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308. – 337. New Years Eve

December 12, 2011

What to do for New Years Eve? Sometimes its not even your radar before Christmas but if you aren’t checking out your options now a few of things can happen:

  1. All your Friends are doing something different.
  2. Your party conflicts with other parties.
  3. The Club/Restaurant that you want to go to is sold out.

So here are a few ideas that you might want to consider:

308. Public Ice Skating
The ice is down at the LC Walker Arena! Grab your skates and join us for public skating on the weekends. Public skating begins – Great family fun and exercise! Hours are 12:30-2:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays in downtown Muskegon. 955 Fourth Street. Admission is $4.00 to skate and skate rental is available for $4.00. Bring your neighbors, bring your friends! Great for birthday parties!

309. New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Kids Party
New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Kids Party at Jumpin Jupiter Roller Skating Arena where we’re the one for your inter-galactic roller skating fun! Special skate time for this New Year`s Eve 12:00 pm – 5:00pm and $5.00 Admission.There will be a balloon drop at 4:00pm. Jumpin Jupiter is located at 1775 Evanston. For more information call 231-773-5538

310. Swing into the NewYear with the George Cole Quintet
Join music fans and New Year’s revelers as we Swing into the New Year for an evening of elegant and whimsical jazz with the George Cole Quintet from San Francisco. The night is sure to be a grand way to celebrate the New Year with a cash bar, provided by the non-profit Killer Blues organization, and an afterglow party on the Playhouse stage with the band after the show. Happening at the Howmet Playhouse, located at 304 S. Mears Ave. in Whitehall, Friday, December 30th at 7:30 pm. Tickets include the concert and an after glow party. Tickets are $15 in advance,and $20 at the door and may be purchased at City Hall or by calling 231.894.4048. Cash or Check Only. Cash bar proceeds to be divided between Killer Blues and the Playhouse.

311. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Holiday Muskegon Harbor
Come celebrate this New Year’s Eve with the Holiday Inn/Muskegon Harbor in elegant style, and dance. There’ll be a fabulous dinner buffet for only $29.95 per person (plus tax & tip) and includes at live DJ and dancing, party favors and complimentary champaigne at midnight. There’s also a wonderful New Year’s Eve package which includes luxurious accomodations for two (upgrade to a jacuzzi room for $40 more), dinner buffet for two, a bottle of champaigne, hot breakfast buffet for two and late check-out up to 1pm on New Year’s Day, all for only $149.99! Call 231-722-0100 for more details or to make your reservation.

312. Clay Avenue Cellars New Year`s Eve WineTasting
Clay Avenue wines are made to keep the flavor of the fruit. We get our fruit from local growers and never strip the wine or add artificial color or flavor. We brew with the whole fruit. The wines are described as smooth and flavorful – because of the generous amounts of fruit used in each batch. Come out and sample some of our great wines from 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m. at Clay Avenue Cellars, 611 West Clay in downtown Muskegon. For more information call 231-722-3108.

313. New Year’s Eve Swim & Ski Party
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Tri-Cities Family YMCA

Ring in the New Year at the Y with plenty of fun activities designed to engage the whole family. No matter what age your kids are, there is something “cool” for them to do. Exclusive use of the ski hill allows for a safe, non-crowded family experience. You will also have exclusive use of the YMCA where the entire family can enjoy swimming, basketball, making crafts, dodge ball, wallyball, playing games, bounce house, obstacle course and more. Enjoy 9 pm pizza followed by a DJ Dance party and 10 pm balloon drop. The party winds down by 10:30-just in time to beat the crazy drivers and get home safe and sound in time to celebrate your own New Years at midnight.

Cost: $10 per person or $35
per family of four, $5 for each
additional family member (2 and
under free.)
Contact Information:
YMCA Welcome Center
Phone: 616-842-7051

314. The 2012 Hot New Year’s Eve Party brought to you by Fifth Third Bank is almost here!

What’s new this year? The Davenport University Concert Stage is moving from Rosa Parks Circle to Monroe Avenue, between Pearl Street and Louis Street.

The Bud Light Happy Hour Concert Line-up:
6:30pm 105.3 HOT-FM West Michigan Band Contest Winner (check back for details)
7:15pm Downtown Fiction
8:15pm The Ready Set
9:30pm DJ Curtis Avison & DJ Justin Kung
10:45pm The Romantics
Midnight New Year’s Eve Ball Drop powered by Consumers Energy
12:02am Encore performance by The Romantics

Warm your bones inside the large warming tent on Louis Street provided by Consumers Energy.

