New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

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Ring in the New Year in Downtown Ludington! This FREE, high-energy event is packed with fun for everyone! Beginning at 9:00pm on Ludington Avenue you can enjoy music, a beer tent with commemorative light-up glasses, fireworks and of course the highlight of the evening, West Michigan’s largest New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. The lit ball will be dropped at the stroke of midnight followed by an amazing fireworks display over Downtown. Scroll down for more info.


#PureLudington NYE Party Starts at 9:00 pm!
Brought to you by Ludington Area CVB, Ludington Beverage, Oxy CHem, House of Flavors Manufacturing, WMOM, and Al Bufka Construction
Enjoy beer, seltzer, champagne, and non-alcoholic options in Legacy Plaza prior to the ball drop. WMOM will be hosting the street party. The fireplace will be roaring and heaters will be scattered throughout Legacy Plaza. This will be an open air event (no tent!) so dress accordingly.

Ball Drops at the stroke of midnight courtesy of Al Bufka Construction followed by an amazing fireworks display sponsored by Oxy Chem. 

Scroll down for a list of businesses open for shopping and warming up. 


WARM UP SPOTS (9pm-midnight)


Thanks to these sponsors:
Ludington Beverage, Downtown Ludington, Ludington Area CVB, Applebees, Barley & Rye, Ludington Boat Club, Bud’s Tap Room, Chuck Wagon Pizza, Danish Brotherhood, The Alley Bar, Jamesport Brewery, Lincoln Hills, Luciano’s, The Mitten, Old Hamlin, PM Steamers, Sandbar, Scotty’s, Sportsmans, Stearns Motor Inn, Table 14, Timbers Bar & Grill, Victoria’s Jewelry, Todd & Brad Reed Photography,  Ludington Area Center for the Arts, Krave Frozen Yogurt & Candy Shoppe, Ludington Yacht Sales, Windowsill New & Used Books, Snyder’s Shoes, and many private individuals. Click here to contribute.

These companies are offering FREE rides on New Year’s Eve:
LMTA:  (231) 845-6218
Abrahamson’s Towing: (231) 843-2990
Quinns Tire’s & Tows:  (231) 757-9262
Oceana Auto:  (231) 843-6500
Fiers Towing:  (231) 757-4479
Auto Ranch Towing: (231) 425-6206
Judy’s Rides:  (231) 233-7200

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Brought to you by OxyChem

We like to kick-off the New Year with a bang! Once the clock strikes midnight, turn your attention to the crisp winter sky and watch one of the most amazing fireworks displays you have ever seen. The best part is that the show is right over top of downtown!


We invite you to stay the weekend in Pure Ludington and enjoy the winter fun happening in the area! Many local hotels and motels are offering lodging specials for weekend.

Hotels & Motels
Resorts & Cabins
Bed & Breakfasts
Lodging Specials & Deals


OPEN New Year’s EVE
  • Blu Moon Bistro | until 1am | LOSD BAR
  • Book Mark | until 7pm
  • Cafe 106 | until 2pm
  • Crown & Cork | until 10pm
  • House of Flavors | until 3pm
    Gift Certificate Sale: Buy $25 Get $5 thru Jan 1.
  • HumaniTea | until 11:30pm
    NYE Warm Up w/ Live Music 
  • Jamesport Brewing Co | until 11:30pm | LOSD BAR
  • Luciano Ristoranti | until 12:30am | LOSD BAR
  • Ludington Bay Brewing Co | until 9pm | LOSD BAR
    Creamy pesto carbonara with smoked Coppa, served with garlic bread & side salad $18
    8oz trotter sirloin with Mushroom Gorgonzola sauce, served with roasted garlic green beans and creamy Parmesan black pepper rice & side salad $24
  • Ludington Pub | until midnight
  • Old Hamlin | until 8pm | LOSD BAR
  • Q Smokehouse | until 7pm | LOSD BAR
  • Red Rooster | until midnight
  • Sandbar | until midnight | LOSD BAR
    NYE Party with live music
  • Sportsmans/Mitten Bar | until midnight | LOSD BAR
  • Table 14 | until 10pm
    Special NYE Menu
  • The Grand | until 8pm
  • Tiki | until 2am
    NYE Party w/ DJ
  • Timbers Bar & Grill | until 2am | LOSD BAR
    NYE Party with DJ
OPEN New Year’s Day
  • Book Mark | 7am-6pm
  • Cafe 106 | 8am-2pm
  • Crown & Cork | 4:30-9pm
  • House of Flavors | 10am-3pm
    Gift Certificate Sale: Buy $25 Get $5 thru Jan 1.
  • HumaniTea | 11am-5pm
  • Ludington Pub | 11am-10pm
  • Jamesport | 11:30am-9pm
  • Old Hamlin | 7am-7pm
  • Sportsmans | 11:30am-9pm


OPEN New Year’s EVE
  • All Occasions Events & Floral until 5pm | re-open 9pm until midnight | Annual Ball Drop warming party
  • Provisions until 5pm | re-open 9pm until midnight
  • Mariellen’s Hallmark | until 5pm
  • Cedar Chest | Until 5pm
  • Everest Athleisure | until 8pm
  • Gliks | 8pm
  • My Sister’s Closet | until 6pm
  • Snyder’s Shoes | 5pm
OPEN New Year’s Day
  • Mariellen’s Hallmark | 10am-5pm
  • Everest Athleisure | 10am-5pm
  • Gliks | 10am-5:30pm
  • Snyder’s 10am-5pm


DATE:  January 1, 2022 at 11am