There is something special about New Year's Eve festivals and raves because everything is sparkly and exciting. Bringing in the new year is best when you're with people you love, and doing it alongside your rave fam will make the experience unlike any other. This year we're stoked to bring in 2022 at Decadence Arizona—an annual festival going down at the Rawhide Western Town & Events Center just outside of Phoenix on December 30th and 31st, 2021. Read on for everything you need to know about Decadence Arizona, from where to stay to what to wear.
Lineup and Tickets
Getting There/Where to Stay
The Rawhide Western Town & Events Center is located just south of Phoenix in Chandler, Arizona and is right off of I-10. The event itself is about a 30 minute drive from Downtown Phoenix, which is about $25 on Uber if you book ahead. Decadence also offers travel packages which you can learn more about here.
What Can I Bring?
There is a list of things you can and cannot bring into Decadence Arizona on the festival website here. Note that this festival does not allow totems.
What Should I Wear?
You should wear whatever makes you feel confident and beautiful! iHeartRaves just dropped a collection of gorgeous New Year's Eve inspired pieces that would be perfect for Decadence. The weather in Arizona in late-December is pretty cold, even for the desert, so I recommend packing some longer pants or chaps that will keep you warm. Here are some of my favorite pieces from iHeartRaves that you can wear to Decadence Arizona:
Shop the full New Year's Eve 2021 collection at iHeartRaves here.
Halloween is fast approaching, and we all know the best part of this holiday is choosing the ultimate costumes! As ravers, we are no strangers to dressing up, and Halloween is an awesome time to show off our style skills. There are so many directions you can go in when deciding what to be for Halloween, so we’re giving you some suggestions to make your decision a little easier.
Out Of This World
Extraterrestrial themes are huge in the rave world, and Halloween is the best excuse to dress up as a sexy alien or a house-loving astronaut. There are also a ton of opportunities for couples and group costumes that fit this theme! Build an alien squad with your friends in the Cosmic Chaos Alien Costume and the Solstice Kiss Holo Set, or explore the unknown in matching astronaut suits. Add some glitter, and you will surely have an out-of-this-world Halloween experience!
Embrace Your Wild Side
Feeling wild this spooky season? Cowgirl costumes are super cute and perfect for any Halloween event. Embrace your wild side and let loose with a cowboy hat and your best chaps, or make it glam!
Certain costumes will never go out of style. Classic costumes come back every year because they are timeless. If you’re feeling scary this Halloween, try a holographic skeleton or a seductive devil costume. If you’re going for a flirtier vibe, you can never go wrong with the Team Techno Cheerleader outfit. This fit is a fun take on the basic cheerleader costume! You can make any of the classics your own with glitter, accessories, and other modern twists.
Have a legendary Halloween dressed as your favorite mythical creature! Fairies, elves and unicorns are not only charming characters, but they are also very trendy right now. These Fractal Fantasy Fairy Wings will transform any outfit into an enchanting fairy ensemble. You could also pair this Rainbow Unicorn Costume with some sparkly fishnets for a dazzling festival look!
Ravers love to dress up year-round. But if there's one thing that we don't get to do often, it's bring the spooky vibes with scary costumes around Halloween! This time of year is the perfect time to show off your spooky side, with costumes that are gory, creepy, or all around terrifying.
No matter what you decide to be this year, you can’t go wrong. As long as you’re feeling like your best self, you’re going to slay this Halloween!