You will be able to get an up-close picture of your favorite artist courtesy of the J&H Family Stores Photo Lane. Just go to any of the West Michigan J&H Family Stores location after December 22 to pick up your photo lane wristband. Click here for a list of locations.

315. Big City New Year’s Eve at 25 Kitchen + Bar
25 kitchen + bar & Lower Level Nightclub has 3 seating options and times for New Year’s Eve 2012.
Reservations can be made at 616.805.5581

5:00PM Seating
Open Menu
7:30PM Seating
3 course dinner from our Chef Featured Menu
1 glass of wine or Draft Beer
$50 ticket
10PM Seating
3 course dinner from our Chef Featured Menu.
1 glass of wine or Draft beer
Bottle of champagne for the table
Party Favors
Keep your table for the entire night
$75 ticket

Dinner Music – Timmy Sanders Band
Featured Act – Kari Lynch Band

Black and White Attire Requested
**Open until 4am

316. New Year’s Eve 2012 at the Amway Grand Plaza
Don’t miss the best New Year’s Eve parties in Grand Rapids! Close out this year and bring in the New Year with style at the Amway Grand Plaza with parties in two of our classic ballrooms. Our Imperial Ballroom will be rocking out with the DJ spinning a mix of Top 40 tunes and your favorite classics. In our Pantlind Ballroom, you can dance the night away with live Big Band music. You won’t find a better place, or more choices, to ring in the New Year.

New Year’s Eve Classic Package Starting at $249 (excluding tax) per couple and includes overnight accommodations for two in a Classic Guest Room, free overnight parking, two wristbands for full access to the New Year’s Eve Top 40 and Big Band Party, and complimentary access to the JW’s Totally Rad ’80s Night after 10 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Tower Club Package Starting at $399 (excluding tax) per couple and includes upgraded overnight accommodations for two in a Tower Club Guest Room, Tower Club Lounge amenities, free overnight parking, two wristbands for full access to the New Year’s Eve Top 40 and Big Band Party, and complimentary access to the JW’s Totally Rad ’80s Night after 10 p.m.
Call us at 616.774.2000 to make your reservation.

317. New Year’s Eve at Billy’s
Billy’s Lounge welcomes Quadraphonic with special guest Otis for New Year’s Eve. Cover is $10; show gets underway at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Starts at 09:30 PM

Billy’s Lounge
1437 Wealthy Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

318. THE B.O.B. New Years Eve
6:30pm – 9pm December 31, 2011

No admission with dinner reservations only at Judsons – 616.356.2000
$30 – for access to the rest of The B.O.B. after dinner at Judsons
$30 – general admission at the door Dec. 31 only
$75 – buffet dinner, live music, djs
$90 – buffet dinner, dr. grins ticket, live music, djs

Dinner Buffets

319. Monkey Bar – Latin American Taco Stand Slow Braised Pork, Beef Barbaccoa, Guacamole, Pico De Gallo, Jalapeno, Cilantro, White Onion, Lime, Refried Beans, Queso Fresco, Lettuce Vera Cruz “Minute” Ceviche Lobster, Roasted Fennel, Orange, Cilantro, Anaheim, Tomato Enchiladas de Pollo Smoked Chicken, Avocado, Caramelized Onion, Black Bean, Cilantro, House Enchilada Sauce, Chihuahua Cheese, Jerk Chicken, Braised Greens, Crispy Potato, Garlic Confit, Roasted Poblano Salsa And Roasted Tomatillo Salsa with El Matador Chips

320. Crush – Oriental Noodle Bar, Thai Shrimp Noodle, Shrimp, Lemongrass Ginger Broth, Glass Noodles, Cilantro, Kafir Lime, Chili, Nori, Singapore Hainanese Chicken Noodle, Hainanese Chicken, Mango, Chili, Cilantro, Avocado, Lime, Peanut, Cabbage, Sweet Potato Noodle, Japanese Pork Ramen, Pork Belly, Pork Ramen Broth, Shiitake, Apple, Cilantro, Toasted Sesame, Nori Korean Chilled Bean Udon, Fried Green Beans, Chili, Bean Sprouts, Cabbage, Daikon, Tomato And Black Bean Vinaigrette, Fresh Kim-Chi, Wonton Chips, Steamed Edamame, Sea Salt, Assorted Mini Desserts

