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New Year's Eve and Day Celebrations

Say goodbye to 2019 and ring in 2020 in Grand Rapids! Whether you’re looking for an extravagant adult party or an awesome family activity – or something in between – you’ll find it here. Keep checking this page for new events to be announced soon!

Downtown Street Party

The Grand Rapids Ball Drop is the biggest party of them all, as thousands gather on the streets of downtown Grand Rapids to enjoy food trucks, live music, activities, fireworks and the countdown to 2020. Many restaurants and bars will be open, too. It all starts at 5pm Dec. 31.

Kid’s New Year’s Eve

Watch the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team play the Chicago Wolves on New Year’s Eve – and stick around after the game for an indoor fireworks show and open skating on the Van Andel Arena ice rink.

Let the little ones celebrate before bedtime – take them to New Year’s Early Eve at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, with pizzas, froyo, music, dancing and a ball drop with confetti from 6pm to 8pm.

Adult New Year’s Eve

Attend four parties with one ticket– The Ballroom Bashes span across two downtown hotels and four ballrooms with themed parties at each location.

Step back in time at Roaring 2020: A New Year’s Eve Party – a 1920s-themed Opera Grand Rapids event featuring live music, dancing, food and cocktails.

Experience New Year’s Eve at The B.O.B., complete with five stages of dj entertainment, dining options at four restaurants, stand-up comedy and more.

Get funky at Founders Brewing Company – New Orleans-influenced band The Nth Power headlines the New Year’s Eve show.

Spend New Year’s Eve with fabulous drag queens at Welcome to 2020: A Drag Benefit for Kids’ Food Basket – pizza, cocktails, champagne and awesome entertainment at Brick Road Pizza Co.

Enjoy a wicked good time at Craft Beer Cellar’s 20 for 2020, an epic tap takeover featuring 20 barrel-aged beers.

Toast the new year and create your own version of a snowy twilight painting at Brush Studio’s Winter Night event.

Get your electronica on at Manic Focus – A New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Intersection, with support from Daily Bread, Flats Stanlie and Fludder.

New Year’s Day

Get going bright and early New Year’s Day – the Brian Diemer Family of Races start at 8:30 am and include races, walks, a steeplechase for kids, food, six live bands and over $9,000 in prize money.

Prefer to move at your own pace? It’s a great day to visit our downhill ski resorts and cross-country trails.

Scoop up post-holiday bargains at local shopping destinations.

    Please note that while every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the events listed, we recommend contacting the event and/or location directly to confirm the details. Special events may require tickets that need to be purchased in advance. Please direct questions to event organizers.

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