2012 New Year Celebration in Grand Rapids, Michigan

There are plenty of events all around West Michigan this year for New Year's Eve.

One of the largest will be the 105.3 Hot FM Hot New Years Eve Party in downtown Grand Rapids.

This year the concert stage has been moved from Rosa Parks Circle to Monroe Avenue between Louis and Pearl streets.

Monroe Avenue will be closed between Louis St. and Pearl St. starting at 10 a.m. Saturday and will remain closed until around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

The concert will get started around 6:30 p.m. and will last through the night.

This year acts include Downtown Fiction, The Ready Set, DJ Curtis Avison & DJ Justin Kung and The Romantics.

Already most downtown hotels are booked for the night.

According to their reservation website the JW, Holiday Inn, City Flats, and Courtyard are all booked New Year's Eve night.

The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel's website does show rooms are still available but prices are around $280 including taxes.

The Radisson just outside of downtown Grand Rapids also has rooms available but only about 10 as of 7:00 a.m. Thursday.

Storm Team 8 said that temperatures should be in the upper 30's and it will be breezy.

Last year when the ball dropped in Grand Rapids temperatures were in the mid 50's.

There are several other events throughout West Michigan as well.

-- There will be fireworks at midnight over the harbor (Saugatuck Bay) in Saugatuck.

-- The Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury will have a balloon and beach ball drop at midnight, among a number of other events at the resort.

Visit WoodTv8.com for more information.

Hot New Year's Eve Party 2012

Lineup: The Romantics, The Ready Set, The Downtown Fiction
New: Stage is going to be set up on Monroe Ave between Pearl and Louis and ice skating will be open. Local band will open and will be chosen by the public.
The 2012 Hot New Year's Eve Party brought to you by Fifth Third Bank is almost here!
What's new this year? The Davenport University Concert Stage is moving from Rosa Parks Circle to Monroe Avenue, between Pearl Street and Louis Street.

The Bud Light Happy Hour Concert Line-up:
6:30pm - 105.3 HOT-FM West Michigan Band Contest Winner (check back for details)
7:15pm - Downtown Fiction
8:15pm - The Ready Set
9:30pm - DJ Curtis Avison & DJ Justin Kung
10:45pm - The Romantics
Midnight - New Year's Eve Ball Drop powered by Consumers Energy
12:02am - Encore performance by The Romantics

Warm your bones inside the large warming tent on Louis Street provided by Consumers Energy.
You will be able to get an up-close picture of your favorite artist courtesy of the J&H Family Stores Photo Lane. Just go to any of the West Michigan J&H Family Stores location after December 22 to pick up your photo lane wristband. Click here for a list of locations.
Thank you to all the sponsors who make this event possible: Fifth Third Bank, Bud Light, Consumers Energy, Davenport University, McDonald's, J&H Family Stores, Rockford Construction, Westmaas Electric, and Corporate Sound.

For more info visit GRNow.com
Andrea Crossman

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