New Year’s Eve is Over, Now What?

After the ball drops at midnight, we bet you’re going to be looking for something to do come Jan. 1. Well, we’ve got ideas for foodies, sports enthusiasts, couples, families and theater-goers alike.

On Jan. 1 …

Petite Maison

Join Petite Maison for a New Year’s Day “Bubbles for Breakfast” Brunch du Champagne from between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The three-course brunch will feature flowing glasses of champagne, mimosas and bellinis. Courses included smoked salmon, quiche lorraine, salade maison, flat iron steak, crab-stuffed crepes, poached eggs and more. There’s also a kids’ menu so that even the little ones can find something to enjoy. Cost is $29 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and reservations are strongly recommended, but not required.

Petite Maison is located at 7216 E. Shoeman Lane in Scottsdale 480.991.6887

Fiesta Bowl Tailgate Party

Jan. 1 will see the 40th annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl host the Big 12 Conference game between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Connecticut at 6 p.m. at the University of Phoenix stadium. Before kickoff, thousands of fans and will get pumped up for the big game between 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. by enjoying pep rallies, performances by the university marching bands and cheerleaders, games and food and beverage booths. Head to the Glendale Youth Sports Complex next to the University of Phoenix Stadium to join in all the fun, whether you have tickets to the game or not. Cost is $20, which includes one meal. Purchase tickets online here, or by calling 480.350.0911.

The Glendale Youth Sports Complex is located at Loop 101 and Bethany Home Road in Glendale

Through Jan. 8 …

Glendale Glitters

Glendale has more than just the Fiesta Bowl events to light up the city. The Glendale Glitters celebration includes horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers and more, but the real draw is the more than 1.5 million dazzling LED lights illuminating downtown Glendale. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and then stroll around Catlin Court and Murphy Park for a magical start to the new year. The lights will be on from 6 to 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 8, and there is no cost to enjoy the setting.
Glendale Glitters is located around Glendale and 59th avenues 623.930.2299
Through Jan. 9 …

Couples and families alike will appreciate a trip to the Phoenix Zoo for its annual Zoolights festival. Nightly from 6 to 10 p.m., there are festivities including live entertainment, holiday music, fun food and more than 500 sculptures comprised of millions of lights form animals such as kangaroos, lizards and monkeys. Cost is $10-$12 and Zoolights runs through Jan. 9.

Phoenix Zoo is located at 455 N. Galvin Parkway in Phoenix 602.914.4333

Through Jan. 16 …

Woody Guthrie’s American Song

Arizona Theatre Company presents “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” at the Herberger Theater Center. The performance grants the audience the opportunity to meet the man who gave America such songs as “Bound for Glory,” “Nine Hundred Miles” and “This Land Is Your Land,” songs about the open road and the beauty of nature even during trying times, particularly those during the Great Depression. Directed by Randal Myler, this production celebrates a great American who gave the country its voice. The performances run through Jan. 16 in Phoenix.

The Herberger Theater Center is located at 222 E. Monroe Street in Phoenix 602.254.7399

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