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Phoenix Things To Do: 23 events not to miss this week around the Valley, Dec. 23-29, 2019

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Posted at 12:00 PM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 12:18:33-05

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Here are the top events, festivals, concerts, and shows happening around Phoenix, Dec. 22-29, 2019.

Arizona Broadway Theatre's Elf The Musical (through Dec. 29)
Where: Arizona Broadway Theater, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria AZ 85382
Time: Performances vary by date, some matinee performances available
Admission: Varies by show. View website for specifics
** Arizona Broadway Theatre is a paid sponsor of ABC15

Chanukah celebration (Dec. 23)
Where: The Quad at Scottsdale Quarter
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Crescent Ballroom's Menorah Lighting and Hanukkah Celebration (Dec. 23)
Where: Crescent Ballroom lounge
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: Free; food and drink available for purchase

Ballet Arizona's The Nutcracker with Phoenix Symphony (through Dec. 24)
Where: Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix
Time: Performance times vary by date; early and evening times scheduled
Admission: $49+

Zoppé Italian Family Circus: La Nonna (Dec. 26, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2019)
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts
Time: Times vary by performance; early and evening shows available
Admission: $15-$49

Cheez-it Bowl: Air Force Falcons vs. Washington State Cougars (Dec. 27)
Where: Chase Field in downtown Phoenix
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Admission: $35+

Fiesta Bowl Parade (Dec. 28)
Where: Starts at N. Central Ave & Montebello Ave. in Phoenix. View parade map.
Time: 9 a.m.
Admission: Free

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State and Clemson (Dec. 28)
Where: State Farm Stadium
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Started at $110; reportedly sold out, may be available on third-party sites
**NFL's clear bag policy will be in effect.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Dallas Stars (Dec. 29)
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $24+


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

Sippin' Santa pop-up bar at Bitter and Twisted (through Dec. 29, 2019)
Where: Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Bar, downtown Phoenix
Time: Tuesday - Saturday, 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Admission: Food and drinks available for purchase

Miracle at Blue Hound, Christmas pop-up bar (through Dec. 25, 2019)
Where: Blue Hound, downtown Phoenix
Time: 11 a.m. - midnight
Admission: Food and drink available for purchase

Ice skating at Merry Main Street(through Jan. 4, 2020)
Where: 20 E. main Street
Time: Monday - Friday, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
Admission: Free to walk around; skating is $10

Ice skating at CitySkape Phoenix (through Jan. 5, 2020)
Where: CityScape in downtown Phoenix
Time: Session times vary throughout the year. View calendar here.
Admission: $15

World of Illumination - drive-thru light show (through Jan. 5, 2020)
Where: Near Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale and at Diablo Stadium in Tempe
Time: Weekdays, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m; weekends, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Admission: $23-$33 per vehicle

Lights at the Farm (through Jan. 10, 2020)
Where: Vertuccio Farms, Mesa
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday - Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Admission: $10

Lights of the World (through Jan. 12, 2010)
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $15-$18; $10 to park; food, drink, rides are additional costs

Phoenix Zoo Lights: Glow Wild(through Jan. 19, 2020)
Where: Phoenix Zoo
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Admission: $13-$20; food, drink, some rides are additional costs

Zoomtown Lights (through Jan. 31, 2020)
Where: ISM Raceway, Avondale
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday - Thursday; 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday - Saturday
Admission: $25-$30

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