321. Bobarino’s – Northern Mediterranean Selection of Rustic Pizzas, Chef Attended Mini Gyro Station Gyro Meat, Feta, Cucumber, Onion, Tomato, Tzatziki, Cilantro, Mint, Seared Spanish Omelet, Fennel, Scallions, Confit Potato, Crispy Prosciutto de Parma, Curried Charred Scallions Hummus with Harissa Roasted Root Vegetables, Pita Chips, Charcuterie Board, Salami, Country Pate, Prosciutto, Capicola, Pickled Vegetable, Old Beck Extra Sharp Dijon, Quince Jam, Caibatta

323. Bobarino’s – Classic American Chef Carved Roasted New York Strip Loin, Mini Broiche Rolls, Assorted Condiments, Old Beck Roasted Pork Loin, Seasonal Chutney, Four Cheese Macaroni with Crispy Bacon, Farm Greens Salad, Baby Greens, Carrot, Radish, Tomato, Onion, Farm Country Cheddar, Lemon Chive Vinaigrette, Mashed Potatoes And Beef Gravy

324. Eve – Classic American, Chef Carved Roasted New York Strip Loin, Mini Broiche Rolls, Assorted Condiments, Old Beck Roasted Pork Loin, Seasonal Chutney ,Four Cheese Macaroni with Crispy Bacon, Farm Greens Salad, Baby Greens, Carrot, Radish, Tomato, Onion, Farm Country Cheddar, Lemon Chive Vinaigrette, Mashed Potatoes And Beef Gravy, Assorted Mini Desserts

325. Motown’s Greatest Hits: Rotary New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve, start your celebration with live performance, your Grand Rapids Symphony, and the unforgettable music of Motown. The concert features your Grammy-nominated Symphony, Broadway singing sensations… plus all of your favorite Motown songs from the ’60s and ’70s. more…

Enjoy this night of music made famous by The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and still have plenty of time to enjoy the ball drop after the concert.

Proceeds fund Grand Rapids Rotary Charities, including Indian Trails Camp and the Strive Mentoring program.

John Varineau, Conductor; Tituss Burgess, Vocalist; Joy Lynn Matthews, Vocalist; Romona Keller, Vocalist.

Tickets go on sale October 11. Tickets may be purchased at the DeVos Place convention center and Van Andel Arena box offices, Ticketmaster ticket centers, 1.800.745.3000 and

Tickets: $18+
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Starts at 07:30 PM

DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: 616.742.6500

326. New Year’s Eve at Fenian’s
Traditional Irish New Year’s Eve 7:00 PM with some of the finest Irish musicians from throughout the State performing on fiddles, harp, dulcimer, flute, tin whistle, squeezebox, bodhran, bouzouki and much more. A traditional Irish Music Session with song & music. It’s such a very Irish thing!

Absolutely no cover charge and no reservations. Food served until 9:00 PM

(Must be 21 or older after 6:00 PM, this evening)
Please Ring 616 899-2640, for information
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Starts at 07:00 PM

Fenian’s Irish Pub
19683 Main Street
Conklin, MI 49403

327. Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Gallery at Bar Divani

Murder at the Masquerade. What better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve then with a Masquerade Ball? That is until the clock strikes murder! Which one of these costumed characters is responsible? It’ll be your job to solve this crime, before time runs out!

Join us on New Year’s Eve in The Gallery ay Bar Divani for a great night of fun.
We are offering a buffet dinner with various entrees, salads and sides. Snacks and bubbles at midnight. The cost for this dinner and entertainment is only $79/person inclusive of tax and gratuity, or just $69/person for parties of four or more. The doors open at 9 PM, dinner and theatre starts at 9:30 PM.
Please call us at 616- 774-9463 to make your reservations. Reservations are required. Seating is extremely limited.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Starts at 09:00 PM

The Gallery at Bar Divani
15 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


328. Knights of Columbus Annual New Year’s Eve Party
CALL 616-531-9179
Saturday, December 31, 2011
06:00 PM – 01:30 AM


Knights of Columbus Hall
5830 Clyde Park Avenue SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

329. New Year’s Eve at Lower Level
Lower Level Nightclub
– Below 25 kitchen + bar
LOWER LEVEL NIGHTCLUB has one seating option at 6:00PM featuring a 5 Course “Culinary Road Trip” with wine pairings.
Reservations can be made at 616.805.5581

6:00PM Seating Only
“Culinary Road Trip”
5 Course Dinner with Wine Pairings.
Course 1: HAWAII
Tuna Poke… Sashimi grade tuna, Macadamia nuts, scallions and sweet peppers drizzled with citrus soy served on a crisp wonton.
Wine: Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc

Course 2: MICHIGAN
Michigan Rainbow Trout with pearl onions, roasted Michigan potatoes w/ lemon thyme viniagrette.
Wine: Chateau Grand Traverse Barrel-fermented Chardonnay

Course 3: OREGON
Lolli-pop Lamb Chops with machego polenta topped with a mint chimichurri.
Wine: Mark West Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir.

