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Detroiters with a bedtime can celebrate the New Year early at Beacon Park’s NYE Kids Countdown

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Unfortunately, Detroit’s popular Times Square-style New Year’s Eve event known as “The Drop” was canceled for its 2019 edition. However, DTE Energy’s Beacon Park, which hosted last year’s event, will once again host an earlier kid-friendly version for those of us with a bedtime. Amenities include lawn games, fire pits, a food truck, a heated winter lodge tent, sparkling juice, a build-your-own Celebration Hat station, photos, and a smaller, earlier balloon drop.

Activities from 1-6 p.m.; 1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-235-5555; dtebeaconpark.com; Admission is free.

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