Weekend Roundup: Out with the Old, in with the New Edition

It’s almost time to say farewell to 2013 and welcome 2014. From this weekend through when the Cherry Ball drops, we’ve got your loooong weekend covered!

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Tuesday, New Year’s Eve!

Left Foot Charley is making a bid to be your meet-up place on NYE by pouring their 2010 Gitali bubbly from 11-9 PM.

The 5th annual CherryT Ball Drop in Downtown Traverse City will be packed with fun! Right before midnight a large illuminated cherry will be lowered to signify the coming year, but the fun starts at 9pm with live entertainment from The Supplements (a high energy FUNK band featuring Miriam Pico), Northern DJ connection a visit from the Coast Guard and other surprises!

New Year's Eve Bash courtesy Grand Traverse Resort

New Year’s Eve Bash courtesy Grand Traverse Resort

Join the Boathouse for New Year’s Eve dinner! They’re offering an early bird three-course dinner special this year for $29.95 per person with seating at 5:00pm. Their regular menu is available with some special NYE dishes for evening dinner reservations from 6:00-9:00pm.

Ring in the New Year at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa with a fun “Roaring 20’s” twist! Their gala New Year’s Eve party will be held in Governors’ Hall with entertainment and dancing music by The Blue Water Kings. It also features great food, champagne, an optional overnight stay, and separate New Year’s Eve children’s activities.

Join Don Julin, Billy Strings and the True Falsettos for the Swingin’ Stringin’ New Years Eve at InsideOut. $10 admission with full cash bar & cash food buffet and a Midnight “Bubbly” Toast.

The New Year’s Eve Bash at Shimmers on the Bay will help you ring in the New Year in a big way with Soul Celebration & Twice Shy along with party favors, decorations, drink specials, and more. Call for room reservations and skip the drive home!

Wednesday – New Year’s Day!

Watch the Michigan State University Spartans take on the Stanford University Cardinals in the 99th Annual Rose Bowl Game at the State Theatre on the biggest screen in Northern Michigan! The event is free – game starts at 5 PM and the doors open at 4:30.