fly high, with professional dancers on the floor and DJ Tommy Holiday and Cue on the main stage. Hotel discounts and shuttles are available.

Motor City New Year’s Eve — The Drop
Campus Martius Park and Cadillac Square
4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Cost: Free
Gather in the heart of downtown Detroit for local eats, live entertainment from Detroit’s favorite bands on three stages, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating, fire pits and a mega-heated tent with a 40-foot bar (free admission until 7 p.m. with a $5 cover after 7 p.m. Only those 21 and over can enter then). There’s a special kids drop at 6:30 p.m. along with games and activities.  

The Motown Countdown
Grand Celebration Pavilion at Campus Martius Park
8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Cost: $55-89
Celebrate in VIP style with prime views of The Drop from inside a massive heated and carpeted tent. DJs will be spinning, and included in the cost are eight drink tickets for a four-hour premium bar.

Motor City Gala
The Atheneum Suite Hotel, 1000 Brush St.
9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Cost: $99-175
This luxurious gala will draw an upscale crowd to the heart of Greektown.  

NYE Haute to Death and Flint Eastwood
Elizabeth Theater, 2040 Park Ave.
Cost: $17 advance tickets
When: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
If your motto is to live decadently and dance constantly, this is your gig. Special guest Flint Eastwood will perform their new dance EP.
  
Erotic City New Year’s Eve
Temple Bar, 2906 Cass Ave.
Cost: $10 at the door
When: 10 p.m.4 a.m.
Featuring DJ Dretraxx and DJ Peter Croce.

New Year's Eagle
Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St.
8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Cost: $7
Featuring DJ BMG, MGUN, Ritual Howls, Charles Trees, Ryan Spencer.


Bill Murray/Sugar House
2130 Michigan Ave.
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Cost: $50
Small plates from Chef Brion Wong, live music from Steve Jarosz Latin Jazz Trio, reserved tables, a champagne toast and a first look at the new Detroit-themed prohibition menu.   

Wright & Company
1500 Woodward Ave., 2nd floor
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Cost: $99
DJ Ernie Guerra on the tables, four drink tickets, a champagne toast and passed appetizers all night long. (Note: no reserved tables or seats)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave.
8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Cost: $150-300
Walk the red carpet at the televised, black tie extravaganza in partnership with Detroit Public Television, and experience the hats, tiaras, noisemakers and full orchestra at the DSO.  

The Whitney
4421 Woodward Ave.
6-7 p.m. or 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $100
Enjoy a four-course dinner, expertly prepared by Chef Thomas and his culinary team. Stay late and enjoy the Ghost Bar and dancing from 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Prepaid reservations are required.
 

Detroit Venues for Group Activities
Punch Bowl Social for bowling, karaoke, ping-pong, pinball, shuffleboard, video games, darts and more.

The Majestic Theatre for bowling and slices from Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizzeria & Deli.

The Fowling Warehouse featuring the Howling Diablos, DJs, open fowling, a champagne toast and more.



Where will you be spending New Year's Eve in Detroit?


About the writer: No matter your party style, event expert and urban explorer Candice Simons from J’adore Detroit has you covered. In her lifestyle blog, Simons will take you on a journey to a place where fashion, culture, arts, entertainment, philanthropy and local pride meet. Adore Detroit. J’adore Detroit.

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