New Year’s Eve is tomorrow and are you still looking for something to do say goodbye to 2011 and welcome 2012 in with friends and family?
Thanks to the folks at Dale Carnegie of Michigan, we have put together this list of events you might wish to check out.
The Ark: New Year’s Eve. Spend New Year’s Eve with Ontario’s roots-country original, The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Show! He’s going to raise the roof, and you can raise a glass. There are other songwriters who populate their creations with small-time crooks, small-town loners, and working-class heroes. But Fred Eaglesmith’s songs stand out for their edge of desperation and their raucous yet bemused humor—and for the incredible energy and on-the-edge quality of his live shows. Circulating on tour from his Ontario farm, Fred harks back to an earlier era of roots music with his raw, driving country soul. “I think the bottom of the barrel is where the answers are,” he says. Best of all, Fred is coming to town with a brand new album, “6 Volts.” It’s pure Fred, and this is going to be a great New Year’s Eve show at The Ark.
- Where: 316 S. Main Street, Downtown Ann Arbor, MI
- Start Time: 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
- Price: $27.50
Boogie Fever Cafe & Disco: New Year’s Eve Party 2012. Bring in 2012 with music and dancing from the 1970s, 80s and 90s at Boogie Fever. There will also be a pizza buffet and champagne toast.
- Where: 22901 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI
- Time: 9pm
- Price: $25
Dearborn Hyatt Regency: Champagne Explosion 2011. Forget the bars and night clubs for one night to experience the transformation of the Hyatt Regency Dearborn Hotel in this year’s paramount New Year’s affair. The Champagne Explosion will be held in a new hotel to usher in 2012: the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn. The event includes a late night buffet, Champagne fountain, and five rooms of entertainment. In addition to several DJs and music performances, there will be Karaoke, illusionists, acrobats, fortune tellers, an indoor pool, and a confetti cannon.
- Where: 600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, MI
- Time: 9pm to 4am
- Price: $119 and up
Detroit Princess Riverboat: “Rock the Boat” New Year’s Eve Motown Party. In its seventh year, the “Rock the Boat” New Year’s Eve cruise includes a dinner buffet, party favors, music, dancing, cash bar, and a champagne toast. Musical Melodies and Motown Memories: Our Motown Dinner is a musical tribute to Detroit’s own great Motown music of the 60’s.
- Where: Board boat at 201 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, MI
- Time: Board at 8pm, cruise at 10:30pm to 2am
- Price: $64.50 for adults
The Fillmore Theatre: Resolution Ball. The Resolution Ball is sponsored by The Social Connection. Entertainment includes high-wire acrobats and roving illusionists. The Ball also features a midnight buffet and a Champagne toast, as well as six big screens tuned to Times Square.
- Where: 2115 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI
- Time: Board at 8pm, cruise at 10:30pm to 2am
- Price: $30 (late-night pass) to $100 for VIP
For those that don’t want to risk the roads, here are some televised celebrations you might wish to tune into (check your local listings for channels and exact start times).
ABC (10:00pm ET): Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest – How can you have New Year’s Eve without Dick Clark? This one will air live from Los Angeles and will be hosted by Clark and Seacrest along with Jenny McCarthy and Fergie. The ABC special will feature New Year’s Eve countdowns from both the East and West Coast.
NBC (10:00pm ET): New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly – The Carson Daly special will feature Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and My Chemical Romance.
Fox News (10:00pm ET): All American New Year hosted by Megyn Kelly and Bill Hemmer. There will be musical performances by the Gin Blossoms, Rick Springfield, and Katherine McPhee.
MTV (10:30pm ET): MTV New Year’s Bash 2011. This one is sure to be a doozie, featuring Pauly D and Snooki from Jersey Shore. Snooki will be dropped inside a ball at midnight from Seaside Heights, NJ. The MTV special is hosted by Whitney Cummings.
Fox (11:00pm ET): New Year’s Eve Live hosted by Nancy O’Dell. David Archuleta, Mariah Carey, and Brandy perform.
Bravo (10:30pm ET): Watch What Happens Live: Andy’s New Year’s Eve party: Hosted by Andy Cohen, the Bravo special will feature cast members of Real Housewives, and Jimmy Fallon.
Whatever you do to bid 2011 goodbye and celebrate 2012, be sure to be safe and celebrate responsibly! Don’t forget to plan ahead and make a reservation for what promises to be a busy night. If need be, call a taxi and just be sure to get home safely. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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