Great Pine Cone Drop Cancelled

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (December 29, 2021)— The Weatherford Hotel’s 2022 Great Pine Cone Drop Event is CANCELLED this year due to the recent rising spread of the Omicron variant as well as staffing shortages caused by the virus surge. This includes the 12pm (noon), 10pm, and 12am (midnight) drops. We are completely devastated to be putting this event on pause as our staff and management team have been looking forward to hosting this event and ringing in 2022 together, but it is necessary to keep the community of Flagstaff, all visitors, and our hotel staff’s health and safety a top priority. With the event historically drawing 10,000+ revelers in shoulder-to-shoulder conditions, it has been determined in accordance with the guidance of the CDC and statewide health professionals to be unsafe for the public in the current Covid climate and recent surging of the Omicron variant this holiday season. The pine cone will NOT be dropping and there will be NO gathering allowed in the streets of the downtown.

New Year’s festivities inside the Weatherford will be taking place with additional covid protocols and reduced capacity limits to ensure the safety of our guests. These festivities include VIP Golden Ticket Holders and Dinner Reservations.

We are devastated to make this tough call as we wanted nothing more than to bring back this great tradition, and will be ready to welcome you all back to the downtown in 2023. We wish you all a safe and happy New Year’s!


Weatherford Hotel Management