New Year’s Weekend in Sedona, AZ
December 29th – 31st, 2017
Welcome to all of our guests and visitors who will be ringing in the New Year in Sedona, Arizona! Below you will find some of the fun things to do this weekend in the red rocks, including a family fun New Year’s eve celebration at the Verde Canyon Railroad, a Magic show at the Blazing M Ranch, “One Love” Reggae New Years Eve Party at Sound bites, a late night New Years Eve Bash at Olde Sedona and guided hikes at Red Rock State Park!
If you are a guest of the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona make sure to take advantage of our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle. If you are out and about celebrating on New Year’s Eve, be safe and have a designated driver. Please keep in mind our last shuttle pick up time is a 9:30 pm.
We wish you a very Happy New Year!
Featured Weekend Events, Celebrations and Entertainment
Red Rock State Park – Daily Naturalist Hike
December 29th, 2017 (10:00 am)
Included with Park Entrance Fees
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.
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Flash Back Fridays at Sound Bites
Featuring Robin Miller Trio
December 29th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Sedona Sound Bites Grill invites you to take a step back into the past during Flash Back Friday’s! Enjoy the Rock & Roll from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s with Robin Miller on Guitar, Troy Perkins on bass and Ed Barattini on drums. Three of Sedonas TOP musicians play all of your favorite dance tunes and let the good times roll. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill!
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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
December 30th, 2017 (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.
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Sedona Entertainment – Darius Lux Trio
Soulful/Pop, Rock and Reggae Dance Band
December 30th, 2017 (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Sedona Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Darius Lux! Combining his love of 60’s songwriting, 70’s soul, 80’s pop and 90’s hip-hop into a current mix of soulful, rock-edged pop tunes, Darius found his voice on his debut record “Arise”, took us to the streets of LA for his EP, “Time is Now” and now presents his new album, “We The Living”. Darius’ music is a statement describing how we can take control of our lives. “For each one of us, life can be full of different fears, but we have to remember that fear is a choice. When we decide we don’t want fear and we have chosen to believe in ourselves instead, we find that we begin to receive the things in life we’ve hoped for”. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.
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Verde Canyon Railroad Rings in the New Year
December 31st, 2017 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Regular Train Fees Apply
As you prepare to focus on new beginnings, fresh starts, and the exciting adventure the new year has to offer, send 2017 out in style, Railroad-style! The Verde Canyon Railroad rings in the New Year on Sunday December 31st with a fun-filled family-friendly daytime trip through its wild and scenic riparian canyon. Party hats and noisemakers will be provided for all. Continue the celebration after the train ride by joining their friends nearby at the Blazin’ M Ranch for a Magic New Year’s Eve event! For more information, or to purchase train tickets please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.
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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
December 31st, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Everyone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.
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Blazin’ M Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner
December 31st, 2017
Gates open at 5:00 pm
Adults $39.95 +tax/ Seniors (65+) $34.95 +tax
Children (5-12) $19.95 +tax/ Children 4 & under-Free
Mosey on over to Blazin’ M Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner Show for a festive dinner and magic show. All ages will be entertained when award-winning magician Eric Gilliam returns to the Blazin’ M for an encore performance. The former World Teen Magic Champion has performed all over the world, including England, Italy and Spain. Eric’s sleight of hand, illusions, and stage presentation are sure to amaze audiences of all ages. Don’t miss this high energy show of magic, laughter, fascination, and crowd participation. The evening features the hearty Blazin’ M Chuckwagon meal as well as courtyard activities and attractions. The Blazin M Ranch is located at Mabery Ranch Rd in Cottonwood, AZ. Tickets for this unforgettable “Family New Year’s Eve” will disappear like magic, so book the Blazin’ M New Year’s Eve Magic show at 928.634.0334 or online at blazinm.com.
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New Years Eve Party at Sound Bites
Featuring Walt Richardson and Friends
December 31st, 2017 (7:30 pm – 12:30 am)
Tickets: $75 – $125, Must be 21 years or over
Ring in the New Year in Sedona, Arizona! Join in the New Year’s Celebration celebration at Sedona’s one and only Sound Bites Grill! Start your evening off with a scrumptious Gourmet Dinner Buffet, then dance your way into the New Year with the Reggae sounds of the Walt Richardson Band! Of course there will be party favors, a balloon drop and what New Year’s celebration would be complete without a toast at midnight with the Times Square Ball Drop! Sounds pretty rocking to me! All tickets include dinner buffet, party favors, midnight toast, dancing and entertainment. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please call 928.282.2713 or visit Sound Bites Grill.