My friend Dave is in Scottdale from California for a business trip and he brought his family. He was wondering if there is a place he could take his wife and three year old for New Year's Eve while visiting. Here are a couple of ideas if you have little ones this New Year's Eve.
The Valley's largest REAL ice rink will be in the middle of Central Avenue now-January 5th.
WHERE: CityScape Phoenix
(Between First Avenue and First Street and between Washington and Jefferson streets)
Ample and convenient underground parking
COST: The cost of admission for skating is $12 per person and includes skate rental.
INFO: Ice Rink Dates and Hours
Now through Jan 5
11:30am to 11pm every day!
$6 skating at Lunch & Skate every weekday from 11:30am-2pm (except New Year's Day).
Dave will appreciate this one because he can purchase beer, wine and hot chocolate from Chloe's Corner to enjoy in the park while watching the skaters.
More details here: www.cityscapephoenix.com
Proceeds from the rink will be donated to Valley charitable organizations for the ice rink’s 6-week run including Phoenix Suns Charities, United Methodist Outreach Ministries Phoenix (UMOM), The Breast Cancer Society, Xavier and Brophy College Preparatory, Arizona Science Center and Arizona Animal Welfare League.
The Phoenix Zoo is celebrating Noon Year's Eve.
Perfect if you have a toddler.
Monday, December 31, 2012, 9 a.m. - noon
• Tons and tons of snow including a special snow area just for toddlers
• Dancing, music, and games.
• Snowball target area
• Kids Magic Shows at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
• Animal encounters and more!
The event comes to a close with a Noon Year's sparkling cider toast for the kids.
Free for Zoo members or with a regular paid admission. ($20 for adults and $10 for kids)
Learn about Happy Noon Year here: www.phoenixzoo.org
Also consider ZooLights 2012. At the Phoenix Zoo from Now - January 6th, 2013. 6pm-10pm nightly! I saw this from the plane flying in on Christmas Eve and it looks amazing. Check out the video below.
Tickets here: www.phoenixzoo.org/events/zoolights
If you don't have kids and you want to party this New Year Eve then find a celebration near you. AZCentral.com compiled a list of 40+ parties by city. Click the link below.
Whatever you do to bring in the New Year I hope you have a safe and fun time. I look forward seeing you in 2013 and thank you for being part of the 93.3 KDKB family! YOU ROCK!