Ring in the new year locally!

It's hard to believe, but 2011 is coming to a close!  Have you made plans yet to celebrate the beginning of 2012?  If you still haven't figured out what to do on December 31, 2011, consider ringing in the new year with one of your favorite local businesses.  Check out these great events, and put them on your calendar, and invite all of your friends!

Shake and Twist Like '56! at the Hotel Valley Ho
Indulge in a 4-course dinner with drink pairings, a night of dancing, and a midnight rooftop champagne toast! $95/person for 6:30pm dinner or $125/person for 9:30pm dinner.  Click here for more details.

National Comedy Theatre's New Year's Eve Extravaganza!
Plan a night of laughs, and enjoy a catered buffet before and after the show.  Party with the cast all night long, including a champagne or cider toast at midnight!  Show starts at 9:30pm, and tickets are $59.  Click here for more details.

New Year's Eve Blowout Celebration at Bliss / ReBar
Chef and drink specials will be available, and a countdown celebration will be held inside ReBar!  Outdoor seating available in an enclosed, heated tent.  Make your reservation by calling 602.795.1792.  Click here for more details.

New Year's Eve at the Compound Grill
Spend your NYE celebration with the Compound Grill, and enjoy a performance by Uncle Lucious and an free champagne glass at midnight to ring in the new year!  Tickets are $20-$25.  Click here for more details.

Holidays at the Heard Museum
A Southwestern tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a great way to spend time family and friends. Exciting performances and artist demonstrations introduce visitors to traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art throughout the week. Included in general museum admission.  Click here for more details.

Noon Year's Eve at the Phoenix Zoo
Come ring in the “noon” year with Radio Disney, tons of snow, music, prizes, snowball targets and more!  The event comes to a close with a countdown to 12 noon and a New Year’s sparkling cider toast for the kids.  9am - 12:30pm, free for Zoo members or with a regular paid admission.  Click here for more details.

Zoo Year's Eve at the Phoenix Zoo
This adult's only party is a unique way to ring in the New Year and offers adult beverages, dancing, party favors and complimentary snacks surrounded by the lights and sounds of ZooLights. Enjoy a romantic late night walk around the lake after families and children leave at 10 p.m. or dance to the latest hits.  Click here for ticket information and details.

New Year's Eve at SanTan Brewing Company
SanTan Brewing Company, named 2011 Best Brewery by Phoenix New Times, welcomes friends to dine, enjoy a craft beer and tantalize their taste buds with special menu items and good tidings to all this New Year’s Eve.  Click here for more details.

Real London Bus Company's New Years Eve Pub Crawl
Tour Downtown Phoenix in style with the Real London Bus Company!  Visit 4 bars and enjoy 3 champagne toasts as well as a bus full of goodies.  7:30pm-2am, $60 per person (includes entry fee for all bars).  Email [email protected] if interested.

New Year's Eve at Padre's Modern Mexican
Say goodbye to 2011 with drinking, dining and dancing at Padre's!  Latin music, drink and food specials all night and a champagne toast at midnight.  Click here for more details.