From dancing and dinners to champagne toasts and late-night coney bars, there's lots happening on the last night of 2012 in southeast Michigan. Here's a roundup of events; add yours to the comments section at the end of the story.
SRSLY Chelsea New Year's Eve Party from 4 to 8 p.m. The party will take place at Beach Middle School in Chelsea. The event is free and open to the public.
Coalition members are planning games and activities that will appeal to all ages, including team games and competitions (eating contests, relay races, card games), face painting, video games on classroom Smart Boards, cookie-decorating, live music, swimming, basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, and a chili cook-off.
Northville Nite New Year's Eve from 4-7 p.m.; $2-$10. Travel “through the decades” this New Year's Eve 2012 as you enter the gates you will travel back in time to the Roarin’ 20’s and travel through the decades all the way to the future. Activities include crafts, huge inflatable games, slot car racing, carnival games, entertainment and much more. Northville Rotary Club will be selling hot dogs, pizza, and beverages. New Year's countdown at 7 p.m. Call 248-349-0203.
A bash with kids in mind at The Memory Room in Clinton Township will have dancing, face-painting and a pizza dinner starting at 7:30 p.m. There is no alcohol allowed at the family-friendly event; there will be a sparkling juice toast at midnight. Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling The Memory Room at 586-935-7010 before Dec. 28. The Memory Room is located at 20690 Hall Road.
Yellow Door New Year's Eve Breakfast for Faith in Action
Todd and Janice Ortbring, founders of the Yellow Door community breakfast fundraiser in Chelsea, will host an event at the Chelsea Community Fair Grounds reception center from 9 a.m. to noon. The menu can be viewed online at http://meetatyellowdoor.blogspot.com/. Guests are asked to make a donation of $15 (or more) at the door. The Chelsea Fairgrounds is located at 20501 Old US-12.
3rd Annual Geezer New Years Party
The third annual Geezer New Year's Party will take place at Live (formerly Live at Pj's), 102 S. First St. in Ann Arbor. Doors open at 6 p.m., and Drivin' Sideways plays 6:30 to 9 p.m. This is a free event, and will be on a first come first served basis.
Cavern Club’s 15th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash 2013
The New Year's Eve party will take place from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. at the Cavern Club, 210 S. First St. Bands include the Killer Flamingos and Riot House. Admission is $49.95. All-night dinner and dessert buffet; party hats and noise makers; champagne at midnight.
The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea will host a New Year's Eve Party on Monday.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. at the Chelsea Village Conference Center and will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from around the world, close-up magic with Stuart MacDonald, a sneak-preview performance of The Meaning of Almost Everything -- a world premiere comedy by Jeff Daniels, followed by dinner and transportation to the Purple Rose.
At 8 p.m., guests will enjoy the final performance of "Jeff Daniels: Onstage & Unplugged," with special guests Brad Phillips, Jed Fritzemeier, The Ben Daniels Band and Luc “The Roadie” Daniels. The evening will conclude with a celebratory champagne toast at 10:30 p.m., and transportation back to the Village Conference Center.
Tickets for the event are $250, a portion of which is tax-deductible. New Year’s Eve tickets may be reserved by contacting the Purple Rose Development Department at 734-433-7782, Ext. 15, or by emailing ReachUs@PurpleRoseTheatre.org.
The Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester has a three-course dinner for $85; a five-course dinner with music and dancing for $120 per person; or music and dancing in the lounge for $60 per person. You can add a room to your package for special pricing, too. Details here. Call 248-652-2600.
All-night party at the Palace of Auburn Hills featuring Skrillex and Boys Noize with techno music and dancing from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tickets start at $29.50. Reserve them here at www.bangnye.com.
Ring in the New Year at Prime29 in West Bloomfield; two seatings with a special pre-fixed menu for both. Entree choice includes choice of Kobe Sirloin Steak, Stuffed Airline Chicken Breast or Cognac Glazed Sea Bass. 1st seating at 5 p.m.; 2nd seating at 8:30 p.m. and includes a champagne toast and live music. Call 248-73.PRIME.
At the Townsend: You can ring in the New Year in style at the Birmingham hotel; details here: http://townsendhotel.com/new-years-eve.html
New Year's Eve Feast at the award-winning The Root restaurant in White Lake. One seating at 8:30 p.m. $100 per person. 248-698-2400.
Even Exchange will play R&B and Motown tunes during the New Year's Eve party beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at O'Mara's Restaurant. There is no cover. A special New Year's Eve menu will include charbroiled lamb chops, filet mignon, lobster tail and more. Call 248-399-6750 for more information and to make reservations.
29 Park party begins at 9 p.m.; includes free appetizers before midnight, a champagne toast and complimentary party favors. Early bird tickets $45; call 248-344-2925 for table reservations.
