So now that Christmas has come and gone, it’s time to think about – yikes! – New Year’s Eve. The big question is usually “Do we stay in or do we go out?” If you answered “yes” to the latter part of that question, then here are a few ideas. From block parties to hip hotel parties, there’s a celebration in Greater Phoenix for just about anyone.

Fiesta Bowl Block Party
As Arizona’s biggest New Year’s Eve bash, the Fiesta Bowl Block Party is jam-packed with fun and entertainment for the entire family. With rockin’ bands, beer gardens and a host of entertainers, this is a fantastic celebration. Nationally-known and local recording act Jimmy Eat World will be the headlining performer.

Mill Avenue District, Tempe
5pm to 12:30am

“Boardwalk Empire” Party at Axis/Radius
Axis/Radius is ringing in the New Year with a “Boardwalk Empire” themed bash. Guests are encouraged (but not required) to dress in 20s fashions. The evening will include exclusive DJs, a casino, blackjack tables, burlesque dancers and complimentary champagne splits for midnight toasts. The party will begin at 9:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 per person or $45.00 per couple.

7340 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
(480) 970-1112

Hotel Valley Ho’s “Guys and Dolls ‘Til Sputnik Falls”
Get dressed to the nines Rat Pack-style, shake up the cocktails, join the bash and groove to the crooning tunes. The 6:30pm seating is $95pp and the the 9:30pm seating is $125pp. After dinner, kick up your heels in ZuZu Lounge to DJ P-Body mixing today’s vibe with 50s hits. At midnight, hit the rooftop for a champagne toast.

6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale
(480) 248-2000
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InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa
Ring in 2011 in style at InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa. Toast the New Year with hundreds of your closest friends and party the night away with live entertainment and DJ provided music. The festivities begin at 7:00pm. Pre-sale tickets are available for $25.

4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale

“The Factory – A Celebration of Pop Art” at Stone Rose Lounge, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Ring in 2011 at Scottsdale’s most vibrant and innovative New Year’s Eve party “The Factory — A Celebration of Pop Art” at Stone Rose Lounge. Featuring Dom Perignon’s Andy Warhol Collection, Stone Rose invites guests decked in chic cocktail attire to party — Andy Warhol style – from 9pm. to 2 am. Admission is $25 per person and includes a champagne toast at midnight.

7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale

The Parlor Pizzeria
If you’re looking for something a little more laid back than the usual New Year’s hoopla, then check out The Parlor Pizzeria. On NYE, they’re offering 3 courses for $30 and you can add a wine/beverage pairing for $20. Call for more details.

1916 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
(602) 248-2480

Happy New Year and Be Safe! If you’ll be toasting to 2011, please call a cab or use a designated driver. You can reach Discount Cab at (602) 200-2000. If you’ll be ringing in the New Year at a hotel or resort, be sure to check out their rates and packages and make a little getaway out of it.