From elegant affairs to massive dance parties, Scottsdale is ready to ring in 2018 with some of the best New Year’s Eve events in the country. Read our round up for the best clubs and special events to say farewell to 2017 and welcome the new year this year in and around Old Town Scottsdale.
Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale
Vintage Hollywood glitz will be in abundance at Talking Stick’s annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza, which will feature three rooms of entertainment and revelry (hence its title). Tribute acts Queen Nation and I Am King: The Michael Jackson Experience will perform in the first room, while DJ Pulse and soul/R&B act Stone Soul will take over a second room. Onetime Valley resident and turntablist king Z-Trip will also be in attendance and is scheduled to headline the third room with support from Orenda and The Blunt Club’s Pickster One. Doors open at 7 p.m. A party package is $125 and features two complimentary drinks, champagne toast, midnight balloon drop, and more. The $150 dinner package is also available and includes six drinks.
Details: Sunday, Dec. 31. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the dinner package and 9 p.m. for the party package. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Salt River Reservation. $125-$150. 480-850-7734, talkingstickresort.com.
Raven’s New Year’s Eve Gala
Raven Valdes hosts her annual party with DJ Kilo performing from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by Arizona cover band Smashed. Everyone gets party favors, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. VIP table packages include a reserved booth and 750 ml bottle of liquor from a select list.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Salt River Reservation. Individual tickets are $50. Packages $600-$700. 480-850-7734, talkingstickresort.com, ravenevents.com
Goldmember New Year’s Eve – W Scottsdale Hotel
The Austin Powers threequel Goldmember is the inspiration behind the W’s retro New Year’s Eve festivities. As such, the WET Deck will be transformed into a golden disco wonderland with ’70s décor, go-go dancers, appropriately costumed performers, and even “roller-skating acrobatic performers.”
DJs will spin up dance jams all evening and a midnight fireworks display will cap things off.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. W Scottsdale, 7277 E. Camelback Road. $75 for men, $50 for women. Hotel and VIP packages available. 480-970-2100, http://www.wscottsdalehotel.com/newyearseve
Beyond the Ivy Party – Dakota in Scottsdale
Brace yourselves. Winter is coming to Dakota on New Year’s Eve. The Scottsdale nightspot will become a snow-covered scene during its Game of Thrones-inspired Beyond the Ivy party, and its waitstaff will be dressed as White Walker characters. They’ll also have an enormous Iron Throne, flags for each noble house, and even a dragon. White confetti will also rain down at midnight.
Details: The adventure begins at 9 p.m. General admission is $20 general admission, VIP access (which will include penny drinks and passed hors-d’oeuvres from 8 to 10 p.m.) is $40. https://www.facebook.com/events/148144735821068/
Bottled Bond – Bottled Blonde in Scottsdale
Make like a secret agent at this James Bond-themed affair where you can spy plenty of young and beautiful types engaging in drinking, dancing, and other social rites. The bartenders might even whip you up a martini (shaken, not stirred, of course).
Details: The action begins at 9 p.m. Call 480-970-1112 for cover info. https://bottledblondeaz.com
Black Tie New Year’s Eve – Wasted Grain in Scottsdale
Feel like dressing to the nines? Break out your snazziest tux or other finery and slide into Wasted Grain’s stylish Black Tie New Year’s Eve soiree, which will include hosted appetizers and Skyy bar from 8 to 9 p.m. and various DJs throughout the night.
Details: Please check website for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/174472916627544
New Years Celebration at Boondocks Patio & Grill
Celebrate New Years Eve at Boondocks Patio & Grill. Special performance by Christopher Shayne!! Champagne toast at midnight. General Admission tickets available as well as tables for larger groups and seating. Table reservations come with bottle packages.
Details: Please check website for more info: http://boondocksaz.com/events/new-years-eve-boondocks-patio-grill
Roaring 20s NYE – Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails in Scottsdale
You can drink, dance, and debauch with other flappers and daddies like a character from an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel at this 1920s theme party. It’ll be the berries. DJs will be spinning modern-day music, however, and there probably won’t be anyone doing the Charleston on Hi Fi’s dance floor.
Details: Please check website for more info: https://hifiscottsdale.com
The Force New Year’s Eve – Maya Day & Nightclub/The District in Scottsdale
Get ready to hyperspace to a galaxy far, far away at this Star Wars-themed celebration encompassing both Scottsdale nightspots. Maya will represent the “dark side” and will host such characters as Darth Vader and Imperial Stormtroopers, as well as a performance by DJ superstar TJR. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Meanwhile, The District will serve the “light side” and feature drinking and dancing, as well as appearances by Princess Leia, Yoda, and various Jedi.
Details: 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Maya Day + Nightclub, 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale. $20. 480-625-0528, http://mayaclubaz.com
NYE 2018 Champagne Row – Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Scottsdale
They’ll be poppin’ bottles all evening long at the NYE 2018 Champagne Row party at Whiskey Row’s Scottsdale location. DJ Real will drop Top 40 tracks and high-energy country songs, and a confetti blast and champagne toast at midnight are planned.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, 480-945-4200. $20 for general admission, $40 for VIP. dierkswhiskeyrow.com
Countdown to Confetti & The Morning After – El Hefe in Scottsdale
The Scottsdale location of the party-hardy taqueria and nightspot will host a Countdown to Confetti celebration with DJ Diesel and Thomas James in the mix, party favors, libations, and more. The party starts at 8 p.m. General admission is $20, VIP tickets are $40 and include express entry until 11 p.m.
