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Phoenix Things To Do: 20 events not to miss this week around the Valley, Dec. 2-8, 2019

Posted: 11:09 AM, Dec 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-04 16:07:20-05
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Here are the top events, festivals, concerts, and shows happening around Phoenix.

Omni Montelucia Tree Lighting (Dec. 3)
Where: Omni Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ 85253
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker (Dec. 5)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $23.50+

Queen Creek Festival & Parade (Dec. 5-7, Parade is Dec. 7)
Where: Festival is near Queen Creek Library; Parade starts off Sierra Park Blvd.
Time: Festival hours: Friday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
Admission: Carnival wristbands are $20

Merry Copa: Let It Snow (Dec. 6)
Where: Copper Sky Regional Park
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Joe Rogan (Dec. 6 & 7)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Admission: $59.50+

Tempe Festival of the Arts (Dec. 6-8)
Where: Downtown Mill Avenue
Time: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Home Alone in Concert (Dec. 6-8)
Where: Phoenix Symphony Hall
Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: $40+

Asian International Film Festival Arizona (Dec. 6-8)
Where: Pollock Tempe Cinemas, 1825 E Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284
Time: View schedule
Admission: $12-$15 per movie; passes start at $250

APS Electric Light Parade (Dec. 7)
Where: Parade begins near Central Ave. and Montebello Ave. in Phoenix
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Free

Free movie: "A Christmas Story" (Dec. 7)
Where: Tempe Center for the Arts
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Avondale WinterFest (Dec. 7)
Where: Avondale Civic Center
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

World Bazaar Phoenix (Dec. 7)
Where: 1813 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: Free

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 8)
Where: State Farm Stadium
Time: 2:25 p.m.
Admission: $300+

Jerry Colangelo Classic (Dec. 8)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Times: 11:30am - Tulane vs. St. Louis, 2:00pm - Saint Mary's vs. University of Dayton, 4:30pm - GCU vs. Liberty
Admission: $20+

Elf The Musical (Now, through Dec. 29)
Where: Arizona Broadway Theatre
Time: Showtimes vary by performance; some matinees available
Admission: $30+

A Christmas Story: The Play (Now, through Dec. 22)
Where: Desert Stages Theatre
Time: Showtimes vary by performance and date
Admission: $22-$28+

ONGOING

Las Noches De Las Luminarias (Nov. 29 - 30; other dates in December)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $19.95 - $34.95

Legends of Speed (Now, through March 15, 2020)
Where: Phoenix Art Museum
Time:
Admission: $14-$23 (The Phoenix Art Museum offers free admission on Wednesday, 3 p.m. - 9 p.m., on First Fridays from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., and noon to 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month. Legends of Speed is $5-$8 on those days and times.)

Wild Rising by Cracking Art (Now, through May 10, 2020)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden
Time: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: Included with regular garden admission, $13-$30

Victoria the T. Rex (Now, through May 25, 2020)
Where: Arizona Science center
Time: Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Normal center admission, $13-$18, plus $10-$12 to see Victoria exhibition

Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa (Now, through Sept. 13, 2020)
Where: Musical Instrument Museum
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $4-$10 for Congo exhibit only; $14-$27 for museum and Congo exhibit; $10-$20 for MIM only