Course 4: TEXAS
Pork tenderloin rubbed with a spicy chile spice blend served with cumin-spiced bean relish and verde sauce. Wine: Avalon Napa Valley Merlot.

Course 5: NEW YORK
New York style cheesecake with a Raspberry champagne
sauce drizzled over top.
Wine: Banfi’s Rosa Regale.

$80 ticket ($20 from each ticket goes to More Self Less charity)

Dinner Music – Nidal
Evening Entertainment – Dirty North Aka DJ MattB and JDubb

General Admission for Lower Level Nightclub
is at 9:00PM and includes a Split of Champagne & Party Favors
$10 presale / $15 at the Door

VIP sections and Bottle Service Available:
Contact Steve at

Black and White Attire Requested
**Open until 4am
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Starts at 06:00 PM

Lower Level
25 Ottawa Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

330. Club Envy’s New Years Eve Foam Party Bash
New Years Eve and Foam Party Bash/Doors at 9 pm to 4 am
$10 cover for 21+ $20 Cover for 18-20, Party favors and champagne toast provided…Biggest NYE Party in West your tickets early so you don’t miss out…Last year we were sold out!…for more info or tickets go to call 231-760-4756 to make VIP reservations..pkgs. available (with hotel)
Saturday, December 31, 2011
09:00 PM – 04:00 AM

Club Envy
441 W Western Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440

331. New Year’s Eve 2011 at Reserve
This year for New Years Eve we are offering a price-fixed, three course menu with paired wines for dinner. Dinner will be $100 per person (tax and gratuity not included), with half-hour increment seatings running between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Call soon to make a reservation! (616.855.9463)
After dinner we will be hosting a New Years Eve Bash starting at 10pm. We will be pouring you a glass of champagne every hour on the hour until the clock strikes midnight, and there will be hors d’oeuvres available to munch on. The cost for this will be $60 (tax and gratuity not included) if purchased by itself. But we are also offering a package deal for dinner and the party for $120 per person.
Cheese and Charcuterie

SECOND COURSE (choose one):
Oysters on the half shell
with Mignonette Sauce
Cider braised pork belly
Caramel pear sauce, Japanese turnips, kale, Concord grape aigre doux
Leek and walnut carbonara
House made pasta, truffle, egg, parmesan

THIRD COURSE (choose one):
Roasted leg of lamb with rosemary, garlic and fennel
House dry aged Prime ribeye
Pan roasted duck breast

Egg nog custard, champagne jelly, spice cake
Chocolate marquee, pate de fruit, croquants

Reserve Wine Bar
201 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

332. Starlight Six New Year’s Eve Show
Mark it on your calendar today! The Starlight Six will be hosting a celebration concert on New Year’s Eve. People of all ages and all walks are welcomed and encouraged to come ring in 2012 with the Six’s Classy, high energy, hopeful, relentless rock and roll and Michigan soul music.
The Starlight Six is a unique and brilliant constellation of some of Michigan’s most hard working musicians. The band features the songwriting talents and vocal delights of Joshua Davis, Rachael Davis, May Erlewine and Seth Bernard. Holding it all down, Dominic Davis and Michael Shimmin make up the rhythm section, serving the people and lending their voices to the choir. In this band, there’s only one rule… no one sings alone.
The band is excited to host their New Year’s concert for the second year in Grand Rapids at the beautiful, historic Wealthy Theater. Bring your dancing shoes and prepare to use them as we enter this New Year together with wonder and well wishes, because when you wish upon a star, anything could happen!
A cash bar will be available with many of your favorite Michigan beers on draught, along with wine and spirits.
9 p.m. Dec. 31, 2011
$27.50 Advance
$25 CMC Member Advance
$57.50 Package Couples gift (Advance)
$30 Door

Gift Packages are available in one- or two-ticket bundles and these include a custom gift card and an Earthworks album (7″ Vinyl SLP with download card) by one or more Starlight Six artists!

You can buy 1-2 person gift packages. Packages are available for either the New Year’s Even show OR both nights. (Starlight Six also plays a show Dec. 30 tribute to Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” album, click here for that event listing.)

