Ring In 2018 In Downtown Flagstaff



2017 has come to a close and we’re ready to ring in the New Year at these NYE celebrations in Downtown Flagstaff! So here’s to the best, last night of 2017!

  • New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at Hops on Birch: On Sunday, Dec. 31st, from 7pm-2am join Hops for their First Annual NYE Ball featuring: a local tap takeover of Mother Road Beer, Wanderlust Brewing Company, and Historic Brewing Company, a best mask contest where you can win a Mug Club Membership and merchandise, champagne bottles will be $12, live music by Enormodome, and food from 3’s in the tree’s. This event is FREE for everyone, just wear a masquerade mask!! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/387370995024217/.
  • Majerle’s Sports Grill New Year’s Party: Kick off the 2018 New Year at Majerle’s Sports Grill on Dec. 31st from 9pm-2am! Grab a table so you can go out and enjoy the annual Pine Cone Drop then go right back in after midnight and party your way into the New Year!!! DJ RINZLER will be playing all of your favorite music all night long!! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/930137910467714/.
  • The McMillan NYE 2018 Celebration with DJ Bear Cole: Dance the night away to a mix of dance music from all genres and generations on Dec. 31st from 8pm-2am! Celebrate the coming of 2018 in style, drink some amazing cocktails, and play in the vintage arcade! The McMillan and DJ Bear Cole will bring you into 2018 with a touch of class, and a ton of fun! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552822561450161/.
  • The Orpheum Presents NYE ft: Gravy, STIG, and Quinn & The Confluence: Join The Orpheum once again for their annual New Year’s Eve party on Dec. 31st at 8pm! There will be family friendly activities until 10pm and re0entry all night so you don’t miss the Pinecone Drop! The first 50 people in the door will get their choice of NYE swag! More info and to purchase tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/511393579234075/.
  • State Bar New Year’s with Dub and Down with the Blues: On Dec. 31st, from 9pm-1am, celebrate the New Year with Dub and Down with the Blues, and drink specials! Because what’s New Year’s Eve without champagne?! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/152969112142728/.
  • Lumberyard’s NYE Pre Resolution Bash – On Dec. 31st, from 10pm-2am, ring in the New Year with no cover, country DJ and dancing, $6.50 Yard Jars and champagne bottles, and a balloon drop filled with specials and prizes! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/107325776725364/.
  • Collins New Year’s Eve Celebration: From 10:30pm-1am on Dec. 31st, celebrate New Year’s Eve in downtown Flagstaff at Collins Irish Pub & Grill. Reserve your booth — includes champagne, noise makers & party supplies for your group. Starting at $150. Call (928) 214-7363 to reserve today! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1924302014553980/.
  • Monsoon New Year’s Eve Celebration: Celebrate the New Year at Monsoon from 10:30pm-1am on Dec. 31st. With prime Pinecone Drop viewing from our patio reserve your booth today, including champagne, noise makers & party supplies to ring in 2018 in style with your family and friends! Call (928) 226-8844 to reserve now. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2201261400101142/.
  • The Great Pinecone Drop Presented by the Weatherford Hotel: Don’t miss the traditional countdown celebration in Downtown Flagstaff on Dec. 31st! The Weatherford Hotel’s giant pinecone drops at 10pm to coincide with New York’s Times Square celebration and again at midnight to mark the beginning of 2018 in Arizona!
  • Mountain Line Free Service & Extended NYE Hours: Mountain Line buses will be rolling through town past midnight to offer Flagstaff residents and visitors a safe and reliable New Year”s Eve transportation option. Service will also be free on all routes, all day long. Because New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday, Mountain Line will operate on its regular weekend schedule until 5:45 p.m. At that time, buses will be added and frequency will be increased on most routes to accommodate those heading out to the annual Pine Cone Drop event and other celebrations throughout town. More info: https://mountainline.az.gov/news-events/mountain-line-to-offer-extended-new-years-eve-hours-free-service-all-day/.
  • Skating Rink at the Visitor Center: The first skating rink to come to Downtown Flagstaff for the holiday season will be open December  31st and January 1st from 10am-4pm. Skating and rentals are free for everyone!

Downtown For The Holidays

The holiday season has begun and there is something happening every day! Your favorite events are back for another great year of Downtown for the Holidays!

Download your December event calendar HERE: 2017 Holiday Calendar.

