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11 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Downtown Flagstaff!

Category: Downtown Blog

2019 has flown by and the decade is officially coming to an end! It’s time to celebrate the start of a new year, a new decade, and new beginnings. Downtown Flagstaff is the perfect place to do so! There will be events happening ALL DAY in Downtown Flagstaff. Here is a look at what is happening, and various ways YOU can ring in the New Year with your friends & family:  

Noon Year’s Eve, at Heritage Square, 10am-1pm

Start your New Year’s celebration early! Presented by the Downtown Business Alliance, this FREE event begins at 10am in Heritage Square with a countdown to noon! The Weatherford Hotel will be dropping their famous Pine Cone, and the countdown will be led by Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans! There will be crafts and activities including music, pine cone art, noisemakers, snacks and more. After the countdown to noon, we will toast to the New Year (early) with sparkling apple cider and Hershey kisses! This event is open to all ages and perfect for families! Click here for more details and updates!

Skate at the Station, at The Vistors Center, through January 5th

Enjoy the last days of FREE skating (includes skate rental) at the Train Station Downtown! This event is put on by the Flagstaff Visitor Center & the Shadows Foundation, and is the perfect winter activity if you will be spending the day Downtown. Click here for more information!

Rent a spot at The Market Bar & Kitchen and Collins Irish Pub & Grill!

Head to The Market or Collin's and snag a table to celebrate the New Year with friends & family! Rent out a table or booth at either restaurant, which comes with champagne, an entree pass, PLUS a dance party! Cost is $200 - $300 (price range varies depending on the size of booth or table). For questions you may call (928) 214-7363!

New Year Celebration at The McMillan, 9pm-2am

Celebrate 2020 in style at The McMillan! Enjoy some awesome food & drinks specials, as well as music from DJ Bear Cole! For more information and updates, check out their Facebook event page!

Dinner at Shift Bar & Kitchen, 6pm-9pm

Celebrate the New Year at Shift with a delicious meal! Two seating times are available at 6 and 9 PM. $95/ person, Wine pairings available, Vegetarian and dietary restrictions available upon request! Click here to see the full menu, make sure to reserve soon as they are filling up quickly! Call (928) 440-5135 to make a reservation!

New Year Same Queers, at The Lotus Lounge, 5pm-9pm

Come ring in the new decade at Lotus Lounge! Join them for a dinner performance with ‘New Year, Same Queers,’ an epic drag show! There will be music, drinks & food, plus more! Doors open at 5pm, and the show is from 6-9pm. After the show, late dinner reservations are also available, starting at 9:30pm! For more information, contact them via email at!

Three-Course New Years 's Eve Prix Five Menu, Tinderbox Kitchen

Tinderbox Kitchen just released their New Year's Eve menu created by Chef Mike Schmitz. It is an exciting presentation of dishes calling on ingredients that allow them to reflect on comforts of times past while introducing new elements that inspire hope for a future of good fortune. As Chef says, "New Year's Eve is that sort of intersection where the past meets the future, and choices are everything."⁠ The entire menu is a collaboration by a staff dedicated to creating one of your last memorable experiences of 2019 while giving you a wish for an adventurous and happy 2020! Go to their website to make your reservation today and check out their blog post to get more intimate details and a closer look at this very special menu! Reservations can also be made by calling 928-226-8400.⁠

New Years Eve Masquerade Party, at Firecreek Coffee Company, 10pm-1am

Another fun New Year’s Eve event to attend is at Firecreek Coffee Company for a Masquerade party! Make sure to come incognito with your most creative mask! There will be music by the Eric Nakamoto Jazz Quartet, live circus acts throughout the evening, Burlesque Dancers, and of course a champagne toast at midnight! You can purchase tickets in person at Firecreek, or you can buy them online here!

One of Those Nights! New Years Eve, at The Orpheum Theater, 7:30pm

Rock the night away at The Orpheum Theater during New Years Eve! Enjoy live music from The Boys of Summer - A Tribute to the Eagles, and Arizona Hired Guns! For more information and updates on this event, click here!

Lumberyard's Pre-Resolution Bash, at Lumberyard Brewing Company, 10pm-12am

Head to Lumberyard on New Year's Eve to take part in eating and drinking all the things that you will swear off in the New Year and New Decade!  Drink specials include: $6.99 Yard Jars, and $12 Bottles of Champagne! DJXV will be playing all of your favorite dance hits from the decades and as always - NO COVER! Stay for the Midnight Champagne Toast and a Balloon Drop filled with prizes and even more drink specials! For more details & updates, click here!

The Great Pine Cone Drop, at The Weatherford Hotel, 10pm & 12am

You can’t forget this classic Flagstaff tradition, held in the heart of Downtown! The Great Pine Cone drop is held every year at the Historic Weatherford Hotel and draws out thousands of people to watch the 7 foot tall Pine Cone drop. The beloved Pine Cone drops twice, once at 10pm and once at 12am, which allows you to pick and choose which time works best for you & your family! Additional details can be found here!

PLUS so much more! Almost all of our businesses in Downtown Flagstaff will be open to celebrate the New Year! Dance the night away or simply grab a bite to eat, there is something for everyone to enjoy!