Ann Arbor will host special New Year's Eve celebration downtown Tuesday

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) - When President Harry Truman once famously uttered the phrase, "The buck stops here", he said it as a way of making a decision.

However, this New Year's Eve, the city of Ann Arbor is saying there's no decision needed on where to ring in the new year, especially when the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic is in town.

"The Puck Drops Here" party will take over the streets of downtown Ann Arbor Dec. 31, beginning at 8 p.m.

Six hours of live entertainment including a musical performance by Michelle Chamuel, former Ann Arbor resident and runner-up on NBC's The Voice, will keep partygoers busy throughout the evening.

At the stroke of midnight, the puck, constructed by nearby design and fabrication studio METAL and complete with 6,000 LED lights, will mark the start of 2014.

The night's festivities will be hosted by Matthew Altruda, the voice behind Tree Town Sound on Ann Arbor's 107.1.

In a press release, Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Mary Kerr said, "With the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic coming to Michigan Stadium, this is a great opportunity for us to share all that the area has to offer, including an electric downtown corridor, with an international audience." 

For more information on the Puck Stops Here and the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, check out visitannarbor.org .

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