EntertainmentThings To Do


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

4 festivals to not miss in Tempe this weekend
Posted at 11:09 AM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 16:07:20-05

PHOENIX — Looking for something to do this week?

Holiday Lights 2019: Here are 16 of the best Christmas displays to see in the Valley

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+


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
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