GRAND HAVEN, MI – In Grand Haven, the first moments of 2018 will be celebrated with dancing, cold kisses and fireworks over Dewey Hill.
That comes after the final moments of 2017 are counted down with a ball drop at the intersection of Washington Avenue and First Street in the lakeshore town’s downtown.
Thousands are expected for the third annual Grand Haven Community Ball Drop and fireworks show. The free outdoor event is complimented by entertainment at venues throughout downtown.
Families, couples and friends are expected to huddle together to keep warm or danced in the streets as they watched the five-foot ball covered in 2,000 lights descend.
The event that welcomed 2017 brought more than 3,000 people to the downtown.
Weather Sunday and Sunday night is expected to be frigid, but without much wind. On Sunday, there’s a 30 percent chance of snow showers with a high near 16, according to the National Weather Service. Snow showers are likely Sunday before 1 a.m., with a low around 11 degrees.