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Christmas at the Princess: 4.5 million lights to see at Scottsdale resort

Posted at 6:34 AM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 16:24:36-05

If you're looking for holiday lights, you may want to add the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess's "Christmas at the Princess" to the list.

Watch a video preview of the festival in the player above.

In its ninth year, the annual festival boasts more than 4.5 million lights, including a Christmas tree with 70,000 LED lights that have been choreographed to twinkle and change colors to 18 songs, and a lagoon featuring different lighted displays, including a pirate ship, a three-dimensional whale; and Nessie, a 30-foot Loch Ness monster.

Kids can make s'mores at "S'moresland" and warm up by the fire pits. There is a Ferris wheel, a carousel, and an ice slide that kids can slide down on a tube.

Santa is there for photos. Build-A-Bear has a mini-workshop there. And there is a 6,000-square-foot ice rink. Both Build-A-Bear and the ice rink have additional costs, not included with admission.


  • Self-park/admission is $55, which includes up to six activity wristbands.
  • Valet parking/admission is $85, which includes up to six wristbands.
  • Individual wristbands are $25.
  • Those who eat at one of the resort's restaurants and spend $75 will receive up to six wristbands and complimentary valet parking.