New Year's Eve Celebration

Event Date: 12/31/2022
Time: 6:00 pm to midnight
Downtown South Haven
South Haven, MI 49090
Contact: Lori Krieger
Family Friendly Free

Ring in the New Year in South Haven

Join us as we close our streets, drop 1,000 beach balls from the city center, and dazzle you with fireworks at midnight!  We have lodging opportunities where you can stay, play, and be safe during a night of celebration for the whole family!  Restaurants are offering special menu items to tempt your tastebuds and beverages to wet your whistle.  





Holiday Inn Express 

72095 CR 388


Receive a $25 "Dine on Us" gift card with your reservation! 

Click here for details and to book your reservation 


Historic Hotel Nichols 
201 Center Street 

Stop and have a hot dog and make s'mores on the veranda. 

Click here for reservation information! 


Inn at the Park Bed & Breakfast

233 Dyckman Avenue


Including a Happy Social Hour both nights with munchies and wine for all of our guests to celebrate together while making new friends and memories.  Guests staying two nights at regular rates receive either: $25 Dine On Us card to use at participating restaurants OR a wine bag with two bottles of Michigan wine (red and white) and Inn at the Park wine glasses ($50 value).  Please mention this special offer when booking.   


Waters View Inn 

86 North Shore Drive 

269- 637-8943
Waters View Inn will offer our off season rates and a $25 Dine on Us gift card to spend at participating local restaurants. On Saturday from 3 - 5 pm we be offering a complimentary hot cocoa bar to our guests.  Click here to book your reservation!  


Martha's Vineyard Bed & Breakfast 

473 N Blue Star Highway


Ring in the New Year with a two-night minimum stay at Martha’s Vineyard Bed & Breakfast and receive a complimentary bottle of our private label Sparkling Demi Sec and a $25 Dine On Us card to use at participating restaurants. Book your stay now.




Schedule of Events

As you stroll our streets, stop by our warming stations hosted by select merchants where they will welcome you with warmth and surprises. As the night progresses, immerse yourself in local cuisine, spirits, and shopping while vibing with the DJ keeping your spirits alive under the moonlight. Put on your party hats, dress to impress, find a front-row seat for the festivities, and book your stay at before time runs out!


Family Celebration | 6 to 8:30 pm

South Haven Center for the Arts has some family fun planned for those with young ones who want to celebrate the New Year! Crafts, music, refreshments and an "early midnight" ball drop at 8:00 PM. $15 for member families, $20 for non-member families.  Click here to view their website and purchase tickets.  


Ice Skating Downtown, Pavilion Rink | 7 to 9 pm 

Bring your own skates and enjoy the ice rink for a free family fun time!  No charge for the first 200 skaters. Don’t have your own skates - they are available to rent right at the rink!  


The Mitten Glow Party | 5 to 7 pm

The Mitten, 246 Broadway Street

The Mitten Children’s Museum invites you to their Glow Party, from 5 to 7 pm. Glow sticks/jewelry, glow-in-the-dark tattoos, dance music and blue lights on the main level, with regular open play and special activities such as do it yourself noisemakers upstairs (extras will be available downstairs for anyone with mobility issues). Activities and craft included with admission of $7 per person; $2 with WIC or EBT card.


Red Carpet Photo Op | 8 pm to 12 am

Downtown South Haven

Capture your memories at our special red carpet photo op!


“Hop On” New Year's Eve Trolley | 8 pm to 1 am

We’re partnering with VanBuren Transit Authority and invite you to “Hop On” the trolley and take a ride to outlying restaurants and the downtown area!  With no charge to guests, a continuous loop will run from 8 pm to 1 am from the New Park Gastropub, The Lodge, Three Blondes and American Legion.  Here’s the route and map.  


DJ and Light Show | 9 pm to 12:15 am

Downtown South Haven

Gather in the center of South Haven for dancing and entertainment. Join COSY FM's own Paul Layendecker, as he adds fun and flair to our downtown celebrations!


