The first people to successfully paint the town red spent more time haphazardly assembling scaffolding and arguing over who got to be the foreman than enjoying the results. Take the planning out of carousing with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a VIP ticket to New Year's Eve 2012 at the All New Henry Hotel in Dearborn on Saturday, December 31 (a $150 value).
Revelers 21 and older uncork the New Year in the stylish surrounds of the freshly renovated, boutique Henry Hotel. Draped in cocktail finery, VIP guests vogue and nibble hors d'oeuvres surrounded by the lobby's modern, dove-grey furniture and vibrant paintings or groove to beats dropped by Channel 955's DJ David B and his crew. Bartenders shake top-shelf cocktails for a premium open bar (drinks and gratuity included) until midnight, when a champagne toast heralds open season on 2012 with a buffet of mini cheeseburgers, pizza, and coconut chicken strips. Discover delights in a bag of party favors and explore a labyrinth of sleek party chambers until the stroke of 3 a.m. signals it is time to move the fete to private digs and refill the infant year's bottle of bub.
The Haunted Kingdom
The Haunted Kingdom sprawls across 65,000 square feet, with DJs, fortunetellers, and local celebrities shambling about an eye-defying dance floor flush with thousands of revelers dressed in their best getups. Lights pulse to body-shaking bass as silk dancers twist like spiders from the ceiling above dramatically lit skeletons.
Fairlane Town Center
300 Town Center Dr.
Dearborn, Michigan 48126Get Directions