Music, Dancing, Drinks: A NYE 2014 Party Guide

By: Toni Cunningham | December 18, 2013
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Are you looking for a fun way to bring in the New Year? While “fun” is a subjective word, I think the general consensus is that most Metro Detroiters like to attend a party on the last night of the year.

There are numerous New Year’s Eve parties held in the area every year, each of which offer a little something different. Whether you want to dance the night away or just have a good time with friends, grab your 2014 shaped glasses and get ready to ring in the New Year like never before.

Blackfinn, 530 S. Main St., Royal Oak, is hosting probably one of the coolest New Year’s Eve bashes around. The Great Gatsby-themed party costs only $30/person, and includes party favors, a $10 gift card, a champagne toast at midnight and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

I know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t the whole ‘Great Gatsby’ thing played out?” The answer to your question is no. Is there any better way to ring in 2014 than by pretending you’re a part of the roaring twenties? I think not.

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The festivities start at 9 p.m. and is for those 21 and up.

A Classic NYE 2014 featuring Eran Hersh will be held at Bleu Detroit, 1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit. The party begins at 10 p.m. and will feature Miami DJ Eran Hersh, as well as several others. Drink specials will be available all night and VIP bottle service is available.

General admission tickets cost $20, while a VIP package for six costs $400 and VIP for 12 people costs $800. This event is 21+ only.

The Detroit Princess Riverboat will ring in the New Year by hosting its 9th annual New Year’s Eve Motown Dinner Cruise. A dinner buffet will be served from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the cruise runs from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The dinner includes prime rib, chicken piccata, lasagna, cheese tortellini and much more. There will be a champagne toast at midnight, Motown music all night and more!

Tickets cost $69 and the cruise is for those 21 and up only.

New Year’s Eve Countdown 2013-2014 will be held at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. The party will feature Grammy-nominated R&B artist Charlie Wilson, as well as American Idol winner Fantasia.

If you’re looking for a musical, all-age friendly way to roll into 2014, this would be a great choice! The show begins at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $75 to $150.

Zac Brown Band will perform at Joe Louis Arena, 19 Steve Yzerman Dr., Detroit, providing another musical choice for the evening. The best part is that if you decide to do something different for the night, they’re playing an additional show on New Year’s Day, too.

Tickets cost $39.50 to $79.50 and the New Year’s Eve show begins at 8:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve at Laurel Manor, 39000 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia, begins at 7 p.m. and includes a dinner of filet mignon and chicken, a premium open bar, dessert table, hors d’oeuvres, midnight pizza and more.

The ticket costs $95, but that’s a fairly reasonable price considering all that comes with it! The nearby Courtyard Marriott is also offering discounted room rates for those attending the party at Laurel Manor.

This event is 21+ only, and there is no admittance after 8:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Detroit Hotel Party will be held at the MET Hotel, 5500 Crooks Rd., Troy. Coined “Detroit’s hottest NYE hotel party,” the event is held in a 15,000 square foot space and includes live entertainment with several DJs.

The $75 ticket includes a premium bar package of 12 drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres, champagne, a midnight buffet and more. Keep in mind, there’s an evening chic dress code, so dress to impress!

There is also a VIP Experience Luxury package that includes a reserved sitting area, two bottles of your choice and private servers. For more information, visit the website provided.

Revolution: NYE 2014 will be held at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. 4th St., Royal Oak. The evening will include a live performance by Big Will and the 360 Degrees Band, and the ticket price ($55 through December 20, $75 beginning on December 21) includes four drink tickets and a champagne toast.

Doors to the 21 and up event open at 8:30 p.m.

Elektricity NYE 2014 at Elektricity Nightclub, 15 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac, is one of the few 18 and up celebrations in the area. The party begins at 9 p.m., and tickets only cost $12. You won’t get any cheaper than that!

Channel 955 will be broadcasting live from Elektricity, and there will be tons of prizes given away, including round trips to Florida, California and London.

The ticket price includes a free photo booth, balloon drop and fireworks. VIP bottle service is also available.

Champagne Explosion New Year’s Eve will be held at the Adoba Hotel, 600 Town Center Dr., Dearborn. You’ll want to get your tickets immediately—this event has sold out six years in a row! Bar service will be available from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. and the party includes a late night buffet, five different event rooms, live DJs and bands, karaoke, stand up comedy and more.

General admission tickets cost $95 and the price will increase closer to the event. VIP tickets and tickets that include hotel rooms are also available.

MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 3rd St., Detroit, is hosting several New Year’s Eve events, including parties at V Nightclub and Ignite Sushi Bar & Lounge.

The bash at V Nightclub will be Hollywood themed, and will include a red carpet as well as suggested Hollywood glamour attire. Tickets cost $50 in advance (with limited tickets available at the door), and the doors open at 10 p.m.

The party at Ignite Sushi Bar & Lounge will include several live music performances, as well as complimentary champagne. Suit and tie dress is suggested but not required. Tickets cost $30 in advance and the doors open at 9 p.m.

Both events at the MGM Grand are 21+ only.

Garage rock band The Gories will headline a New Year’s Eve Show at the Magic Stick, alongside Apache Dropout and Pretty Ghouls. Jack White is a fan, so you know they’re good!

The all-ages show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $15 in advance, $17 the day of the show.

Whether you decide to ring in the New Year at a club, concert venue or even on the couch at home, remember to be safe while you celebrate.