THE DROP
A Party Too Big for Any Ballroom!

BEACON PARK

Over 30,000 Expected!

MEGA Heated Structures With 2 VIP Countdown Celebrations

Live Entertainment
on Three Stages

Family Friendly!
Free Activities 4-7pm

Kids Zone
& Kids Drop

Free Activities 4-7pm
Kid's Karaoke, Face Painting & More

Detroit Youth
Choir Performance

Formal or Casual

Bonfire Pits

Motor City NYE DROP 2019

There isn’t a ballroom big enough to house what you will experience this New Year’s
Eve! The Drop is located in the heart of Downtown Detroit at Detroit’s newest social
gathering place — BEACON PARK with an evening festival with something for
everyone! At midnight witness a visual spectacle unrivaled in all of the Midwest when
we lower the “D” to countdown to 2019. After 7 amazing years, we have outgrown our
previous home at Campus Martius Park & Cadillac Square and invite you to ring in the
new year with us at Beacon Park, the newest addition to the Downtown Detroit Parks.
Located just a few blocks northwest of Campus Martius in the Theatre/Arena District
at Grand River & 1st Streets.

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2019 Countdown Sponsored by:
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The Drop is FREE for Everyone!
4PM-1AM

It’s FREE to attend and celebrate The Drop all evening long. Activities begin at 4:00pm with live entertainment on the main stage, fire pits, Kidz Zone, and plenty of family friendly activities!
No backpacks after 8pm
Detroit curfew for minors strongly enforced

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KIDS ZONE OPEN 4PM
& KIDS’ DROP AT 6:30PM

At 4pm we kick-off the 2018 Kids Zone with fun and games, activities, kids’ karaoke and musical entertainment, face painting, their favorite characters, carriage rides and the highlight of the afternoon – the kids’ Drop at 6:30pm! This special edition of The Drop designed for younger revelers with early bedtimes. Of course the main featured event The Drop is at midnight.

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DETROIT EATS

Local restaurants, vendors & food trucks will be on-site offering a variety of your favorite Detroit eats available to purchase!

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL NIGHT LONG!

Motor City NYE will feature free performances by Detroit’s hottest acts, including an appearance by Detroit native and Motown legend Martha Reeves, who will perform her ubiquitous hit song “Dancing in the Street”. Full Line-Up…

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THE MOTOWN COUNTDOWN VIP PARTY
THE GRAND CELEBRATION PARTY PAVILION

The DROP has expanded again! Motor City NYE celebrates our 8th year in a brand new setting! Motor City NYE at Beacon Park will feature an exclusive heated and carpeted Grand Celebration Party Pavilion hosting a main stage w/ live bands & DJs, a premium bar w/cocktails, select beers and non-alcoholic beverages. You can step in to take the chill off or enjoy the surrounding fire pits. The tent is free and family friendly until 7pm. 8pm kicks off the Motown Countdown VIP Party of THE DROP. Ticket Info

EVENT FOOTPRINT MAP

Click Map to see an enlarged view of the event footprint!

THE “LIGHT UP DETROIT” LIGHTING SPECTACLE

Each year the D-Drop features the “Light Up Detroit” lighting celebration. Several thousand LED light tubes are distributed to the crowd to wave during the singing of the “Light Up Detroit” theme song. It’s a dramatic sight. You will want to be a part of it.
Light tube pick-up will be at 5:30pm for the Kids Drop & 11pm for the “D” Drop.
Pick-up is located near the main stage.

Register for your FREE Light Tube!
Sponsored By The Official Pop of The Drop