The time has come to bid farewell to 2016 and welcome in the new year! We’ve rounded up the things to do on New Year’s Eve in Phoenix:

For Families

Noon Year’s Eve at the Phoenix Zoo

Ring in the new year a little early with the kids at Phoenix Zoo! Celebrate with tons of snow, live music and fun and games. The event comes to a close at noon with a special cider toast for the kids to ring in the New Year.

Noon Year's Eve
Noon Year's Eve. Photo via the Phoenix Zoo on Facebook


Yote’s Family New Year’s Eve Party at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

Bring your family to Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort to celebrate the New Year. Enjoy dinner, lots of activities, arts and crafts, dancing and plenty of family fun. End the evening watching the ball drop at 10 p.m. with a sparkling cider toast.


Phoenix Symphony New Year’s Eve Celebration

End the year on a high note with The Phoenix Symphony. Enjoy famous Strauss waltzes, seasonal classics and Broadway and contemporary favorites all with a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate the New Year.


For Adults

NYE Block Party on Mill Avenue

Downtown Tempe is a destination for New Year's Eve. Enjoy special events at bars and nightlife venues for a "block party" type of atmosphere, including El Hefe and Whiskey Row's "Champagne Ball," complete with confetti, champagne and an LED ball drop. Snap a pic with a giant 10-foot "2017" photo opp, and at midnight, enjoy a fireworks show visible throughout Downtown Tempe.

Tempe NYETempe NYE Block Party. Photo via Downtown Tempe on Facebook


Decadence New Year’s Eve Celebration

Decadence is back and bigger than ever with a two-day New Year’s celebration. This year's headliners include The Chainsmokers, deadmau5, Disclosure, Porter Robinson, Zedd, Jauz and more artists. Decadence provides an elegant backdrop to a sophisticated, adults-only playground.


New Year’s Eve Block Party at Crescent Ballroom

Join artists Sean Watson, Kalliope & the Walter Show, and Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra as Crescent Ballroom closes down both 2nd and 3rd Avenue in Downtown Phoenix for Crescent's biggest NYE Party ever.


Confetti Ball

Confetti Ball is an upscale New Year's Eve Gala that features a four-hour premium reception, savory hors d'oeuvres, midnight champagne toast and a massive confetti drop at the chic Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. Enjoy vibrant expositions from interactive performers and club music from renowned DJs. 


New Year’s Eve Dinner & Champagne Toast at ZuZu

Enjoy a delicious champagne dinner, craft cocktails in the lounge, and a midnight rooftop toast at ZuZu inside the hip Hotel Valley Ho.


Bitter & Twisted's Hassle-Free NYE

Reservations are now being accepted for this one-night-only affair where every guest is guaranteed a seat or table. No standing-room-only madness here, as guests are invited to dress up in their most decadent, 1970s-style disco outfits, and then get ready for world-class cocktails and free-flowing bubbly, including a traditional midnight toast.


Gatsby Under the Stars NYE Party

This New Year's Eve, head up to LUSTRE Rooftop Bar, perched on the hotel’s third-floor pool deck, for the ultimate 20s throwback and party like Gatsby with some of the best views of Downtown Phoenix.  The event features complimentary appetizers, DJ beats, 20s-inspired cocktails, heated rooftop, photo booth and champagne bar. 


Modern Round New Year's Eve 2017

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017 the modern way at Modern Round. Make your dining or shooting lounge reservation today and ring in the new year. They'll have a regular dining menu available, as well as a prix fixe menu.


New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Saguaro

Ring in the New Year at this upscale affair, including nightclub DJs in a multi-room bash, party favors and a champagne toast. Save 10% on overnight accommodations at The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel by providing preferred group code NYE17.


New Year’s Eve Feast at J&G Steakhouse

Celebrate the beginning of 2017 with a gourmet four-course tasting menu, plus enjoy live music and a gorgeous view of Phoenix from J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician.


New Year’s Eve Flannel Ball

Party like it is 1999 with live music, the “New on Old” Art Show, flannel clothing from boutique vendors, food trucks, lawn games and photo booth, a piñata drop, champagne toast, and a beer garden.


Casino Royale New Year's Eve Party

Ring in the New Year at The Plaza Bar with a night at Casino Royale, including DJ entertainment, casino games, dancing and specialty cocktails. Themed attire is encouraged. 


New Year’s Eve at W Scottsdale

Ring in the New Year in splendor as the WET Pool Deck and Living Room Lounge transforms into a shimmering spectacle of diamonds and crystals to welcome 2017.



Toast to 2017 with a four course pre fixe menu at FOUND:RE Phoenix's on-site restaurant MATCH Cuisine & Cocktail. You can also celebrate with a party afterward and ring in the New Year with party favors, a champagne toast, midnight munchies, DJ music playing all night and a countdown to midnight


Roaring '20s New Years Eve Party

Flourish at CopperWynd Resort & Club will theme this year’s New Year’s Eve gala around a “Great Gatsby” like embrace of the 1920s. Come outfitted in flapper dresses, silk gloves, tuxedos and top hats and be prepared to dance the night away. Multiple food stations will be set up throughout the resort.


New Year's Eve Dinner at T. Cook's

Start the night off right in T. Cook's, as you ring in the new year. Dine in for the first seating (3-course menu) or enjoy a second seating (5-course menu) and a glass of bubbly to cheers on the night.


For Getting Around

Freeze the Keys on New Year’s Eve

Celebrate safely this New Year’s Eve. Valley Metro will be offering free rides on bus, light rail and ADA Dial-a-Ride service beginning at 7 p.m., with light rail service running until 2 a.m.


Discount Cab’s Free Ride Back

Call Discount Cab on New Year’s Eve and mention you’d like to do the free ride back program. You’ll pay for the ride home from your festivities, then will get a code for a free ride back to your car the next morning. Check the link above for details.