Marquette preps for annual NYE ball drop

The city of Marquette is gearing up for its annual New Year’s Eve celebration.

Tuesday night marks the 25th annual Ball Drop for Marquette.

The city is inviting all of those living in the Upper Peninsula to head downtown and join in on the festivities.  They are recommending sight seeing, shopping, good food and at midnight–the ball drop.

“The streets are decorated from the holiday season which adds to the beautiful atmosphere that Marquette has and just the charm and elegance,” Marquette Downtown Development Authority Event Coordinator Samantha Collins said.  “It’s just going to be beautiful with the ball dropping from historic Savings Bank Building.  This is a great opportunity for people to come down to Third Street, Front Street, Washington, Baraga Avenue and shop, buy New Years Eve champagne for the party they are having.”

The Downtown Development Authority also recommends safe celebrating.  They recommend having a designated driver, or the number of a taxi if you are unable to drive yourself home.

The holiday parking ban is still in effect.