The Best Spots in The Valley to Spend NYE 2017

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While some of your friends may be heading off to NYC or an exotic place to spend NYE 2018, there are plenty of reasons why you can have your best New Year’s Eve yet right here in the Valley.

We’ve rounded up the top spots for you to ring in the new year in style and make this night one to remember.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

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At Sanctuary this New Year’s Eve you have a couple different options, depending on what style of celebration you prefer to have.

elements Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing, yet sophisticated sit-down dinner at elements featuring a four-course menu brought to you by Chef MacMillan.

Two seatings will be offered for this luxurious dinner — one from 5:30 – 7 p.m., and the other from 8 – 10:30 p.m. The second seating includes a complimentary Champagne toast, some fabulous party favors, and admission to the jade bar’s party.

The earlier seating is priced at $150/person, and the later one is $185/person.

jade bar Party

Or, if you’re feeling the party vibe, head over to jade bar, where the fun begins at 8 p.m. With a dancefloor, live music from DJ Hybrid, and more, this party is one for the books.

Take things up a level with the Dinner Package that includes:

  • Four-course prix fixe holiday menu
  • Bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne
  • Party favors

This party is priced at $1,000 for a table of four, and $1,500 for a table of six. 

For more info on the fab NYE events at Sanctuary, visit the resort’s website here.


Royal Palms Resort & Spa

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A party, a package and a dinner? Yep! All of that and more this New Year’s Eve at Royal Palms.

Royal Wonderland Party

The resort’s first annual Royal Wonderland Party is sure to be a fabulous party. Held in the Estrella Ballroom, this private party going from 9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. will offer guests:

  • Photo booth to capture all the night’s moments
  • Live big band playing all night so you can dance until you can’t dance anymore
  • Buffet stations with unlimited food to fuel your night
  • Floating fire pits for when you need a break from the dance floor
  • Cigar rolling for a perfect moment
  • Champagne toast, party favors, and a balloon drop at midnight to welcome 2018

Tickets for this party are priced at $95/person

T. Cook’s New Year’s Eve Dinner

Celebrate the closing of 2017 with a delicious custom, multi-course menu that also offers live music.

Dinner is priced at $95/person for the first seating — a 3-course meal from 5 – 6:30 p.m. For the second seating dinner is priced at $150 — a 5-course meal with a glass of Moet & Chandon from 7:30 – 10 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Package

Why stop the fun at midnight? Continue the celebrations with a stay at Royal Palms. Included in this package you will get:

  • Luxury accommodations
  • Invitation for 2 to the Royal Wonderland Party
  • Bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne splits upon arrival

Rates for this package start at $399/night and can be booked using promo code NYE17.

To learn more about the NYE celebrations at Royal Palms, visit here.


Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

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Looking for a family-friendly NYE party? We’ve found the perfect one for you at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort.

Yote’s Family New Year’s Eve Party offers loads of fun for the whole family including:

  • Buffet dinner
  • DJ spinning live tunes
  • Dancing
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Magician
  • Face painting
  • Photo booth
  • And so much more!

Not sure if you can make it until midnight with your kids? Worry not — the resort is celebrating early with a 10 p.m. ball drop, accompanied by a sparkling cider toast.

Tickets for the party are priced at $68 per adults, and $29 per kid aged 10 and under.

To grab your tickets for this party, visit the resort’s website here.


Mountain Shadows

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How about a fancy dinner at Mountain Shadows to welcome in 2018? Chef Charles Wiley of Hearth ’61 has prepared a New Year’s Eve menu that is to die for.

Reserve your spot at the table for ether the 6:30 or 9:30 seating by visiting the resort’s website here.

Dinner is priced at $190/person.

The Camby

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Indulge in a tasty dinner of carefully-curated treats, brought to you by The Camby‘s Executive Chef Dushyant Singh.

On your plate you’ll find things including:

  • Ricotta gnudi with winter truffle, swiss chard, tarragon, and enoki mushroom
  • Venison loin with shiitake mushroom, mission figs and huckleberries, roasted carrots, and Cumberland sauce
  • Savory apple galette

Ensure you get a taste of this magic by reserving your spot via the resort’s website here. You can choose between a 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. seating.

Dinner at 5 p.m. is priced at $80++, and 8:30 p.m. is priced at $100++ (featuring a midnight champagne toast).


WE-Ko-PA Resort & Conference Center

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Celebrate your New Year’s with a fabulous NYE Dinner at WE-Ko-PA‘s Ahnala Mesquite Room.

Your tasty dining options will include:

  • Apple wood pineapple shrimp
  • Mandarin berry & walnut salad
  • Filet mignon wellington & a lobster tail
  • Pelo de angel pasta
  • Cookie lava cake
  • And much more

Dinner is priced at $99/couple, and is happening from 5 – 10 p.m. 

To reserve your spot for NYE dinner, visit the resort’s website here.


Westgate Entertainment District

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From Fiesta Bowl watching, to a NYE party and family ice skating, Westgate Entertainment District is sure to have something for everyone this New Year’s Eve.

Fiesta Bowl

The bars and restaurants at Westgate will be opening extra early on December 30 for Fiesta Bowls fans to start the party.

Ice Skating

Take your family for a spin on the ice skating rink at Skate Westgate — a real outdoor ice skating rink in the desert! Skate Westgate will have extended hours on NYE and will provide skating until 10:45 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Parties

With all the bars and restaurants at Westgate, there are plenty of celebrations to be had. Feel free to bounce from place to place, and experience load of fun! Spots to check out include:

Calico Jack’s Cantina

The Cantina’s Black & White event will feature great food, live entertainment, signature margaritas and champagne.

You’ll also get access to the dessert bar, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast.

Pre-sale tickets for this party are $20, and VIP pre-sale tickets are $30.


Bowling packages are where it’s at this NYE at Tavern+Bowl.

Enjoy the Family Day Package that includes:

  • 2.5 hours of bowling
  • Pizza, wings, salad, unlimited soft drinks
  • Glass of champagne or cider

This package is priced at $99

Or the 21+ Package that includes:

  • 3 hours of bowling
  • 2 appetizers, pizza, wings salad
  • Bottle of champagne

This package is priced at $129


This Casino Royale black-tie event is one you’ll love getting dressed up for. General admission starts at just $10, and you can upgrade to table packages that include a tabled dinner with a bottle of Belvedere Vodka and Champagne.

This just scratches the surface of what’s happening at Westgate this NYE. To learn more, visit the website here.


Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix

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Whether your ideal NYE night is a more relaxed, nice dinner or a party with a live DJ, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix has you covered.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Blue Hound Kitchen

This five-course, prix-fixe dinner will be perfectly executed by Executive Chef Sean Currid. The seats are limited, so be sure you reserve your spot!

The first seating is from 6 – 6:30 p.m., and is priced at $90++ per person. The second seating is from 9 – 9:30 pm., and is priced at $100++ per person.

New Year’s Eve on the Rooftop at LUSTRE

With not one, but two dance floors to work your way around NYE 2017, as well as multiple bars for you to keep your night going, LUSTRE is sure to be packed this New Year’s Eve.

Two DJs will spin this party into the wee hours of the night, and you’ll love hopping into the photo booth for some memorable pics.

Dressing up is encouraged, so have fun picking out the perfect outfit!

Tickets are priced at $50. VIP table reservations are available, and can be made via email:

To learn more about the NYE happenings at Kimpton Palomar, visit the hotel’s website here.

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