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Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. Whether you want to dress up, dance to music, drink fancy champagne, or spend a night out with family and friends, you can find plenty to do around the Valley. We rounded up some of the biggest parties to attend.

Want to attend a New Year’s Eve concert instead? Click here for our roundup of NYE performances.

But first, a quick reminder: DO NOT drink and drive. To help you get around, Valley Metro makes bus and light rail transportation free on New Year’s Eve from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Learn more about the routes and schedules at valleymetro.org/celebratesafe. Be safe!

Decadence

This year’s biggest act, The Chainsmokers, will slip under the radar to spend New Year’s Eve with their fans in Chandler. That sexy video for their hit “Closer” might raise eyebrows, but it’s nothing compared to the steam The Chainsmokers will generate during its set at Decadence. Decadence begins on December 30, but on New Year’s Eve, The Chainsmokers will be joined by the likes of DJ Snake and Zedd.

Where: Rawhide Western Town and Event Center, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler
When: Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31
Cost: $99-$399
More info: relentlessbeats.com

Mill Ave.

While a formal Tempe Block Party won’t take place this year due to declining attendance and lack of sponsorship, Mill Ave. still remains an NYE hot spot. The bars will be open and offering specials, and several streets will close. Food trucks and other amenities on hand. Plus, Four Peaks Brewery did provide the money for a midnight fireworks show.

Where: Mill Ave., Tempe
When: Dec. 31
Cost: Free
More info: www.downtowntempe.com

Confetti Ball New Year’s Eve Gala

Hotel Valley Ho hosts an upscale New Year’s Eve gala that features music, dancing, a four-hour premium reception, hors d’oeuvres and a midnight champagne toast and 100-pound confetti drop.

Where: Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale
When: Dec. 31, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Cost: $129-$1,495
More info: www.hotelvalleyho.com

Live 101.5’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Join Live 101.5 at The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel for a celebration of the New Year. Join more than 1,200 revelers and sip on sweet champagne, munch on hors d’oeuvres, play casino games, bid on silent auction and dance to music by DJs Decipha and Slippe.

Where: The Saguaro Scottsdale Hotel, 4000 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale
When: Dec. 31, 6 p.m.
Cost: $40-$90
More Info: www.newyearsevearizona.com

2017 Flannel Ball Art Show

Grab a flannel shirt and head to the Roosevelt Row Arts District for a cozy New Year’s Eve celebration. Created in 2014, the Flannel Ball keeps alive the local artist tradition of adaptive reuse. Even the dumpsters are works of art, according to its website. Flavor-filled food trucks, a beer garden sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Co., lawn games, a photo booth, the New Year piñata drop and a champagne toast are all a part of the fun.

Where: 905 N. Fifth Street, Phoenix
When: Dec. 31, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Cost: $15-$25
More info: flannelball.com

Roaring ’20s New Year’s Eve Gala

Come as a flapper, a gangster or come as you are to celebrate at Coup Des Tartes. The restaurant will ring in the New Year with a roaring ’20s dance party, with a band, giveaways, dinner, drinks and a ball drop at midnight.

Where: Coup Des Tartes, 1725 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix
When: Dec. 31, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Cost: $50-$150
More Info: www.nicetartes.com

All That Glitters NYE Gala

Welcome the New Year in style at Talking Stick Resort. Enjoy a buffet spread and party favors, champagne toast, and dancing to live DJs, as well as a balloon drop at midnight. It all takes place in the Showroom.

Where: Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
When: Dec. 31, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Cost: $50-$150
More info: talkingstickresort.com

New Year’s Eve: Block Party

Join the Crescent Ballroom as it shuts down 2nd and 3rd avenues for a massive block party featuring multiple bands on three stages. The band include Kalliope & The Walter Show, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra and Sean Watson. Of course, plenty of food trucks will be in attendance for late night snacks.

Where: Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix
When: Dec. 31, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Cost: $17
More info: www.crescentphx.com

New Year’s Eve at Topgolf

It’s fun for all ages at Topgolf with an epic night of golf and an abundant amount of glow sticks. Skip the crowded party scene and reserve a private bay for the whole family with party favors and unlimited golf from 9 p.m. to close. This event is taking place at the Scottsdale and Gilbert locations.

Where:
Topgolf Scottsdale, 9550 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
Topgolf Gilbert, 1689 San Tan Village Parkway, Gilbert
When: Dec. 31, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Cost: Prices vary
More info: topgolf.com

Noon Year’s Eve

Let the kids experience their own New Year’s Eve party earlier in the day so mom and dad can go out and celebrate later. The Phoenix Zoo’s Noon Year’s Eve offers 30 tons of snow, live music, dancing, games, prizes and a noon ball drop with a juice and cider toast.

Where: Phoenix Zoo, 455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
When: Dec. 31, 9 a.m. – noon
Cost: $24.95 adults, $14.95 kids 3-13
More info: phoenixzoo.org

– Cassidy Landaker and Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, The Entertainer! Magazine / Edited for Phoenix.org