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New Year's Eve parties 2019: Where to celebrate around Phoenix

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 19:28:24-05

PHOENIX — Goodbye, 2019. Hello, 2020!

From the Phoenix Zoo to TopGolf to downtown block parties, there are a lot of New Year's Eve events and celebrations happening around the Valley.

If you still need plans, here are more than 20 family-friendly or adults-only events around Phoenix.

NEW YEAR'S EVE FAMILY-FRIENDLY CELEBRATIONS

Noon Year’s Eve - Phoenix Zoo
Dec. 31, 2019; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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The Phoenix Zoo will celebrate the “Noon Year” with a ball drop at noon with a cider or juice toast, snow, snowball targets, and a DJ dance party. Kids will also be able to sign a “Noon Year’s Re-‘Zoo’-Lutions” banner.

All activities are included with normal zoo admission, which is $17-$25. Save $2 per ticket when you buy admission online.

NYE Fun Bash - Jake’s Unlimited
Dec. 31, 2019; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
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Jake’s Unlimited is celebrating the New Year with 170 arcade and video games, bowling, laser tag, carnival games, bumper cars, and a carousel. There will be a cider toast and balloon drop at 6 p.m. and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.

While there is no admission cost, Jake’s is offering a few different packages (before 8 p.m.), which include access to a buffet and unlimited arcade games and rides. After 8 p.m., it is a la carte. Visit their website for specifics.

Glow All Out - Topgolf
Dec. 31, 2019; 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
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People can swing-in the New Year with a glow-in-the-dark party at Topgolf in Gilbert, Glendale, and Scottsdale with four hours of Topgolf play, party favors, a buffet (VIP only), and a midnight fireworks show.

Reservations are required. Each bay can hold up to six people. A “general” reservation is $240-$270, depending on the location, and includes golf and party favors. Drinks, food are additional costs. VIP is $420-$450 and includes access to buffet, unlimited fountain drinks, a sparkling bottle of wine, party favors, and golf.

Golfland’s New Year’s Eve Bash
Dec. 31, 2019; 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.
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Golfland Sunsplash in Mesa will ring-in the New Year with unlimited video games, mini golf, bumper cars, laser tag, race cars, plus a DJ, dance floor, and a balloon drop at midnight.

Tickets are $23 online and $28 at the door. Food and drink are additional costs.

Happy Noon Year Celebration - Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Dec. 31, 2019; 9 a.m. - noon
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The Children’s Museum of Phoenix will celebrate the “noon” year with apple cider, music, dancing, and a balloon drop.

Admission is $5 for members and $20 for non-members.

Family New Year’s Eve Party - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Dec. 31, 2019; 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort will have a family New Year’s Eve party with a dinner buffet, crafts, games, dancing, a photo booth, champagne toast, and a “mocktail” bar for the kids.

The cost is $35 for kids and $75 for adults. Tax and tip are not included. Reservations are required and can be made by phone, 602-906-3840.

New Year’s Eve Party - Uptown Alley
Dec. 31, 2019; Open to 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. - close
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Uptown Alley in Surprise will have a kids-friendly New Year’s Eve party with bowling, laser tag, arcade games, pizza, soft drinks, and a 7 p.m. balloon drop.

At 7:30 p.m. the venue will have an adults-only NYE celebration with bowling, soft drinks, party favors, and a party platter.

Contact the venue for pricing details.

Dave & Buster's - Tempe Marketplace, Desert Ridge Marketplace, Westgate Entertainment District
Dec. 31, 2019; times vary by location
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Dave & Buster's at Tempe Marketplace and Westgate Entertainment District will both be open on New Year's Eve with arcade games, redemption games, an appetizer buffet. Both will have a family-friendly party and an adults-only party.

Admission and packages vary slightly at each location. Best to contact each location individually for pricing details.

Sharks vs. T. rex New Year’s Eve Celebration - Arizona Science Center
Dec. 31, 2019; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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The Arizona Science Center will be open on New Year's Eve, including its latest exhibit, Victoria the T. Rex. There will be special sharks vs. dinosaur activities, plus a 2 p.m. balloon drop.

Museum admission is $13-$20. Admission to Victoria the T.Rex is an additional $12.

Medieval Times New Year's Eve Show
Dec. 31, 2019; 9:45 show
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Medieval Times will have a special late-night New Year's Eve show at its Scottsdale-area castle with pre-show hors d'oeuvres, party favors, a four-course dinner, Champagne toast at midnight, balloon drop, a dj, dancing, and admission to the Museum of Torture.

Tickets are $41 for kids, 12 and younger, and $70 for adults.

