Celebrate the New Year Flagstaff Style

Whether it’s popping champagne corks or grabbing the hot chocolate or mocha latte, New Year celebrations are about the memories and Flagstaff is Arizona’s top destination to experience the excitement.

In high-country style, ski in the New Year at 13,000-feet while taking a distant glimpse of the Grand Canyon, which is certain to bring smiles and wonder, or a brisk hike at a nearby national monument chased with a flight of beer at any of the award-winning breweries is another option. Ring in the New Year at the Giant Pinecone Drop, which is Flagstaff’s twist to the New York event. The 6-foot tall illuminated aluminum pinecone drops from the Weatherford Hotel at 10:00 p.m. for the younger crowd, and drops again when the clock strikes midnight. Bundle up to enjoy the evening’s festivities including music, fireworks, laughter, and celebration as the downtown streets fill with locals and visitors. Consider visiting downtown a bit earlier in the evening to enjoy a romantic or family dinner with options ranging from delicious burgers to savory salmon and perfect steaks or freshly prepared salads and homemade soups topped off with decadent desserts.

Flagstaff is Arizona’s premier winter destination and designated by the Governor of Arizona as Arizona’s official Winter Wonderland. Come prepared for winter and call the hotline at 1-844-256-SNOW for directions, alternate routes and more. Visit flagstaffarizona.org for dining suggestions, winter events, activities, attractions or to download the Winter Recreation Map.

Experience winter to its fullest in Flagstaff with a few days on the slopes, snowshoeing or tubing!

  • Get fresh tracks and ski at Arizona Snowbowl known for its 2,300-foot vertical rise, snowfall of 260 inches, open bowl and terrain park skiing and riding with 777 acres, new lifts, a 50-acre learning area, and great amenities.
  • Snowplay at the Flagstaff Snow Park for loads of laughter and plenty of smiles at the Flagstaff Snow Park. The Flagstaff Snow Park is dedicated to providing exceptional snow play opportunities from groomed tubing runs to a designated kiddie hill or build a snowman, or relax and watch the action.
  • Arizona Nordic Village is northern Arizona's premier outdoor recreation area featuring cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skate skiing, yurts, and cabins.

This is the time to celebrate and party in high country style, so plan to get here, stay here and be ready to have an adventure to remember.

About Flagstaff:
Flagstaff is only 80 miles from the Grand Canyon an ideal home base for visitors to explore some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Visitors experience Route 66, a charming historic downtown with trains, shopping, art galleries, events, music, restaurants, and nightlife. Flagstaff is the World’s First International Dark Sky City, the discovery of Pluto occurred at Lowell Observatory and all the astronauts who walked on the Moon trained in Flagstaff. This mountain town is located at a cool 7000 feet. in the World’s largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest surrounded by Native American culture and National Monuments plus outdoor enthusiasts enjoy four seasons with summer hiking or biking, fall colors, winter sports, and spring wildflowers. Flagstaff is a foodie paradise with amazing chefs and designated as Arizona’s leading craft beer city. Flagstaff proudly boasts a wide variety of cultural, historical, and scientific attractions.

“Flagstaff, the destination for all seasons.”
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Media Contact:
Meg Roederer, Communications Specialist
Flagstaff Convention & Visitors Bureau
211 W. Aspen | Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
928.213.2924 | mobile 928.522.3254
mroederer@flagstaffaz.gov | www.flagstaffarizona.org

Photo credits:

  • Giant Pinecone Drop: Flagstaff CVB
  • Winter Wonderland Logo: Flagstaff CVB
  • Skiing: Arizona Snowbowl
  • Winter Peaks: Flagstaff CVB
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Source: Flagstaff Convention & Visitors Bureau

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