Best time to go to Arizona

New Year's Eve 2024-2025

Apache State offers astonishing options to ring in the New Year

Dates: December 31

New Year's Eve
New Year's Fireworks

Arizona is widely known not only for its exuberant state parks with numerous hiking trails, but also for vivid New Year's Eve festivities. Besides, the escape to warmer temperatures during the winter holiday season always sounds like a good plan. Whether you choose a romantic retreat in a secluded cabin in Sedona or a big city-based celebration in Phoenix, numerous getaway spots in Arizona will let you meet the new year in style.

NYE Great Pine Cone Drop in Flagstaff

The top signature NYE event in Arizona must be the annual Great Pinecone Drop in Flagstaff. At 10 pm and midnight, the city drops a huge LED-lit pine cone outside the historic Weatherford Hotel. Live music starts at 9:30 pm. This event is family-friendly and is free to visit. Alternatively, go to the Twin Arrows Casino Resort for a night full of cocktails, gambling, and midnight toasts.

NYE Whiskey Row Boot Drop in Prescott

Check out Northern Arizona's largest NYE party, gathering merrymakers on Whiskey Row, Downtown Prescott. The festivities last from 7:30 pm to 12:30 am and are free to the public. Enjoy the fun-packed program, offering live music, carnival games, rides, vendors, food trucks, and giveaways. As the name suggests, the centrepiece of the annual Boot Drop is naturally a 6-foot glowing cowboy boot, lowered from the Palace building’s flagpole twice during the celebration: at 10 pm and midnight.

Deuce of Clubs Drop in Show Low

Also, pay attention to the annual and free NYE celebration, held in the city of Show Low. It traditionally features live music, scrumptious foods, and plenty of entertainment. Activities peak with with a midnight countdown, a huge electrified Deuce of Clubs drop, and fireworks at last. The memorable revelry is due to take place from 11 pm to 12:15 am between the City Hall and the Library.

NYE in Tucson

If you happen to visit Tucson by New Year's Eve, get ready for some vigorous nightlife in the area. If the night of fine dining and ballroom dancing is on your festive to-do list, consider the fancy Hotel Congress events. See the calendar for some ritz NYE shows at 8 pm, 9 pm, and 11:30 pm. The link is provided in the External Resources below.

Last updated: by Dari Vasiljeva