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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Ak-Chin Indian Community

When it’s time to ring in New Year’s Eve, you’ll find celebrations for every age and budget within the Ak-Chin Indian Community.

When it’s time to ring in 2019, you’ll find celebrations for every age and budget within the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
On New Year’s Eve, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino will serve up live entertainment in The Lounge, with The Walkens performing from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Based in the Valley, this band plays everything from Top 40 to country to classic rock and more. Come dance your socks off! While you’re grooving, try the December drink special for just $5: Texas Madras, with Deep Eddy Cranberry vodka and orange juice, garnished with a cherry.
Come in New Year’s Eve, and come back on New Year’s Day to take advantage of promotional offers, including a progressive reward credits multiplier. Swipe your Total Rewards card at a designated promotional kiosk between 8 a.m. on Monday, December 31 and 5 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1 to qualify. Step 1: Play on Monday, December 31, between 6 a.m. and noon, to receive a 5X multiplier after earning at least 100 tier credits. Step 2: Play again on Tuesday, January 1, between 12:01-5:59 a.m., to receive a 19X multiplier.
If your New Year’s Eve plans include a formal date night, check out dinner at Arroyo Grille at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club. Troon Award Winning Chef Neil prepares a four-course meal that will delight your taste buds! The price for this feast is $69 per person plus tax and gratuity, which includes a sparkling wine toast. Dinner is offered at one of two seatings: 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required: call Danielle, 602-301-2685.
Do you have children in your New Year’s Eve crowd? Bring the whole family to Glow Into the New Year at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle. The fun starts with an outdoor showing of Ghostbusters II on the Jumbotron in the amphitheater. Bring blankets or low-back lawn chairs to enjoy the show. An outdoor concession stand opens at 6:30 p.m. to satisfy your cravings. Afterward, head inside with the kids to Ten Pins Down for the 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve Balloon drop, along with glowing drink specials. Don’t miss your chance to enter a raffle to win a year’s worth of free bowling!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Ak-Chin Indian Community

Photo credit: UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle


After the kids (hopefully!) go to bed, it’s time for the adults to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center. Guests aged 21 and older can head to the Glow Party starting at 10 p.m. upstairs in the Luxe Lounge! Dance to tunes spun by a DJ, enjoy great drink specials and free party favors, and stick around for the free champagne toast at midnight.
After celebrating at the Luxe Lounge, take advantage of the Luxe Bus as your designated driver. The bus will be available starting at 6 p.m. to transport guests aged 21 and older to and from the Luxe Lounge. Call 520-840-3159 for more information or to reserve a ride.
Your biggest challenge in making New Year’s Eve plans might be deciding which of these great options to choose!

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Carolyn Sostrom is a long-time Arizona resident who loves desert sunsets, warm weather and zumba. As a writer, she’s covered technology, medical and travel topics.

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