2018 New Years Events in Sedona Verde Valley

Ring in the New Year in Sedona Verde Valley. Here are some of our favorite things to do in and around Sedona for this New Years.


Blazin’ M Ranch: New Year Magic with Eric Gilliam!

Make the fall and winter seasons truly magical as illusionist Eric Gilliam debuts on stage at the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood. The Blazin’ Magic dinner and show is a unique combination of magic, comedy and audience participation. The former World Teen Magic Champion has won many awards and prizes since he started performing at age twelve, among them, the award for the most original and innovative stage act presented to him by Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas.

Eric’s sleight of hand, illusions, and stage presentation have taken him regularly overseas, performing on prime time TV shows in London, Rome, and most recently an exclusive show in Spain. He continues entertaining in the U.S., performing several hundred public and private stage shows every year. The high energy show of magic, laughter, fascination and crowd participation has entertained and amazed audiences of all ages. Several of the magic routines performed are not seen in any other show. Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, the 26 year old entertainer likes to incorporate a winter scene into one of his acts. The performance will reveal to the audience that not everything seen can be explained! Book your tickets before they disappear like magic!

Verde Canyon Railroad: Family New Year’s Eve Train

Spend your New Year’s Eve aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad for an unforgettable experience! Travel in the classic railroad car seating that has characterized train travel from its inception. Vintage Pullman-style upholstered seats are near panoramic windows. Approximately 74 people ride comfortably in each coach car. Convenient food and beverage centers sell snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine. All cars access a shaded open-air viewing car.

Or, choose from any of the specialty seating options, including in one of eight first-class cars, all accessing open-air viewing cars. Each car has panoramic windows and living room-style seating with love seats and bistro-style chairs and tables. Along with spacious accommodations, first-class passage includes Champagne upon departure, full-service cash bars with premium liquor, beverage service at each seat and complimentary Southwestern-style appetizers. First-class service has fewer passengers indoors and out. All cars access a shaded open-air viewing car.

Out of Africa Park

Gear up for your New Year’s Eve party with a fun-filled day at Out of Africa! Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mingus Mountains of Camp Verde, Out of Africa Wildlife Park is nestled on over 100 acres of rolling hills and valleys. This setting is home to hundreds of exotic mammals, birds, and reptiles from all over the world. It’s the perfect place to raise the awareness of our exotic neighbors while promoting understanding through in-person contact. It truly is an awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild.

There are several ways to engage the splendor of the Wildlife Preserve, which actually encompasses all aspects of the park, from the free-roaming Serengeti to the entertainment arena and courts, even to the spacious habitats located throughout the park. Each element was designed to give you a chance to see these beautiful creatures and their natural behavior up-close. For your benefit, many of these habitats have unobstructed photo platforms, so you can photograph the animals in the purest sense – fence free.

Cliff Castle Casino: New Year’s Eve and Noon Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is awesome at Cliff Castle! We’ve got two great free parties, exciting games on the floor and a champagne toast to the New Year at midnight! Wheel Spins every half hour from 4p-11:30p for $1,800, and at 12:30a, one guest spins for a chance at $118,000! Features shows by Furious George and the Mike Reeve’s Band, starting at 9p-1a.

The New Year’s Eve excitement happens too late for some of you. That’s why we’ve got NOON YEAR’S EVE: December 31, 2017 at the Hotel Event Center, from 12p-3p. This year we are headlining the Neil Diamond tribute band: Eddie Diamond and the AZ Diamond Band! Your hosts, Tom and Shondra, will entertain before and after the band.