GRAND RAPIDS, MI — From steel drum music to glow sticks, New Year’s Eve revelers in Grand Rapids had their choice of how they wanted to begin 2017.
The «Ballroom Bashes» event put on by a trio of downtown hotels offered attendees the opportunity to join one — or all five — different themed parties.
While some settled into their favorite environment, others took the opportunity to wander from «Bourbon and Bubbles» at the Amway Grand Plaza’s Pantlind Ballroom to the «Throwback Bash» featuring 70s, 80s and 90s music at J. W. Marriott’s International Ballroom.
Other party themes included «Caribbean Jam» at Amway’s Imperial Ballroom, «GLOW Party» at Amway’s Ambassador Ballroom and «NYE at The Bistro» in the Courtyard by Marriott.
Party-goers had the opportunity to wander from one party to another without stepping foot outside, thanks to downtown’s Skywalk network that links the hotels.
The ballroom-hopping party was just one of dozens of options for Grand Rapidians and visitors ringing in the New Year.
New Year’s Eve 2016: Grand Rapids events
With the cancellation of the New Year’s Eve ball drop event held downtown in recent years, some revelers might have been looking for other options.
Luckily for them, the community offers many unique New Year’s activities ranging from an organ concert to smashing apples that symbolize the worst parts of 2016.
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