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New Year's Eve in Phoenix - December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve Events and Activities


Looking for something to do on New Year's Eve in the Phoenix area? Here are some ideas for celebrating on December 31st. I will continue to add New Year's Eve parties throughout December as I become aware of them.

Of course, just about every resort in the Valley of the Sun will have a New Year's Eve dinner with some bubbly and a midnight kiss (supply your own kissing partner). Find a restaurant for New Year's Eve dinner.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Across the Years Footraces

Camelback Ranch-Glendale.
In 2013: The Across The Years 72-, 48-, and 24-Hour Footrace is an annual fixed-time, multi-day, New Year’s weekend running event celebrating the new year. Drawing runners and fans from across the United States, the event begins December 28 and concludes January 3, 2014. The go-as-you-please event is popular with beginners and competitive runners, allowing them to run, socialize, eat, rest and sleep as desired.

Arizona Broadway Theatre's Fabulous Vegas New Years Eve

Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria
In 2013: Arizona Broadway Theatre transforms into Chicago: The Speakeasy. Join ABT stars of past and present along with Terry & Anne Davies and their fantastic full band for a night filled with everything Chicago. Test your luck at the gambling tables. An evening of entertainment, food and naughty fun reminiscent of those art deco, easy-living days. The night’s countdown to midnight will include “Secret” entry to ABT’s Speakeasy; cocktail reception and passed hors d’oeuvres
; dinner
; gambling; entertainment; dancing; midnight balloon-drop and champagne toast

Bungalow Bar & Grill

New Year's Eve in Scottsdale
4360 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
In 2013: Party favors, a live DJ and a free champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. Show off your dance moves and party attire when the live DJ at Bungalow Bar and Grill hits the deck at 9 p.m. Bar staff will be serving up signature cocktails all night long and a full menu will be available throughout the night. No cover charge.

Casino Arizona New Year's Eve

Casino Arizona, Scottsdale
In 2013: $85 per person
Recapture the essence of the 80s with a festive dance party in the Showroom featuring famed tribute act, The Whip-Its. Characters, Dieter and Ivanka Hump, a European dominatrix who dons a whip and leather get-up, will have audiences laughing hysterically as they tell jokes in between musical numbers. Performers sing classic 80s anthems like Blondie’s “One Way or Another,” Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” and so many more. A dinner buffet, balloon drop, champagne toast and two complimentary drinks are included in the package. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the concert beginning at 9 p.m. Purchase tickets at the Casino Arizona Box Office or at Ticketmaster (Buy Direct).  21+ only.

Castles 'n' Coasters New Year’s Eve

Castles 'n' Coasters, Phoenix
In 2013: Bronze Passes (all day/night unlimited rides) $17.50 per person, normally $25.
Rides are open from noon December 31st to 5 a.m. on January 1st.

Celebrity Theatre: A Grown & Sexy New Year's Eve

440 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix
In 2013: UrbanAZ presents Guy, Johnny Gill, El DeBarge. Tickets: $55 to $75 (plus fees)
Show at 9 p.m.

Circle K New Year’s Eve Block Party on Mill Avenue

Downtown Tempe
In 2013: We all pouted when the Fiesta Bowl dropped the Block Party in downtown Tempe, Arizona after 2011. After all, the Fiesta Bowl isn't held there any longer, so it made sense to change the party to a pre-Fiesta Bowl football party. But where does that leave us on New Year's Eve? Not to worry. Starting in 2013 we have a new block party on Mill Avenue! Music, dancing, games and fireworks from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets $20 - $25 per person.

“Classic is Cool Again” at The Phoenician

The Phoenician, 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
In 2013: “Classic is Cool Again” New Year’s Eve event in the Thirsty Camel Lounge will offer  time-honored cocktails and appetizers created with a contemporary Phoenician twist, along with party favors, live entertainment, and a celebratory midnight champagne toast – all in a fun, retro setting. Reservations are not required. No cover charge. Tables may be booked at $75 per person.

The Comedy Spot Comedy Club New Years Eve Show

7117 East 3rd Avenue, Scottsdale
In 2013: $20 + two item minimum.
The Greg Wilson headlines with two shows, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. No discounts, coupons or passes will be accepted. 21+ only.

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