This year has almost come to an end, but that means it’s time to ring in 2017. Whether you want to dress up, dance to music, drink fancy champagne, or spend a night out with family and friends there is plenty to do around the Valley.
Here are some of the highlights.
This year’s biggest act, The Chainsmokers, is slipping under the radar to spend New Year’s Eve with its fans in Chandler. That sexy video for their hit “Closer” has raised eyebrows, but it’s nothing compared to the steam The Chainsmokers will generate during its set at Decadence. Decadence begins on December 30, but on New Year’s Eve, The Chainsmokers will be joined by the likes of DJ Snake and Zedd.
Decadence, Rawhide Western Town and Event Center, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler, relentlessbeats.com, time TBD Friday, December 30, and Saturday, December 31, $99-$399.
Ryan Sims Band
Cave Creek country artist Ryan Sims and his band are Valley favorites, packing venues ranging from Wasted Grain to intimate acoustic shows at McDowell Mountain Golf Club. This New Year’s Eve, the Ryan Sims Band brings its show to Copper Blues in CityScape. Join them as they perform covers as well as tracks from Sims’ self-titled solo album.
Copper Blues, 50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, December 31, 9:30 p.m., 480.719.5005, copperblueslive.com, 8 p.m., call for cover charge.
Confetti Ball New Year’s Eve Gala
Hotel Valley Ho is hosting an upscale New Year’s Eve gala that features a four-hour premium reception, hors d’oeuvres and a midnight champagne toast and confetti drop.
Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, ticketvibe.com, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., $129-$1,495.
Live 101.5’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Join Live 101.5 at The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel for a celebration of the New Year. Join more than 1,200 revelers and sip on sweet champagne, munch on hors d’oeuvres, play casino games, bid on silent auction and dance to music by DJs Decipha and Slippe.
The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel, 4000 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, https://newyearsevearizona.com/tickets, 6 p.m., $105-$185.
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
One of the Valley’s most celebrated acts, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers will perform their last show of the year right here at the Celebrity Theatre. RCPM’s private label of ultra-premium tequila called “Mexican Moonshine Tequila” will be served for revelers to enjoy. “The Celebrity Theatre is a Phoenix music institution hosting acts like Brian Wilson, Alan Parsons, George Lopez, Todd Rundgren and the first Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding,” Clyne says. “We couldn’t think of a better venue to ring in the New Year.” Partiers rejoice: Rows one through three will be removed for dancing.
Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 9 p.m., $43-$53.
2017 Flannel Ball Art Show
Grab a flannel shirt and head to the Roosevelt Row Arts District for a cozy New Year’s Eve celebration. Created in 2014, the Flannel Ball keeps alive the local artist tradition of adaptive reuse. Even the dumpsters are works of art, according to its website. Flavor-filled food trucks, a beer garden sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Co., lawn games, a photo booth, the New Year piñata drop and a champagne toast are all a part of the fun.
Lawn Gnome Publishing, Bud’s Glass Joint and Growhouse, 905 N. Fifth Street, Phoenix, flannelball.com, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., $15-$25.
Roaring ’20s New Year’s Eve Gala
Come as a flapper, a gangster or come as you are to celebrate at Coup Des Tartes. The restaurant will ring in the New Year with a roaring ’20s dance party, with a band, giveaways, dinner, drinks and a ball drop at midnight.
Coup Des Tartes, 1725 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix, nicetartes.com/ticket-sales, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., $50-$150.
Westin Kierland Resort
Ring in the New Year at the Westin Kierland Resort’s signature restaurant, Deseo, during two seatings—6 p.m. ($95) or 8:30 p.m. ($125). The New Year’s Eve menus have been designed by Chef de Cuisine Roberto Madrid. But the NYE celebrations aren’t just for adults. While their parents dine in Deseo, kids can spend time at the New Year’s Eve Pajama Party or Digital Kids Party at the Westin Kids Club. Both New Year’s Eve parties are $80 per child.
Westin Kierland Resort, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, 480.624.1000, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., various prices
All That Glitters NYE Gala
Welcome the New Year in style at Talking Stick Resort. Enjoy a buffet spread and party favors, champagne toast, as well as a balloon drop at midnight. Entertainment includes Wanted: A Tribute to Bon Jovi, DSB: A Tribute to Journey, Discolicious, DJ Jen Jones, Tranzit and Bad Boy Bill in three rooms.
Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., $125 and $150.
New Year’s Eve at Topgolf
It’s fun for all ages at Topgolf with an epic night of golf and an abundant amount of glow sticks. Skip the crowded party scene and reserve a private bay for the whole family with party favors and unlimited golf from 9 p.m. to close. This event is taking place at the Scottsdale and Gilbert locations. Reserve a bay and purchase tickets online at topgolf.com.
Topgolf Scottsdae, 9550 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, Topgolf Gilbert, 1689 San Tan Village Parkway, Gilbert, topgolf.com, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., various prices.
Glitz and Glamour New Year’s Eve
Blue Martini Lounge is hosting a cocktail party with live music, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. It’s sure to be an elegant and fun night. Cocktail attire is encouraged. For reservations, contact Abbie Ratay at email@example.com or 602.481.8126.
Blue Martini Lounge, 5455 E. High Street, Phoenix, bluemartinilounge.com, 8 p.m., $50-$660.
Phoenix City Grille New Year’s Specials
Executive Chef Rory Hewitt has crafted a fine menu for New Year’s Eve, including grilled Colorado lamb chops with Meyer lemon chardonnay sauce, haricot verts and pecan-crusted sweet potato croquettes ($42). Surf and turf returns, too, featuring a juicy, wood-grilled, special cut, 18 oz. bone-in beef tenderloin filet with lobster bisque, grilled shrimp and a warm mushroom asparagus salad ($49). Pan-seared sea bass rounds out this year’s New Year’s Eve specials. It’s served with griddled quinoa cakes, strawberry-pomegranate salsa and a ginger champagne beurre blanc ($31).
Phoenix City Grille, 5816 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, 602.266.3001, phoenixcitygrille.com, call for reservations, various prices.