Winter MoviesEnjoy free holiday movies every Saturday from November 25th – December 16th at The Orpheum Theater. Doors open at 10:30am with crafts and treats available, and the movie begins at 11am. Schedule: Nov25th – The Grinch, Dec2nd-The Santa Clause, Dec9th – Polar Express, Dec16th – Elf. Click here for more info.


WinterWonderlandJoin us for Downtown’s annual tree lighting and free pictures with Santa! Winter Wonderland begins at 3pm in Heritage Square with Elsa, hot cocoa, s’mores, and cookie decorating and luminaria bag decorating! The Community band will perform from 4-5pm, followed by the Basis Choir, and then the tree will be lit at 5:30pm, followed by pictures with Santa from 6-8pm! Click here for more info.

Jingle Bell Shop is on Tuesday, December 5th, from 4-7pm. Don’t leave your holiday shopping until the last minute this year! Enjoy local musicians in participating downtown businesses while you shop! Click here for more info.



BreakfastWithSantaBreakfast with Santa takes place at the Historic Weatherford Hotel on Saturday, December 9th and Saturday, December 16th, from 9-11am. Enjoy pictures with Santa, a warm buffet style breakfast, cookie decorating, and lasting memories! Tickets are $15 each. This event is already sold out for this season, but put it on your calendars for next year!


ParadeTake part in the annual Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 9th, at 6pm! Get bundled up and get downtown early to make sure you have the best seat for watching the festive holiday floats go by!



LuminariaStrollContinue this new holiday tradition in Downtown Flagstaff. Last year was the first Luminaria Stroll through downtown and it continues this year on Tuesday, December 12th, beginning at 5pm. Stroll along glowing streets, find the bags that you may have decorated, and enjoy the sounds of carolers. Click here for more info.


WindowContest23 of our downtown businesses have joined in on a friendly competition! Beginning December 6th through December 20th, you can vote on your favorite decorated windows! Pictures of each window will be posted on Downtown Flagstaff’s Instagram and Facebook. Just get on and give your favorites a like! The 1st and 2nd place winners will receive prizes for the staff! Click here for more info.


Skating RinkBeginning December 9th through January 1st, there will be a free skating rink at the Visitor Center! The hours vary during weekdays and weekends, but everything is completely free! Be one of the first to skate in Downtown Flagstaff at this never before seen skating rink!



Pinecone DropRing in the New Year with the famous Pinecone Drop presented by the Weatherford Hotel! Be a part of the magic as the downtown streets fill with locals and visitors to watch the Pinecone Drop at 10pm and again at 12am!



Slack Friday

Enjoy SlackFriday_Ada relaxed shopping experience downtown on Friday, November 24. Skip the long lines at 3am, sleep in, have a mimosa, and still get all the best deals downtown all day Friday! With over 35 businesses offering great deals on unique items, it’s the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping! Some of these businesses are also participating in the Holiday Shopping Passport, so you can earn the chance to win prizes at the same time! And don’t forget that over 30 businesses will also pay for your parking: parkflag.org/parkingangels.

Participating Businesses:

Aspen Sports Flagstaff – 15% off all day.
Rainbow’s End – cookies, hot cocoa, special sales, and open late.
Mountain Sports Flagstaff – free mimosas, hot cider, and cookies.
Bright Side Bookshop – free “blind date with a book” with any purchase.
The Garden Thrift – Spin the wheel to win free gifts and discounts.
The Hoot Mart – 50% off coffee, hot cocoa, and bagels.
Basement Marketplace – giant sale, $15 coats, vests, and sweaters.
p.j. chilcottage – Buy one get one 50% off custom Flagstaff T’s.
Black Hound Gallerie – 2 for $5 stickers.
Sage Brush Trading Co. – buy one get one 50% off cozy socks.
The R2 Studio – 50% off gift certificate for R2 photo experience.
Babbitt’s Backcountry – Refreshments in store.
Fool’s Gold. – 20% off one regular priced item.
ZANI cards & gifts – 15% off.
Shoes & Such – Buy 2 get 2 free leggings, scarves, socks, mittens, and pouches.
Starrlight Books – 10% off.
Peace Surplus – 20% off any non-sale item (excludes Garmin and Thule).
Flagstaff Sports Exchange – 20% off any store owned item + refreshments.
Flagstaff General Store – 10% off total purchase.
Zombies Smoke Shop – 10% off.
Salt + Peak Boutique – $10 gift card for every $50 spent.
The Golden Hive – 15% off all beeswax candles.

