VIP guests gain entry at 8pm, and receive:

  • VIP Seated Dinner Served  at 8:45pm. 3-Course Dinner w/ salad, filet & chicken duet entree and dessert | View Menu
  • Private acoustic performance by Kenny Spear for VIP Dinner guests.
  • Premium Bar Package 8:30pm-3am
  •  Specialty Martini Bar 9pm-11pm | View Menu
  • Champagne Station 11pm-Midnight
  • Detroit’s Favorite DJs spinning until 4am in the Main Ballroom – DJ Chrome + Guest DJs
  • Variety of live & DJ entertainment in the Olympus Room
  • Midnight Blowout with Favors, Balloon Drop & Live Broadcast of Time Square
  • Midnight Sliders, Coney’s, Pizza & Munchies
  • Coat Check Available – $4
  • Self-Parking Available at Nearby Surrounding Lots
  • Discounted Hotel Rooms w/ Shuttles Available

Party Pass Guests – Premium Bar Package Includes Drinks 8:30pm-3am

VIP Dinner Package Guests – Premium Bar Package Includes Drinks 8pm-3am

It’s New Year’s Eve…turn a few heads! It’s the night to dress to impress! For attire ideas take a look at the pictures from previous years which can be seen in our photo gallery. Suits, tuxedos, or sport coats are recommended but not required — this event is Black Tie optional and you get 50% off Tuxedo Rentals from our sponsors at PresidentTuxedo.com when mentioning Motor City Gala or NYEdetroit.com

It varies depending on the ticket you purchased.

Doors open at:
8:00pm for those with a VIP Dinner Package Ticket
8:30pm for those with a Party Pass Ticket

Coat check is available for $4 +tip

Guests of the Motor City Gala will find plenty of parking in Greektown, from structures to flat lots.

See Greektown Parking Map

Please note that valet parking is only available for guests staying at the Atheneum Hotel

The Motor City Gala always draws an upscale crowd of young professionals mostly in their 20’s and 30’s from all corners of the country. It’s a great mix of singles and couples and an even male to female ratio.

The Motor City Gala attract upwards of 1,200 guests annually.

Approximately 48 hours before the event, a detailed confirmation email will be sent to purchasers outlining important things to know for event arrival, check-in, and any special details that you should be aware of prior to arriving.

Tickets to the Motor City Gala are sent via email to the purchaser. E-tickets are scanned at event doors to gain entry.

If you purchased tickets, but did not receive an email containing your tickets, check the SPAM folder of your email. Still can’t find them? Give our office a call at 248.543.1000 and we’ll confirm your email address and resend your tickets.

The Motor City Gala features 2 ticket types: Party Pass & VIP Dinner Package.

Both ticket types include:

  • Premium Bar Package includes drinks until 3am
  • Midnight Sliders, Pizza, Coney’s & Munchies
  • Midnight Blowout with Favors, Balloon Drop & Live Broadcast of Time Square
  • Detroit’s Favorite DJs spinning until 4am in the Main Ballroom

Party Pass 

  • 8:30pm entry

VIP Dinner Package

  • 8pm entry
  • 3-Course Seated Dinner at 8:45pm