2022 is coming to a close, and Metro Detroit is gearing up to celebrate this past year and usher in a new one with a wide variety of New Year’s Eve parties and events.
From black-tie gatherings and upscale balls to champagne parties and afternoon happenings for the entire family, here’s your guide to some of the best ways to leave 2022 behind and ring in 2023 with a bang.
526 Main New Year’s Eve 2023
This party offers two floors of New Year’s Eve fun including a dueling piano performance, dancing, drinks, a buffet-style dinner, party favors, late-night pizza, and a midnight ball drop celebration. Limited seating is available for the dueling piano show. Arrive early to secure your seat. 526 Main Dueling Piano Bar and Tequila Blue Nightclub, 526 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 526main.com.
Frequency Saturdays: New Year’s Eve 2023
The main room hosts DJ Yodathebard, DJ Skoob E, and DJ Trey Styles while the red room offers music spun by The Maestro DJ and DJ Edward Alan. There will be dancing, complimentary food from Cottage Inn Pizza, and a ball drop at midnight. $30-$60, $125 to skip the line. Necto, 516 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor; necto.com.
Gatsby New Year’s Eve Gala
Wear your favorite Great Gatsby-inspired garb and get ready to party like it’s 1920. The Dave Vessella Quartet will play three sets of classic jazz at this event, and there will be a ball drop and champagne toast at midnight to ring in 2023. Your ticket includes hors d’eaouvres, a cash bar, and the toast. 1920’s dress is required. Tickets are $25-$40 per person or $40 for couples in advance. The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; thelovingtouchferndale.com.
Legendary 2023 NYE Bash
Hush Haunted Attraction is putting their spooky fun on hold to celebrate the incoming year with a Mardi Gras-themed party at their mini-Bourbon Street. Enjoy an evening filled with arcade-style axe throwing, a live DJ, champagne reception, and a balloon drop and confetti storm at midnight. Admission runs $60-$90. Hush Haunted Attraction, 37550 Cherry Hill Road, Westland;hushhauntedattractions.com.
New Year’s Eve Bash
Say goodbye to 2022 with dinner and a comedy show with Connie Ettinger and Marty Butler. There will also be live music performed by Soniq Cell Band and a champagne toast at midnight. The entire event is emceed by Franklin Wilson. Tickets are $75. Captain Joe’s Grill, 9901 N. Main St., Whitmore Lake; camptainjoesgrill.com.
New Year’s Eve Gala
End 2022 with dancing and singing on Main Street. There will be a live DJ, and a huge fireworks display at midnight. Hit the Kids New Year’s Eve at the Discovery Center of Macomb earlier in the day for a movie, snacks, family fireworks, and an early ball drop. Free admission. Main Street area, Downtown Mount Clemens; facebook.com/downtownmountclemens.
New Year’s Eve 2023
Tin Roof Detroit is hosting an evening of music and fun in celebration of New Year’s Eve. Find live music by Your Girlfriend’s Favorite Cover Band on the first floor and DJ Jon Hennings on the second floor. Guests who opt for the VIP experience get an all-inclusive drink package and exclusive access to the third floor. All guests get a glass of champagne to toast at midnight. Tickets run $75-$450. Tin Roof Detroit, 47 E. Adams Ave., Detroit; tinroofdetroit.com.
New Year’s Eve Kids Countdown
Beacon Park in Detroit is hosting an afternoon party that allows even the youngest New Year’s Eve celebrators to welcome 2023. The event features everything from music spun by 14-year-old DJ Indy, performances by local dance companies, a puppet show, stilt-walker Moko Jumbie, and of course, a countdown to the new year. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Beacon Park, 1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; empoweringmichigan.com.
NYE Resolution Ball
Metro Detroit’s biggest and most exclusive New Year’s Eve party is back for another celebration. Taking inspiration from Chicago-Vegas style NYE events, guests will find everything from cirque-inspired entertainment including stilt-walkers, illusionists, and stunt performers. Join the “Korbel Countdown” Champagne Reception for party favors, a balloon and confetti drop, and a countdown to midnight. Black-tie optional. Tickets run $75-$195 a person. The Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit; resolutionballdetroit.com.
Ypsilanti Bicentennial Kick-Off and New Year’s Eve Celebration
The City of Ypsilanti is turning 200 in 2023, and they are celebrating early with this free New Year’s Eve event, which features shopping and dining, live shows and entertainment, an early ball drop for kids, and the official NYE ball drop at midnight. Downtown Ypsilanti area; ypsireal.com.