FUN! 16 things to do this weekend around Phoenix

Posted at 3:53 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 17:53:04-05

What's happening this weekend?

Just because it's almost winter, doesn't mean we have to think about building a snowman or ice skating (although you can at CityScape), why not think about the beach and sand castles. The championship of sand castle making is happening at Salt River Fields this weekend--the creations are amazing.

If you're in the winter spirit, there are a bunch of holiday light displays to check out. Also happening, the Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Coyotes have games this weekend.

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Friday, Dec. 11

Phoenix ZooLights
Where: Phoenix Zoo
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 - $18, depending on night/member status

Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trailblazers
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena (downtown Phoenix)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $15+

The Nutcracker, presented by Ballet Etudes
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25 - $29

Star Wars Tribute on Main Street
Where: Downtown Mesa
Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: Free
** Star Wars costume contest, trivia, lighted Christmas tree, free screening of "The Polar Express."

Phoenix Festival of the Arts
Where: East side of Hance Park, Moreland and 2nd streets
Hours: Friday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Carefree Christmas Festival
Where: 100 Easy Street in downtown Carefree
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Electric light parade is Saturday at 6 p.m. followed by fireworks
Admission: Free

Arizona Coyotes vs Minnesota Wild
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $35+

Josh Wolf
Where: Stand Up Live
Time: 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Admission: $20

Ravyon Owen performance
Where: Copperleaf Gastrolounge, Old Town Scottsdale
Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 12:

World’s Best Sand Sculpting Championship
Where: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Time: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission: $12 (kids 2 and under are free)
**Salt River Fields is an advertiser of ABC15

A Christmas Carol
Where: Hale Theatre, 50 West Page Avenue, Gilbert
Time: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m.
Admission: $18 - $26
**Performances scheduled through Dec. 24. Times vary by date.

Thrill-seekers to repel down CityScape office tower
Where: CityScape in downtown Phoenix
Time: Anytime between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Free to watch. Those rappelling raised $1,000 for Arizona Special Olympics.

Mesa Arts Festival
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

So You Think You Can Dance
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $38 - $68

Glendale Christmas Parade
Where: Downtown Glendale
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: Free

Sunday, Dec. 13:

Kidz Bop Kids: Make Some Noise
Where: Livewire, 7320 E. Indian Place, Scottsdale
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 - $48

Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Admission: Vary by seat and section