December Things To Do Winter Holidays Event around Phoenix AZ area
Winter is undeniably the best time of the year in Phoenix — temperatures are finally dipping under 100. Resident in Phoenix area enjoys blue skies and highs in the 60s and 70s during the winter months. Winter nights in the desert can get chilly, be sure to grab some jackets if you are heading out for winter events.
💡 Lights of the World
Combining the age-old Chinese tradition of lanterns with cutting-edge technology and lights. The Lights of the World lantern displays extend from 18 to 60 feet, showcasing features of different cultures and civilizations around the globe.
Illumination is Arizona’s largest holiday drive-thru light show that is fully synchronized to your favorite music. This 1-mile long driving attraction will feature millions of holiday lights synchronized to holiday music throughout 14 acres of the newest state of the art holiday lights and displays.
Location: Norterra 27701 N. Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ 85085
Date: November 16, 2017 – January 14, 2018 daily
Time: Friday and Saturday, 6:00pm – 11:30pm; Sunday-Thursday 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Price: $29.50 – $34.50 per car
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⛸️ Skate Westgate
Skate Westgate, the West Valley’s only outdoor ice skating rink, is back for its second year along with an expansive holiday lineup of free festivities including horse-drawn carriage rides, nightly snowfall, a tree lighting, photos with Santa and a Menorah lighting.
ZooLights shines with millions of lights, a three-story lighted tree, hundreds of glimmering light displays, lakeside Music-in-Motion shows and more!
Location: Phoenix Zoo 455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park Phoenix, AZ 85008
Date: November 22, 2017 – January 14, 2018
Time: 5:30pm to 10:30pm nightly
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🎅 Christmas at the Princess
The holiday-themed extravaganza features a desert ice skating rink surrounding by a lovely cactus garden. Take a stroll around the resort’s grounds and lagoons, which is decorated with more than 1.6 million lights. Enjoy 14-foot poinsettias, large-scale toy soldiers, graceful swans, and more than 100 trees lit up with holiday lights.
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Date: November 22, 2017 – December 31, 2017
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🎄 Las Noches De Las Luminarias
This year, the Garden will be aglow for 21 magical evenings and will feature more than 8,000 hand lit luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and the sights and sounds of 10 unique entertainment ensembles, including local favorite, Simply Three.
💡 Glendale Glitters
Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event in Phoenix area. The stunning display of 1.5 million lights illuminates 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona.
❄️ Winter Wonderland at Butterfly Wonderland
Butterfly Wonderland welcomes back its annual holiday spectacular, Winter Wonderland. Guests will enjoy awe-inspiring 7 foot tall live angels throughout the conservatory in addition to festive décor and live holiday music.
🙏 Mesa Temple Gardens Christmas Lights
Join in a celebration of the birth of Christ at the Mesa Arizona Temple Gardens this Christmas season. The display has hundreds of thousands of colorful lights; uniquely illuminated palm trees and flower gardens; an inspiring nativity scene; a display of Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem
⛸️ CitySkate Holiday Ice Rink
Get into the spirit of winter by skating on a real ice rink in downtown Phoenix. Central Avenue is transformed into an ice skater’s dream, decorated with a massive holiday tree and thousands of twinkling lights.
🎅 Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade
The parade launches from Mill Avenue at Rio Salado and heads south on Mill. The parade will feature as many as 40 units, including floats, balloons, clowns, novelty units, marching bands, and the arrival of Santa Claus.
🎄 Merry Main Street
Various activities throughout the month of December. Tree lighting ceremony and then the opening of the Winter Wonderland Ice Rink and Jack Frost Food Truck Forest. Vendors, food and activities will line Main Street for the beginning of this holiday festival.
💡 Festival of Light
From after Thanksgiving until the New Year, Chandler Boulevard from 24th Street to Desert Foothills Parkway is illuminated with more than a million white LED lights. The incredible desert landscape is decked out with miniature white lights and with clusters of white strands high amongst the treetops.
❄️ Winter Wonderland on the farm
Bonfires, Ice Skating, Hayrides to the Deer, Petting Zoo, Holiday lighted Train rides, Country Store, Bakery, Hotdog Roasting, Breakfast & Lunch and even DRIVE-In Movies! Spend Christmas on the Farm for a whole lotta family fun!
🎅 Parade of Lights
Enjoy a cool nighttime parade where every entry is beautifully decorated with colorful holiday lights. After the parade, enjoy the official lighting of the annual Tumbleweed Tree!
🎈 Holiday Balloon Glow 2017
Come enjoy 10+ hot air balloons, kids activities, live entertainment, and more! Free event and parking. Located in the lot North of Macy’s.
Location: SanTan Village 2218 E. Williams Field Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295
Date: December 2, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
⛵ Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade
Celebrate The 18th Annual Tempe Boat Parade. The Fantasy of Lights Boat parade will feature as many as 50 festively lighted boats of all sizes. This year line up including live music, food, photos with Santa and complete with colorful fireworks display!
❄️ The North Pole Experience
The North Pole Experience (NPX) is the home of Santa’s authentic workshop and one-of-a-kind Christmas adventure in Arizona. Families will enjoy this “Christmas adventure of a lifetime” with a trolley ride to the North Pole through a magic portal.
🚂 The Polar Express
Experience the magic of The Polar Express, the classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. The Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express comes to life when the train departs the Depot in Williams, AZ for a journey through the dark and quiet wilderness for a special visit to the “North Pole.”
🎪 Zoppé An Italian Family Circus
The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests into the intimate 500 seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition. Starring Nino the clown, the circus is propelled by a central story (as opposed to individual acts) that feature acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation.
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