If you’re looking for something do in Arizona this New Year’s Eve 2013, we’ve got you covered — from Flagstaff all the way down to Tucson. Whether you’re into comedy, music, dancing or all of the above, the following events should help you ring in the New Year with a bang:
Weatherford Hotel Pinecone Drop
Celebrate New Year’s Flagstaff-style while watching a giant LED pinecone drop from the top of Weatherford Hotel. The cone will drop at 10 p.m. for families and once again at midnight to ring in the New Year.
23 N. Leroux St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
The New Year’s Eve Boot Drop
Listen to great music, and watch the boot drop 40 feet down the Palace Building’s flagpole in Prescott on Whiskey Row at 10 p.m. and again at midnight.
120 S. Montezuma St.
Prescott, AZ 86303
4th Annual Uptown Countdown New Year’s Eve Party
Come down to Lake Havasu, and take part in the biggest street party on Main St. from 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. This event will have three stages of live entertainment and a Kids Zone from 6-9 p.m. with fireworks at 8 p.m. The adult-only (21+) celebration will begin at 9 p.m. with a fireworks display again at midnight.
Tickets: Pre-sale, $15 (for ages 13+), $20 day of the event
Kids ages 6-12, $5 (no presale discount), Under 5 is free
Kingman Kut-Ups “New Year’s Eve Square Dance”
Join the Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club for a night of dinner and dancing as you bring in the New Year.
Tickets: Donation of $10 per person
Seventh Day Adventist Church
3180 White Cliffs Rd.
Kingman, AZ 86401
“Oh What A Night!” A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Head to Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in Payson for a fun night of music and dinner. Stick around for party favors, a champagne toast, a balloon drop and more.
Tickets: $50.00 per person
Hwy. 87, Mile Marker 251
Payson, AZ 85541
Phoenix Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Serenade yourself into 2013 while listening to the Phoenix Symphony in Downtown Phoenix perform some of your favorite classics, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
75 N. 2nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Box Office: (602) 495-1999
Mill Avenue’s New Year’s Eve
This free celebration at the Mill Ave District in Tempe will feature live music, entertainment, food and fireworks. For the first time in decades, attendees will have access to Mill Avenue’s restaurants, shops and unique culture. With two fireworks shows (one at 9 p.m. for the families and another at midnight), this event will also feature emcees, DJs and Radio Disney’s Rockin’ Road Show for some family fun. Beginning at 10 p.m., enjoy some live music from local bands until the countdown to midnight.
310 S. Mill Ave., #201,
Tempe, AZ 85281
Hotel Palomar’s “Ring in the New Year with Laughter”
Want to stay the night in Downtown Phoenix and experience all CityScape has to offer? Hotel Palomar’s “Ring in the New Year with Laughter” package offers guests a night out at Phoenix’s favorite comedy club (with a performance by Ralphie May) as the perfect ending to 2012. The Ring in the New Year with Laughter Package is available Dec. 28-31 and includes deluxe guest room accommodations, two VIP tickets to the 7 p.m. show for Ralphie May show at Stand Up Live on the evening of your choice, a VIP escort from the Palomar Phoenix to Stand Up Live the night of the show, and a continental breakfast for two.
Room rates: Start from $179 per night; book online with rate code “PNYE” or call 1-877-488-1908 and mention the package by name.
2 E. Jefferson St.,
Phoenix, Ariz. 85004
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Hotel Valley Ho
Come down to Scottsdale’s Hotel Valley Ho for the party of a lifetime. Enjoy an open bar, entertainment by DJ DECiPHA, hors d’oeuvres and midnight champagne toast with 1,000 other attendees as you countdown to midnight. Buy your tickets early in order to get a discounted price. Party tickets include a four-hour premium open bar, chef’s selection of hors d’oeuvres and buffet, a midnight champagne toast and a video countdown and confetti explosion.
