New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Say farewell to 2020 and welcome in 2021 with these special events happening around West Michigan! 

Please note that the below information was accurate at the time of publication. You are encouraged to confirm with locations before visiting and follow guidelines for traveling safely in West Michigan. 


St. Joseph (South)

Countdown to the New Year by visiting a list of St. Joseph businesses. Each time you make a purchase between now and December 20th you get an entry for a $50 gift certificate. Learn “Countdown” details here.

Portage (South)

Want to celebrate the beginning of 2021 but can’t stay up until midnight? Celebrate New Year’s Eve early at Air Zoo in Portage with a Countdown to Noon balloon drop, face painting, and take-home party hats and noise makers. Perfect for the entire family!*

*Plans/activities may be altered, or canceled, based on CDC recommendations at that time.

Kalamazoo (South)

Experience the magic of New Years Fest in Downtown Kalamazoo while you say goodbye to 2020. Enjoy outdoor celebrations in Bronson Park & the Kalamazoo Mall or watch virtual performances presented through live-streaming services on the New Years Fest site. Wrap up the night with a midnight fireworks display to officially welcome 2021! 

Grand Rapids (Central)

Raise the roof with your crew and kiss 2020 goodbye with an intimate and personally curated NYE House Party! Let JW Marriott Grand Rapids do all the prep and clean up and help you curate your individualized party space, craft a NYE menu, and stock the bar — AND you’ll have a personal butler to ensure you’re well cared for. From an upscale party to a pool party, JW Marriott is equipped to create the party you’re craving. Starting from $400 per person, this includes food, drink, hotel room, butler services, and more. Party all night and crash at the JW Marriott!

Acme (North)

Ring in the new year your way with Grand Traverse Resort and Spa! Celebrate the arrival of 2021 with a New Year’s Eve Your Way Package that lets you celebrate in style and safety. This package includes a bottle of champagne, party favors, a $100 Resort credit, plus special savings at Spa Grand Traverse and the Gallery of Shops. Looking to celebrate from the comfort of your own home? Order your New Year’s Eve Dinner To Go., a special $119 four-person spread featuring a chef’s charcuterie, herb pepper crusted bistro steak with horseradish cream, truffle whipped baked potatoes, assorted chocolate truffles, and more.

Suttons Bay (North) 

Who cannot wait for New Year’s Eve to welcome in a new year?! The tradition continues with the NYE exquisite black-tie wine-paired dinner at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, with a new twist. Instead of the communal tables, dining groups will be seated at their own tables, appropriately spaced. Kiss 2020 good bye and book NYE at Black Star Farms

Thompsonville (North)

Kick off 2021 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville! Take a guided snowshoe hike or a horse drawn surrey ride before enjoying a family dinner and fireworks over the mountain. 

Boyne Falls (North)

Ring in the new year Boyne Mountain style – with a firework display, torchlight parade, and dinner for the whole family. Reservation information and event schedule is available on the  Boyne Mountain Resort website

Walloon Lake (North)


Make reservations for dinner at Walloon Lake Inn and enjoy a special New Year’s Eve menu. 

Drummond Island (Upper Peninsula) 

Ring in the New Year with at Drummond Island Resort’s Pins Grill! Their 2020 NYE package includes a delicious three course meal with a champagne toast and kids eat free.