Light Up the Lake New Year's Celebration

Light Up The Lake is a community New Year's celebration in downtown Ludington.

The event will feature:
  • Commemorative Glassware
  • Fireworks spectacular
  • Michigan's Largest New Year's Ball
  • Music
The Inaugural 2010 "Light Up The Lake" New Year's Celebration brought over 5,000 people to downtown Ludington.

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Light up the Lake strengthens and reinforces Downtown.
  • Light up the Lake serves as a "shoulder season" activity in Downtown Ludington.
    • In a tourist town like Ludington, winter is a difficult time for many businesses. This event brings locals back downtown, and draws visitors from surrounding areas to enjoy what Ludington's downtown has to offer.
  • It provides an economic boost for downtown businesses
    • Restaurants, hotels, motels, bars, pubs and shops all prospered from this event in downtown.
    • By offering later hours, customer appreciation parties and specials, we draw people not only to the ball drop, but also to downtown businesses.
This is a unique event to Ludington.
  • Ludington's Light up the Lake New Year's celebration consists of the largest, and greenest ball in Michigan! With well over 6000 LED lights, the Ludington Ball can operate off of 1 standard power outlet.
  • This large winter street party was the start of a tradition in Ludington in 2010.