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Hello, 2021! A Guide to New Year's Eve in Downtown Flagstaff.

Category: Downtown Blog

Hello, 2021! 

It’s finally time to say goodbye to 2020, and hello to 2021! Ringing in the New Year may look a little different this year, so we’ve come up with some safe ideas for how to spend your New Year’s Eve! Here’s a list of things to do, virtual events, and places offering takeout or limited dine-in: 

New Year's Eve Dinners  ​​​

Collin’s Irish Pub & Grill 

Reservations for New Year’s Eve are now available at Collins! With their limited capacity, seats will fill fast! Give them a call at 928-214-7363 for details on how to reserve a spot!

McMillan Bar & Kitchen

Spend your New Years Eve at the McMillan Bar & Kitchen! They will be open from 3pm to 12:30am with some delicious food and drink specials. In addition, they are offering to-go food for those that will be staying in. Make your reservation at 928-774-3840, seats are filling up quick!

Shift Kitchen & Bar

Shift has come out with a special 5 course dinner for New Year’s Eve that you can order for takeout or eat in their dining room! They are also offering a “NYE Package” which includes braised oxtail and winter truffle pot pie, a bottle of sparkling wine, and a tiramisu! You can order online at or call them at 928-440-5135!

Tinderbox Kitchen

Enjoy Chef Mike & Chef Daniel’s incredible Five Course Prix Fixe Menu, with available wine & cocktail pairings. They will be taking reservations from 5-6pm for their early seatings, and again from 9-10pm for their ater seatings. In addition, complimentary champagne toasts will be provided to each guest. Come ready to party responsibly! Book your reservation at 

Things To Do For New Year’s Eve

Although we won’t be hosting Noon Year’s Eve this year, you can still enjoy some fun downtown activities with friends & family… Some even in the comfort of your own home! 

Weatherford Hotel’s 22nd Annual Great Pinecone Drop

Take part in one of Flagstaff’s best traditions, the Pinecone Drop at Weatherford Hotel! This year the Pine Cone Drop will be VIRTUAL! Get ready to carry out and settle in with your friends & family! Tune in to se the Pine Cone Drop at PLUS! Make your evening extra fun and draw or paint your own pinecones! Share them on social media using #discoverflagstaff and #pineconedrop. 

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra’s The Nutcracker Virtual Performance

New Years Eve will be the last day to view the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra’s virtual performance of The Nutcracker! End the holiday season watching a classic tale from the comfort of your own home! For more information and tickets, go to

Check Out the December ArtWalk All Month Long!

Come downtown and take a look at all the beautiful December art displays from the many downtown galleries! Go to their website, to see a full listing!

Grab a Meal and Eat at one of our Gazebos in Heritage Square

Coming downtown for takeout from one of the many great restaurants? Eat underneath one of our new gazebos! These new additions to Heritage Square will make it easier to social distance while having somewhere to sit, eat, and relax outdoors! You can see our full list of downtown restaurants that offer carry out here!