Epic Tavern & Grill (formerly The Post Bar) party begins at 9 p.m.; will include DJ Stevie Beats with Ace as the host. Enjoy a late-night buffet, champagne toast, party favors, and drink and shot specials. $15 cover at the door or $10 pre-sale; 248-465-9600.
Party at the Liquor Store with a DJ, dancing, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and more. 9 p.m.; $10. Buy tickets online here.
Tin Fish party; music by DJ Ed Wilson, plus a champagne toast at midnight and free late-night buffet. Party begins at 9 p.m.; no cover; 248-344-8166.
New Years Eve Gala at Rosie O'Grady's. Party will include a light show, two DJs, dancers and a balloon drop. Doors open at 7 p.m.; there is no cover and private rooms are available. (248) 591-9163.
New Years Eve party at Boogie Fever. Champagne toast, party favors, late-night pizza buffet. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets at http://boogiefevercafe.com/event-ticket-center/
New Year's Eve party at Dino's Lounge. Live entertainment, dancing, food specials, free late-night coney bar and more. No cover. https://www.facebook.com/events/546110532083190/
New Year's Eve: The Countdown at the Royal Oak Music Theatre: Champagne toast, party favors, balloon drop, and performance by the band Free Beer. Doors open at 9 p.m.; tickets are $35 at www.royaloakmusictheatre.com.
New Year's Eve party at Fifth Avenue: Party favors, two buffets, split of champagne and free photobooth. Tickets are $20 at Neptix.com.
New Year's Eve with Mike Green at the Comedy Castle: Hour magazine's Comedian of the year for 2011 performs shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $35; call 248-542-9900.
New Year's Eve party at BlackFinn: Champagne toast, party favors, $10 gift card and complimentary hor d'oeuvres. Tickets are $30 at www.blackfinnroyaloak.com.
New Year's Eve party at Sangria: Special dinner menu, party favors, continental breakfast at 3 a.m., dancing until 4 a.m. Tickets are $15 in advance at www.neptix.com; $30 day of event.
Live music and Times Square video feed at The Mirage in Clinton Township. Cocktails, strolling dinner at 8 p.m., live music with Stereo Kings and Solid Gold DJ, party favors, champagne toast, late night buffet. 21 and over; $85 per person. 16980 18 Mile Road. Pre-ticket sales only, 586-228-2222; www.themiragebanquets.com/
Late-night coneys at Ernie's in Clinton Township featuring dinner in the Mediterranean Room. 4 to 11 pm. Free admission to the bar party with dinner reservations. Bar party at 9 p.m., live DJ and dancing, party hats and favors, champagne toast, cash bar, late night coney dogs, $15 advanced tickets, $20 at the door. 16655 19 Mile Road. Reservations at 586.286.8435.
Tina's Country House in Macomb will feature a buffet dinner, bar, DJ and dancing from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at 50828 North Ave. $60 per person. Tickets (586) 949-2280
Second Annual New Year's Eve Ball at Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grille; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Draft beer, featured martinis wine, appetizers, party favors, midnight snack, DJ Will's Dance Music and a champagne toast; $55 per person; $100 per couple. 810-220-8900
Celebration 2013 Presented by Maxim Magazine and Crystal Renee at The Pound! Bar and Grill; 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dinner and nightlife. $35 per person or two for $60/Nightlife Only: $10 for men, $5 for women. Groups of six women or more get a free bottle of champagne. Tickets available at www.thepoundbar.com or 810-588-6242.
Champagne Explosion at Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit. Music and DJs, party favors, buffet and bottle service, plus room rate deals. $85-$135 with some VIP options. 600 Town Center Drive,Dearborn. Advance purchase recommended at www.ChampagneExplosionNYE.com.
Something Sexy at Crave Lounge will feature music with DJ Jean Paul, open premium bar until 4 a.m., a gourmet strolling dinner and late night snacks. Call 313-277-7283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on ticket purchases.
NYE at TRIA at the Henry Hotel will include a pre-fixe menu with seatings at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Jazz singer Regina Coles will provide live entertainment all evening. Seatings for $50 per person. Visit www.behenry.com for more information, or hotel reservations.
Bring 2013 in with Style at Panache 447 in downtown Plymouth. Dinner, dancing and live music in the main dining room and a DJ upstairs. 447 Forest Ave. Call (734) 386-8447.
Fenton Winery & Brewery. Dinner, dessert, two drinks per person and entertainment by Cal Roberts, formerly of the Platters. 1545 North Leroy, Fenton; $54.95 per person / $42 non-alcoholic. 810-373-4194.
Legend's party includes dinner buffet, breakfast buffet with Bloody Mary bar, two drink tickets, champagne toast and party favors. $27 per person or $50 per couple; 3235 West Thompson Road. 810-629-2551.
Party at Raymo's includes dinner, entertainment, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. 4015 Owen Road; $45; 810-208-7518.