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Ways to Ring in the New Year in the Ann Arbor Area 2023

Ready or not, 2023 is just around the corner! And there are so many fantastic ways to ring in the new year in the Ann Arbor area, whether you’re looking for a low-key, kid-friendly celebration or an upbeat 21+ party complete with a champagne toast.

So raise a glass to all the memories made in 2022 and the possibilities ahead in 2023. And of course, add one of these Ann Arbor New Year’s Eve events to your calendar!



New Year's Eve Events + Parties in Ann Arbor

The Phoenix Mill 100th Anniversary New Years Eve

Where: Phoenix Mill, Plymouth

When: December 31, 8 p.m.–1 a.m.

Make your way to Phoenix Mill in Plymouth for an unforgettable Roaring ‘20s-themed New Year’s Eve bash, complete with food from Chowhound Gourmet, an open bar with Detroit on the Rocks, entertainment from Rock Out Entertainment, live music from The One’s and Two’s, and a midnight toast. Come dressed for the ‘20s theme — or whatever you feel comfortable in! Tickets are $140 and can be purchased here.


New Year’s Eve Bash at Captain Joe’s Grill

Where: Captain Joe’s Grill, Whitmore Lake

When: December 31, 7 p.m.

Captain Joe’s Grill in Whitmore Lake is hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Bash, starting with a dinner buffet, followed by a comedy show hosted by Franklin Wilson featuring Marty Butler and Connie Ettinger, live music from Soniq Cell Band, and of course — a champagne toast at midnight. Get more details and purchase your tickets here!


Golden Years NYE Party

Where: Ziggy’s, Ypsilanti

When: December 31, 7:30 p.m.

Ziggy’s in Ypsilanti is hosting an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party with all the tunes you never knew you loved. Since the party didn’t happen last year, they’re going all out this year! So slip on your fanciest, most gold outfit and party all night long with DJ AM Gold and DJ Golden Feelings. There is a $5 cover at the door.



New Year's Eve Events + Dinners in Ann Arbor

Dinner + Show at Blue LLama Jazz Club

Where: Blue LLama Jazz Club, Ann Arbor

When: December 31, 8:30 p.m.

Experience dinner AND a show at Blue LLama Jazz Club this New Year’s Eve. In addition to the phenomenal performance by Brandon Rose & Soul Therapy, you’ll enjoy a four-course chef-curated tasting menu and a midnight champagne toast with a countdown to 2023! Click here for all the details about the event and here to make your reservation.


3-Course Dinner at Café Cortina

Where: Café Cortina, Farmington Hills

When: December 31

The trip to Farmington Hills is worth it if you’re dining at Café Cortina, an elegant Italian eatery nestled in an apple orchard. On New Year’s Eve, Café Cortina is serving a special three-course prix fixe dinner for $125 per person, with the option to add dessert and/or a special wine pairing. Make your reservation before the spots fill up!


NYE at Venue

Where: Venue by 4M, Ann Arbor

When: December 31, 6 p.m.

Venue by 4M is a restaurant, coworking and event space in Lower Burns Park with four food lines available for dine-in or take-out, plus a full bar, lounge and market. On New Year’s Eve, Venue is offering a five-course tasting menu, including a “garden” of vegetable tempura, handmade ravioli with lobster ricotta filling in a lobster bisque sauce, seared Hamachi filet over vegetables finished with a dashinage, braised short ribs over mashed potatoes, braised baby carrots and mushrooms, and an individual coconut bundt cake served with a red wine braised pear, crème anglaise, and coconut tuile. After dinner, dancing begins at 9 p.m. with festivities happening at midnight! Get more information and tickets here.



New Year's Eve Events + Concerts in Ann Arbor

NYE at the Blind Pig

Where: The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor

When: December 31, 7 p.m.

The Blind Pig is the locals’ choice for live music almost every night of the week. It’s been around since the early ‘70s, after all! This quirky bar and music venue is hosting an exciting New Year’s Eve concert, featuring The Macpodz, Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds, Chirp, and Act Casual. Tickets for this 21+ event are $20 and doors open at 7 p.m.!


NYE Celebration with Al Jackson

Where: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, Ann Arbor

When: December 31, 7:30–10:30 p.m.

Laugh your way into the new year at a comedy show with Al Jackson, a Los Angeles-based standup comedian, writer and TV/radio personality best known for his 30-minute special “Comedy Central Presents: Al Jackson.” These tickets sell fast every year so make sure you secure your spot now!


New Year’s Eve with Pete Siers

Where: Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor

When: December 31, 7:30 p.m.

Kerrytown Concert House is hosting their annual New Year’s Eve party, this time featuring drummer Pete Siers, clarinetist Dave Bennett, and pianist Cliff Monear. The evening will feature “a snow globe of jazz highlights with this powerhouse trio, from sheer virtuosity, to sweetness of soul, with everything but the kitchen sink in between.” A glass of bubbly and some excellent jazz — what more could you ask for? Get your tickets to this unforgettable performance!



New Year's Eve Kid-Friendly Events in Ann Arbor

The Polar Express 3D at the Henry Ford

Where: The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

When: December 31 + January 1, 1 + 4:45 p.m.

Continue the Christmas magic into the new year with a viewing of The Polar Express — in 3D — at the Henry Ford! This classic movie follows a young boy’s magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, where he learns about friendship, bravery and the spirit of Christmas. The movie is showing at both 1 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Click here for more details and to purchase your tickets!


Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena Open Skate

Where: Buhr Park Ice Arena, Ann Arbor

When: December 31

Skate into 2023 at the Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena, which offers open skate throughout the winter. Since New Year’s Eve falls on a Saturday this year, you can skate from 2:45–4:30 p.m. and 7:15-8:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for seniors and youth 17 and under — and skate rentals are just $3! Click here for all the details.


New Year’s Eve Family Bash

Where: Paradise Park, Novi

When: December 31, 12:30–2:30 p.m.

We can’t think of a better place to ring in the new year than paradise — Paradise Park in Novi, that is! The New Year’s Eve Family Bash is perfect for the whole family, with a mid-day countdown ideal for kids with early bedtimes. Tickets include one game of laser tag each, a homemade pizza buffet, unlimited soda, a balloon drop with amazing prizes, party hats and horns for each guest, and a coloring contest. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours before they sell out!


Happy New Year!

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