Detroit, Motor City, famous for the Tamla Motown record label is the largest city Michigan, and the seat of Wayne County. It isn't a city you might immediately associate with celebrating a huge party for New Years Eve, but the locals pride themselves on their hospitality and will provide a warm welcome and truly enjoyable party atmosphere for anyone choosing to visit here over more well known destinations. If you're in Detroit over the new year period then there will be no shortage of parties and events to keep you entertained.
The city has had something of a rough trot of it in recent years, and it 2013 became the first major US city to file for bankruptcy, a big fall for a once prosperous city. The locals are renowned for their resilience though, so we can be optimistic that they will bounce back in the years to come and start the long climb back to prosperity, the city has too much going for it to fade away.
Fireworks in Detroit for New Years Eve take place right across the city, with the city's fiscal issues meaning it's mainly left to private displays to provide the entertainment, with the city's bars, hotels and restaurants providing a range of events to keep the locals and visitors alike entertained.
The Detroit cityscape has a number of distinctive features, which help provide a dramatic backdrop to the many midnight fireworks displays that will be launched across the city. One Detroit Center and the Renaissance Center work together to form a distinctive and highly recognisable skyline.
The Detroit Princess Riverboat will be hosting it's Annual New Year's Eve river cruise - the Rock the Boat event includes buffet, champagne, live music with a Motown theme and dancing plus of course a fantastic and unrivalled view of the city.
There is a popular new year's eve gala at Hard Rock Cafe Detroit, featuring a spectacular 3-D animated show that will be displayed at midnight over two storeys of the front of the Compuware Building. This event also has several bars and food stations, champagne toast at midnight and live music from DJ Whip and DJ Joey A - more details and ticket information here.
For fans of comedy, Mike Epps has announced that he will be performing a live show in Detroit this new year's eve, on stage at the city's Fox Theatre. Tickets for this show are available here.
There is always plenty of live music from big names in Detroit on new year's eve, and we'll bring you all the details right here, so check back nearer the time.
If you're looking for a decent restaurant in the city to start your evening before you head our to watch the fireworks then you'll find Detroit caters to most tastes, with pretty much any budget covered and most international cuisines represented - Giovanni's Italian is one of most popular and well known, and other local specialities include seafood, BBQ and roast grills - find Detroit restaurants.
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Detroit accommodation options are plentiful throughout the holiday season, and relatively reasonably priced, especially when compared to other large US cities.
You can view a full range and make your online reservations for local hotels here.
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