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New Year's Eve events in downtown Phoenix

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Downtown Phoenix has lots going on for New Year’s Eve. And, to keep us all safer, all rides on buses, light rail and ADA-Dial-a-Rides are FREE beginning at 7:00 pm. Trip planning information can be found here or by calling 602-252-5000. So leave the car at home, or, better yet, plan to spend the night in one of the many hotels downtown. It’s a great time of year to enjoy the weather that Arizona is famous for!

Make New Year’s Eve special by enjoying a Latin-inspired four-course dinner, complete with a complimentary glass of champagne, at the beautiful and elegant Province Restaurant at the Westin Downtown. The first seating is from 4:00 – 7:00 and the price is $49. The second seating is from 7:00 – 10:00, with a price of $65. The ambiance and the cuisine make this restaurant a downtown favorite when it comes to fine dining choices! The address is 333 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, and the phone number is 602-429-3600.

If a more casual ambiance is your preference, the Lustre Rootfop Garden located at the Palomar Hotel is an outdoor nightspot that is hosting a NYE celebration with a DJ, dancing, signature cocktails, and complimentary finger food. The cost is $40. Be sure to bring a light jacket and then dance the night away! The address is 2 E. Jefferson, Phoenix, and the phone number is 480-478-1765.

A NYE Sideshow and Ball will be at Copper Blues at CityScape. The Sideshow entertainment will have circus-type performances by snake charmers, fortune tellers, and the world’s strongest man. There will also be live music by one of the valley’s favorite bands – The Instant Classics! All general admission tickets are $25 at the door. The music and food are exceptional, so be sure to stop by! The address is 50 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, and the phone number is 480-719-5005.

The Herberger Theater offers two live stage productions for NYE. My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy is a comedy about a young wannabe actor and comedian who struggles to make ends meet by waiting tables for a living. Showtime is 7:00 pm and tickets are $43 to $49. The second production at the Herberger on New Year’s Eve is Xanadu, is an award-winning Broadway musical about a beautiful young woman who has been sent on a quest to inspire a young artist. This is a roller skating disco story that is great for all ages. Showtime is 7:30 and tickets are $64 to $87. The address is 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix. Phone 602-252-8497 for more information.

The Phoenix Symphony will be presenting its most popular seasonal classics at the New Year’s Eve Celebration at Symphony Hall. Randall Craig Fleischer, a Leonard Bernstein fellow, will be conducting this musical event which starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $49 to $99. The address is 75 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix. Phone 602-495-1999 for more information.

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