From a gourmet nine-course meal, champagne toasts and jazz bands, to dance parties and fireworks, these New Year’s Eve parties are bringing in 2018 in style. Start the year with a Northern Michigan vacation to your favorite Up North resort.

Grand Traverse Resort | Acme

Start the evening with a New Year’s Eve dinner at Aerie Restaurant then head to the ballroom for an exclusive party for resort guests and club members. Children ages 6–12 are invited to the kids’ party with activities like karaoke, dodgeball, swimming, and movies, plus a kid-friendly meal of chicken tenders, corn dogs, mac ‘n cheese, and cupcakes. Advance registration is required for the kids’ party and closes at 5 p.m. on December 15.

Shanty Creek Resorts | Bellaire

There are several dining and entertainment options throughout the three villages.

Summit Village

  • Kids’ Night Out in the Bellaire Room from 6–10 p.m. Kids ages 6–12+ can enjoy a night of games, arts and crafts, dancing, and snacks. $20/child; reservations not necessary.
  • Family Dinner Show at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy dueling pianos in the Lakeview Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Adults $60; seniors $58; ages 6–12 $25; 5 and under FREE. A dinner buffet runs from 6:30–8 p.m. and entertainment and cash bar follows. Reservations required: 231.533.3000 ext. 7084.
  • The Lakeview Restaurant offers a traditional dining setting with fireplaces and views of the fireworks at midnight. Dinner from 5:30–11 p.m. Reservations suggested: 231.533.3070.
  • Enjoy the fireworks display over Summit Mountain at midnight.

Schuss Village
The Rock Show will rock in the new year on the stage at Ivan’s starting at 9 p.m. This returning Journey cover band performs all your favorite hits. 21 and over only. $10 cover at the door, no reservations required.

Cedar River Village
Relax at The River Bistro while you watch the Times Square show and celebrate with friends around eight big screen TVs. The game room features pool tables, darts, foosball, air hockey, and Golden Tee. Dinner will be served from 5–11 p.m.

Boyne Mountain | Boyne Falls

There are endless possibilities at Boyne Mountain. Ring in the New Year the old-fashioned way at a New Year’s Eve dinner party with jazz entertainment. Or cheer on your favorite college football team at the Fiesta Bowl Party. A torchlight parade and fireworks extravaganza can be viewed from the base of the mountain, and DJ Luke G of A+ Event Entertainment will carry you through the night at the family dance party. Call 855.688.7024 for reservations.

Crystal Mountain | Thompsonville

Enjoy dinner at the Thistle Pub and Grille, a buffet at Wild Tomato, in-room babysitting, a New Year’s Eve Bash for all ages at the Crystal Center, a champagne toast and live music at the Vista Lounge (21+), and so much more. Call 855.995.5146 for reservations.

Treetops Resort | Gaylord

There’s a prime rib buffet and a kid’s buffet; a family party with Disney characters, balloon animals, cookie decorating, and more; and an adults-only bash with live music and dancing, a champagne toast, and a cash bar. Top it all off with fireworks at midnight. Call 866.348.5249 for reservations or get tickets online here.

Thunder Bay Resort | Hillman

Ring in the New Year a little differently this year with elk viewing, sleigh or carriage rides, nine-course gourmet dinner, and wine tasting. Plus, entertainment, music, dancing, singing, and comedy from Mike Ridley. For reservations, call 800.729.9375.

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