The year is coming to an end and people are looking to celebrate! We have put together a list of 10 events going on near Phoenix to help you ring in the new year!
New Year’s Eve Block Party at Crescent Ballroom
This is a 21 and over event. Join Sean Watson, Kalliope & the Walter Show as they close down both 2nd and 3rd Avenue, in Downtown Phoenix for Crescent’s biggest NYE Party ever – 3 stages, Kalliope, Water the Bus, Big Red, Heathen and more. Lounge and Jazz music will be in the ballroom, and there will be plenty of food trucks to choose from. The party starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17.
Black Tie Affair at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row
Homegrown country superstar Dierks Bentley’s latest hit album, Black, is the inspiration behind the Black-Tie Affair at his namesake bar in Scottsdale. The dress code calls for “country formal” attire and DJ Real will spin country and Top 40 hits. The party starts at 8 p.m. General admission is $20 in advance, $40 for VIP access (which includes express entry and one free drink).
Champagne Ball 2016 at El Hefe & Whiskey Row in Tempe
Neighboring bars El Hefe and Whiskey Row will be putting on a huge party that will encompass both places and a good chunk of Sixth Street. The outdoor portion of the party will feature a massive outdoor stage with DJ performances, a ball drop, and confetti blasts at midnight, champagne tubs, and more. Gates open at 4 p.m. General admission tickets are $25, VIP access (which includes a private bar and lounge, priority views of the stage, and other perks) is $50.
NYE³ Party at Talking Stick Resort
The best Las Vegas style party in Scottsdale and Phoenix, featuring three rooms’ worth of festivities, multiple bands and DJs, and a ton of perks. The live entertainment starts at 9:30 p.m. and includes tribute acts DSB: An American Journey and Wanted: A Tribute to Bon Jovi and live band Discolicious. Legendary house music producer Bad Boy Bill and Scottsdale club scene veteran DJ Tranzit will be in a separate ballroom. A special dinner package starting at 7 p.m. is $150 per person, while party-only packages are $125 per person with the doors opening at 9 p.m.
Flannel Ball 2016 at Bud’s Glass Joint & Lawn Gnome
According to the Phoenix New Times, the New Year’s Eve Flannel Ball will dominate the entirety of neighboring Fifth Street’s spots Bud’s Glass Joint and Lawn Gnome and will feature vendors, live music, games, food trucks, a beer garden, the works of local artists on display, a champagne toast and piñata drop at midnight, and (of course) plenty of flannel apparel for sale. The music lineup includes Man Hands, Apeface, K Dangerous, and Nostrum. 9 p.m. Early-bird tickets are $15 and general admission is $20, while access on the day of the event will be $25. Call 602-682-5825.
This is only a small list of the MANY events going on in the Phoenix area for New Year’s Eve, the Phoenix New Times has listed out much more here.
Children’s Museum of Phoenix Noon Year Celebration
Sparkling apple cider is served and music and dancing commence as kids await the countdown. When the clock strikes noon, balloons drop from the atrium. Admission is $14 per person (ages 1 year and up) for non-members or $3 per person for members. Regular museum admission rates will apply starting at noon.
Noon Year’s Eve at the Phoenix Zoo
A fun-packed party for the whole family. Festivities include 30 tons of snow (for kids of all ages), snowball targets, countdown to a noon ball drop and a toast with juice or cider, dancing, games and prizes, and live music. From 9 a.m. to noon. All activities included with zoo admission.
Amazing Jakes “Unlimited” Party
This Mesa amusement and fun park is throwing an all-day party that includes an unlimited buffet and fountain drinks, unlimited bowling and rides, and unlimited video game play. A cider toast is scheduled for midnight. The day includes a $10 fun card that can be used for party favors. Opens at 10 a.m. and goes all day. Cost is $25.99 per person in advance, $ 27.99 at the door.
Stay the Night at AZ Air Time
AZ Air Time, a trampoline park and fun center, is hosting its annual sleepover for kids ages 7 to 17. Advance registration is required for 150 spots. The kids are served dinner and a light snack and can participate in trampoline races, dodge ball, movies, and a slam-dunk contest. Drop-off between 7 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31. Pick-up between 7 and 8 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 1. Cost is $89 per child, $10 discount per sibling.
Family and Teen Parties at Chandler Skateland
From 4:30 to 7 p.m. enjoy the New Year’s Eve Family Skate for $6.50. Skate rental and a free glow necklace included with each admission. And then from 8 to 11:30 p.m., enjoy a Teen New Year’s Eve party, where pre-sale admission of $8 or at the door prices of $10 admission includes skate rental, pizza, a drink, a balloon drop and prizes.
More New Year’s Eve kid and family events can be found here.
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