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What a year it has been. Celebrate the end of 2021 and welcome in 2022 at a New (and Noon) Year’s Eve celebrations with ball drops, firework displays, pool parties and more!
@ Beacon Park, Detroit
Dress to impress at this event which will offer all the fun and excitement of a traditional New Year’s Eve party, including a countdown, while allowing you and the kiddos to be home and tucked safely into bed long before the clock strikes midnight. Visit Beacon Park between 1pm and 5pm for food, photos, crafts, games and live entertainment.
@ Market Center Park, Southgate
Join the free family event featuring crafts, music, Juice Toast at Noon and a Balloon Drop. Elsa, Anna and Captain America will be helping us ring in the new year.
@ Escape, Troy
Ring in 2022 at Escape! You can reserve 2 1/2 hours of bowling, $10 gaming card, 2 slices pizza, unlimited soda, party favors and laser tag! A family friendly party loaded with fun!
@ Pinz Bowling Center, South Lyon
New Year Eve family packs includes 2 hours of cosmic bowling, fun & music, shoe rental, party favors, non-alcoholic toast & door prizes. Lanes can hold up to six people per lane.
@ Belle Isle Detroit
The Children’s Fun Run is a short, one mile route, which starts in front of the Belle Isle Casino, goes around the Scott Fountain, and returns to the Casino. The annual 5k run will also take place. You can choose to participate in person or virtually!
@ Detroit City Fieldhouse, Detroit
The toddler NYE ball drop is back! Join in for a family friendly New Years Eve party at the Clubhouse! We’ll have open soccer fields, kids snacks and meals and some delicious drinks for adults as well. “Ball Drop” will be at 4pm! No tickets needed.
@ Canterbury Village, Orion Township
The kids’ Mitten Drop runs from 4pm – 7pm with balloon drop at 6:30pm. The fun includes friendly character visits, Ghostbuster’s Detroit visit, kid’s karaoke, fire show, kid’s trivia competition, hot cocoa and s’mores, carriage rides, food trucks and more!
@ Castaway Play, Howell
Castaway Play Cafes New Years Eve Party! Your ticket includes unlimited structure play and bounce, dance party, DJ, pizza buffet, balloon drop, and party favors! What a fun way to ring in the new year!
@ Troy Community Center
An inexpensive way to spend New Year’s Eve with your family. Enjoy basketball, swimming, and more at the Troy Community Center. Each child will receive a bag of New Years goodies to take home with them (while supplies last).
@ Kirksey Recreation Center, Livonia
Bring your family and friends together for an early New Year’s Celebration! Join us at the Kirksey Recreation Center and spend time climbing the rock wall, swimming, doing crafts, a balloon drop, and more! We will be providing pizza and treats.
@ United Skates of America, Lincoln Park
Skate to the best music all night long! Family Top 40 & Hip Hop! Admission includes skate rental, glow stick, party hats & horns for the mock countdown.
@ Riley Ice Rink, Farmington
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Riley Park Ice Rink’s Harry Potter and the Holiday Skate. The event will feature a 9 p.m. ball drop and another ball drop at midnight. The midnight ball drop will be from one of the Farmington Public Safety Fire Trucks. There will be a Horcurx hunt, costume contest, butter beer and more. Riley Park does not have skate rentals, but a limited supply of skates on hand to borrow.
@ Downtown Wyandotte
The festival is moving off Biddle Avenue to the corner of 1st & Elm streets to create a “Celebration Square”. The new area will feature a massive heated tent, double the size of the years prior, for an indoor concert. There will also be an outdoor stage with two ball drops, games, fire-pits, food trucks and so much more!
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..