Scottsdale New Year’s Eve – it’s the biggest party night of the year. There are parties worldwide and people eat, drink and dance the night away. Fireworks explode as we count down to the start of the New Year and the ball drop. If you can’t make the largest celebration in the U.S. – New York’s Times Square – don’t despair. There are all sorts of swinging celebrations here in Scottsdale.
Champagne & Dinner
If you want to end the year with an amazing epicurean experience, here are some suggestions. ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho offers a “New Year’s feast with a hip, mid-century vibe.” Visit Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia and choose their tapas or full dinner experience at Prado. The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort will host an early dinner and late dinner with champagne and more. Most resorts and restaurants will be offering special dinners; just check their websites for menus, prices and of course to make your reservations!
Finding a party on New Year’s in Scottsdale is a breeze – just head on down to Old Town and take your pick of bars, pubs and dance clubs. Everyone will be celebrating; there will be live music, DJs, roof-top parties, themed parties – something for everyone. Remember, some locations will require tickets or reservations, so you may want to check ahead.
Bottled Blond, El Hefe, Maya Day & Night Club, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, Riot House, and Talking Stick Resort among others will provide their usual high energy dance parties. And, if you are a golfing enthusiast, Topgolf at Scottsdale usually has a New Year’s celebration package with unlimited golf, fireworks and party favors.
The Phoenix Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Concert is always a popular way to ring in the New Year. Enjoy Strauss waltzes, Broadway favorites and seasonal classic compositions while you sip a glass of complimentary champagne. Or, take it to the next level and attend the symphony’s Scottsdale New Year’s Eve Gala later in the evening – a cocktail reception, four-course dinner and dancing to the full orchestra. Either way, it will be an evening to remember.
Kids Can Enjoy Scottsdale New Years Too
The kids don’t have to be left out of the party! The Phoenix Zoo celebrates New Year’s in Scottsdale with snow! Each year the annual celebration has a different theme (bugs, dinosaurs etc), and from 9am to noon, kids can play in over 30 tons of snow plus enjoy bounce houses, themed activities and a countdown at noon.