Yes, but only at some other random <insert whatever name you like> ballroom party, not at The Drop. The Drop will feature multiple balloon drops and confetti storms. There isn’t a ballroom big enough to house what you will be witnessing this New Year’s Eve! We’re much cooler than that; we’re shutting down streets and setting up shop right in the middle of downtown Detroit.
Yes, there will be something for everyone! In addition to the usual Campus Martius concessions like hot cocoa and s’mores, there will be numerous locations to purchase food from restaurants, food trucks and street vendors, so grab a friend a come join us!
Yes, whether it’s coffee, water, or pop, or you want to loosen up with something alcoholic, we have you covered. Multiple vendors throughout the event space can take care of your non-alcoholic needs, and 21+ revelers won’t be without their favorite libations.
Yes, when nature calls, Motor City NYE answers! Portable bathrooms will be available on-site all evening long.
Motown Countdown ticket holders will have access to luxury heated executive bathroom trailers located right next to the grand celebration pavilion.
The Campus Martius ice rink will be open from 11am-10pm on New Year’s Eve.
Adults $8 | Kids Under 12 $7 | Skate Rental $3
Simply put, no. Our goal is to make this year’s event bigger and better. The event has expanded to allow for more revelers and the Drop has been re-engineered once again this year to ensure that we bring the experience closer to the public. Due to this increased footprint, as well as added supporting elements, we are again shutting down the streets and securing more area to accommodate the growth. Additionally, we are having three stages of live entertainment with multiple acts. Follow this link to our entertainment schedule http://motorcitynye.com/entertainment/
The Drop has been and always will be free to the public. We welcome anyone who would like to come down and celebrate with us. There is no charge for general entry to the immediate area surrounding the Drop. (Private ticketed/tented areas are excluded.) Motor City New Year’s Eve is proud to dedicate this event to Detroit and all its surrounding communities.
Yes, Downtown Detroit handles parking for huge events like the Jazz Fest or Lions games without any problems. You’ll find many parking garages and surface lots within easy walking distance of the party.
Also, don’t forget that, if you’ve had a few too many of the libations mentioned above, you can use Uber, LYFT, or call a taxi.
Be safe everyone and DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.
That is an excellent question. New Year’s Eve 2011 was our inaugural event and we were surprised by how quickly the community adopted us, with almost 5,000 people showing up to witness the Drop at midnight.
While it was a humble beginning, it was also the beginning of new tradition. For our second year in 2012, we attracted nearly 10,000 people to witness history in the making again. In 2013, approximately 12,000 people surrounded Campus Martius to help us ring in the New Year, and last year we have over 20,000 people!
Yes. We love to have fun here at “The Drop” but at the end of the day we’re not only serious but extremely proud of our city and of this tradition.
For us, good enough is not good enough. We strive for excellence. We strive to put on a great celebration to show the world our proud Detroit spirit! At the end of the day, all of this is for you. Viva Detroit!