Detroit Red Wings en Ann Arbor Events Planned for New Year's Eve and Prior to Winter Classic <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="Winter Classic, Big House, Umich, hockey, Red Wings" name="news_keywords" /> </p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Over 100,000 hockey fans are expected for the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on New Year's Day when the Detroit Red Wings take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.&nbsp; Plenty of excitement is also scheduled in Ann Arbor leading up to the New Year and the big game.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>SEE ALSO:&nbsp;</strong><a href=""><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Arbor to Put Proceeds from Sale of Y Lot In Affordable Housing Fund</span></a></p><div>&nbsp;</div><p>While Ann Arbor is often a sleepy town New Year's Day, the Winter Classic game at Michigan Stadium is bringing thousands to the city.&nbsp; This has many restaurants and businesses that would typically remain closed planning to be open January 1st.</p><p><br />There also are some extra events scheduled on New Year's Eve.</p><p>Main Street will be closed all day December&nbsp;31st, from Huron to William in preparation for the <a href=""><strong><em>Puck Drops Here </em></strong></a>event.&nbsp; The event starts at 8pm&nbsp; when a 10 foot wide metal Hockey puck that will be dropped at midnight is lit.&nbsp; There will also be live music from eight until two, including former Ann Arbor resident, Michelle Chamuel who appeared on <em>The Voice</em>.</p><p><br />Earlier in the day Noon Year's Eve events are planned at the Farmers Market and Briarwood Mall so kids can celebrate the New Year's without staying up until midnight.</p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 06:33:29 +0000 Andrew Cluley 39590 at Ann Arbor Events Planned for New Year's Eve and Prior to Winter Classic