Pure Michigan New Year’s Eve Events Roundup

Photo courtesy of the Ludington Area CVB

As 2012 comes to an end, it’s time to start thinking about how you will ring in 2013. What better way to celebrate the New Year than one of the many events going on across Pure Michigan? Below is a listing of several events for children and adults alike happening across the state.

To learn about more New Year’s Eve events that are happening in Michigan, visit michigan.org.

New Year’s Bridge Drop
12/28/12-1/1/13, Charlevoix
Celebrate 2013 with a long weekend filled with area events, discounts and specials. On New Year’s Eve Charlevoix’s drawbridge will drop at midnight amidst music, sparklers and a bridge procession. Click here for more event information or call (231)547-2101.

Downtown Marquette Ball Drop
12/31/12-1/1/13, Marquette
Ring in the New Year at the Downtown Marquette New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. Celebrate the New Year and watch the annual ball drop from the Savings Bank Building at the corner of Washington and Front Streets starting at 11:30pm. Call (906) 228-9475 for more details.

Light Up the Lake: NYE Ball Drop
12/31/12, Ludington
The Light up the Lake Ball Drop is an annual New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Ludington for locals and visitors to enjoy–for FREE! Come celebrate the coming of a New Year in the streets of Downtown Ludington with music, an entertainment tent and Michigan’s largest New Year ’s Eve ball drop at midnight followed by a fireworks salute! For additional information, click on the website link here or call (231) 845-6237.

Northville Nite
12/31/12, Northville
Happy New Year! Join us in traveling “Through the Decades” this New Year’s Eve 2012! As you enter the gates you will travel back in time to the Roarin’ 20’s and travel through the decades all the way to the future! Enjoy activities like crafts, huge inflatable games, entertainment and much more. Make sure to stay until 7pm for the New Year’s Eve countdown! The event takes place from 4pm – 7pm at the Recreation Center at Hillside. For more information, visit the website or call (248) 349-0203.

Midnight on Main
12/31/12, Midland
Make your way to the 2nd annual Midnight on Main! The Great Lakes Bay’s only New Year’s Eve Ball Drop event is happening in Downtown Midland and includes a New York City style ball drop, fireworks, beverage tents, ice sculpture carvings, sledding, entertainment stage and partnerships with the downtown businesses, Midland County Visitors Bureau, and local media. This event truly makes Midland a destination on New Years’ Eve! There will be events for the whole family, teens and adults. For more information, visit the Midnight on Main website or call (989) 837-3330.

New Year’s Eve at the Art Center
12/31/12, Petoskey
Please join us for this annual celebration to launch 2013 that includes workshops and performances for all-ages with a “Midnight at 9″ ball-drop on Division Street. This family friendly, alcohol-free event runs from 5-9pm. For more information visit the website link or call (231) 347-4337.

New Year’s Eve Fest
12/31/12, Kalamazoo
This community performing arts celebration in downtown Kalamazoo features 24 performing artists in 10 buildings surrounding Bronson Park. Musical entertainment includes classical music, rhythm and blues, jazz, bluegrass and Christian contemporary. Performing artists include magicians, clowns, jugglers, storytellers and tricks. It’s a great event for families and for young adults with food featured at many of the sites. Admission is $5 for everyone over four years of age. For more information visit the website here or call (269) 388-2830.

How will you be ringing in the new year in Pure Michigan?