I’m a VIP – what do I get?2019-12-22T15:20:22+00:00

VIP guests gain entry at 8pm, and receive:

  • Express VIP Entry & Strolling Hors D’oeuvres + Carving Stations Stations 8-9pm (Limited to 300 Guests)  | Menu Announced Soon!
  • Premium Bar Service 8:00pm-2am
  •  Specialty Cocktail Bar 9pm-11pm
  • Champagne Station 11pm-Midnight
  • Detroit’s Favorite DJs spinning until 3am
  • Midnight Blowout with Favors, Balloon Drop & Live Countdown
  • Midnight Snack Stations
  • Coat Check Available – $4
  • Self-Parking Available at Adjacent Fischer Garage
  • Discounted Hotel Rooms w/ Shuttles Available
How does the Premium Bar Service work?2019-12-22T15:20:56+00:00

Premium Bar Service Includes 10 or 12 Drink Tickets valid for your favorite alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages depending on your ticket type.


What should I wear?2017-10-30T02:39:11+00:00

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

What time do the doors open?2019-12-22T15:21:56+00:00

It varies depending on the ticket you purchased.

Doors open at:
8:00pm for  VIP Ticket Holders
9:00pm for Party Pass Ticket Holders

What do I do with my coat?2019-12-22T15:28:45+00:00

Coat check is available for $4 +tip

Where should I park?2019-12-11T11:34:43+00:00

Guests of the Motor City Gala will find plenty of adjacent to the Fischer building in the large surface lot or Fischer Garage parking structure.


What kind of crowd are you expecting?2019-12-11T11:37:36+00:00

The Motor City Gala always draws a diverse upscale crowd from all corners of the state. It’s a great mix of 20’s-30’s-40s+ as well as both singles and couples!

How many people are expected to attend?2019-12-11T11:38:07+00:00

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

What pre-event info should I know?2016-12-19T20:44:17+00:00

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.

How do I get my tickets?2019-12-11T11:40:39+00:00

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.

If you would like to purchase tickets or VIP booths by Zelle Pay or cash you may do so by calling our Ferndale based office at 248.543.1000.

What is the difference between the VIP ticket & the Party Pass?2019-12-22T15:24:44+00:00

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

Both ticket types include:

  • Premium Bar Service until 2am
  • Midnight Snack Stations
  • Midnight Blowout with Favors, Balloon Drop & Live Countdown
  • Detroit’s Favorite DJs

Party Pass 

  • 9:00pm Entry
  • 10 Drink Tickets

VIP Dinner Package

  • 8pm VIP Express Entry
  • 12 Drink Tickets
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