NEW YEAR'S EVE ADULT CELEBRATIONS

New Year’s Eve 2020 Block Party - Downtown Phoenix
Dec. 31, 2019; 8:30 p.m.
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Crescent Ballroom and The Van Buren will host a 21-and-up New Year’s Eve block party with musical performances, a 1970s disco with a drag queen show at midnight, a hip-hop nightclub, rock ’n’ roll, food trucks, drinks, and live art.

Stages will be setup along Second and Third avenues. Admission is $15. Food and drink are additional costs.

Y2K20 - Riot House
Dec. 31, 2019; Starts at 8 p.m.
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Scottsdale hangout, Riot House, is hosting a Y2K20 New Year’s Eve party with music by DJ Cutswell.

Cover is $20 per person. VIP cover is $40 and includes “priority entry” until 11 p.m. Drinks are additional costs. Drink packages also available.

The Champagne Ball - El Hefe Tempe & Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Tempe
Dec. 31, 2019; Party starts at 8 p.m.
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Tempe bars, El Hefe and Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, will once again host their “Champagne Ball” New Year’s Eve celebration. Both bars will have a Champagne theme and DJs.

Tickets are $10, plus online fees. Drinks are additional costs.

Dierks Bentley Whiskey Row and El Hefe in Scottsdale will also have their own NYE parties. Cover is $20-$40.

Roaring 2020’s New Year’s Eve Party - Kelly’s at SouthBridge
Dec. 31, 2019; 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
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The Scottsdale bar is turning into a Gatsby-era speakeasy for New Year’s Eve. There will be a DJ, champagne, Flappers, and classic cars.

There is no cover, but bottle service and reserved lounges are available. Packages start at $1,200. Contact the restaurant for reservations, 480-201-4575.

Holiday Who-Ville New Years Eve Celebration - Clubhouse at Maya (Maya Dayclub) & District
Dec. 31, 2019; Party starts at 9 p.m.
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Clubhouse at Maya and The District are hosting a Grinch-themed New Year’s Eve party with photo opportunities, Christmas lights, DJs, a midnight balloon drop, and festival drinks and food specials.

There is no cover. VIP tables are available for reservations. Contact the restaurant, 602-810-0167.

Winter Wonderland New Year’s Eve 2020 - W Scottsdale
Dec. 31, 2019; 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.
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The W Scottsdale’s rooftop deck will be turned into “Winter Wonderland” for New Year’s Eve with a fireworks show at midnight.

Tickers are $50-$75. The event is 21 and up. Tickets can be bought at WScottsdaleTickets.com.

Midnight in Paris - Dakota
Dec. 31, 2019; Doors open at 9 p.m.
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The Scottsdale bar is hosting a “Midnight In Paris”-themed New Year’s Eve celebration with floral backdrops, vintage street lamps, footage of the Eiffel Tower, DJs, and a midnight balloon drop and Champagne toast.

Tickets and table reservations can be made by contacting the restaurant, 480-773-8362.

Hindsight is 2020 New Year’s Eve Party - Royal Palms Resort & Spa
Dec. 31, 2019; 9 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
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The Royal Palms Resort & Spa will host a “Hindsight is 2020” soiree with live music and a DJ playing tunes from the 1920s to 2020. Each ticket includes a tapas and seafood raw bar, dessert bar, two alcoholic drinks, photo booth, Champagne toast and a three-minute fireworks show at midnight.

Tickets are $175 per person. VIP available for $250. Tickets can be at Eventbrite.com.

B&T’s Hassle-Free NYE - Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Bar
Dec. 31, 2019; Doors open at 8 p.m.
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Bitter and Twisted is hosting a Moulin Rougue-inspired New Year’s Eve celebration with food and festive cocktails.
Reservations are required and limited. Packages start at $65. Visit website for details.

Homie Flannel Ball Twenty Twenty Block Party - Roosevelt Row Arts District
Dec. 31, 2019; 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
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Wear flannel and head down to the Roosevelt Row Arts District for Flannel Ball Twenty Twenty block party. There will be live music, an alleyway arts show featuring 50 artists, food trucks, a beer garden and cocktails, outdoor lawn games, a pinata drop, and Champagne toast at midnight.

Admission is $15-$15. VIP is $195 and includes early entry, private bathrooms, a concert, and dinner.

New Year's Eve Glitz & Glam - Lustre Rooftop Bar
Dec. 31, 2019; 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
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Lustre Rooftop Bar is throwing it back to old Hollywood for its 2020 celebration. There will be DJs, two bars, including an ice bar, a bourbon and cigar bar, selfie stations, and a Champagne toast at midnight.

Admission is $40. All-Access admission is $90. VIP and table service also available.

Decadence Arizona - Rawhide Event Center
Dec. 30-31, 2019; 6 p.m. - 3 a.m.
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Diplo, Illenium, Skrillex and many other big names in the electronic dance music world will perform at this year's Decadence Arizona music festival at Rawhide Event Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. each night and close at 3 a.m. There will also be food vendors on-site.

