The holiday season is officially in full swing!
Want to walk off some of that Thanksgiving dinner? How about taking a stroll around the grounds of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum? During the 'Foliage Finale Festival', you can do just this while sipping hot cider, listening to live music and just soaking in the gorgeous natural scenery.
In the mood for some holiday lights? ZooLights kicks off at the Phoenix Zoo. The trails of the zoo are lined with over 3.6 million lights and 700 lighted displays. The always popular dancing tree show is also back. And this year marks the introduction of ‘Music in Motion’. The musical light show will be held around the lake, with music set to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Should be a great time!
And Glendale Glitters opens this weekend. The display includes over 1.5 million multi-colored lights that cover over 16 blocks in Downtown Glendale. You can take a horse-drawn carriage through downtown, pick up some hand-crafted gifts or just enjoy the great free entertainment.
Head up to gorgeous Sedona and enjoy the Festival of Tree’s. What can you expect? It’s more than 45 Christmas trees and Gingerbread houses that are decorated in unique, artistic themes. Always a fabulous and free way to start your holiday season.!
And who doesn’t love a parade? The Electric Light Parade is this Saturday night in downtown Tempe. Along with the parade, you can see a tree-lighting ceremony and Santa Claus taking special gift requests from children.
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Where: Mesa Arts Center
When: Sat, Nov 24, 7:30p.m.
Cost: Start at $33.50
Southwest Shakespeare Company presents this popular tale, two years running.
Where: Superior, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
When: Fri, Nov 23, 8a.m. – 5p.m.
Live music, hot cider and lots of great opportunities to take some photo’s in Arizona’s oldest arboretum.
Where: The Phoenix Zoo
When: Nov 22 through Jan 6
Enjoy 3.6 million lights and 700 lighted displays. Always a Valley favorite.
When: Nov 23 – 31
Cost: Free Event
Over 45 Christmas trees and Gingerbread houses fully decorated in fun and exquisite ways. The trees all have different themes and incorporate different materials - some are indoor and others are outdoor trees.
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts
When: Frid, Nov 23 through Dec 3
Cost: Start at $20
Ballet Etudes presents this magical Christmas show, a must-see for generations of families.
Where: Downtown Glendale
When: Nov 23 - Jan 12
Cost: Free Events
More Info: 623-930-2299
Holiday entertainment, delicious food, hand-crafted holiday gifts, a children’s winter wonderland, horse-drawn carriage rides, shopping and a visit from Mr and Mrs Claus
Where: Phoenix, CityScape
When: Nov 23 – Jan 5
Cost: $12 (includes skate rental)
Take a whirl around the ice rink then enjoy beer, wine and hot chocolate. Celebrate the season at CityScape Phoenix!
Where: Downtown Tempe
When: Sat, Nov 24, 6p.m.
Cost: Free Event
The Tempe Fantasy of Lights kicks off with the Opening Night Parade, when Santa Claus arrives as the parade’s finale to take his seat and listen to children’s special gift requests.
Where: Downtown Prescott
When: Frid, Nov 23
Cost: Free Event
Mingle with artist and enjoy some wonderful art, yummy food and live music.
Where: Phoenix - US Airways Center
When: Sun, Nov 25, 7:30 PM
Cost: Start at $59
The rockers rock on for one night only in Phoenix.
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