New Year's Eve in the Haven

Event Date: 12/31/2018
Time: 7:00 to Midnight
South Haven, MI 49090
Family Friendly Free


Bring in 2019 in the heart of downtown South Haven. We are clearing the streets, so you can mingle in the square and stay up late enjoying music, dancing, ice skating, special features from local restaurants, party favors and a special midnight surprise!


Schedule of Events


Party in the Streets of South Haven Downtown:  Beginning at 7:00 PM  We’re closing off Phoenix and Center Streets to take over downtown South Haven to ring in the New Year with a disc jockey and music filling the streets, dancing, lazer lights and fun!


Youth Celebration, South Haven Center for the Arts:  6:00 - 8:00 PM  The 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.  A suggested donation of $10 per family would be appreciated by the South Haven Center for the Arts.  


Ice Skating Downtown, Pavilion Rink:  7:00 Start out the evening with free ice skating! Bring your own skates and enjoy the ice rink for a free family fun night (no charge for the first 250 skaters). If you don’t have your own skates, some will be available for rent.  


Family Friendly Fun Downtown  Local downtown businesses and organizations come together to bring family friendly fun along with the ice skating with bon fires, and more! Join in on the fun, music and party!


Downtown South Haven Restaurants  South Haven will be filled with lazer lights, music and dancing in the streets - live DJ right up until midnight! Come into downtown restaurants for live music and fun as you wait to ring in the New Year! Special party favors, appetizers, and drinks from 9:30 - 11:30 pm.  Participating restaurants include:  Sophie's SteakhouseBlack River Tavern, Clementine'sKitchen 527, Phoenix Street CafeTasteChannel Wine BarSouth Haven BrewpubTello.  


Beach Ball Drop at Midnight Downtown  What’s a New Year’s Eve Celebration on the lake without beachballs! Hundreds of illuminated beach balls will be dropped into the city streets at midnight!


Be sure to visit the Event Merchant Partners


All State Insurance: Harbor Shores
Artworks/Lakeshore Framing

Barnhouse Basics 
Bayberry Cottage

Bells and Whistles
Biggby Coffee of South Haven 
Black River Books

Black River Tavern

Blueberry Store

Bunde's Bakery Cafe

Captain Nemo's 

Center Street Emporium 
Channel Wine Bar

Chemical Bank

Consumers Credit Union

Cookies on Call

Cogdal Vineyards
Crescent Moon
Davana G


De Boer, Baumann & Company

Decadent Dogs
Eagle Street Market

Elf Shack


Harbor Toy Company 

Hardt Insurance

J Martin Gallery

Janny's Beach House
Johnny's Lakeshore Jewelry

Kerry Mark Salon and Day Spa

KW Tanning & Salon

Kitchen 527

Lawn Boys

Maria's Taste Of Italy

Masters Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

Michigan Theatre

Moondog Productions

Murphy's Antique Mall

N&R Department Store
Nature's Country Cupboard

Olive Cart

Phoenix Street Cafe
Plaid Britches

Props for the Home
Rambling Rose

Rock n Road Cycle
Shooting Star
SoHa Surf Shop

Sophie's Steakhouse and Bar
South Haven Brewpub

South Haven Insurance Services

Sturgis Bank
Sweet Haven Candy
Tello Italian Bistro
The Depot 
Three Blondes Brewing
Tipsy Brush Studio

Urban Studio Salon and Spa
Urban Found 

UPS Store 5080

VanDerZee Motorplex
Willow Tree Gifts
Wolverine Hardware 

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