The 4th Annual Motor City New Year’s Eve “The Drop” Event to be hosted in Campus Martius Park

The fourth annual Motor City New Year’s Eve “The Drop” will be hosted on December 31, 2013 in Campus Martius Park.  The free community event, sponsored by Opportunity Detroit and Bamboo Detroit, will take place from 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. and will include a unique Detroit-themed ball drop. Entertainment throughout the night will include DJ Tom T and the band The Strange. In addition to entertainment, attendees will be able to ice skate in the park and enjoy s’mores and other concessions.


New to the event this year, due to popular request from families throughout the region, will be a family friendly Kids’ Drop at 6:30 p.m., for those that want to bring their children out to experience this special event.  This year the ball drop will come down from the Chase Tower, which faces Campus Martius Park, with the historic Penobscot and Guardian Buildings providing a breathtaking backdrop. Also new this year will be a food truck rally, featuring Detroit-area favorites such as the Mac Shack macaroni and cheese, Rolling Stones wood fired pizza, and more. Fountain Bistro will be having specials running throughout the event, multiple beverage centers will also be placed around the park that will have drink tickets, $10 for two beverages.


“Being in downtown Detroit and having people come together to celebrate ringing in the New Year is so special,” said Tony Piraino, owner of Firebird Tavern and co-founder of Motor City New Year’s Eve.  “It’s great to see larger events like this happening in Detroit.  We always see people in New York on television to watch the ball drop at midnight, now Detroit has our own tradition to come downtown and be a part of.  It’s great to see this event grow each year, and as a business owner in the city, it’s great to see more positive things happen in Detroit.”


In addition to Motor City New Year’s Eve, the Firebird Tavern in Greektown (419 Monroe Street) is also hosting a party including open bar, food, music and a champagne toast.  Tickets are available at Firebird Tavern and partiers can call 313-782-4189 for details.


About Motor City New Year’s Eve

Motor City New Year’s Eve is an all-ages extravaganza, especially with this year’s addition of the Kids’ Drop. Last year, attendance for the Drop was estimated at over 12,000 people, and thanks to the partnerships like Opportunity Detroit and Bamboo Detroit, and support from local businesses like, Firebird Tavern, Sadek Legal Services, and Mystic Kettle, the event has continued to grow into a true New Year’s Eve celebration and tradition in Detroit. 


For more information on the Motor City New Year’s Eve “The Drop” visit www.MotorCityNYE.com or call 313-355-0413.


About Bamboo Detroit

Bamboo Detroit is a community of startup businesses located in Downtown Detroit. Bamboo Detroit offers strategic services and coworking space for Detroit startups. For more information please visit www.bamboodetroit.com.


About Opportunity Detroit

Opportunity Detroit is a campaign that promotes downtown Detroit as a great place to live, work and play. The campaign launched last fall as a partnership with Quicken Loans, Rock Ventures, the Detroit Regional Chamber (of Commerce), and dozens of non-profit, civic and business organizations in the city. It started as a commercial web site, and it continues to evolve as a campaign to tell Detroit’s story as an emerging high-tech hub, and the city’s ongoing transformation from a muscle economy of the past to the brain economy of the present and future. For more information visit www.OpportunityDetroit.com.


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