Sizzling hotspots to ring in the New Year.
Updated: Thursday, 27 Dec 2012, 9:53 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 27 Dec 2012, 9:46 PM EST
Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOTV) -
1. Rosa Parks Circle-The NYE party
The NYE party and ball drop will return to downtown Grand Rapids Monday, December 31, 2012. If you're looking for a Times Square feel without the pricey airfare, then Rosa Parks Circle is the place to be. 105.3 Hot FM will host at Rosa Parks Circle as Jesse McCartney headlines the Hot New Year's Eve Party. Tons of live entertainment including local native and The Voice top 10; Sylvia Yacoub, New Boyz, Baby Bash and a Grand Rapids favorite; The Outer Vibe.
Event: NYE party ball drop downtown
Location: Rosa Parks Circle
2. JW Marriott
One of the most upscale hotspots in downtown is the JW Marriott. Celebrate in lush style, and dance in the New Year at the JDUB party. This is THE place to ring in the New Year. Join the Social Sizzle at the JDUB party, and make sure to get your photo taken. Social Sizzle photos from The JW will be posted right here on WOTV4Women.com on New Years Day to save and share on Facebook. The JW's International Ballroom will be transformed into a Caribbean experience, complete with a reggae shack, DJ and more. Plus the $40 cover gets you admission into the JW’s festivities as well as the multiple parties at the Amway Grand Plaza and Hotel after 10pm.
Event: JW Marriott
Location: JW Marriott Hotel 235 Louis St NW
Tickets: $40 each
3. DeVos Performance Hall- 50’s dance party.
Ring in the new year at an event for the young and young at heart. Experience the authentic re-creation of music from the 1950’s. Dance the night away to classics from the likes of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper's "Winter Dance Party" tour show. Get out and celebrate the New Year with live hit songs that will take you back in time.
Event: DeVos Hall-50’s dance party
Location: DeVos Performance Hall 303 Monroe St. NW
Tickets: $18 adults. Students $5
Looking to hop from one place to the next without several ticket prices? The masquerade party is the place for you. Start your night rockin’ the night away at Rockwell Republic. Rockwell’s will let you enjoy a champagne toast, live DJ, and great food. Then from midnight until 3:00a.m. jet on the free trolley that will take you and your friends from Rockwell Republic to Monte’s and O’Tooles. Tickets are $20 in advance ($30 day of).
Event: Rockwell Republic NYE
Location: 45 Division Ave South
Tickets: $30 or $20 in advance
Time: 10:00 pm
*For more information: (616) 551-3563
***** Family Fun for NYE*****
Grand Rapids' Children's Museum-Early NYE
Take the kids downtown to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. From 6-8p.m., kids can decorate hats, make a noisemaker while enjoying kid-friendly hors d'oeuvres and drinks until the countdown and balloon drop at 7:30p.m. Tickets are $10-$12. Reservations required. Call (616) 235-4726.
Event: Grand Rapids Children's Museum
Location: 22 Sheldon Ave NE
Time: 6-8:00 pm
*Enjoy a happy and safe New Year's Eve! Drink Responsibly-Don't Drink and Drive.
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