DETROIT (CBS DETROIT) – You may not have started on your new year’s resolution(s) but with the eve of the holiday just around the corner we thought it would be nice to see a rundown of the events around town for the festive evening.
Leaving the kids at home …
New Year’s Eve Party at Laurel Manor and Banquet Center: Live music, dinner, open bar and late-night pizza stations. 7 p.m. $95. Hotel and shuttle package to Courtyard Marriott in Livonia is available for $109. That’s at 39000 Schoolcraft, Livonia. (734) 462-0770.
Resolution Ball 2014 at Fillmore Detroit: The Social Connection’s annual event has DJs, acrobats, fire performers and other unique entertainment, plus a live Times Square broadcast, balloon drop, party favors, confetti storm, champagne toast and midnight buffet. 8 p.m.-4 a.m. $75 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (248) 543-1000 or www.resolutionballdetroit.com.
On the River Gala at GM Wintergarden at Detroit Renaissance Center: Dinner at Andiamo Detroit Riverfront, music and champagne toast, hosted by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Nu Alpha Sigma Chapter, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Kappa Rho Zeta Chapter. 8 p.m. $80. 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit. (313) 622-8088, (313) 215-6358 or (248) 850-8017.
Champagne Explosion at Adoba Hotel: A yearly favorite, this party features multiple ballrooms. The $75 basic ticket includes 10 drinks, midnight buffet, champagne toast and party favors. Be entertained by karaoke, bands, stand-up comedy, DJs, fortune tellers and acrobats. VIP booths and room packages available. 8 p.m.-4 a.m. $75-$1,400. Head to: 600 Town Center, Dearborn. (855) 536-5433.
Rockin’ the D at Hard Rock Cafe: Dance in the restaurant or the Compuware atrium to DJs Whip and Hush, plus strolling food stations, champagne toast and more. 9 p.m. $85, $1500 for VIP cabanas. 45 Monroe, Detroit. (313) 964-7625.
Experience New Year’s Eve at Ignite Sushi Bar & Lounge at MGM Grand Detroit: Dance to DJs Wax Trax-N Dre and Rob-Play, plus musician Danny Vola. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. $30. 1777 Third, Detroit. (877) 888-2121.
Bottomless Drinks at Bookies Bar & Grille: Bottomless drinks from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., live band, late-night coney dogs, party favors, champagne toast and more. 9 p.m. $50-$75. 2208 Cass, Detroit. (313) 962-0319.
Famous in Detroit at Coaches Corner: Walk on the red carpet and sip champagne at midnight. Reserved booths and bottle service available. Drink tickets included with silver and gold tickets. 9 p.m. $25-$450. 1465 Centre, Detroit. (313) 963-4000.
NYE 2014 at Garden Theater: Spend New Year’s Eve at this brand new Midtown venue. 9 p.m. $25-$40. 3919 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-0888.
New Year’s Eve Thirstwave Dance Party at Small’s Bar: Dance to new wave, retro alternative, dark ’80s and ’90s alternative, plus hors d’oeuvres, party favors and champagne or Pabst Blue Ribbon toast at midnight. 9 p.m. No cover. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.
Hollywood in the D at V Nightclub at MGM Grand Detroit: Glitzy party with red carpet and dancing with DJ Captn20. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $50 and up. 1777 Third, Detroit. (877) 888-2121.
A Night at the Top at Sky Bar Lounge: Enjoy a 360-degree view of the city on the 33rd floor of the David Stott Building. Kenny Valentino and Ron Dance host, with DJ MoBeatz. Upscale dress code. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. $100 VIP booth for three. 1150 Griswold, Detroit. (313) 957-9737.
A Classic NYE at Bleu Detroit: DJ Eran Hersh of Miami with DJs Hit, Juice, Vyctor Ukraine and Maverick. 10 p.m. $20-$800. 1540 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 974-7799.
Ralphe Armstrong Quartet at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 5-8 p.m. or 9 p.m-2 a.m. $25. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 882-5299.
Legends New Year’s Eve with tributes to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand and Roy Orbison at Downriver Italian American Club, 6 p.m. $55 (includes dinner and champagne toast). 646 Biddle, Wyandotte. (734) 285-4044 or (734) 282-1257.
Zac Brown Band with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at Joe Louis Arena, country, 7 p.m. $39.50-$79.50. 19 Steve Yzerman Dr., Detroit. (313) 396-7000.
The Gories with Apache Dropout and Pretty Ghouls at Magic Stick, garage rock, 8 p.m. $15 in advance, $18 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.
Static Dial, the Adrays, Flatland Star, the Creepos and 7 Layers at New Dodge Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $15. 8850 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.
R. Kelly with Doug E. Fresh at Masonic Theatre, R&B, 9 p.m. $100-$175. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 832-7100.
Charlie Wilson with Fantasia and Kiko at Fox Theatre, R&B, 9 p.m. $75-$150. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.
Thornetta Davis with Harmonica Shah at Cliff Bell’s, blues, 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $25 cover, $60 dinner. (Sasha Kasperko Trio plays 6-8 p.m., no cover.) 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.