Tickets: Early-bird party tickets,$95
6850 E. Main St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
A Gatsby New Year’s Eve at W Scottsdale
Take a trip back in time to the Roaring Twenties at the W Scottsdale’s Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve, and ring in the New Year like Jay Gatsby would. From the music to the venue, you’ll be transported into another world reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel.
Tickets: The package is a two-night-minimum stay and starts at $374.50 per night.
Event-only tickets are available at $100 for gentlemen and $75 for ladies, and VIP tickets begin at $1,000.
7277 E. Camelback Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party
Located in Old Town Scottsdale’s Entertainment District, this is Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party’s 10th year; the event is a collaboration of three restaurant and bar venues, Dos Gringos, RockBar Inc. and Blitz Sports Grill, and will feature an indoor-outdoor block party with DJs and live music by the Dirty Heads, Authority Zero, the Veragroove, Black Bottom Lighters, the Wednesday Machine, Weird is the New Cool, HB Surround Sound, Pride Through Strife, Valley Love and Grain Truth. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Craftsman Court between 3rd Ave & 5th Ave., just one block west of Scottsdale Rd.
New Year’s Eve with Paula Poundstone at The Fox Tucson Theatre
Come watch comedian Paula Poundstone and have a couple of laughs while counting down to 2013. Purchase a VIP ticket and have the opportunity to meet Paula and enjoy dinner before the show. Event begins at 8 p.m.
17 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
New Year’s Eve Moveable Feast at Arizona Inn
Enjoy a gourmet dinner, dancing and music from the Tucson Symphony Orchestra on New Year’s Eve from 6:30 p.m. all the way into 2013. Performances by: Emma Votapek, Assistant Principal Second Violin; Dave Morgan, Principal Tuba; Paula Fan, Principal Keyboard; the TSO String Quartet: David Rife, Wynne Wong Rife, violins; Ilona Vukovic-Gay, viola; and Mary Beth Tyndall, cello.
Tickets: $225, per person, all-inclusive
2200 E. Elm St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
7th Annual Tucson Jazz Society New Year’s Eve Gala
Join the Tucson Jazz Society as they put on a spectacular musical event as you enjoy a five-course meal, dinner and dancing. Don’t forget to watch the balloon drop at midnight, and participate in the silent auction. Special room rates starting at $137 (plus taxes and resort fees) are also available, and the link to make your reservation will be provided with your ticket email receipt.
Tickets: Superior, blue tables: $269 + $4 processing fee per seat
Deluxe, green tables: $239 + $4 processing fee per seat
Standard, yellow tables: $199 + $4 processing fee per seat
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85746
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Casino Del Sol
Dance away to music of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s performed by the Sensation Show Band. You can also enjoy a nice meal before the show, and watch the balloon drop at midnight.
Tickets: Dinner with concert, $75; concert only, $25
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85757
Studio 54 New Year’s Eve Bash
Boasting the biggest disco ball in the western hemisphere, Studio 54’s New Year’s Eve Bash at Hotel Congress is bound to host Tucson’s biggest NYE party. With two stages of live music and DJs, spend the last night of the year boogying to the greatest hits of the disco and funk era. A VIP experience is also available, where you’ll receive private entertainment, front-of-line service, a hosted bar, hors d’oeurves and a free photo booth. The disco inferno begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25, includes live music, DJ and dance floor, party favors, champagne toast
311 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
“Murder at the Vampire’s Wedding” Murder Mystery Show at Tucson Dinner Theater
For a unique and hilarious way to ring in the New Year, head to Tucson Dinner Theater for “Murder at the Vampire’s Wedding,” a scripted, interactive murder mystery. This will be a full night of non-stop New Year’s Eve fun with candle-lit tables and a three-course dinner, contests, prizes and a midnight toast.
- $75.00 (plus tax & service fee)
- Or, $44.50 per person additional (double occupancy, $89 per suite) add an optional Dinner Theater Overnight Hotel Package at the Viscount Suite Hotel 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., which includes a deluxe two-room suite for the evening and a full breakfast New Year’s Day
2744 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716