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Phoenix Things To Do: 22 events not to miss this week around the Valley, Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2019

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-01 17:58:03-05

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Westgate Entertainment District Tree Lighting (Nov. 26)
Where: Fountain Park
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Free

Tempe Marketplace Tree Lighting (Nov. 27)
Where: The District Stage (near Dave and Buster's)
Time: 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Washington Wizards vs. Phoenix Suns (Nov. 27)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $17+

Anaheim Ducks vs. Arizona Coyotes (Nov. 27)
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $21+

Phoenix Zoo Lights opens (Nov. 27)
Where: Phoenix Zoo
Time: Nightly, 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Admission: $12.95 or $17.95 for members; $14.95 - $19.95 for non-members

Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Day Parade (Nov. 28)
Where: Downtown Fountain Hills; parade starts at Saguaro Blvd & E. El Lago Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Time: 9 a.m.
Admission: Free

Tempe Fantasy of Lights Parade (Nov. 29)
Where: Downtown Tempe; parade starts near Mill Avenue and Third Street
Time: 4 p.m., live entertainment starts; 6 p.m., parade starts
Admission: Free

Merry Main Street Kickoff + Tree Lighting (Nov. 29)
Where: 1 N. Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201
Time: 5 p.m.; tree lighting at 5:45 p.m.; ice rink open 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: Free; $10 to ice skate

Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns (Nov. 29)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $34+

The Wigwam Tree Lighting(Nov. 29)
Where: The Wigwam front lawn
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Santa arrives at 6 p.m.
Admission: Free; some activities may require additional costs

CityScape Tree Lighting & CitySkate ice rink opens (Nov. 29)
Where: CityScape in downtown Phoenix
Time: 3 p.m., Santa arrives; 5:30 p.m., figure skating performances; 6 p.m., tree lighting
Admission: Free; ice skating is $15, $30 for express pass

Holiday Pops(Nov. 29 - Dec. 1)
Where: Phoenix Symphony, downtown Phoenix
Time: Multiple performance times; some matinees available
Admission: $25+

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

Scottsdale Sing-A-Long + Tree Lighting (Nov. 30)
Where: Scottsdale Waterfront
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: Free

Ahwatukee Festival of Lights Kickoff Party (Nov. 30)
Where: Desert Foothills Park, 1010 E Marketplace SE, Phoenix, AZ 85048
Time: Noon to 8 p.m.
Admission: Free; food, drinks, games have additional costs

San Jose Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes (Nov. 30)
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $25+

Scottsdale Quarter Tree Lighting (Nov. 30)
Where: The Quad at Scottsdale Quarter
Time: 6 p.m. tree lighting
Admission: Free; photos with Santa are separate cost

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Dec. 1)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $54.75+

Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals(Dec. 1)
Where: State Farm Stadium
Time: 2:05 p.m.
Admission: $44+


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