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NYE Ballroom Bashes: One Ticket, Four Parties

It’s that time of the year again! Downtown Grand Rapids’ most sought-after New Year’s Eve event, Ballroom Bashes, returns December 31st. The party begins 8:00 pm New Year’s Eve and continues through 1:30 am January 1st. Partygoers are invited to celebrate throughout the decades – from the 1920’s to present!

Spanning across the Amway Grand Plaza and JW Marriott Grand Rapids, each of the four ballrooms feature distinct themes, ranging from a rat pack-era speakeasy cocktail lounge to a glamorous Belvedere & Moet Hennessey-sponsored bubbles and bling-themed ballroom.

The Ballroom Bashes span across two hotels and four themed ballrooms, including:

  • Rat Pack Bourbon Lounge: Roar into 2020 with this Prohibition-style cocktail lounge at Amway Grand Plaza’s Imperial Ballroom.
  • 80s & 90s Party: Ring in the new year by dancing to past favorites at Amway Grand Plaza’s Ambassador Ballroom
  • Club JDub: Boogie 2019 away in the JW Marriott’s newly renovated International Ballroom, featuring music by local DJ Keller Shaw
  • Bubbles & Bling: Celebrate favorite female artists from the past century in Amway Grand Plaza’s Pantlind Ballroom while sipping on Belvedere & Moet Hennessy bubbly

One ticket grants access to multiple parties. Late night pizza and hot dogs will be provided between 11:00 pm – 1:30 am. Must be 21 years of age to attend. Prices start at $65 and can be purchased here.

Overnight New Year’s Eve packages include two wristbands for ballroom parties and more!

Other room accommodations include:

From decadent a la carte meals to Chinese take-out favorites, the following dining outlets are open:

  • The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck (reservations required)
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House (reservations required)
  • Margaux (reservations recommended)
  • The Bistro at the Courtyard by Marriott – late-night Chinese take-out from 11pm -3am
  • GP Sports