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12.176.-12.193. New Years Eve

December 10, 2012

Here are a few things to do for New Years Eve in West Michigan. When I hear of any new festivities I will update the New Years Eve Page, if you have to share please let me know.

Grand Rapids

12.176 AMWAY GRAND: To ring in 2013, the Amway Grand will have parties in each of the three ballroom areas, plus restaurants like Ruth’s Chris will have specials. Overnight stay packages start at $259 and include access to all three Amway Grand parties, along with access to the celebrations at the JW Marriott and Downtown Courtyard. Reservations are required for Ruth’s Chris and Cygnus 27.

12.177. JW Marriott is the place to be and be seen this New Year’s Eve. Our New Year’s Eve 2013 package includes: Luxurious accommodations at Grand Rapids’ , coolest hotel in a deluxe room for two, Complimentary valet or self-parking, Late checkout of 2 p.m., Cash bar, Entertainment—Reggae beach shack party with The Ark Band and tunes from Digital Joes, Complimentary access to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel’s Ballroom Parties (after 10 p.m.)

12.178. Grand Rapids Children’s Museum: From 6-8 p.m., kids can decorate hats, make a noisemaker and enjoy kid-friendly hors d’oeuvres and drinks until the countdown and balloon drop at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12.

12.179. Griffins’ New Year’s Eve: Celebrate the New Year at Van Andel Arena as the Grand Rapids Griffins take on the Rockford IceHogs. The contest will be followed by the world’s largest post-game indoor fireworks show, and fans can skate on the ice after. Tickets start at $14.

12.180. Hot 105.3 New Year’s Eve Party 2013: Jesse McCartney will headline the Hot New Year’s Eve Party 2013. The NYE party and ball drop will return to downtown Grand Rapids Monday, December 31, 2012.

Grand Haven

12.181. YMCA: New Year’s Eve Swim & Ski Party at the YMCA & Mulligan’s Hollow – 1 Y Drive, Grand Haven
Website: Reservations at the Tri-Cities Family YMCA is required. Phone: 616-842-7051

12.182. Holiday Inn New Years Eve Party From 9:00 PM to 1 AM at the Holiday Inn – 940 W. Savidge, Spring Lake
Website: Bring in the New Year at our New Year’s Eve Party from 9PM – Close with live entertainment and food specials! No cover charge! 21+ Only.


12.183. New Years Fest: Music, impersonators, jugglers, mimes, and music – it’s all part of the celebration in downtown Kalamazoo on December 31. It’s been a tradition for 27 years and we are thrilled to announce the 2012 line up. But just as cool is the price – You guessed it – It’s still only $5! For a ton of information visit:


12.184. Winter Sports Complex 7th Annual Lights to Midnight New Years Party
Thinking of how much fun you will have bringing in the new year at the Winter Sports Complex? This year you can join them for the 7th Annual Lights to Midnight New Years Party! 462 Scenic Drive.This is sure to be a good time for you and your friends or special someone.

12.185. Dockers: Is closed for the season but is having their annual News Years Eve Party.

12.186. Double JJ Ranch: New Year’s Eve Waterpark & Snow Tubing Party
Enjoy unlimited access to the Gold Rush Water Park, Sundance Slopes Snow Tubing Hill, & lots of other fun activities, including:
Pizza Buffet, Pool Games, Street Shows, Arts & Crafts, DJ with Line Dancing, Duck Races, Wooden Nickel Arcade Access, Pie Eating Contests, Pony Rides, Meet the Sled Dogs, Petting Farm, Airbrush Tattoos, Face Painting, JJ Bingo, JJ Casino, Karaoke, 10pm Beach Ball Drop, & Fireworks at Midnight! Pizza buffet includes Pizza, Breadsticks, Soda, & DessertBook 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! Must call for overnight reservations, two night stay minimum. Space is limited, book today!

12.187. Ludington 2012 New Year’s Eve Schedule

New Year’s Resolution Run (5K) Fun Run, registration begins at 8am, OJ Middle School’s North Gym.
Shopping Extravaganza, 10am-6pm, downtown Ludington. Many stores open until 1am.
Family New Year’s Eve Party, 6pm-9pm, Sandcasles Children’s Museum, $10 per person, $35 per family.
New Year’s Eve Family Party, 8pm-11:30pm, Ludington Library.
Entertainment Tent opens at 9:30pm in N. James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington, with music and beverages.
Commemorative glasses will be available. Food & Drink specials throughout the night in downtown Ludington.
Ball drop with a countdown to midnight.
Fireworks display over downtown Ludington.


12.188. Park House Inn:
Start your New Years Eve celebrating early with a complimentary bottle of champagne and ‘reap’ the savings! Stay with us the weekend prior to New Years Eve (Dec 28-30) for 2 nights (Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun) get a 25% discount off the room rate both nights! New Years Eve guests Sun/Mon ‘reap discount of 50% off 2nd night room rate plus complimentary bottle of champagne! Limit one discount per reservation please. Call toll free 866 321-4535 to book your favorite room.

12.189. Coral Gables: Ring in 2013 with dancing, fireworks and fun!
Offering THREE Great Dinner Packages:
Dinner Package #1
Choice of Dinner for two – Prime Rib, Chicken Marsala or Perch
Complete with free admission to the Crow Bar for Dancing, DJ
Fireworks and Party favors
$50 per Couple
Dinner Package #2
Choice of Dinner for two – Prime Rib, Chicken Marsala or Perch
Complete with free admission to the Annex Piano Bar featuring Kevin Viilo, Fireworks and Party Favors
$50 per Couple
Dinner Package #3
Choice of Dinner for two – Prime Rib, Chicken Marsala or Perch
Complete with free admission to both the Crow Bar with Dancing, DJ and the Annex Piano Bar featuring Kevin Viilo
Fireworks and Party favors
$57 per Couple
Already have dinner plans? You can still enjoy local fun at the CROW BAR or ANNEX PIANO BAR
A $5.00 ADMISSION to each location Cash Bar
There is NO ADMISSION to the Corner Bar
Cash Bar
Prices do not include tax or gratuity
Reservations recommended. Call Coral Gables @ 269.857.2162 or Email:

12.190. The Belvedere Inn and Restaurant: 5:30 pm & 8 pm. Ring in the New Year in style. A celebration dinner offered by Chef Shaun Glynn (Galway, Ireland) highlights this wonderful New Years Eve event at The Belvedere Inn and Restaurant. A five course meal offered at 5:30pm or a six course meal offered at 8:00pm. (269)854-5777 or

12.191. Saugatuck Brewing Company: Live music, beer, wine, food and festivities. Saugatuck Brewing Company, Douglas (269)857-7222 ,

12.192. Salt of the Earth: 9pm. On New Year’s Eve, Enjoy Salt of the Earth food, drink and ambience while experiencing the best of roots and traditional music. Hired Hands perform for Salt of the Earth’s New Year’s Eve Party. For general or ticket information or to make reservations, call Salt of the Earth at 269-561-7258.

12.193. FIREWORKS: New Year’s Eve fireworks at midnight over the harbor in Saugatuck.

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