New Year's Day: 5 Places That Are Open
Restaurants, Movies, Bowling and Churches Open for Business
1. Have a Lazy Day ... Eat Out
Some great places to have a New Year's Day feast when you're tired of cooking include Brighton's Cracker Barrel, 7925 Conference Center Dr. in Brighton, open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Black Rock Bar & Grill, 10100 Highland Road in Hartland from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Big Boy Restaurant in Hartland, 10587 Highland Road, open from 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Big Boy Restaurant in Brighton, 8510 W. Grand River (open 8 a.m.-8 p.m.), or Fenton Big Boy, 3401 Owen Road in Fenton, which is open from 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
2. Save at the Movie Theater
MJR Brighton Towne Square Digital Cinema 20, 8200 Murphy Dr., Brighton and MJR Waterford Digital Cinema 16 , 7501 Highland Road, Waterford, feature $4.25 movies before noon daily through Jan. 8; on Sunday, Jan. 1, several movies that appeal to a wide range of ages qualify for the discount.
3. Go Bowling
Brighton Bowl, 9871 E Grand River Ave. in Brighton, is open from 9 a.m. to midnight on New Year's Day; get a head start on improving your bowling game and have fun! All bowling is $2.50 a game before 5 p.m.; it's $3.50 after 5 p.m. Hourly lane rental is $15 per hour before 5 p.m. and $20 per hour after 5 p.m. Rent shoes for $2.75 per pair.
4. Give Thanks
It's Sunday ... and New Year's Day. Why not head to church to give thanks for a New Year and a chance for a brand-new start? If you don't have a regular church, see one of the local Patch directories (Brighton, Fenton, Hartland or White Lake) for one near you!
5. Holiday Lights
It may not be "open" officially, but, especially if you haven't already done so, drive through the neighborhood near you that always has the best light displays until just after New Year's for some last-minute holiday cheer. (Take your pick of times: on the way home from that New Year's Eve party or in the evening on New Year's Day.)