Coffee and Dessert Trucks | 9 pm to 12:30 am

Downtown South Haven

Warm-up with hot drinks and desserts.


New Year's Eve Skating Party | 9 pm to midnight 

South Haven Ice Rink

$20 per person. Includes skating, pizza, beverages, and skate rentals.


Beach Ball Drop and Fireworks Show | 12 am Midnight 

Downtown South Haven

Gather in the center of town for the midnight countdown! You won't want to miss the ball drop; make sure to grab yourself a souvenir beach ball. Gaze up and enjoy the night-ending fireworks, it's the perfect way to ring in the new year!  Intersection of Center and Phoenix.  



Kitchen 527

527 Phoenix Street

-Open until midnight


Black River Tavern & River Bottom

403 Phoenix Street

-Open 11 am to 1 am

-Pool tables, popcorn 


Tello Italian Bistro

524 Phoenix Street

-Dinner served from 4 pm to 10 pm

-Extended bar hours



402 Phoenix Street

-Seating for dinner until 10 pm 

-Open for cocktails until 11:30 pm

-Reservations recommended

-Regular menu in addition to delicious New Year’s Eve features


The Lodge *Hop On Stop*

10336 Blue Star Highway

-Karaoke 8 to 11pm

-Scratch kitchen 
-Craft cocktails
-Kitchen open until 10:30 pm 
-Food and drink specials 
-Family friendly 
-Open 11 am to 11 pm 


South Haven Brewpub

515 Williams Street

-Outdoor heated Brew cubes, hot chocolate, and kid's activities,

-Food and drink specials

-Open until 2 am


Three Blondes Brewing *Hop On Stop*

1875 Phoenix Suite Suite B

-Open until 10 pm 

-Special menu items 


American Legion *Hop On Stop*

129 Michigan Avenue 

-Special menu items 


New Park Gastropub *Hop On Stop*

402 Eagle Street

-Open until 11 pm 



500 Phoenix Street

-Open 11 am to 11 pm



Warming Stations

Stop by these open businesses and see what fun and surprises they have for you on this special night!


Harbor Light Brewery

516 Phoenix Street

-Celtic music by Bian McClure from 7 to 10 pm


Historic Hotel Nichols 
201 Center Street 
-Have a hot dog and make s'mores on the veranda


Michigan Theatre

210 Center Street

-Concessions open and serving hot chocolate

-Open for movies and your favorite movie theatre snacks


42N Naturals

355 Center Street, Suite A

-Open until 10 pm

-25% off fragrance and terrarium bar making

-Board games 

-Popcorn and drinks


N & R Department Store
432 Phoenix Street 
-Open 9am to 5pm and 6-10 pm 


Rocket Arcade

237 Broadway, Suite 6

-Play unlimited free play games 

-Only $15/player

-Open until 11:30pm


South Haven Brewpub

515 Williams Street

-Outdoor heated Brew cubes, hot chocolate, and kid's activities

-Food and drink specials

-Open until 2 am


Decadent Dogs
505 Phoenix Street
-Coloring station and contest
-Moving sale: $20 off a $50 purchase 
-Present location closing January 2, and reopen in new space January 14, 2023


Bells n Whistles
512 Phoenix Street
-Serving refreshments and snacks

Oh My Darlings
508 Phoenix Street
-Serving refreshments and snacks


The Depot
555 Dyckman Avenue 

-Open until 9 pm 

Dimitridon Rocks and Studios
418 Phoenix Street
-Free hot cider, snacks and tea
-Tarot readings ($20) beginning at 1 pm
-Crystal making demo from 7 to 10 pm
-Open 11 am to 12 am


The Flying Saucer
204 Center Street
-Open until 1130pm

-Special drinks and pastries

Quilter's Haven and Unique Michigan Gift Shop 
253 Center Street
-Come enjoy some light snacks
-Open 12 to 11:30 pm


Outpost Sports

114 Dyckman Avenue
-Open till 11 pm
-All new clothing, hats, gloves and mittens 20%off
-Snowshoes $10 off
-Winter footwear 20% off


Check back as more information is added!


South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252