We’ve said it before, and it has held true this season — celebration opportunities in 2020 will be different, but still creatively exciting. The East Valley is a terrific place to ring in the New Year, at whatever venue and whatever time you choose to mark the occasion. Here are a few suggestions near Cadence, many with outdoor opportunities. Visit specific websites for COVID-19 guidelines and stay safe this holiday season. Also, many venues recommend buying tickets online in advance.
The Zoppe Circus New Year’s Eve event is a multimedia drive-in live circus show at Big Surf in Tempe. You’ll hear the show through your car stereo like a traditional drive-in theatre, with minimal sound from the stage, and see the show on a large video screen. Tickets are first-come, first-parked.
Prices, $79 to 239
Dec. 31, 7 p.m. gates open an hour before, 1500 N. McClintock Dr. Tempe
Top Golf in Gilbert
Have fun in the heated golf bays at Topgolf on NYE! While they won’t be hosting a full-on party this year, their venues will be open on New Year’s Eve in accordance with local and state guidelines. You can book bays in advance or walk in. Wait times will vary.
Prices vary, from $27-47 per bay.
1689 S. Santan Village Pkwy, Gilbert
O.H.S.O. is a restaurant, local nano-brewery, distillery and dog-friendly social hot-spot. Burgers, fries and comfort foods are on the menu alongside signature drinks and craft beer. Outdoor games available at the two-story Gilbert location.
See website for specifics closer to NYE.
335 N. Gilbert Rd. in Downtown Gilbert
How about a few games of bowling on New Year’s Eve? Mesa Lanes on Southern Ave. is open on a modified schedule, see their website for specifics. Strike up 2021 with a great time!
Hours and prices vary, with special packages available
2115 E. Southern Ave., Mesa
A little farther from the East Valley, there’s a live running event in Phoenix on New Year’s Eve, limited to 400 participants and just one race (instead of two) this year, due to COVID-19. StartLine Racing continues a true Phoenix tradition by hosting the 31st Annual Midnight Madness run as we celebrate the end of 2020 and the start of a new race year!
Dec. 31, 10:30 p.m.
9833 N. 25th Ave., Phoenix
If you’re looking to get out and dress up, here are a few options:
Ring in the New Year at the 14th annual New Year’s Eve Gala! Get jazzed up in your black tire attire and enjoy live music, two full bars, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, balloon drop, party favors, and complimentary valet and self-parking. Tickets start at $60 per person.
Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
9800 E. Talking Stick Way Scottdale, AZ 85256
Celebrate the New Year in style with killer beats and cocktails shaken, not stirred. Enjoy a night of mystery at the W Scottsdale to put 2020 past you and say hello to 2021.
Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
7277 East Camelback Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Enjoy an elegant meal at Adero Scottsdale tucked into the mountain foothills just east of Scottsdale. This restaurant is best known for its scenic landscape and sustainable cuisine. Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve three-course meal.
13225 N. Eagle Ridge Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85268
Toast the new year at Prado. Enjoy live entertainment with a four-course prix-fixe menu and a complimentary glass of Cava to ring in the New Year. Cheers to 2021!
Dec. 31, 5-10 p.m.
4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Whatever you choose to do, whether at a local entertainment spot or curled up at home, we wish you a Happy New Year!
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