Daily passes are $129+, two-day passes are $190+. VIP and Platinum passes also available.

Your Passport To New Year's Eve - Talking Stick Resort (Scottsdale)
Dec. 31, 2019; doors open at 9 p.m.
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Talking Stick Resort will ring-in 2020 with three themed parties -- Rio de Janeiro Experience, Paris Experience, Shanghai Experience -- a midnight balloon drop, Champagne toast, and live entertainment.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $135.

Gin & Jazz Preservation Party
Dec. 31, 2019; 8 p.m. - midnight
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Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix will have a "Gin & Jazz Preservation" party and fundraiser to benefit the Heritage Square Foundation. The event will have hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music, dancing, and a 20s-themed photo booth.

Tickets are $125 per person or $200 for two people.

New Year's Eve Live! - Westgate Entertainment District
Dec. 31, 2019; Doors open at 8 p.m.
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DJ Pauly D, of MTV's Jersey Shore fame, will perform at Westgate's inaugural New Year's Eve party. The event is co-hosted by a handful of restaurants and bars, including Fat Tuesday, Whiskey Rose, Salt Tacos y Tequila, The Lila, and McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon. There will also be a midnight countdown and a fireworks show.

Tickets are $25. VIP tickets are $100. Some restaurants and bars will have special menus and bottle service available.

New Year's Eve at Mowry & Cotton - The Phoenician
Dec. 31, 2019; Special dinner seatings, party 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
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Mowry & Cotton at The Phoenician will have a special New Year's Eve dinner with two seatings: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. There will then be live entertainment and drinks until 1 a.m.

Dinner seatings are $68-$85 per adult and include appetizer, entree, sides, and dessert. Contact restaurant to make a reservation.

2020 Intergalactic NYE Celebration - The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
Dec. 31, 2019; doors open at 9 a.m.
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The Clarendon Hotel and Spa is hosting an "intergalactic" New Year's Eve party with midnight bubbly, a 50-foot-tall woman, a Burlesque show, and a duck drop.

General admission is $75. VIP poolside cabanas are available for $250. Bottle service also available.

New Year's Eve at Vee Quiva, Wild Horse Pass, and Lone Butte - Gila River Hotels and Casinos
Dec. 31, 2019
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Vee Quiva, Wild Horse Pass, and Lone Butte casinos will each have their own New Year's Eve events and activities. All three casinos will have 1920s-themed flappers and gangsters on the casino floor, party favors, and Champagne toasts at midnight. Wild Horse Pass will also have a midnight balloon drop.

New Year's Eve at Studio 54 - The Hot Chick
Dec. 31, 2019
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The 70s-themed restaurant, bar, and arcade in Scottsdale is hosting a Studio 54-themed New Year's Eve party with music and a Champagne toast at midnight.

Bottle service and VIP packages are available. Reservations can be made by contacting the restaurant, 480-255-7733.

NYE in NYE: 2020 Bash at The Plaza Bar - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Dec. 31, 2019; 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
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The Plaza Bar at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is holding a Roaring 20s-themed New Year's Eve party with a live DJ, signature cocktails, and Red Carpet valet.

Bottle service and VIP package available. Reservations can be made by calling the bar, 480-585-2694.

Roaring 2020's - Hi-Fi Kitchen & Cocktails
Dec. 31, 2019; doors open at 9 p.m.
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The newly-renovated Scottsdale restaurant and club is hosting a Roaring 20s-themed New Year's Eve party.

There is no cover. Doors open at 9 p.m. Bring money for food and drinks.

NYE 2020 Hollywood - Bottled Blonde
Dec. 31, 2019; doors open at 9 p.m.
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Bottled Blonde, another Scottsdale nightlife hot spot, will be open for New Year's Eve with music from DJ mcB, drinks, and food.

No cover. Party starts at 9 p.m. Contact the restaurant for reservations, 602-367-2276.

Masquerade of the Decade Celebration - Sandbar Mexican Grill
Dec. 31, 2019; starts at 8 p.m.
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Sandbar Mexican Grill is swapping the Champagne for Dos Equis when it turns midnight on New Year's Eve. All three Valley locations -- Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale -- will have festive drinks and DJs.

No cover. Food and drinks are a la carte.

NYE RoRo Block Party Extravaganza
Dec. 31, 2019; 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.
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The inaugural New Year's Eve RoRo Block Party Extravaganza will take place in an alleyway between the MonOrchid, the Cambria Hotel's rooftop bat, and at Josephine, a new restaurant opening near Third and Portland streets. It is being produced by True North Studio, which has developed several buildings in the area.

There will be passed appetizers, themed parties, art installations, and a DJ. Tickets are $20+.