Best time to go to Tucson, AZ

New Year's Eve 2024-2025

Discover Tucson as a special place to celebrate the upcoming year

Dates: December 31

Tucson has plenty of options to leave the old year behind in style and drink to the hope of an awesome new life this year. Here, you can choose everything, from a fantastic dinner show to numerous head-spinning parties. Let's explore the options!

New Year's Eve Bowl Bash (December 31, 2023)

After the annual bowl game, residents of Tucson usually gather downtown of the city—in Tucson's Times Square. The NY Bowl Bash is a popular event, which involves a lot of beer drinking, live entertainment, and food tasting. Guests of all ages are welcome here, and you don't need a ticket to attend the party.

Hotel Congress celebration (December 31, 2023)

New Year's Eve at Hotel Congress is one of the best bashes in town. If a night of fine dining is on your festive to-do list, head straight to Hotel Congress. This place is the perfect spot to savor the last meal of this year, as the hotel's chefs have prepared a four-course dinner with extravagant meals and matching drinks. And if you feel like going big, stay for the whole night and ring in the New Year with dancing and fireworks gazing from the hotel's cozy rooftop. The NYE party begins at 8 pm, and we suggest making your reservation in advance.

Hangover Nationals Drag Racing Tournament (December 29, 2023–January 1, 2024)

Why not welcome the New Year at a car racing competition? You'll hear loud, high-speed engines and watch vehicles do some incredible stunts. If this sounds exciting to you, head straight to the annual New Year's Eve event, held on the Tucson Dragway. The tournament is scheduled for 7 pm, and there is also an NYE afterparty planned.

Rick Braun's New Year's Eve Getaway (December 30–31, 2023)

Charitable fundraising, seven hours of live music performances, golf tournaments, dancing, champagne tasting, and a delicious dinner—Rick Braun's NYE Getaway sounds very promising. Head to JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort at around 6 pm for a one-of-a-kind New Year's Eve celebration. You'll witness Rick Braun, accompanied by Richard Elliot, Selina Albright, Vincent Ingala, and other celebrities. This year's theme is Midnight Masquerade.

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