DETROIT (WXYZ) — After being canceled for 2018 and once again not happening this year, organizers behind Detroit's New Year's Eve event "The Drop" say the celebration will return next year.
According the the organizers, Michigan First Credit Union stepped up to support the event as the title sponsor for New Year's Eve 2020, heading into 2021. They decided to sponsor it after hearing of this year's cancellation.
“We are excited to help bring Motor City New Year’s Eve: The Drop back to Detroit in 2020, and that we’re able to help it remain a free public event,” Michigan First Credit Union President and CEO Michael Poulos said in a release. “Michigan First is dedicated to Detroit and the surrounding communities and we think area residents deserve a great New Year’s Eve celebration.”
“Our guiding principles for The DROP remain the same, to offer the community a premium entertainment experience, in a fun, safe environment,” event Co-Founder Jerrid Mooney added. “We are humbled and inspired by the many calls and emails we’ve received offering support for next year and are looking forward to producing an unforgettable night for the tens of thousands of partygoers that are excited to celebrate in Detroit.”
The event was founded in 2009 but didn't happen last year but was expected to return this year until organizers say it didn't have a sponsor.
Originally happening in Campus Martius, it moved to Beacon Park in 2017.