The Holidays truly are the best time of year, especially when our favorite play places host season-themed parties. Ring in the lucky ’13 new year with the best of company and festivities at one of these New Years Eve parties in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
7 Sexy Deadly Sins at Axis Radius
Rendezvous to a night of revelry at this seven-deadly-sins-themed bash as the clock counts down. The massive club will be decked out with sexy decor, and guests have an option of choosing general admission or VIP upstairs. Or reserve a skybox, where there’s a bird’s eye view of the dance floor.
Details: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31. 7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale. $25 general admission, $45 VIP. 480-970-1112, axis-radius.com.
Afterglow 2013 at Smashboxx
If you’re looking to hit up more than one place this New Year’s, plan ahead and make Smashboxx your last destination. The club hosts its annual after-hours bash, featuring eight hours of non-stop music from Sydney Blu, Turner & Heit, DJs MCB, Soloman and others. At 6 a.m., count down to the re-opening of the bar with a confetti blast and enjoy $20 bottles of champagne.
Details: 3-11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1. 7419 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale. $20. 480-946-3510, smashboxxaz.com.
American Junkie NYE 2013
This Scottsdale hot spot boasts the biggest LED ball drop and confetti blast at midnight. DJs Rolemodel and Earth will play Top 40 and hip-hop tunes, and lead the video countdown and champagne toast at midnight.
Details: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31. 4363 N. 75th St, Scottsdale. Free for men before 11 p.m., $20 after. Free for women all night. 480-990-3000, americanjunkieaz.com.
Hotel Valley Ho
Partygoers mix it up in two rooms of music. Party tickets include four hours of a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres and buffet, video countdown, confetti explosion and a midnight champagne toast.
Details: 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale. $95. 480-248-2000, hotelvalleyho.com.
Mill Avenue’s New Year’s Eve
For a fun, low key, celebration, try Tempe’s Mill Avenue. From 6 to 9 p.m., bring the entire family to enjoy entertainment from Radio Disney. At 9:30 p.m., local bands will perform on the outdoor stage. Fireworks shows are scheduled for 9 p.m. and midnight.
Details: 6 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31. The plaza at Seventh Street. Free. 480-355-6060, millavenue.com.
New Year’s Eve Block Party
Fat Tuesday, Canteen Modern Tequila Bar and Handlebar Tempe partner up for a big block party. Enjoy entertainment on two stages with five DJs, and order drinks from any of the seven bars. If you get there by 8 p.m., enjoy a free cover.
Details: 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31. Fat Tuesday, 680 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. $15-$40 for advanced tickets. 480-967-3917, fattuesday.ticketleap.com/tempeblockparty.