New Year's Eve in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Adam Haught

Whether you’d like to ring in the New Year over a relaxing gourmet dinner or party way past midnight, these Scottsdale celebrations will help you welcome 2020 in style.


New Year’s Eve Dinner Celebrations

Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Ring in the New Year with a delicious four-course prix-fixe meal at Prado. The menu includes treats like Lobster and Stone Crab Bisque, Truffle Half-Chicken and Chocolate Noisette Tiramisu. At midnight, enjoy toasting with a complimentary glass of cava. Dinner is served from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Mbar is open until 1:00 a.m.

  • Pricing: $140 per person.


T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

T. Cook’s will help you welcome the New Year with your choice of a three- or four-course menu crafted by Executive Chef Lee Hillson. Highlights include Lobster Bisque, Beef Tenderloin with truffle mushroom ravioli, and the Cherry Blossom – an almond butter cake with brandied vanilla gelato and flambeed Morello cherries. Each meal includes one glass of champagne (for guests 21 and older).

  • Pricing: Three-course menu, $115 per person / Four-course menu, $165 per person.


Café Forte

This New Year’s Eve, join Café Forte in Old Town Scottsdale for a festive dinner beginning at 5 p.m. The four-course prix-fixe dinner features entrée options like Prime Center Cut Sirloin and Pan Roasted Branzino.  For dessert, enjoy your choice of the Chocolate Truffle Tart or Cheesecake with strawberry coulis.

  • Pricing: Four-course menu, $80 per person / with wine pairing, $135 per person.


Fat Ox

Looking for a New Year’s dinner with modern Italian flair? Enjoy a four-course menu from Chef/Partner Matt Carter and Executive Chef Rochelle Daniel that features options such as Narragansett Dayboat Scallops, Linz Prime Filet and sweet endings like Meyer Lemon Tart, Frangelico Tiramisu and White Chocolate Mousse. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m. and includes live music by the Gaines Bros. from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., as well as a complimentary champagne toast. A children’s menu also will be available.

  • Pricing: Four-course menu, $100 per person for adults / $25 per child (ages 5-12).


Weft & Warp Art Bar & Kitchen at Andaz Resort and Bungalows

Cheers to 2020! Enjoy an artfully prepared, three-course prix fixe menu at Weft & Warp Art Bar & Kitchen that features mesquite-smoked Beef Short Rib and Portuguese Seafood Cioppino, as well as champagne specials to celebrate a fabulous year ahead. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m.

  • Pricing: $85 per person


The Canal Club at The Scott Resort & Spa

The delectable three-course pre-fixe dinner at The Scott Resort & Spa’s Canal Club restaurant begins with Lobster Empanadas, followed by Grilled Eye of the Ribeye and a delicious Cocotorta for dessert. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m.

  • Pricing: $55 per person


Terras at CIVANA

Ring in the New Year at CIVANA, the Valley’s top-rated wellness resort. A variety of action stations include a raw seafood and sushi bar, carving stations with locally sourced artisan meats, fresh salads and assorted indulgent desserts with Chef Anna’s signature healthy twist. Dinner begins at 5 p.m.

  • Pricing: $120 per person


ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

Welcome the New Year in style at the new 'Zu! The resort’s recently renovated ZuZu restaurant is featuring an early three-course dinner seating followed by late-night eats, live DJ entertainment and dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., as well as a Veuve Clicquot midnight toast and specials on bubbly flowing all night long. Kick-off 2020 with an extravagant, customizable evening to remember!

  • Pricing: Options range from $99 per person to $1,000 for a VIP table of eight.


Talavera at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Celebrate the New Year like the Spaniards do at Talavera! The evening begins with a six-course Spanish tasting menu accompanied by a glass of Krug Champagne. Talented Flamenco dancers will perform throughout the dinner service for a romantic and celebratory atmosphere. Follow dinner, you are welcome to stay for Onyx Lounge’s Glitter & Gold New Year’s Eve Party, which includes DJ entertainment, dancing, complimentary passed sweets and late-night bites, and a champagne toast at the stroke of midnight.

  • Pricing: $345 per person for dinner and party / $130 per person for party only.


Hearth ‘61 at Mountain Shadows

Hearth ‘61 Chef Charles Wiley has a festive four-course, pre-fixe menu in store for New Year’s Eve revelers that includes delights like Herb Crusted Niman Ranch Prime Beef Striploin and Valrhona Chocolate Chai Opera for dessert. There also will be plenty of bubbles and party favors to go around!

  • Pricing: $125 per person (6:30 p.m. seating) / $150 per person (9:30 p.m. seating)


High-Octane Parties

Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Hindsight really is 2020 – at least at Royal Palms! Celebrate all the decades from 1920 to 2020. There will be music from every decade, with a DJ who will take you through all your favorite songs from the past. Guests are encouraged to commemorate their favorite time period with attire to match. General admission tickets include two drinks, light bites and a raw seafood bar. 

  • Pricing:  $175 per person for general admission / $250 per person for VIP tickets


DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley

NYE 2020 will be rocking at the DoubleTree! This festive night features a live band playing two full hours of baby boomer favorites for dancing, as well as DJ entertainment, party favors, a 50/50 cash raffle and midnight champagne toast. Admission price includes dinner and complimentary commemorative photo. Semi-formal attire is required (no exceptions)

  • Pricing: $120 per person (this is a 21+ only event)


Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

This swanky New Year’s Eve party is one of the hottest tickets in town! The event includes a four-course, pre-fixe meal, Dom Perignon champagne, live music and dancing at jade bar. 

  • Pricing: $1,200 for table of 4 / $1,800 for table of 6 / $3,000 for table of 10.


Talking Stick Resort

Talking Stick Resort hosts two of the season's most highly anticipated New Year’s Eve parties. Raven’s New Year’s Eve Gala features live music by Paradigm, as well as deejay-spun tunes by local spin-master DJ Brando. Party amenities include two full bars, party favors, and a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. The Around the World NYE Party boasts three themed party spaces – Paris Moulin Rouge, Rio Carnival and Shanghai Chinese New Year. All feature live entertainment and music by the likes of Velvet Elvis, Shanghai Nights, DJ Robbie Rivera and DJ Lavelle Dupree, as well as a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.

  • Pricing: $60 per person for Raven’s Gala / $135 per person for Around the World


Kelly’s at SouthBridge

Party like it's the 1920's this New Year's Eve at Kelly’s at SouthBridge! This Old Town Scottsdale favorite transforms into a vintage speakeasy from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Hit the dance floor and dance the night away to DJ RoleModel and enjoy photo ops with Gatsby-era cars. Be sure to pre-order your champagne and reserve a private lounge for the evening. Although not required, your best 1920s attire is encouraged! Table and bottle service are available; limits vary.

  • Pricing: No cover all night.



Dorian and The Dragon

Dine at the Dorian, a beautiful restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale that combines Old World Victorian design with modern accents. Dinner includes a main course (choose from prime rib, lobster tail, Chilean sea bass and more) and sides (chose roasted cauliflower, pan seared asparagus or mashed potatoes with brown gravy) for $85 per person. Upgrade to a VIP experience, which will also include a bottle of Vevue Clique Rose or Venue Clique Brut for $125 per person). After your meal, you will  be escorted over to The Dragon karaoke bar, where you will receive a complimentary champagne toast to ring in the New Year. Best of all, snow machines will be suspended above the venues from 6 p.m. to midnight, creating a wintery wonderland in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. 

  • Pricing: $85 or $125 per person