Late for The Train – 50% off all black coffee all day.
Majerle’s Sports Grill – 15% off entire bill and drink specials.
Lumberyard Brewing Company – $6.50 Bloody Mary and Mimosa 32oz Yard Jars.
Criollo Flagstaff – Happy hour pricing on traditional and seasonal mason jar margaritas.
Sweet Shoppe Candy Store – Place holiday gift basket order and get 10% off.
The Toasted Owl Cafe – 5 cent mimosas and 50% off one pastry.
Aspen Deli – buy one sandwich get one 50% off.
Altitudes Bar and Grill – 20% off food when you mention Slack Friday.
Mix Flagstaff – $2 mimosas and Bloody Mary’s all day.

Download a flyer with all the deals here: SlackFridayDeals

It’s Easy To Shop Local This Holiday Season

The holiday season is right around the corner, but don’t worry, we’re here to help with your shopping plans. The 2017 Flagstaff Holiday Shopping Passport is here! Shop in your favorite downtown businesses from Black Friday until New Years Day, and enter to win great prizes! Last year the Holiday Shopping Passport brought nearly $30,000 to the downtown businesses in Flagstaff, and we have even higher hopes for this season.

Download your passport here: FLGHolidayPassport-2017

How It Works:

Shop at five of the participating businesses OR spend a total of $250 to enter to win any of the great prizes. A sticker will be added to your passport with each purchase to document each business you shop at along with how much you’ve spent. Once you’ve reached the goal of 5 businesses or $250, you can leave your completed passport at any of the participating businesses.

The Flagstaff Holiday Shopping Passport runs from Black Friday, November 24th to New Year’s Day, January 1st. Passports will be available at any of the participating businesses listed below. 

Participating Businesses:


Happy Shopping!

Get to Know Your Downtown Business Owners – Alley Cats


There is no doubt about it, there is definitely something special about Downtown Flagstaff. Maybe it’s the people, the businesses, or the history behind all of it! We decided it was time to really get to know our business owners and hear their downtown stories.

Janice (left) is the current owner of Alley Cats Haircutting Salon. Her business has been located in the same spot in Downtown Flagstaff for 25 years! The doors to Alley Cats opened in 1992 and remain open to their regulars and newcomers. And just like many places downtown, there is a story behind Alley Cats and how it got the name. When the salon first opened it was called Floyd’s and a cutout of the profile of Floyd Lawson (from The Andy Griffith Show) was on the front window. Well, the family of the character Floyd was traveling through Flagstaff on their way to the Grand Canyon and said that the name “Floyd” could not be used. So the nameless haircutting salon hosted a contest, the public submitted names, and the name Alley Cats came out on top!

Janice started out as a hairdresser at Alley Cats and then bought the business from the original owner and promised to keep it the same, and that’s exactly what she has done. She wants people to feel at home in the salon, and at one point was doing three generations of hair. Although that family is no longer located in Flagstaff, they will stop in to say hi when they are in town. “Downtown has a different feeling than any other part of Flagstaff. People are kind, business owners are serious about their business, and Downtown just has a sense of family and love”, says Janice. Lunch breaks are at Mountain Oasis and down time is spent on the hidden Pasto patio. Over the years neighboring business owners have become like brothers and sisters to Janice. Clients have been going to Alley Cats for 25 years and many business owners and their families support the downtown haircutting salon.

“I could never go to another city and create what I have here in Downtown Flagstaff. Come join our family at Alley Cats!” – Janice

Alley Cats is located 19 N. San Francisco and you can visit their Facebook page for more information.

4th of July

Fourth of July weekend is almost here, and it’s one of the best days of the year to be downtown!

Weekend Events

Local First Arizona has set up a 20% off discount that runs from July 1st through the 9th at select local businesses! Take your free “Golden Coupon” to downtown businesses including Toasted Owl, Bright Side Bookshop, Mountain Sports, Olive the Best, Majerle’s Sports Grill, Peace Surplus, Mother Road Brewing, Aspen Deli, Aspen Sports, Alpine Pedaler, The Golden Hive, and Zani Gifts and Cards to get 20% off different items depending on the business! Download your Golden Ticket HERE.

