Best New Year's Eve parties in Detroit 2016
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New Year’s Eve galas in Detroit ring mark the end of 2016 and ring in 2017. Celebrate at the Motor City Drop in downtown Detroit in the afternoon, and as the sun goes down, prepare to attend one of the gala events in downtown Detroit. Following are some of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Motor City.

The Fillmore Theatre: Resolution Ball
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. 43201

The Resolution Ball is a Black-Tie-optional gala that attracts about 1,500 people. The annual party is a Chicago-Vegas style New Years’ experience that is sure to sell out.  Early bird tickets are $95-$125 and will go up as the date approaches. The VIP Skybox Experience, which includes 10 VIP All-Access Tickets are $1,700 and will increase to $1,995. Check the website for hotel and shuttle packages.

The Motor City Gala at the Atheneum Suite Hotel
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Antheneum Suite Hotel, 400 Monroe St., 8th Floor, Detroit, Mich. 48226

The Motor City Gala is the official gala for the Motor City New Year’s Eve Drop. There are two packages at the mega party, with two ballrooms with DJs, dancing, and fun. There is a new twist to usher in 2017. Spend the afternoon at the Motor City Drop NYE Festival at Campus Marcius & Cadillac Square. Head to the Motor City Gala, a mega event that is so popular that is has sold out every year since 2001. The Motor City Party Pass is currently $99 but could go up to $150 as the date approaches. The VIP Dinner Package, the best value, is now $150 and could go up to $175. There are still hotel rooms available, but rates will increase soon, so make reservations early.

Cadillac Square Detroit – The Motown Countdown
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
The Drop, Cadillac Square, Detroit, Mich. 48226

The Drop at Campus Marcius is a gala that hosts Detroit’s Official Motown Countdown. The party features two stages of entertainment, premium bar, SKYY Vodka Specialty Martini Bar, and are reserved viewing area of The Drop with fire pits. Tickets are currently $85 and could go up to $125 at the date approaches. The tent at The Drop is free and family friendly until 7 p.m., when the event will be limited to 21+ only.

Toast: New Year’s Eve at Novi Sheraton
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
Novi Sheraton Hotel. 21111 Haggerty, Detroit, Mich. 48375

New Year’s Eve 2017 at the NOVI Sheraton includes three separate party areas, dinner and drink packages, and entertainment. The party will hold about 1,500 people and tickets will sell out. Tickets range from $55-$125. Hotel accommodations are available.