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It’s the time of year to think about resolutions as we move from 2012 into 2013. It’s also the time to pick out a fantastic outfit, grab your close friends and go out for a fun night of New Year’s Eve shenanigans. Here is a list of some of the hottest parties in the Detroit Metro area that will include all the bells and whistles needed for a fabulous evening.

Motor City’s “The Drop”
Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 355-0413
www.motorcitynye.comPrice: $100-$4,000

The Motor City New Year’s Eve “The Drop” will celebrate its 3rd annual party by dropping the Detroit D at midnight in Campus Martius Park. Included in the general admission price are beverages and mixed cocktails until 1:30 a.m., a champagne toast at midnight and a delectable array of stationary and strolling hors d’oeuvres provided by the Whitney. There is also a VIP option available which reserves special cabana seating for 10, an assigned hostess to see to your needs and bottle service which includes two bottles. VIP cabanas are limited so make your reservations today.

NYE 2013 Resolution Ball
The Fillmore
2115 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 961-5451

Price: $30-$100

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at the Fillmore in Detroit. Music and entertainment will be provided by DJ Cue, DJ Tommy Holiday and the Detroit Circus performers. Dance the night away, check out the live ball drop from Times Square on six huge video screens, enjoy the midnight snack buffet and don’t forget the champagne toast at midnight. VIP booths are available and be sure to dress to impress.

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New Year’s Eve at the MET
The Met Hotel and Conference Center
5500 Crooks Road
Troy, MI 48098
(248) 543-1000

Price: $75-$125

The MET will be throwing a huge bash this New Year’s Eve with dancing, drinks, confetti and much more. Music and entertainment will be provided by DJ Rob Play, DJ Surab Deb and DJ Chrome, and there will also be a separate room for karaoke. Included in your ticket price are 12 drink tickets, a specialty martini bar, hors d’ oeuvres, a champagne fountain, live video feed of the ball drop in Times Square on giant screens, a midnight buffet and a late-night breakfast. The ticket price does not include a hotel room. To reserve a room click here.

8th Annual “Rock the Boat” Motown Party
Detroit Princess Riverboat
Detroit River (Intersection of Atwater Drive and Civic Center Drive)
Detroit, MI 48226
(517) 626-8000

Price: $65

Set sail with the Detroit Princess and cruise into 2013 on the Detroit River. Enjoy music, dancing, a mouthwatering buffet and a midnight champagne toast. The buffet will feature crab stuffed salmon, prime rib, chicken piccata, vegetarian lasagna and much more. A cash bar is available and you’ll also enjoy a dazzling nighttime view of Detroit and Canada.

New Year’s Eve Party at Boogie Fever
22901 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 541-1600

Price: $30

Get your groove on at Boogie Fever and dance until you can’t dance anymore. Ferndale’s nightlife hot spot will be throwing a bash with great music, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and a late-night buffet. This is a great New Year’s party for the masses to enjoy. It’s never a dull time at Boogie Fever, so grab your dancing shoes, dress to impress and get ready for a night to remember.

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Natalie Sugarman has had a passion for writing and music since a very young age. She currently works for Renaissance Media and handles all social media for the company. Natalie is also a freelance music writer in Detroit. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.