Where to celebrate New Year's Eve in Phoenix

Posted at 9:31 AM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-31 21:26:46-05

Celebrate the start of 2016 in style and with a bang.

Whether you're headed out with family or grabbing a few friends to go out on the town, there are parties and celebrations happening all over the Valley. For the younger ones who may not make it to midnight, the Phoenix Zoo's "Noon Year's Eve" is a fun way to bring in 2016 or head over to New "Yotes" Eve for some hockey skills drills.

Head over to Mill Avenue for its huge party and headliner Chase Rice. View more events below.

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NEVER DRINK & DRIVE. If you go out and drink, do not get behind the wheel. Secure a Designated Driver, call a cab, Uber, Lyft, a friend, or take advantage of Valley Metro's free rides/extended hours on the Light Rail/Buses tonight.


Noon Year's Eve at Phoenix Zoo
Where: Phoenix Zoo
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Admission: Included with regular zoo admission

Ring in the New Year at Noon at the Phoenix Zoo with 20 tons of snow, cider or juice toast; music, dancing and games.

New "Yotes" Eve with Arizona Coyotes
Where: Fountain Park at Westgate Entertainment District
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Two hours before the Coyotes game, young fans can experience the Coyotes Youth Mobile Tour Experience with hands-on hockey skills, personality tests, temporary tattoos and face-paint and a virtual slap-shot experience.

Golfland SunSplash New Year's Eve Bash
Where: Golfland SunSplash,
Time: 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Admission: $23.14 (after 6 p.m.), online price $19.99

Enjoy unlimited video games (games that don't give tickets or prizes), mini golf, race cars and laser tag to bring in 2016.

Yote's Family New Year's Eve Party - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Where: Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, 7677 N 16th St. in Phoenix
Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: Adults - $65, Children (10 and under) - $29

Celebrate the end of 2015 with Yote, the Arizona Coyote's mascot. Ticket includes dinner, a champagne toast for those over 21, along with dancing, games and music.

Countdown to the New Year at Main Event
Where: Tempe location (I-10 and Warner)
Time: Two sessions: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. or 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Admission: Early session $29.99 for adults, $19.99 for kids (12 and under). Later session is $29.99 for adults, $24.99 for kids (12 and under).

Enjoy All-You-Can-Play bowling, laser tag, and billiards and two hours of unlimited video games, plus party favors.

NYE at Castles N' Coasters
Where: 9445 N. Metro Parkway East
Time: noon to 4 a.m.

Why not celebrate the coming of 2016 with some rides. Castles & Coasters will be open until 4 a.m., hours after the famous ball drops in NYC. They'll also have a couple bands from the Garage Rock Academy performing from 4-6 p.m.


Chase Rice at NYE Block Party on Mill (All ages welcome, 21+ to consume alcohol)
Where: Mill Avenue in Tempe
Time: 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Admission: $10, VIP packages available for purchase.

Looking to ring in the New Year with a huge concert? You may want to get your tickets for Tempe's New Year's Eve Block Party on Mill Avenue. Chase Rice is the main headliner, but two stages will also feature other musical acts, dueling pianos and DJs. The bars along Mill Avenue will extend into the street, along with three popular food trucks.

Decadence NYE 2015 (18+ show)
Where: Rawhide Western Town in Chandler
Time: Doors open at 5 a.m. Show from 6 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Admission: $89 for single day pass, $149 for 2-day pass. VIP passes optional.

Relentless Beats and Global Dance are putting on a two-day music festival to bring in the new year. Doors open at 5 p.m. Performances begin at 6 p.m. and go until 3 a.m. The lineup includes 3LAU, Dieselboy, Pretty Lights, Above & Beyond, Cosmic Gate, No Mana and others.

NYE at CitySpace downtown Phoenix
Where: Downtown Phoenix
Time: Evening
Admission: Varies by restaurant

What's happening at CityScape during New Year's Eve?

NYE at Westgate Entertainment District
Where: Westgate Entertainment District
Time: Evening
Admission: Varies by restaurant.

Several restaurants and bars at Westgate will be celebrating the New Year with big parties.

NYE 2016: Celebration at The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel
Where: The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel, 4000 North Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale
Time: Party starts at midnight
Admission: $125+ (VIP package, table reservation options available)

Bring in the New Year with a midnight confetti explosion, champagne, food and music.

Ignite at W Scottsdale
Where: W Scottsdale Hotel, 7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
Time: 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Admission: $75 - $100

Celebrate the new year with fire and ice. Music displays, fire shows, ice sculptures and fireworks.

Phoenix Symphony New Year's Eve Celebration
Where: Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix
Time: 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $38 - $88

Enjoy musical classics, including Strauss waltzes, and a glass of Champagne.

The Comedy Spot Comedy Club - Improv
Where: 7117 E. 3rd Avenue, Scottsdale
Time: 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.
Admission: $15

Enjoy a "short-form" improv comedy show. The actors will play a range of hilarious games, skits and songs on the spot for your enjoyment.

SapphireSky at Casino Arizona
Where: Casino Arizona, 524 N. 92nd Street, Scottsdale
Time: Dinner: 6 - 8 p.m. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $85 dinner + show; $65 for show only

SapphireSky will cover the biggest hits from AC/DC to Flo Rida. "Dinner and show" tickets include dinner buffet, 2 drink tickets and champagne toast. "Show only" tickets are for standing room only and include 2 drink tickets and champagne toast.

STATUS at Fort McDowell Casino
Where: Fort McDowell Casino, 10424 N Fort McDowell Rd
Time: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.


Talking Stick Resort - NYE3 Party
Where: Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road
Time: Dinner served from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Music begins at 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $150 - The Dinner Package, $125 - The Party Package

Three parties at one location. Ring in the New Year with The Boogie Knights, Bonfire and Led ZepAgain. Music goes on until 2 a.m.

NYE STR8UP Dance Party
Where: Lone Butte Casino, 1077 S. Kyrene Road, Chandler
Time: Doors open at 8 p.m. Show starts at 8:45 p.m.
Admission: $25 - general admission

Enjoy the STR8UP Band at Lone Butte Casino and play some casino games to bring in 2016.

New Year's Eve at Bourbon Jacks Bar and Grill
Where: North Scottsdale location, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd, and downtown Chandler location, 11 W. Boston Street
Time: Music starting at 5 p.m.
Admission: No cover

Head over to Bourbon Jacks for the New Year's celebration. Enjoy live music starting at 5 p.m. and a Fireball toast at midnight.

Raven's New Year's Eve Gala: Black & Bling theme
Where: Talking Stick Resort
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Varies.

Enjoy musical entertainment from Nineball and DJ Kilo.

Flannel Ball 2016 + Art Show
Where: Roosevelt Row, 905. N. 5th Street in downtown Phoenix
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Admission: Day-off: $25

It's a New Year's Eve celebration plus an art show. The Flannel Ball is focused on the new and old. Artists will have to take some old and adapt it into a new piece of art. There will also be drinks, live music, food, awards and a champagne toast.

New Year's Eve Block Party @ Crescent Ballroom
Where: Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Avenue
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20 at the door

Crescent Ballroom is closing down second and third avenues for its New Year's Eve celebration. Three stages of music. Food trucks. The ballroom for dancing.