Monthly Archives: December 2012

Looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve in the Phoenix area? Here are some ideas for celebrating on December 31st. I will continue to add Scottsdale and Phoenix area New Year’s Eve parties throughout December as I become aware of them.Of course, just about every resort in the Valley of the Sun will have a New Year’s Eve dinner with some bubbly and a midnight kiss (supply your own kissing partner). Find a restaurant for New Year’s Eve dinner.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Across the Years Footraces

Camelback Ranch-Glendale.
Cost: varies, depending on which race you enter
The Across The Years 72-, 48-, and 24-Hour Footrace is an annual fixed-time, multi-day, New Year’s weekend running event celebrating the new year. Drawing runners and fans from across the United States, the event begins December 29 and concludes January 1, 2013. The go-as-you-please event is popular with beginners and competitive runners, allowing them to run, socialize, eat, rest and sleep as desired.

Arizona Broadway Theatre’s Fabulous Vegas New Years Eve

Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria
This New Year’s Eve, Arizona Broadway Theatre celebrates with Terry Davies and his full band along with ABT starts of past and present. Get ready for an evening of music and fun that will have you dancing your way into 2013. Ticket includes: Cocktail reception and passed hors d’ oeuvres, dinner with your choice of a starter, entree, dessert & gratuity. Gambling, Entertainment and Dancing. Complimentary Professional Remembrance Photo of you and your guest. Midnight balloon-drop and champagne toast. Master of Ceremony FOX 10 Cory McCloskey.

Axis/Radius: 7 Sexy Deadly Sins

All night guests will lust over DJ Soloman’s spins while sipping on bubbly and dancing the night away. The whole place will be decked with décor based on the 7 deadly sins — envy, sloth, lust, pride, gluttony, greed, and wrath — but with a sultry side. A general admission ticket is available for $25 per person, or splurge on a VIP ticket for $45 per person. The VIP admission will give guests access to the exclusive upstairs VIP area that overlooks the dance floor as well as a Champagne toast at midnight. Scottsdale.

Bungalow Bar & Grill

New Year's Eve in Scottsdale
4360 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Tickets: N/A
DJ Tranzlator Jason Guerra will set the mood to high at Bungalow, as party-goers celebrate the coming of the new year. The celebration will be fueled with drinks by a team of crafty bartenders and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. There is no cover charge and the fun kicks off at 9 p.m. Bungalow’s full menu will be available New Year’s Eve.

Celebrity Theatre: Jerry Riopelle

440 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix
Tickets: $55 or $95 (plus fees)
Show at 9 p.m.

The Comedy Spot Comedy Club New Years Eve Show

7117 East 3rd Avenue, Scottsdale
$20 + two item minimum
The Greg Wilson headlines with two shows, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. No discounts, coupons or passes will be accepted. 21+ only.

Copper Blues New Year’s Eve

New Years Eve in Downtown Phoenix
$25 general admission
Celebrate with live music from The Instant Classics. General admission includes midnight champagne toast. $40 table reservation includes champagne toast; $60 Dinner and show package includes a shared appetizer/dessert (for 2 people), and an entrée selection from the New Year’s Eve menu. 21+ only.

Golfland’s New Year’s Eve Party

Mesa Golfland
Regular admission
Ring in 2013 in a family-friendly environment at Golfland. Enjoy unlimited attractions and video games, a DJ, dance floor and midnight balloon drop. Hours 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Eli’s American Grille

7000 East Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
Tickets: $99 per person prepaid
Three course dinner, live music, dancing, cover charge and party favors. Music by The Aaron Nelson Project. Doors open at 7 p.m. Walk-ins at the bar: $20 cover.
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  • Winter Break Blitz with Radio Disney
    AMC Fountain, 1-2pm

    Join Radio Disney at Desert Ridge Marketplace on Saturday, December 29th from 1-2pm for our Winter Break Blitz! AM 1580 will have tickets to all your favorite family attractions, come out and play to win!

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  • ZimisDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Original and Top 40 Alternative Band

    Arizona’s Favorite Party Band! The Zimis play a fun-filled, energetic show while at the same time playing music that anyone and everyone can enjoy. With an open-air stage and family friendly environment, the Zimis enjoy playing for the spectators and shoppers at Desert Ridge Marketplace!

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  • Casey Lee Smith AMC Fountain, 7-9pm

    Country Western Guitarist
    Born and raised in Arizona, Casey is the middle son of Tammy and Ron Smith. Since an early age, Casey has been singing and playing instruments, from the guitar and piano to drums and banjo.

    2010 Grand Prize Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and “Chasin’ Tin Cans” the song dedicated to the determination of barrelracers and to Casey’s grandma who still runs barrels at 74 years old. His new CD – Chasin’ Tin Cans will soon be released and available for purchase through his website.


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Friday, December 07, 2012 at 9:00 AM
to Saturday, May 25, 2013

“Farm, Food, and Fun”  9:00am till 1:00pm

Located around the Carefree Sundial in the Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street.


Shoppers Browse the Market
Shoppers Browse the Market

During the Carefree Christmas Festival and any Art Show Fridays, the Farmers Market will be located in the parking lot behind Town Hall at 8 Sundial Circle.

A farmers and food market specializing

Fresh Vegetables available
Fresh Vegetables available

in the fine flavors of the Southwest.

Some of the items sold at the market are locally grown produce – pesticide free or organically grown, freshly baked artisan and whole grain breads.  There

Fresh Made Salsa available.
Fresh Made Salsa available.

are salsas,  jams, pickles, olives, Mediterranean foods, range-fed beef, sustainably caught wild salmon and tuna, and other delicious delicacies.

For more information click here

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Ghandi’s GarageDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

Top 40 Cover Band
The music of New Philosophy blends elements of rock, folk & jazz. This Phoenix/L.A. based band has the makings of great rock combos we’ve seen before.

Comparisons to Steely Dan, Don Henley, Bryan Adams and Sting have been mentioned. Drummer Daniel Villanueva lays down a firm & steady groove for Bassist Al Mora to punctuate. Guitarists Michael & Angel Villanueva fill the mid & upper register with superb chords & fills as Michael’s catchy & sophisticated melodies are sung with passion.


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It’s Snowing Every Hour! The District – AMC Fountain
11am-8pm Monday December 24th 2012


Enjoy the magical snow all throughout the day! Today, it will snow every hour on the hour starting at 11am until 8pm within the District at Desert Ridge Marketplace.

Out of thin air, flakes of fluffy white snow will float down from the sky, transforming the AMC Fountain and Fireplace at Desert Ridge Marketplace into a living snowglobe. Just as mysteriously as the snow appears – it disappears without a trace; leaving behind magical holiday memories that last a lifetime.


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  • Saturday December 22

    Jeordie & The Mixology District Stage  7-10pm

    Original and Top 40 Alternative Band
    Jeordie’s music gives deep & friendly advice, on a sultry rock, melodic platform. Her style is a blend of modern pop themes and folk rock guitar. She has a catalog of music that ranges from upbeat and positive to introspective and melancholy and has the ability to create visual imagery, through her lyrics, melodies and performances. Currently Jeordie is out touring with her new album “Jeordie XO & The Mixology Project Vol.1”

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  • Saturday December 22

    Melanie and Van AMC Fountain, 7-9pm

    Easy Listening Acoustic Duo
    Melanie and Van are an acoustic duo with a wide variety of music ranging from rock artists such as: Elvis Presley, The Eagles, CCR, Simon and Garfunkel, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, etc…. country artists such as Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and June Carter, Shania Twain, The Judds, etc… and R&B artists like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye. Their variety makes them perfect for any evening!

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