New Year's Eve in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Scott McGinty

Specific details are from 2017. Please check back in Oct. 2018 for updated information!

From gourmet four-course dinners and dancing to live music and rooftop firework displays, Scottsdale’s resorts are poised to welcome 2018 in style!

W Scottsdale

December 31, 2017 | Doors open at 8 p.m.

Remix your year and put your sign on the scene as the W Scottsdale’s WET Deck and Living Room Lounge transform into a golden spectacle of 1970s disco-themed décor, complete with go-go dancers, extreme roller-skating acrobatic performers and wait staff dressed to theme. At midnight, an impressive fireworks display from the hotel’s rooftop celebrates the arrival of 2018.


Talking Stick Resort

December 31, 2017 | Doors open at 8 p.m.

Celebrate the arrival of 2018 in style with Raven’s New Year’s Eve Gala in the Showroom at Talking Stick Resort. Doors open at 8 p.m. and DJ Kilo takes the stage to spin from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Then, Smashed, Scottsdale’s own high-energy band takes the stage from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.


Mountain Shadows

December 31, 2017 | Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.

Mountain Shadows rings in 2018 with a delicious four-course dinner – complete with champagne pairings – from their talented chefs. Menu items include golden king crab salad, seared Hudson Valley duck breast, and strawberries and cream. After dinner, settle in at the bar or in The Living Room and celebrate with bottles of Veuve Clicquot Rose and live entertainment by renowned local DJ and musician Mr. P-Body.


Royal Palms Resort and Spa

December 31, 2017 | Begins at 9 p.m.

Swing into 2018 at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa’s New Year’s Royal Wonderland event! You’ll enjoy party favors, live big band music, cigar rolling, photo booths and more. Indulge in Mediterranean tacos and the seafood bar, as well as a champagne toast when the ball drops at midnight!


Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

December 31, 2017 | 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

For an unforgettable way to ring in the New Year, join the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Center Stage Bar. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a show featuring musician Brian Chartrand followed by one of Arizona’s hottest bands, Young Country. Tickets are $30, which includes entry to the event, a complimentary glass of champagne, live music, party favors and a midnight balloon drop.


LON’s at The Hermosa

December 31, 2017 | 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Ring in the New Year in luxury at LON’s at the Hermosa! Executive Chef Jeremy Pacheco and his culinary team will present an exclusive four-course, a la carte celebratory meal that includes delights like sweet potato bisque, smoked venison carpaccio, European turbot and more.


Hotel Valley Ho

December 31, 2018 | Seating begins at 5:30 p.m.

Round out 2017 in style and indulge in one of two celebratory four-course meals from Chef Russell LaCasce. Following dinner, enjoy live music by J-Forte in the ZuZu lounge and a final toast to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018.


Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

December 31, 2017 | Seating begins at 5:30 p.m.

Toast 2017 one last time with a sophisticated sit-down affair at elements or ring in the New Year with music and dancing at jade bar. The New Year’s Eve bash at jade bar runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and includes a dance floor and live music by DJ Hybrid.


The Scott Resort & Spa

December 31, 2017 | Seating begins at 5 p.m.

One of Scottsdale’s newest restaurants, The Canal Club at The Scott Resort & Spa, is kicking things off with a gourmet bang for New Year’s Eve. Chef de Cuisine Chris Castro will offer a five-course pre-fixe menu for $79 per person. The menu consists of traditional American favorites with a Cuban twist, such as green chili lobster chowder, smoked short ribs, vegetable paella and Baja striped bass.