And if you feel like keeping things going the next day, The Morning After party kicks off at 6 a.m. and will feature multiple DJs performing, including Cutswell, AJ Slim, Convince, GNTTN, and Squared.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. El Hefe Scottsdale, 4425 N. Saddlebag Trail. No cover until 11 p.m. $20 general admission, $40 VIP. 480-945-6200 elhefe.com/scottsdale
Bang Tango NYE – BLK Live in Scottsdale
Famed glam metal act Bang Tango will spend their New Year’s Eve rocking out and partying at BLK Live. They’ll be joined by fellow metalhead Stephen Pearcy of RATT and local hard rock band Color of Chaos.
Details: Please check website for more info: http://blkliveaz.com
Happy Huladays New Year’s Party
Party all day at Hula’s Modern Tiki in Phoenix and Scottsdale. The day will kick off with brunch and happy hour starting at 10:30 a.m., with $3 sparkling wine and mimosas and $6 tropical cocktails until 6 p.m. The $3 champagne specials will continue all night, and guests can enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Details: 10:30 a.m.-midnight. Sunday, Dec. 31. Hula’s Modern Tiki, 4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-265-8454. 7213 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, 480-970-4852. hulasmoderntiki.com
New Years Eve Bash 2018 – The Mint in Scottsdale
Celebrate New Year’s Eve while partaking in all the usual nightlife thrills available at The Mint, including drinking, dancing to EDM and Top 40 tracks, and plenty of people-watching.
Details: Please check website for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1600415296693925
Let’s Get Strange Party – Bevvy in Scottsdale
Weird and wild fun will be on tap at Bevvy’s New Year’s Eve festivities, as will DJ Brett Ortiz and a variety of libations and spirits.
Details: Please check website for more info: http://go.ordermytix.com/events/12042
Toast the Throne NYE Party – INTL in Scottsdale
The latest season of Game of Thrones was one of the biggest TV events of 2017. So it’s no surprise that a few nightlife events will riff on the show, including INTL’s Toast the Throne NYE Party. Freshmaker will host, DJ Hold’Em will drop beats, and there’s a hosted premium bar until 10 p.m. with Ciroc, Patron, Hennessy.
Details: Please check website for more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toast-the-throne-nye-party-tickets-40976342343
Celebrate in Grand Fashion – Ring in 2018 at Top Golf
From all-inclusive packages to a place decked out in all gold everything, we’re doing New Year’s Eve big! Enjoy live entertainment, a chef-inspired menu, and an unforgettable midnight celebration. All New Year’s Eve packages include unlimited gameplay from 9 p.m. to close and party favors for up to 6 Guests. Upgrade to the VIP Package for exclusive access to our hand-carved prime rib dinner buffet (like we said, we’re doing it big).
Details: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. 9500 E. Indian Bend Road, Salt River Reservation, 480-240-2402. General bay reservations start at $225 for up to eight people. VIP Bay reservations are $425 for up to six people. https://topgolf.com/us/cp/new-years-eve
Rock’n Roll New Years Eve w/The Black Moods – Rockbar in Scottsdale
Leap out of 2017 with the best Local Rock’N Roll New Years Eve PARTY with The Black Moodsand special guests Random Karma with always Renegade Audio’s DJ Michael Hagen
Details: Please check website for more info: http://rockbarscottsdale.com/tag/new-years-eve
New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Saguaro
Ring in the New Year with LIVE 101.5 in a multi-room bash at the Saguaro in Scottsdale. Tickets include a midnight champagne toast, massive balloon drop, and music from top Phoenix and Scottsdale DJs. The Main Ballroom stage will include a massive LED video wall for a video countdown and balloon drop.
General Admission tickets provide access to the Main Ballroom and include a complimentary midnight champagne toast along with party favors and hats. VIP Tickets provide access to the exclusive VIP Lounge, a one-hour premium reception from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., hors-d’oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast, and with party favors and hats. VIP table reservations that include one premium bottle, reserved seating in the VIP Lounge and a cocktail server are available as well.
The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel is providing revelers with a preferred overnight rate of $199 per night with advanced booking, subject to availability.
Details: Please check website for more info: https://www.newyearsevearizona.com
New Year’s Eve at jade bar
The party begins at 8 p.m. and goes on till 1 a.m., complete with a DJ spinning hits designed to pack the dance floor. The Dining and Entertainment Package includes a four-course prix fixe holiday menu at elements, a bottle of Champagne, and party favors for a premium fee and reservations are required to attend.
Details: Please check website for more info: https://www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/dining/special-events/holidays
Confetti Ball at Hotel Valley Ho
An upscale New Year’s Eve Gala that features a four-hour premium reception, hors-d’oeuvres, midnight Champagne toast, party hats and favors, and a massive confetti drop at the chic Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. Table reservations that include two premium bottles, reserved seating, and a cocktail server are available for a premium price with advanced booking.
Details: Please check website for more info: https://www.hotelvalleyho.com/hotel/hotel-events/holidays
New Years Eve in Old Town Scottsdale
Evening Entertainment Group’s clubs in downtown Scottsdale will each host a party. Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails, Bottled Blonde, the Mint and the Bevvy will all have bashes, so pick the one that sounds best to you. Each will feature its own theme. For example, Bevvy will host Let’s Get Strange NYE while Hi-Fi will host Roaring 20s NYE.
Details: 9 p.m. Bevvy, 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale. Hi-Fi Kitchen and Cocktails, 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale. Bottled Blonde, 7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale. The Mint, 7373 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale. $25 per party. eegtickets.com
Keep in mind that all dates and times are subject to change without notice, so be sure to check out the party’s website before heading out for New Year’s Eve in Scottsdale.