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New Year's Eve Detroit: Start Making Your Plans To Usher In 2018 By Jeff Stacklin,

New Year's Eve Detroit: Start Making Your Plans To Usher In 2018

DETROIT, MI – The end of 2017 and the start of 2018 is just a couple of weeks away. There are several parties around the Motor City, including some family-friendly events.

The Resolution Ball, bills itself as the largest and most exclusive Annual New Year's Eve Party in Detroit and the Midwest. This Chicago-Vegas Style New Year's experience has gained a reputation as one of the best New Year's Eve Bashes in Detroit.

The Motor City New Year's Eve Drop is in the heart of Downtown Detroit at Campus Martius & Cadillac Square with an evening festival with something for everyone. At midnight witness a visual spectacle unrivaled in all of the Midwest when we the "D" is lowered to countdown to 2018.


Enjoy the afternoon at the Motor City Drop NYE Festival at Campus Martius & Cadillac Square then kiss 2017 goodbye at Downtown Detroit's newest luxury New Year's Eve experience – The Motor City Gala.

Check back to Patch in the coming weeks. We'll be updating this list as more events get scheduled.

Or, if you just want to stay in...

If your idea of the perfect New Year's Eve is curling up on the couch with a hot toddy and watching the countdown in your pajamas, you're in luck. These are the top two live TV specials people are already talking about.

Here's a peek so you can you can plan accordingly:
"New Year's Eve Live" With Anderson Cooper And Andy Cohen
Where to catch it: CNN
Why you should watch: For the first time ever, Anderson Cooper will host CNN's annual New Year's Eve Live special with none other than "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen. As these two are best friends in real life, you can expect tons witty banter and hilarious moments from the pair. The Bravo mogul will replace Cooper's former co-host Kathy Griffin, whom CNN fired after her controversial Donald Trump photoshoot.

"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2018" Hosted by Ryan Seacrest
Where to catch it: ABC
Why you should watch: Remember last year's infamous Mariah Carey mic incident? Yes, it happened on Seacrest's watch. So if that's any indication, this could be a good one to tune-in to. And even if there aren't any crazy celebrity snafus, you can count on crazy views of Time Square packed with people, as well as awesome musical performances. 

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