How people are celebrating New Year’s Eve in downtown Northville amid COVID restrictions

Heated ‘pods’ installed to help businesses offer outdoor services amid pandemic

It may not be your normal New Year’s Eve celebration, but many are still ready to bring in 2021 in Downtown Northville -- whether outside in the cold or something a little more warmer.
It may not be your normal New Year’s Eve celebration, but many are still ready to bring in 2021 in Downtown Northville -- whether outside in the cold or something a little more warmer.

NORTHVILLE, Mich. – It may not be your normal New Year’s Eve celebration, but many are still ready to bring in 2021 in Downtown Northville -- whether outside in the cold or something a little more warmer.

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“Me and my husband and our Golden Retriever, we’re just down here having a good time and we’ll head back home and have dinner and bring in the new year there,” said Erin Shaheen.

“We’re just going to go home and have some dinner, just alone with our little puppy,” said Carol Seneker.

“We have our immediate family just together at our house,” said Mayor Brian Turnbull.

“Well we did a little shopping in Downtown Northville today and we’re going to go home and spend it with my wife and family and bring in the new year,” said Sean Carlson.

It’s no secret, 2020 has been on for the record books. We’re talking about COVID-19, racial inequality and diversity, to an interesting Election season. Many said they’re ready to move on into a new year, “Yes, I am,” said Shaheen.

“Oh absolutely, there have been so many things going on in 2020. We are, I think, all ready for 2021,” said Mayor Turnbull.

“So ready to see 2020 go. Our husband and I had our 20th anniversary in July, couldn’t celebrate because everything is closed,” said Seneker.

“Oh yes, yes. I’m very glad to see it go. A lot of challenges and a lot of thoughts and prayers go out to folks that lost loved ones this past year,” said Carlson.

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Larry Spruill Jr. joined the Local 4 News team in January 2018. Prior, he worked at WJAX in Jacksonville, Florida. Larry grew up as a military kid because his father is a retired Chief of the United States Air Force.