It’s beginning to look a lot less like Christmas, and more like 2018. Here are some ideas of where you can celebrate 2018 across Arizona.
Flagstaff Pinecone Drop
Classic meets tradition at The Great Pinecone Drop. Tourists and locals alike will gather to watch the gorgeous descent of a 70-pound, six-foot, lit pinecone at the historic Weatherford Hotel. It’s free and family friendship.
Reggae in Sedona
Sedona is known for its serene atmosphere and red rocks, and doesn’t exactly come to mind when it comes to NYE festivities. This year, the city fuses its atmosphere with reggae music for it’s One Love New Year’s Eve Party 2018 at Sound Bites Grill. It features Walt Richardson Band, dancing, a balloon drop and a gourmet dinner buffet. Seating is limited. Tickets range from $75-$125.
Tempe’s Mill Avenue
It’s not the wild block party it once was, but plenty of spots along Mill Avenue will host ticketed events all night. El Hefe and Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row are teaming up for a Champagne Ball. One ticket gets you into both venues. The party starts at 8 p.m. Early bird tickets are $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP.
New Years Eve 2018 Block Party in Downtown Phoenix
For those determined to have a block party, head over to downtown Phoenix for its block party. We’re talking food trucks, heated tents, live music and drinks. One tickets is valid for two parties at The Van Buren and streets by Crescent Ballroom. Tickets start at $15.
Topgolf Scottsdale is transforming into an all gold everything fiesta. On top of golf games, they are also throwing in a chef-inspired menu and live entertainment. Reservations bays are limited from six to eight guests. Reservation bays start at $225.
Noon Year’s Eve at The Phoenix Zoo
Here’s a family-friendship option during daylight hours. The Phoenix Zoo hosts Noon Year’s Eve from 9 a.m. to noon. The party for big kids and little kids alike can enjoy all sorts of activities including 30 tons of snow, a noon ball drop with a cider or juice toast and live music. All activites are including with Zoo admission.