Wyandotte Early Ball Drop

Photos by Sue Suchyta Families bundled up and braved the cold to celebrate New Year's Eve at 9 p.m. in downtown Wyandotte with a live band and a ball drop on Biddle between Elm and Sycamore, followed by more band music and a tradition ball drop at midnight. Food trucks offered treats, local businesses welcomed customers and warming tents provided respite from the freezing temperatures. Above, Wyandotte's iconic clock tower was festooned in holiday lights near the crane supporting the brightly lit NYE ball. Below, John Chihan III (left), 2, and his brother Silas, 1, of Wyandotte were swaddled in snowsuits, with an extra blanket to help keep them warm.

Photos by Sue Suchyta
Families bundled up and braved the cold to celebrate New Year’s Eve at 9 p.m. in downtown Wyandotte with a live band and a ball drop on Biddle between Elm and Sycamore, followed by more band music and a tradition ball drop at midnight. Food trucks offered treats, local businesses welcomed customers and warming tents provided respite from the freezing temperatures. Above, Wyandotte’s iconic clock tower was festooned in holiday lights near the crane supporting the brightly lit NYE ball. Below, John Chihan III (left), 2, and his brother Silas, 1, of Wyandotte were swaddled in snowsuits, with an extra blanket to help keep them warm.

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Emma Hill, 3, and her brother Noah, 6, of Grosse Ile Township await the 9 p.m. ball drop.

Emma Hill, 3, and her brother Noah, 6, of Grosse Ile Township await the 9 p.m. ball drop.

The Sarah Sherrard Band played at 8 p.m. until shortly before the 9 p.m. ball drop.

The Sarah Sherrard Band played at 8 p.m. until shortly before the 9 p.m. ball drop.

The below-freezing kept the street from becoming too crowded shortly before the 9 p.m. ball drop.

The below-freezing kept the street from becoming too crowded shortly before the 9 p.m. ball drop.