NYE GIFT CARD (SINGLE): Admit one (12/31) + LP.
NYE GIFT CARD (COUPLE): Admit two (12/31) + LP.
COMBO GIFT CARD (SINGLE): Admit one (12/30 & 12/31) + LP.
COMBO GIFT CARD (COUPLE): Admit two (12/30 & 12/31) + LP.
*(LP is 7″ Vinyl and includes a download card.)

Gift Packages (and tickets) can be purchased online anytime; Gift Packages can be picked up at the Wealthy Theatre office starting Dec. 8, 2011. Office hours are 2-7 p.m. weekdays. You can order online or by telephone and pick up your Gift Packages anytime. In-office sales are available 2-7 p.m. weekdays.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Starts at 09:00 PM

Wealthy Theatre
1130 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Phone: 616.459.4788 x1

333. New Years Eve at 327 Pizza and Pub

2nd annual New Years eve party at 327 Pizza and pub in Coopersville, MI.

Karaoke Contest Practice sessions coming soon on (Open MIc Nights)
DJ and tons of FAMILY FUN.


Saturday, December 31, 2011
08:00 PM – 02:00 AM

327 Pizza & Pub
327 Main St
Coopersville, MI 49404

334. New Year’s Eve Party for the Whole Family at Craigs Cruisers
New Years Eve Party for the whole family! Two parties to choose from: 4-8pm and 9pm-1am Special countdown for both paries!

Includes unlimited indoor go-karts, laser tag, bumper cars, high ropes course and frog hopper! Plus free play on all non-redemption video games. Enjoy Craig’s “Special New Year’s Feast”.

Music and Karaoke from 6pm-1am. Party Favors for everyone! $24.99/person or $125 for six tickets!
plus food tax.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Starts at 04:00 PM

Craigs Cruisers
5730 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

335. New Year’s Eve Waterpark & Snow Tubing Party! At the Double JJ Resort for a family party to ring 2012 in with a splash! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, unlimited use of the Gold Rush Waterpark, Snow Tubing on Sundance Slopes, and lots of games & activities!

The party starts at 6:30pm.

Buffet includes Pizza, Breadsticks, Soda, & Dessert. Enjoy unlimited access to the Gold Rush Waterpark, Sundance Slopes Snow Tubing Hill, & lots of other fun activities, including: Pool Games, Stage Shows, Arts & Crafts, DJ with Line Dancing, Duck Races, the Wooden Nickel Arcade, Pie Eating Contests, Pony Rides, Meet the Sled Dogs & Petting Farm, Airbrush Tattoos & Face Painting, JJ Bingo, JJ Casino, Karaoke, 10pm Beach Ball Drop, & Glow Stick Tubing Hill Run at Midnight!

Book an overnight package or just join us for the party! Party price only: $49 plus tax & gratuity. Contact the front desk at (231) 894-4444 to make your reservations today!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
06:30 PM – 12:00 AM


Double JJ Resort
5900 Water Road
Rothbury, MI 49452

Event Contact Info
Double JJ Resort
Phone: 231.894.4444

336. Grand Rapids Griffins 15th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration (vs. Milwaukee Admirals)
Team Poster Giveaway: The first 2,000 fans will receive a Griffins team poster, courtesy of Fox Honda.
Jersey Auction: The Griffins will wear jerseys designed by Jason Valenti of Sayre, Penn., who won the Griffins third annual jersey design contest held over the summer. Valenti’s entry was one of two winners selected from a pool of 119. All jerseys will be signed by the respective Griffins player and auctioned off following the game inside the Fifth Third Vault, with proceeds benefiting GVSU club roller hockey.
Fireworks!: Following the game, fans will be treated to West Michigan’s largest indoor fireworks display.
J&H Family Stores Post-Game Open Skate: Bring your skates to the rink and take to the ice after the game.
Love for Lokomotiv: During all Saturday games this season, the wives and girlfriends of Griffins players — a.k.a. the “Better Halves” — will be at the Griffins Booster Club table on the concourse selling $10 “Love for Lokomotiv” silicone memory bracelets. All proceeds will benefit Love for Lokomotiv, a foundation established to support the families of the victims of the tragic Sept. 7 plane crash in Russia that claimed the lives of 44 people, including the entire roster and coaching staff of the Kontinental Hockey League’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Included among the victims were three former members of the Griffins: forward Pavol Demitra, defenseman Karel Rachunek, and goaltender Stefan Liv.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Starts at 06:00 PM

Van Andel Arena
130 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

337. New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Saugatuck
New Year’s Eve fireworks at midnight over the harbor in Saugatuck.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Starts at 11:59 PM

Downtown Saugatuck
Saugatuck, MI 49453

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