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The Pine Cone Drop in Flagstaff, An Arizona Holiday Tradition
Every New Year's Eve since 1999, the City of Flagstaff welcomes the New Year with a downtown block party. The celebrating crowd witnesses a silver Pine Cone 8 feet long and 4 feet wide slowly drop and reach ground twice: at 10PM and 12 AM.
No Waterford Crystal glittering ball for these Westermers! Instead, citizens and guests get to watch a 70-pound silver pine cone (8 feet long by 4 feet wide) make an elegant descent to mark the midnight hour. The City of Flagstaff blocks off the streets and the party begins about 8 p.m.
A rocking D.J. broadcasts great music from the Weatherford hotel balcony. At 10 p.m. (midnight Eastern Standard Time) and again at Midnight Arizona Time, the hotel drops the silver pine cone from their cupola to ring in the New Year. Also at midnight, the city’s fabulous fireworks display fill the sky.
Embassy Suites Flagstaff is only minutes from all the festivities. All guests of Embassy Suites Flagstaff can enjoy:
*Full Two Room Suite
*Complimentary Cooked to Order Breakfast
*Evening Reception with Complimentary Drinks and Snacks
To ring in the New Year with Embassy Suites Flagstaff click below:
Nestled in the heart of Flagstaff, Arizona, the Embassy Suites Flagstaff hotel offers superb accommodations ideal for business and leisure travelers to the area. Make sure to review our Flagstaff Travel Package Deals that will enhance your Northern Arizona experience. . Stay at our downtown Flagstaff hotel and experience some of Arizona's hottest tourist attractions, including:
•Grand Canyon National Park
•Coconino Center for the Arts
•Arizona Snowbowl Ski and Recreation Area
•Wupatki National Monument
•Museum of Northern Arizona
Talk a look at the Pine Cone Drop from the past:
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In the heart of Flagstaff, AZ, Embassy Suites Flagstaff hotel is a proud winner of 2011 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.com. Enjoy Free Cooked to Order Breakfast Daily and Evening Managers Reception with free drinks & snacks and a 2 room suite.