Hey GR, Here are 35+ NYE Events You Need to Plan for Now

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If You’re Looking for a List of New Years Eve Events Near Me…

You’ve found it!

NYE Grand Rapids – you could use it to catch up on your sleep, or you can pick from one of the epic events below to help say goodbye to 2019 and ring in 2020.

To help you decide where you’ll land on Dec 31, 2109, I curated a list of 15 New Years Eve Grand Rapids parties that will check at least one of your boxes. And then I added all of the others in for good measure, just in case.

Creative Themes and NYE Events in Grand Rapids

We might not be a big city but we still have great vibes. The party at the BOB is BIG and full of energy. Max’s South Sea Hideaway is celebrating it’s first NYE with all of the rum and the tiki-themed food to go with it. Uccello’s is going underground with a speakeasy theme, and the Amway + JW are back at it with their bling bling ballroom bashes.

If you ask 20 Monroe, their NYE celebration in Grand Rapids (the Resolution Ball) is one of the best in the midwest – and they have the votes to prove it.

Go red carpet with Rockwell Republic or go all in on disco fever at the Knickerbocker.

And then there are the throwback parties for anyone wanting a retro vibe – Paddock Place’s Great Gatsby NYE party being one of them. Reference the list below for vibes, ticket info, and a short recap of each event.

…But before we get to the list, let’s address a few common questions people looking to celebrate New Years Eve in Grand Rapids have.

Grand Rapids New Years Eve FAQ

Q: Does Grand Rapids Have a Ball Drop?

A: Yes! The Grand Rapids Ball Drop has been happening on and off over the years. It used to happen in Rosa Parks Circle but most recently has moved to a location near the intersection of Michigan & Monroe NW outside of DeVos Place. If you want the ultimate experience, get the VIP tickets.

Q: Is there anything else to do that’s not at a bar?

A: The Grand Rapids Griffins play an early New Years Eve game every year, complete with fireworks and post-game skate.

Q: I’m going to drink a lot. What are my options?

A: Thanks for not driving drunk. One option is to get the room package that goes along with the Ballroom Bashes at the Amway or JW. Ubers and cabs are really hard to find on NYE so have a plan B if possible. DD’s, we appreciate you!

Our Top 15 New Years Eve Events Grand Rapids 2019

New Year’s Eve 2020 Party

New Year's Eve 2020 Party
Kick off 2020 at downtown Grand Rapids' biggest NYE party! Join us at The BOB to dance the year away with five live DJs, dine on chef-crafted NYE dinner menus, and welcome the new year with a balloon drop at midnight. * TICKET LEVELS * ...
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A Very Tiki New Year’s Eve

A Very Tiki New Year’s Eve
Vibe: aloha dinner party + rum pairings
Tickets: $125 prix fixe or ala carte
TLDR: tiki, lei, rum, foooood, bring your wallet

Aloha! We’re throwing a tiki dinner party on New Years Eve and ...
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Bootleggers Ball

Bootleggers Ball
Vibe: top secret speakeasy
Tickets: $30+
TLDR: giggle water, underground party, dance + DJ's

Ring in the Roaring 20’s in style at The Bootleggers Ball, as we transform The Atrium into a top secret ...
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The Ballroom Bashes New Year’s Eve Celebration

The Ballroom Bashes New Year's Eve Celebration
Vibe: bling, rat pack, bubbles
Tickets: $65
TLDR: 4 ballrooms, one party, DJs, bands, sleepover 

It's showtime, Grand Rapids! The Ballroom Bashes return for another epic New Year's Eve. The party will span across ...
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Resolution Ball 2020 – Grand Rapids

Resolution Ball 2020 - Grand Rapids
The Resolution Ball is the largest and most exclusive Annual New Year’s Eve Party in Grand Rapids! ResolutionBallGR.com This Chicago-Vegas Style New Year’s experience has gained a reputation as THE BEST New Year’s Eve Bash in the Midwest! ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ENTERTAINMENT: Kalendr - DJ Jay Vee ...
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Hollywood VIP New Years Eve at Rockwell

Hollywood VIP New Years Eve at Rockwell
Vibe: red carpet
Tickets: $30+
TLDR: glam, DJ, dancing, food & drink 

Hollywood VIP! We’re getting the party started New Years Eve at 9 pm! Dress in your favorite Hollywood attire (from what era ...
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Death of Disco New Year’s Eve Party

Death of Disco New Year's Eve Party
Vibe: disco, boogie
Tickets: $200 bottle service packages for 4
TLDR: ball drop, disco revival, polyester, drinks

Forty years ago when the calendar moved from 1979 to 1980, most historians consider that to be ...
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Throwback New Year’s Eve 1992

Throwback New Year's Eve 1992
Ready for a radical New Year?! We continue our tradition of celebrating a vintage/throwback New Year's Eve this year with a party themed around an amazing pop culture year: 1992!! Two seatings and two show experiences available, both featuring a specially created three-course dinner menu ...
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GR Ball Drop 2020

GR Ball Drop 2020
New Years Eve is a special night, so why not party with the city of Grand Rapids? Join us all night on New Years Eve for the Grand Rapids New Years Eve Event. This family-friendly event starts at 4:00 p.m. and goes through midnight and ...
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Gatsby New Year’s New Party

Gatsby New Year's New Party
Vibe: classy + nostalgic
Tickets: $30 GA , $50+ dinner, live DJ
TLDR: dinner, champagne, Prohibition-era cocktails

Hey Old Sport, celebrate the start of 2020 like the Great Gatsby! Ring in the new year ...
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POPPIN’ NYE with Sean Boney

POPPIN' NYE with Sean Boney
POPPIN' NYE with Sean Boney The Countdown is on!! Doors at 8pm ONLY $10 Cover Includes: Poppin' Bottles! Champagne Toast at Midnight Party Favors AND A BALLOON CASH DROP AT MIDNIGHT!!! $1000 BUCKS UP FOR GRABS....LITERALLY! Don't miss the countdown to 2020 with Sean Boney ...
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NYE with The Nth Power, Desmond Jones, and The Mike Dillon Band

NYE with The Nth Power, Desmond Jones, and The Mike Dillon Band
NYE SHOW with The Nth Power, Desmond Jones and The Mike Dillon Band Tuesday, December 31 8PM | $15 cover 21+ only The Nth Power Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a ...
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Mojo’s 2020 New Year’s Eve Celebration

Mojo's 2020 New Year's Eve Celebration
Vibe: dueling pianos + DJ
Tickets: $30+ // $10 GA cover starts at 9 pm
TLDR: dinner, drinks, piano show, DJ, martini bar

Doors open for reservations at 6:00 PM. Appetizers served from 6:00 ...
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20 For 2020 NYE Tap Takeover

20 For 2020 NYE Tap Takeover
Vibe: just beer, wicked good
Tickets: no cover, no minimum
TLDR: epic tap takeover on 20 drafts
The most epic tap takeover we've ever done. Barrel aged beers & ciders on all 20 of our ...
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You Want to See Everything Going on for NYE 2019? Here’s Your List of GR Parties + Events

(Use this list to answer the age old question- where are the New Years Eve events near me in Grand Rapids?)

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