Final preps underway for party in 'Tempe Times Square'


by azfamily

Video report by Yetta Gibson

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 2 at 12:26 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. --  The Circle K New Year's Eve Block Party on Mill Avenue is one of Arizona's oldest and largest New Year's Eve parties and this year, it's going to be more fun than ever.

The Walter Project is bringing three massive Volkswagons. Including the World's largest Baja bug. These vehicles that glow and thump to the music.

This year, there will be 10,000 Kisses at midnight - Hershey's Kisses, that is - as well as the kisses from your sweeties.

The party is expected to draw about 30,000 people.

People can send in their selfies to #tempeNYE and see their own faces and NYE wishes on the big screen near the stage.

There will be 10 bands, three dance floors, a family fun zone, Arizona's biggest NYE kiss, as well as nine Year's Eve fireworks shows and free sparkling cider to warm you up as you count down to midnight.

Starting at 6 p.m., visitors can take part in interactive games and activities, view musical entertainment on local band side stages, and grab dinner or a late night snack from gourmet food trucks on hand.

Tickets at the gate are $25. For more information, check out

3TV's Yetta Gibson gave us a preview.