Downtown Tempe, Arizona

Mill Avenue's New Year's Eve

    • Monday, December 31, 2012 • 6pm-12pm
    LOCATION:7th Street & Mill Avenue
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    Arizona’s favorite New Year’s Eve destination is blasting back to the past to ring in 2013.  Mill Avenue’s New Year’s Eve will revisit the origins of their celebrations by hosting a free community celebration on December 31, 2012. For the first time in decades, access to Mill Avenue’s restaurants, shops, and unique culture will be free and open to the public to enjoy a night of live music, entertainment, food, and fireworks.

    Family Fun Zone

    The celebration will have a little something for everyone.  A Family Fun Zone, Sponsored by Chevrolet, will bring family fun to the streets with Radio Disney's Rockin’ Road Show.   Emcees, DJs, and music will captivate audiences with music, dancing, and interactive games from 6-9pm on 7th Street, just west of Mill Avenue.  Professionally trained Disney staff will provide entertainment both kids and parents in true Disney like fashion.  Game trucks, laser tag, and bounce houses will also be on site for added fun.

    Live Music

    Starting at 9:30pm, live music from two local bands will be performed on the Radio Disney Stage, lasting past midnight. At 9:30pm, dance-pop duo S.O.S. takes over with their energetic combination of party rock and hip-hop.  Bluegrass/ Americana/ Folk-pop outfit Jared & The Mill begin at 11pm and take us through the countdown to 2013 at midnight.


    Two fireworks shows will help announce the coming of 2013.  At 9pm, an early show will allow kids and families to partake in the annual tradition of New Year’s Eve, while adults can witness the 12am fireworks show officially celebrating Arizona’s strike of midnight.


    Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and dine at one of the many local restaurants and grills in the Mill Avenue District for your family’s New Year’s Eve dinner.  From fast-casual to family friendly dining, our restaurants offer a front row seat to all the happenings and goings on, giving a perfect view for your whole group to enjoy.  If you just want to enjoy the atmosphere, try your hand at the food vendors on hand by the Radio Disney Stage.

    If you are looking to ring in the New Year at with a special dining experience, consider a romantic evening at Café Boa or House of Tricks who are offering special New Year’s menus.  Then hit the streets and let the celebrations unfold.

    Bars & Clubs

    Starting at 6pm and continuing until 2am, Mill Avenue’s famous bars and clubs will be offering a variety of 21+ celebratory options throughout the night including live entertainment, DJs, and extended party areas.  Bars and clubs will have their own cover charges that evening.  The planned parties from Mill Avenue District bars & clubs include:

    Rula Bula's New Year's Eve Party
    New Year's Eve at the Rooftop Lounge
    Canteen, Handle Bar, & Fat Tuesday New Year Celebration
    Robbie Fox's Public House New Year's Party
    Vintage Lounge & Grill's New Year's Eve
    Mill Cue Club New Year's Eve

    Join us for a casual evening of food and fun as Mill Avenue continues the tradition as the “Place to be on New Year’s Eve”