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Ring in the new year with skating, kids activities and more

Metro | Published December 27, 2023


METRO DETROIT — Say hello to 2024 with events before, during and after the ball drops.

• NYE Kids Countdown, includes DJ and dancing, giveaways, bingo and other games, toys and games for toddlers, and more, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 31, Beacon Park, 1901 Grand River Ave.,

• Belle Isle New Year's Eve Run, celebrating 54 years, registration still available for 1-mile run at 3:30 p.m. and "Bubbly" 5-One Combo (participate in both 1-mile run and 5K, the latter of which starts at 4 p.m.),

• Harry Potter and the Bicentennial Skate, starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 31, with costume contest at 8 p.m., Young Wizard Ball Drop at 9 p.m. and Bicentennial Ball Drop at midnight, Riley Park Ice Rink, 33113 Grand River Ave., tickets at Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty St.,

• See "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) on the big screen, 9:45 p.m. Dec. 31, then take 3-minute walk to Riley Park Ice Rink for ball drop, Farmington Civic Theater, 33332 Grand River Ave.,

Madison Heights
“Embrace Love in the New Year,” hear from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Serle as part of ongoing speaker series, 8 p.m. Jan. 10, Madison Heights Public Library, 240 W. 13 Mile Road, register at

Mount Clemens
NYE Kids Bash, includes activities, entertainment, pizza and more, 4-9 p.m. Dec. 31, The Discovery Center of Macomb, 54 Cherry St., registration required, 

Ring in the New Year, concert featuring local singer Vanessa Carr, 2:30-4 p.m. Jan. 11, OPC Social and Activity Center, 650 Letica Drive, (248) 659-1029

Noon Year’s Eve Party, includes balloon drop, photo opportunities, refreshments and more, 11 a.m.-noon Dec. 29, Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave.,

Royal Oak
Hear pop music while skating, 11 a.m.-midnight Dec. 31 and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 1, The Rink at Royal Oak in Centennial Commons, 221 E. Third St.,

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