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A Very Tempe New Years

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It’s the age old debate. Do I want to go out on New Years? Or stay in? Knowing me I won’t know until day of, and besides, how do I even keep track of who’s all doing what around Tempe for the big weekend? If this sounds like you, you sound a lot like me. But lucky for you I did compile everything I could find in downtown Tempe. That way when the feeling is right and the night is young, we are both ready to hit the ground running.

Option 1, a night in with a twist.

I may want to stay home on NYE cuddled up and enjoying my favorite people. But I don’t want to miss out on all the festive fun. I might start a little early with these choices below.

  • Scrooge! Arizona Theatre Company’s New Holiday Musical playing through December 30th for the most memorable holiday classic come to life!
  • Ice skating close to home? Yes please. Along with their regular public skate hours, Mullet Arena rink is open for a few special holiday-themed sessions, now through December 30th.
  • Indulge in a new board game from Snakes and Lattes retail section. Try it out in shop a few days before the New Year and then bring it home for all to play in comfort!
  • Level up with Postino’s wine, a bottle of your choice for just $20 out the door.

Option 2, somewhere in the middle.

When the big NYE day comes and I want the best of both worlds (I’m not feeling a late night but I want a night on the town?)

Now I just have to choose between Terra Tempe Kitchen for their New Years Eve Dinner (Book a table now) from 5pm-10pm or Postino’s New Years Eve hours until 11pm for NYE Bougie Board + Bottle.

No more holiday cooking stress, just *relax your shoulders* enjoy.

Option 3, a night to remember!

Okay I’ve made my choice. I want to feel alive! I want to be free! I want to drink in every last second of 2023 and welcome in 2024 with everything I have! 

  • Party the whole weekend long with a bang! See the Bang Bang Tempe lineup of shows starting Dec 29th and ends with a sunrise session and mimosas. Details and free RSVP here.
  • Dress to impress at Culinary Dropout downtown Tempe! Bar Blitzen will not disappoint with their exclusive party from 7PM-1AM. Enjoy the buffet from 8PM-11PM and rock out to live music all night with complimentary champagne🥂Get presale tickets, $60 at the door if tickets don’t sell out at presale. 21+ only event.
  • Get your shine on and join Skysill on the rooftop of The Westin Tempe for Champagne & Shimmers NYE 2024. This party brings two floors of entertainment into one night. Tickets are on sale now at early bird pricing, get them before they’re gone!
  • Party all night at Fat Tuesday’s Annual NYE Bash. Music by DJ Armani J starting at 10pm, huge LED screen countdown, champagne and confetti galore! What more could you want?! Email Anthony for VIP reservations!
  • Come party with 414pizza from 6pm-2pm. There will be a balloon drop and champagne toast to ring in the new year!
  • Celebrate at Handlebar Tempe with great NYE specials on drinks.
  • Rock in the New Year with Low Key Piano Bar for amazing music and entertainment. Don't forget the fishbowls! Best to reserve your table online now.

Option 4, why stop the fun after Eve?

Are four options too many? Not when the options are this good. Here’s a plan for New Year Day itself…

  • Day One Block Party returns to Downtown Tempe on 1/1 to celebrate the first day of 2024 with a stacked lineup of house music featuring Cloonee, Hot Since 82, Layla Benitez & more. From now until 12AM on 12/26 purchase BOGO tickets for the Day One Block Party on January 1st, show starting at 3pm! Use promo code DIAMONDJUICE.
  • Round it all out with brunch at Snooze Eatery with their all new winter menu, Daily Jam with their unbelievable cocktail lineup, Terra Tempe brunch’n with an elevated dish, or Morning Squeeze with their Holiday Ham Breakfast Sliders & Baked Mac & Cheese winter specials. My mouth is watering.

It’s been a great year in Downtown Tempe and there is no better way than to celebrate it with whatever the best evening for you and your crew is. I wish you the greatest of holidays and the warmest of cheer,

Until next year!


Downtown Tempe Authority

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