Blast New Year’s Eve 2014 at Marriott Centerpoint: Hosted by Jay Towers and more, with DJs, late-night buffet, VIP tables, confetti storm, champagne toast and live broadcast from Times Square. 8 p.m.-3 a.m. $50-$1499. 3600 Centerpoint, Pontiac. (248) 253-9800 or www.blastnewyearseve.com.
New Year’s Eve at Liquor Store: DJ Dirty Harry spins as you wait your turn to ride on the mechanical bull. Admission includes party favors and champagne toast. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. 44325 W. 12 Mile, Novi. (248) 305-8135.
New Year’s Eve at Kings Court Castle: Live music and dancing to a DJ, hors d’oeuvres, open bar, champagne toast at midnight, late-night pizza. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $60, $110 per couple. 2325 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion. (248) 391-1900.
Revolution: NYE 2014 at Royal Oak Music Theatre: Tickets include four drinks, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. 8:30 p.m. $55-$75. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.
NYE 2014 at the Finn at BlackFinn American Saloon: Allows general admission, plus champagne toast at midnight, hors d’oeurves and party favors. 9 p.m. $30. 530 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 582-9460.
New Year’s Eve 2014 at the Townsend: Hosted by Fiaz and Mikey George with light appetizers, midnight buffet, champagne toast and cash bar. Proper attire required. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $50. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. (248) 406-2020.
New Year’s Eve at the MET: Martini bar, hors d’oeuvres, champagne fountains, midnight balloon drop and confetti storm with champagne toast. 9 p.m. $75. 5500 Crooks, Troy. (248) 543-1000.
The Mega 80’s at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. $25. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.
The Reefermen at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues/rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $20, $40 with dinner. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9805.
George Morris and the Gypsy Chorus, the HandGrenades and Le Voyage at New Way Bar, rock, 9 p.m. $5. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.
A New Year’s Eve Party Like No Other at the Westin Southfield: Live jazz with Charles and Gwen Scales, Motown by Mr. E. Love and DJ Lightning Rod, plus dinner, dancing, party favors, continental breakfast and cash bar. 7 p.m. $160. 1500 Town Center, Southfield. (248) 351-8734 or (248) 519-2303.
New Year’s Eve at Vintage House: Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, family style dinner, photobooth, DJs, shuttle service, late-night pizza, champagne toast. 7 p.m.-3 a.m. $75. 31816 Utica, Fraser. (586) 415-5678.
New Year’s Eve at Palazzo Grande: Italian hor d’oeuvres, planted dinner, dancing, late-night pizza, champagne toast and more. 7:30 p.m. $100. 54660 Van Dyke, Shelby Township. (586) 731-2100.
New Year’s Eve at Penna’s Restaurant and Banquets: Buffet dinner, open bar, champagne toast and late-night pizza buffet are all included in the ticket price. Dance to the smooth, classic tunes of jazzy crooner Ben Sharkey. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $85, $40 for entry after dinner. 43985 Hayes, Sterling Heights. (586) 566-9900.
ABK’s New Year’s Eve Bash at the Ritz Bar and Grill, hip-hop, 7 p.m. $10. 24300 Hoover, Warren. (586) 756-6140.
The Muggs, Rattlesnake Shake, Daggers, Billy Raffoul and the Jody Raffoul Band at Captain Jack’s Lakefront Bar & Grill, rock, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $50. 24026 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 773-7770.
The Bang at the Blind Pig: Dancing, tacos and more. 9:30 p.m. $15. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.
Killer Flamingos with DJ Omar and DJ Zein at Cavern Club, pop/rock, 8 p.m.-4 a.m. $39.95 (includes dinner). 210 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 332-9900.
Jeff Daniels’ “Onstage & Unplugged” at Purple Rose Theatre Company, 8 p.m. $85. 137 Park, Chelsea. (734) 433-7673.
Ross Huff Trio at Vinology, jazz, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. $80 (includes food, drinks, tax and tip). 110 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 222-9841.
STAGE AND COMEDY EVENTS
“Mr. Benny” featuring Tim Newell at Jewish Ensemble Theatre, 6 and 9 p.m. $55 performance only, $45 dinner only, $15 dance only. Packages available. 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. (248) 788-2900.
Comedian David Dyer at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Tues. $27.50-$35. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.
“Ebenezer” at Tipping Point Theatre, 8 p.m. $75. 361 E. Cady, Northville. (248) 347-0003.
Comedian Jackie Flynn at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 314 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.
FAMILY AND OTHER EVENTS
Matt King performs as Elvis, Paul McCartney and Roy Orbison with an orchestra at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 4 and 7 p.m. $29. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton Township. (734) 394-5300.
Anointed Word Ministry Watch Night Banquet at Detroit Marriott Southfield, 10 p.m. $26. 27033 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield. (248) 356-7400.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t say to plan ahead and have a Designated Driver for the evening or plan on a cab ride home – these alternatives are so much more effective than the ride home with sirens going!
Of course, give a call ahead of time to make sure the event you are interested in attending does not require reservations, advance ticket purchase or is already sold out!