With different events and musicians each day, Art in the Park runs July 1st through the 3rd, with beautiful artwork, live music and creative goods on display at Wheeler Park from 9am to 6pm daily.


July 1st

Yoga on the Lawn is at 9am on the courthouse lawn, it’s just $5 to drop in and it’s in the shade! We are giving away a Prana yoga mat provided by Peace Surplus, so come out and get your weekend off to a great start!

Moana is playing as our weekly movie on the square, and Princess Moana herself will be there to meet everyone! Giant games start at 4, music by the Flagstaff Community Band at 5 and the movie begins at sundown.


July 2nd

The Flagstaff Community Market is bustling from 8am to 12pm by the city hall with all kinds of fresh produce and goodies for the whole family.

There are a ton of diverse brunch places and beautiful outdoor patios to enjoy downtown, it’s the perfect place to spend a quiet Sunday morning!


July 4th

The Downtown Mile kicks off Independence Day at 7am on Heritage Square, put on by Run Flagstaff and the city. Some local restaurants will be opening early at 6am, including MixPay and Take, Downtown Diner, and Grand Canyon Cafe, and Bigfoot BBQ will be open at 8am!

The Parade starts at 9am and will follow the same downtown route it has for over 20 years! This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring” and patriotic attire is encouraged!

The Hotel Weatherford will be having a burrito bar from 8am to 11am, enjoy the view of the parade from the balcony and celebrate! Tickets are $20 if you call ahead and $25 at the door.

Dad’s Day Downtown

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, and shopping can be difficult for the man who seems to have everything. Luckily there are all sorts of unique gifts and local spots downtown to take Dad for a great meal, a beer, a sweet treat or a bit of each!

Family Hiking at Hart Prairie1

There are so many great things to find for the dad who loves the outdoors at all of these local outfitters:

Babbitt’s Backcountry Outfitters

Peace Surplus

Aspen Sports

Mountain Sports Flagstaff


We all know dad is the master of the grill, but these restaurants can hold their own for dad’s day off:

Bigfoot Bar-B-Q

Diablo Burger

Collins Irish Pub and Grill

Altitudes Bar and Grill


Downtown Flagstaff is home to some amazing local breweries and casual pub fare your dad is sure to appreciate:

Lumberyard Brewing Co

Flagstaff Brewing Co

Hops on Birch

Dark Sky Brewing Co

Mother Road Brewing Co


For your dad’s sweet tooth, check out some of these great spots to pick up some nuts, chocolate, gelato, ice cream and more!

Flagstaff Nut House

The Sweet Shoppe

Flagstaff Chocolate Co

Supernova Froyo

Hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day and enjoy all Flagstaff has to offer!

June Locals’ Night


Locals’ Night is Tuesday, June 20th from 3-7pm!  Join us downtown for a fun night out and take advantage of the awesome deals from our downtown businesses!!

Altitudes Bar and Grill – $1 train shots
Bright Side Bookshop – 25% off one full price item
Flagstaff Soap Company – 20% off activated charcoal soap
We Are Fool’s Gold – Wine and beer while you browse and a FREE necklace with every purchase
Gallyvant – 25% off one regular priced item and refreshments.
Mountain Sports Flagstaff – Buy one get one free trucker hats
Pasto Cucina Italiana – Happy hour all night featuring $5 appetizers and $5 cocktails and house wine.
Peace Surplus – 20% off non-sale item and a free Peace Surplus carabiner with purchase.
Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery – Buy one pastry get the other 50& off.
Shoes & Such – Buy one get one free scarves.
Aspen Deli – Free cookie or brownie with the purchase of a sandwich.
Aspen Sports Flagstaff – 20% off one non sale item
Bigfoot BBQ – Buy one get one draft beers
Weatherford Hotel Flagstaff – Game night at Charly’s
The Commerce – Half price from 6-7pm
Criollo Flagstaff – Mason jar margaritas $17.50 traditional and $20 seasonal.
The McMillan – Music, 30% off tequila and $3 tacos
Majerle’s Sports Grill – Free root beer floats
Mix Flagstaff – 50% off entire menu
p.j. chilcottage – Buy one get one soaps (limit 6)
MonteVista CocktailLounge – $6 Whiskey Chais
Sosoba – Half price form 5-6
Steep – Leaf Lounge – Buy one get one free drinks

May Locals’ Night


 Locals’ Night is Tuesday, May 16th, beginning at 3pm!  Take advantage of the amazing deals our downtown businesses are offering as a way to show some appreciation to our locals, and listen to the live music on Heritage Square by Quinn & the Confluence!  Bring your friends and family out and share your experience on social media using #FlagstaffLocalsNight.

