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 , 7925 Conference Center Dr. in Brighton, open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; , 10100 Highland Road in Hartland from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; , 10587 Highland Road, open from 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; , 8510 W. Grand River (open 8 a.m.-8 p.m.), or Fenton , 3401 Owen Road in Fenton, which is open from 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

2. Save at the Movie Theater

, 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

, 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.)

stephanie pytlowanyj December 29, 2011 at 04:55 PM
Jason, I noticed that consistently outlying areas such as Brighton are promoted for things to do in Fenton Patch. Is their nothing within Fenton or Linden that can be promoted? Just curious. Thanks much!
Jason Alexander December 29, 2011 at 05:23 PM
Stephanie, We do a a lot of these in connection with Hartland and Brighton Patch as a regional list. Fenton events are also often posted in their areas. That is why you see those areas more than others. If there are events we have not posted people can always tell us in the comments, or add the event to our calendar.


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