Family-Friendly New Year’s Celebrations in the Phoenix Area
New Year’s is rapidly approaching and it’s time to make those resolutions! You’ll also want to grab tickets to local events while they’re still available. There are plenty of fun things to do in the Phoenix area this season. Here are some ideas for families with children of all ages.
If you’re interested in a hearty buffet dinner, a DJ playing live music, a magician, crafts, and dancing, Yote’s Family New Year’s Eve Party is a good option. It takes place on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, from 6-11 p.m. and is open to people of all ages. It’s held at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort at 7677 N. 16th St. in Phoenix.
Want to see lots of animals on New Year’s? The Phoenix Zoo is hosting a “Noon Year’s” party from 9 a.m. to noon on December 31st. The zoo will have snow for the kids to play in, a bounce house, a countdown, live music, and plenty of games.
Have a gaming-loving family? Dave and Buster’s in Phoenix is offering an early-evening event that runs from 4-7 p.m. on December 31st. You can choose between two different packages that offer food, game cards, and more. All ages are welcome and children under age 3 get in free of charge.
The Desert Foothills YMCA is offering a fun celebration for children with Down syndrome and their families on December 30th from 3-5 p.m. The event is free for people with Down syndrome and their immediate families. There will be music, dancing, food, a bounce house, and a photo booth. It’s located at 34296 N 60th St. Building C, in Scottsdale.
Want to donate to charitable organizations while you party? Sun Devil Family Charities is hosting an ’80s/’90s party on December 31st from 8 p.m. through 1 a.m. It is located at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort and guests will enjoy an evening of food, cocktails, music, dancing, gaming, raffles, a silent auction, and more.
Love to skate? Join Skateland Chandler for an evening of skating, pizza, family fun and an indoor “Fake” Snow ball fight. You can roller skate or rollerblade, and all ages are welcome. On Thursday, December 28th, from 6-9 p.m. at 1101 W. Ray Road in Chandler.
A Few Tips to Remember on New Year’s Eve
It is always a good idea to plan ahead for your transportation needs. If you can, use public transportation so you can avoid busy parking lots and crowded roads. If you plan to consume alcohol, use public transportation or arrange for a designated driver. If you drive, plan to leave extra time to arrive at your destination safely. There will be a lot of people on the roads before and after the evening events, especially after 1 a.m.
From our family to yours, have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!
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