The holidays are here again. It’s time to pretend to like eggnog, watch the movie Love Actually multiple times, and start being extra nice to your boss before they cut your Christmas bonus check. With all the decisions at hand such as “what do I get my aunt’s new boyfriend I’ve never met before for Christmas,” there’s also the matter of where to have your annual Christmas party. Fortunately this year, there’s no shortage of places to get your holiday spirit on. Whether you’re in the mood for a themed party, trying to hit the clubs, or just looking for a nice dinner, we’ve got you covered. Keep these places in mind as you plan your Christmas celebrations this holiday season.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Luxx
136 Washington St. Phoenix
If you’re one of those people who bought an ugly Christmas sweater in college for a party at Greek Row, chances are you haven’t had many opportunities to wear it since. Luckily for you, now you can! This year on December 13th, (incidentally Friday the 13th), Club Luxx is hosting an ugly Christmas sweater party presented by Surge Nights as a part of their Legendary Fridays. The party goes from 9 pm to 2 am on the 14th and will feature DJs Yellwave and Eighty M. Come and enjoy $3 AMFs and Dos Equis all night long. Text SURGE to 64600 for free entry.
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Scotchdale Holiday Party
Clancy’s Pub 4432 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale
The Jack Room at Clancy’s Pub is dedicated to private parties and has a seating capacity of 50 with additional standing room. This year for the holiday season, The Jack Room is hosting the Scotchdale Christmas party, featuring the local brand Scotchdale Whiskey made right in Scottsdale. On December 21st, head over to Clancy’s for a karaoke, food, games, and complementary Scotchdale tasting. Additional ‘Scotchdale cocktails’ will be available as well. RSVP now at the event page. The party and tasing lasts from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Christmas Bar Crawl in Tempe
Multiple venues, see website for details
Presented by Crawl With Us, this year’s Christmas Bar Crawl promises to be a jolly time full of spiked eggnog and other holiday festivities. The crawl starts at 4 pm on Saturday December 14th. Check-in begins at Mill Cue Club. From there, crawlers will make their way through six different Tempe bars including; Fat Tuesday, Zuma, 414 Pub & Pizza, and Illegal Pete’s. Finally, the crawl concludes at Americana Tempe for the after party starting at 10 pm. General admission tickets are on sale now for $20, hurry while supplies last. Crawlers can look forward to 1-2 complimentary drinks/items, drink specials specifically for crawlers, a professional photographer, and a $500 costume contest.
Subzero Christmas Party
Dave and Buster’s 9460 West Hanna Lane, Glendale
For families looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate during this holiday season, Dave and Buster’s in Glendale is hosting a Christmas breakfast on Saturday the 14th. From 8 am to 11:30 am, families can enjoy scrambled eggs, sausage, oven roasted potatoes, warm bagels and cream cheese, assorted mini muffins and more. Tickets are available now. $10 game cards with unlimited gameplay are also available.
A Bloody Mary Christmas
Space 55, 1525 N 18th St., Phoenix
Everyone’s favorite bawdy Christmas play returns to Space55 this year. The musical chronicles three women from Sun City trying to make the most of the season as their world crumbles apart as they proceed to get more lit than the tree. Party hard and watch this instant Christmas classic. Tickets are on sale now for $10 for the 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd.
Hula’s Modern Tiki
5114 N. 7th Street, Phoenix
For those looking to have a fun and festive themed Christmas party, Hula’s Modern Tiki is the perfect place to host. Choose from either Hula’s Captain’s Cabin room or the Tiki room. The Cabin room is the perfect spot to host your friends for a night of holiday fun. Designed to look exactly like a ship’s cabin room from the 1940s. Get the full experience in either party room or call and make a reservation in the main dining room.
With multiple locations throughout the Valley, Culinary Dropout’s The Yard is among one of the best places to host a Christmas party this year. Culinary Dropout has private rooms for group dining that are perfect for you and your friends to enjoy and celebrate the holidays. Party it up by scarfing down wings, soft pretzels, or cheddar pork cracklings. See their website to make a reservation.
Blanco Tacos and Tequila at Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 E. Camelback Rd, #122
Blanco Taco at the Biltmore Fashion Park offers group dining in their downstairs private room. The hacienda style room can host parties for up to 90 standing or 60 seated. The room also includes your own bar for all your spiked eggnog needs. Located right in the Biltmore area, you couldn’t ask for a better location to have your Christmas party. Groups can also reserve the outdoor patio for groups of 30 or less. See Open Door to make a reservation.
Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails
2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Once again, Blue Hound is back to bring you all the Christmas feels as the restaurant and bar transforms into a Christmas themed popup cocktail bar. From the special holiday menu to the over the top Christmas decor, there’s no better place to have your Christmas party this season. Drinks are served in Christmas glasses and mugs, and in case you have a bit too much fun you can return the next day and enjoy their ‘Hair of the Dog’ weekend brunch. Blue Hound is also offering a special Christmas dinner on the 25th prepared by Executive Chef Dushyant Singh. Lunch will be served from 11 am to 3 pm on Christmas day and dinner from 5 pm to 10 pm.
Sippin’ Santa at Bitter and Twisted
1 W. Jefferson St. Phoenix
For the entire month of December, Bitter and Twisted has transformed itself into a winter wonderland bar with tiki themed holiday flair. From holiday palm trees, rum, snowflakes, rum, to huge light decorations and a lot more rum, you can’t get more festive than this. Sippin’ Santa is a first come first serve event but some reservations are welcome. See their website for more information.