What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: Ringing in the New Year

It’s almost time to celebrate the new year.

In Northern Michigan, there’s no shortage of fun, festive events to welcome in 2019. 

Jeremy Witt with the West Michigan Tourist Association breaks down a few of them in this week’s What’s Happening in Northern Michigan.

Seven Steps Up in Spring Lake is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner and concert featuring a performance by Seth Glier.

This special evening includes appetizers during the cocktail hour, salad, choice of dinner, dessert, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and a bottle of champagne per table of four at midnight.


Treetops Resort in Gaylord hosts three New Year’s Eve parties.

Their family party includes fun kids’ activities like balloon animals and cookie decorating, while the grown-up party at the top of the hill in legends will have live entertainment, party favors, a champagne toast and more.

If you want to avoid the crowds, the Hunter’s New Year Party is a low-key affair with live acoustic music after dinner.

No matter which party you choose, end the evening with a dazzling fireworks display at midnight.


Ring in the new year with friends and family at Shanty Creek Resort with dining and entertainment options for all ages throughout the three villages.

Kids can enjoy a night of New Year’s Eve fun all to themselves during kids’ night out at the Lakeview Hotel.

Bring the whole family to dueling pianos in the Lakeview Hotel’s Grand Ballroom for the family dinner show, or relax and unwind at the River Bistro while counting down to 2019 with the Times Square show.


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