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After all of the holiday presents are unwrapped, it’ll be time to ring in the New Year! We’ve rounded up all the things to do in Phoenix for New Year’s Eve.

For Families:

A Howlin’ New Years Eve at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak

One of the Valley’s top spots for family fun will host a howlin’ good time this New Year’s Eve with its Yote the Coyote New Year’s Eve package.

The resort’s friendly, furry mascot, Yote will lead the year-end celebration, which will feature a progressive dinner, family games, arts and crafts, and a sparkling cider toast. The festivities begin with hors d’oeuvres on the front patio of the resort’s Western-style restaurant, Hole-in-the-Wall. The dinner then moves inside for a bountiful buffet featuring smoked chicken, BBQ ribs, kettle-smoked brisket, as well as indulgent after-dinner treats with a dessert bar serving caramel apples, ice cream fountains, pies and more.

Scottsdale Gymnastics New Year’s Eve Overnight Kids Party

Keep the kids entertained this New Year’s Eve at the Scottsdale Gymnastics New Year’s Eve Overnight Kids Party! Admission includes dinner, snacks, drinks, party favors, noise makers, games and prizes.

Noon Year’s Eve at the Phoenix Zoo

2013 is just around the corner and the “coolest way to celebrate the New Year at Noon Year’s Eve at the Phoenix Zoo! Bring the whole family for fun with snow, dancing, music, games, prizes, magic shows and more.

Rawhide New Year’s Eve Bash

Ring in the New Year Western Style at Rawhide’s Steakhouse. Enjoy a three course meal, live music, dancing, party favors and a sparkling beverage to toast the New Year. Enjoy the fireworks display at midnight to ring in the New Year. Price includes Party Favors, Rawhide’s Town Pass, a Champagne Toast to ring in the New Year and Firework Display. This is a pre-paid event. For reservations call 480-502-5600 x 1204.

Jumpin’ N 2 New Year at AZ Air Time

A sleepover event for ages 7 to 17 years old. Parents can drop their kids off at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve before heading out on the town, and then return to pick the kids up at 7 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The event will include Dinner, snacks, light breakfast, games, tramp races, dodgeball tournaments, movies, music, dance contest, karaoke, basketball games. The facility will be supervised at all times and locked down and video monitored during the night so that parents can have a worry-free night out while the kids have a blast.

Midnight Madness Three-mile Run & Walk

23rd Annual Midnight Madness 3 mile Run/Walk.  Age division awards in Run & Walk. Chili and Cornbread post race and a ton of door prizes. Midnight toast (non alcohol) and a free non-competitive kids dash.

Phoenix Symphony New Year’s Eve Concert

Ring in 2013 with family, friends and The Phoenix Symphony performing your favorite classics. Virginia G. Piper Music Director Michael Christie leads the orchestra in a joyous musical celebration.

Across the Years Footraces

The Across The Years 72-, 48-, and 24-Hour Footrace is an annual fixed-time, multi-day, New Year’s weekend running event celebrating the new year. Drawing runners and fans from across the United States, the event begins December 29 and concludes January 1, 2013. The go-as-you-please event is popular with beginners and competitive runners, allowing them to run, socialize, eat, rest and sleep as desired.

Golfland’s New Year’s Eve Party

Ring in 2013 in a family-friendly environment at Golfland. Enjoy unlimited attractions and video games, a DJ, dance floor and midnight balloon drop.

Jester’Z New Years Eve Comedy Show

Jester’Z Improv will be doing an all ages appropriate clean comedy show on New Years Eve at 10:30 p.m. The show will run for 90 minutes and end at the stroke of midnight. After the show, stick around for refreshments and mingling with the Jester’Z. There will be no alcohol served at the event.

For Adults:

Zoo Year’s Eve at the Phoenix Zoo

Ring in the 2013 at Zoo Year’s Eve while surrounded by 3.5 million twinkling lights at the Phoenix Zoo.  This event is for adults only and offers three complimentary adult beverages, dancing, complementary party favors and snacks surrounded with the traditional lights and sounds of ZooLights.

Praying Monk at Sanctuary on Camelback

Enjoy a four-course holiday menu with exclusive live entertainment by the Mel Bridges band. Two seatings. Credit card are required at time of booking.

Hotel Valley Ho – NYE 2013

It is a New Year’s Eve party with a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, midnight champagne toast, top club DJ’s, and nearly 1,000 partygoers counting down to midnight. The event is produced by Chicago-based event promoters Global Adrenaline, partnering with an all-star team of Arizona’s best promoters create an exclusive New Year’s Eve celebration. Guests can stay overnight and take advantage of a special discounted rate of $249.

Rhythm Room New Year’s Eve Party

Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns. Ticket includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 8 p.m. 21+ only.

Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party

Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party is located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s Entertainment District and serves as one of the Valley’s largest event destinations for party goers looking for the Ultimate entertainment experience. Celebrating 10 years of events, the Scottsdale’s Ultimate Block Party is a collaboration of three restaurant and bar venues, Dos Gringos, RockBar Inc., and Blitz Sports Grill. Doors will open to the public at 5 p.m. and the party will run until 2 a.m. Tickets will give guests full access to the concert, street party, three bars (Dos Gringos, Rock Bar, and Upper Deck) and multiple DJ performances. Fireworks at midnight. Live entertainment and bars on the enclosed streets. Headlining this year: Dirty Heads and Authority Zero. 21 and older only.

Copper Blues New Year’s Eve

Celebrate with live music from The Instant Classics. General admission includes midnight champagne toast. $40 table reservation includes champagne toast; $60 Dinner and show package includes a shared appetizer/dessert (for 2 people), and an entrée selection from the New Year’s Eve menu. 21+ only.

W Scottsdale’s Gatsby New Year’s Eve

This glamorous New Year’s Eve soiree will capture the spirit and energy of the roaring twenties captured in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel. Upon arrival at W Scottsdale, strut past an ornate front gate, colorful flowers and vintage rides before entering the hotel’s Living Room, decked out in true Gatsby style with white textiles, golden candelabras and lush white floral arrangements. Crooner Scott Keo will serenade with classic 20’s tunes. Ascend the hotel’s dramatic stairway, decorated with flirty feathers and glimmering strands of pearls, and emerge onto the W Scottsdale WET deck, transformed into a roaring 20’s affair complete with sparkling cabanas, gaslamps, opulent décor and a striking backdrop depicting the Great Gatsby’s iconic cover artwork.

Wigwam New Year’s Eve

Dance the night away to your favorite hits spanning from the ‘60s to today with live entertainment by the Thaddeus Rose Band at the Wigwam Ballroom from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Party-goers will ring in the New Year with a champagne toast, balloon drop, and festive party favors. Tickets are $25 per person, or $15 for those dining at Red’s Bar & Grill or Litchfield’s that evening. Please call 623-935-3811 for reservations..

Last Dance of 2012

Ring in the New Year with a “Last Dance” featuring Wolfgang Gartner. Live performances, dancing, DJs. VIP packages available. Strats at 8 p.m. 21+ only.

Raven’s New Year’s Eve Gala

Held in the grand two-level Showroom of Talking Stick Resort and includes a complimentary appetizer buffet, 2 full bars, cocktail specials, entertainment by Party Crashers, large dance floor and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Semi-formal to black tie attire required, 21+ only. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. VIP table reservations available. Call 480-850-7734 for reservations. To book a room, call the Talking Stick Resort Hotel 866-877-9897 and use code ‘RAVEN’ to get the special $269 room rate for this event.

Ring in the New Year with Laughter at Hotel Palomar 

Get the VIP treatment this New Years Eve weekend at Hotel Palomar Phoenix. The resort will be featuring two VIP tickets to the Ralphie May early show at Stand Up Live including a VIP escort from the Hotel to the venue, deluxe accommodations, and complimentary breakfast.

New Years Eve Dinner at bistro 24

Count down the last night of the year at bistro 24 with a four course menu including amuse bouche and delicious dessert offerings. Enjoy live entertainment and receive access to The New Year’s Eve Party in the Lobby Lounge with a champagne toast. Reservations required, call 602-468-0700 to make yours today.

New Years Eve Comedy Extravaganza at National Comedy Theatre

Ring in the New Year with a laugh and a sip of bubbly at National Comedy Theatre’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Extravaganza. At this hilarious, interactive and all ages Comedy Extravaganza you’ll participate in 90 minutes of spectacularly funny improvisation, then mingle with the cast at a fabulous New Years Eve celebration. The night will include party favors, a countdown to midnight, a champagne and cider toast, as well as delicious and delightful deserts.

New Year’s Eve at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix

Experience the energy of downtown Phoenix during a divine New Year’s Eve dinner at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar and an overnight stay at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Make it a night to remember as Arizona’s centennial year comes to a grand finale. Enjoy the evening complete with a dinner menu that features delicious American cuisine inspired by the Sonoran desert, accented with Arizona wine pairings while listening to live jazz music throughout the night.

The Great Gatsby — New Years Eve 2013 

Swing music, bootleg liquor, gambling, men and women dressed to the nines. The roaring twenties was an era of glam and fun, the period of that Great American Prosperity. Take a step back into this time and ring in the New Year in high fashion and fun. Ladies – get out your feather boas, pearls and flapper dresses. Gents – put the shine on your shoes, freshen up your suit and put on the ritz. There will be a champagne toast at midnight in a souvenier flute, and a live band and DJ playing current, classic and era styled music. Drink specials and appetizers will be available.

New Years Eve Fiesta Bowl Invitational

The Fiesta Bowl Invitational is an elegant evening of live entertainment and dinner at the five-star Phoenician Resort. Distinguished guests traveling with the teams participating in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, as well as some of the Valley’s top business leaders, philanthropists and Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors will attend this prestigious event to ring in the New Year. Guests also enjoy a special silent auction featuring outstanding items, including travel and entertainment packages, sports memorabilia and fine jewelry. All silent auction proceeds benefit Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.

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