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Flagstaff's New Year's Eve Pinecone Drop, fireworks canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

Flagstaff’s annual Great Pinecone Drop New Year’s Eve celebration has been cancelled due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

In a press release Wednesday, managers of the Weatherford Hotel – where the event has taken place since 1999 – said the omnicron variant as well as staff shortages led to the decision to cancel this year’s event.

The Great Pinecone Drop typically draws thousands of people to downtown Flagstaff for three separate pinecone drops, all of which have been canceled.

Flagstaff's city-sponsored New Year’s Eve fireworks displays have also been canceled.