5 GR NYE Parties Not To Miss

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It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is upon us! But with time moving forward, there’s only one thing left to do… decide what we’re going to be doing on New York’s Eve!. Well, if you are planning on being in the Grand Rapids area this New Year’s Eve, you’re in luck, because there’s no shortage of things going on here.

Check out this list to find out about some great options for the coming celebration…

//Wheelhouse Kitchen and Cocktails//

What more festive way to ring in the New Year than with live music, great food, and a champagne toast? At Wheelhouse, dinner reservations start at 4 PM. Dine on the restaurant’s regular dinner menu and special features from their chef. Live music entertainment from Funkle Jessebegins at 8 PM and goes through 12:30 with a champagne toast at midnight and raffle/giveaways. Make it an adult’s night out, or take the kids along! Admission is free.

Wheelhouse
67 Ottawa Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

//Greatest Show on Earth at Rockwell Republic//

Why not join the circus-style celebration at Rockwell Republic this year? Guests can come early to dine, but the real party gets underway at 10PM. Guests 21+ over only will be welcome after 9 PM. Then, there will be tons of dancing, party swag and a champagne toast at midnight. General admission is $30.

Rockwell Republic
45 Division Ave. S
Grand Rapids, MI 48504

//Grand Rapids Griffins Vs. Milwaukee Admirals//

Sports fans will enjoy ringing in the New Year by seeing their favorite hockey team battle it out on the ice! The game starts at 6PM at the Van Andel Arena and will be followed by a post-game indoor fireworks show and open skate. This event promises fun for the whole family.

Van Andel Arena
130 Fulton St.
W. Grand Rapids. MI 49503

//Early New Year’s Eve at Grand Rapids Children Museum//

New Year’s Eve tends to be an adult celebration. Why not do something for the kids this year? The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum has just the thing. From 6-8PM, bring the kids over so they can make their very own resolution wand and noise maker and dance and sing the evening away. Tickets are $12 for all guest over 1 year of age and $10 for museum members.

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

//New Year’s Eve Comedy and Poetry Slam//

New Year’s Eve is a great time to laugh and forget your cares before all the stress of the coming year kicks in. Sound good? Then check out this year’s Comedy and Poetry Slam at the Grand Ballroom at the Masonic Center. The event will be hosted by James Brown and feature comedy by Hen Sapp and Dany Red and poetry by Azizi Jasper and guests. The doors open at 6 PM and the show starts promptly at 7. General admission is $20 ADV/$30 ATD and floor seats are $30 ADV/$40 ATD. 21+ admitted only!

The Masonic Center
Grand Ballroom
233 Fulton St.
Downtown Grand Rapids, MI


With all these New Year’s happenings in the Grand Rapids area, it’s hard to choose just one! And wait, there’s more… If you’re still undecided, there are plenty of other events to choose from on GRNow’s NYE Guide.

Here’s hoping you have a great New Year’s Eve and a happy and prosperous New Year!

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