Altitudes Bar and Grill – half price salads
Bright Side Bookshop – 10% off any hardcover book (just be a part of or join the frequent buyer club).
Babbitt’s Backcountry – 20% off one item
Majerle’s Sports Grill – Free root beer floats
Mountain Sports Flagstaff – meet at the shop at 2:30pm to hike Sinclair Wash and then return to the shop for music by Raillery, FREE Lumberyard Brewing Company beer, and 20% off Toad&Co.
Naked Mobile – Free pizza and pictionary
The McMillan – music by Jon Borham
Peace Surplus – 10% off any one non-sale item and a free Peace Surplus carabiner with any purchase.
Rainbow’s End – Surprise gifts for everyone and wine and snacks
Shoes & Such – Buy one get one small stud earrings
Bigfoot BBQ – buy one get one draft beers
Weatherford Hotel Flagstaff (Charly’s) – Game night with Vault: Bringing Back Game Night
Criollo Flagstaff – Mason jar margaritas ($17.50 traditional, $20 seasonal)
Karma Sushi – fill out check insert to win a Karma swag bag
Mix Flagstaff – 50% entire menu
Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery – Buy one get one free cookies
P.J. Chilcottage – Buy one get one free hand soaps (limit 6)
MonteVista CocktailLounge (Rendezvous) – $6 Whiskey Chais
The Sweet Shoppe & Nut House - Buy 1lb. of fudge get 1/2lb. free

Aspen Deli - free cookie when you buy a sandwich.

Flagstaff Sports Exchange – 10% off any one item and 25% off when you sign up for their newsletter.

Get Ready For Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day is less than a week away, and that means there is a good chance that some of you are running around trying to find the perfect gift for Mom. Lucky for you our downtown shops have everything you need!

Zani Cards & Gifts – Forget the cookie cutter cards from Target. Zani has the most unique cards that will show Mom just how much you love her! There are also one-of-a-kind gifts to be found there. [107 W Phoenix Ave., (928) 774-9409]

Sutcliffe Floral -  What’s a Mother’s Day without flowers? Sutcliffe Floral will be designing bouquets and delivering beautiful blooms to Mom all week, so get your orders in now or stop by and pick something out yourself. [111 N Beaver St., (928) 774-0670]

Fizzy Bella Bath Boutique  –  Bring the spa to Mom and pamper her with all-natural and handcrafted skin and body care products made here in Downtown Flagstaff. Mom will love their bath fizzies and whipped shea body butter! [17 N Leroux St., (928) 774-1717]

The Sweet Shoppe & Nut House AND Flagstaff Chocolate Company  -  Get something just as sweet as Mom at one of our downtown candy shops. Both The Sweet Shoppe and Flagstaff Chocolate Company have handmade chocolates and candies that any mom with a sweet tooth will enjoy. [Sweet Shoppe: 15 E Aspen Ave, (928) 213-9000; Chocolate Company: 120 N Leroux St., (928) 779-5611]

Blendz, FLG Terroir, or Vino Loco - If you need something for Mom to pair with her sweets, then a bottle of wine is perfect! At Blendz you ca put Mom’s photo on a bottle of her favorite wine. Bottles range from $10 – $34 and that includes a photo label. All three locations have amazing selections of wine for Mom! [Blendz: 21 E Aspen Ave., (928) 779-6445; FLG Terroir: 17 N San Francisco, (928) 773-9463; Vino Loco: 22 E Birch Ave, (928) 226-1674]


18278136_1296876340347785_4611830532034135079_oMountain Sports Flagstaff is raffling off a $1200 prize package from local jeweler Jay McCormick! Raffle tickets are $5, you can enter until Friday, and the winner will be drawn on Saturday!



18221941_10154939017333801_5233455045958385491_nPJ Chilcottage is also hosting a Mother’s Day giveaway on Instagram! Go follow them at @pjchilcottage and enter to win one of three $50 gift cards! You have until the 13th to enter and the winners will be drawn on Mother’s Day.