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Arizona's New Year's Eve Signature Events

Ring in the new year in Arizona! A massive pinecone, giant cowboy boot and even iceberg lettuce can be spotted dropping from heights around the state, in the spirit of the traditional ball drop in New York’s Times Square. We’ve compiled a list of New Year’s Eve countdowns to inspire celebration in Wild West fashion.

A massive pinecone hangs over a street packed with people at the Historic Weatherford Hotel.
New Year's Eve Pinecone Drop at the Historic Weatherford Hotel (credit: Discover Flagstaff)

FLAGSTAFF: New Year's Eve Pinecone Drop

A Flagstaff tradition, watch as an LED-Lighted Pine Cone is lowered from the top of the Historic Weatherford Hotel.
Info:
(928) 779-1919 flagstaffarizona.org/pineconedrop, weathel@weatherfordhotel.com

PRESCOTT: Boot Drop

A 6-foot illuminated cowboy boot is lowered down a 40-foot flagpole to ring in the New Year.
Info:
(928) 776-0234, bootdrop.com

SHOW LOW: Deuce of Clubs Drop

Entertainment, music, food and a countdown to midnight with a drop of a giant electrified Deuce of Clubs is followed by fireworks.
Info:
(928) 532-4140, showlowchamber.com/event, info@showlowchamber.com

YUMA: Iceberg Lettuce Drop

In honor of the city's agricultural heritage, a giant head of iceberg lettuce drops in Yuma's Historic Downtown as part of the annual New Year's Eve celebration. Fun fact: The Yuma area produces about 90% of the nation's winter leafy vegetables.

Please check each event's website or social media pages before venturing out to confirm any restrictions or changes that might impact your visit.

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