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Phoenix Things To Do: 23 events not to miss this week around the Valley, Dec. 9-15, 2019

Phoenix Festival of the Arts
Posted at 11:34 AM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 14:44:50-05

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns (Dec. 9)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $10+

Jonas Brothers - Happiness Begins Tour (Dec. 10)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $37+ (resale tickets available)

Calgary Flames vs. Arizona Coyotes (Dec. 10)
Where: Gila RIver Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $19+ (resale tickets available)

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Phoenix Suns (Dec. 11)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $7+

Ariana Grande - Sweetener World Tour (Dec. 12)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $100+ (resale tickets available)

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Arizona Coyotes (Dec. 12)
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $35+

Phoenix Festival of the Arts (Dec. 13-15)
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park
Time: Friday, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Free, but bring extra money for food, drinks, if you want to buy anything, and parking

TopGolf Live at Chase Field (Dec. 13-15)
Where: Chase Field
Time: Reservations available in the evening; can be made online
Admission: $55+ per person

A Drag Queen Christmas (Dec. 13)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $38.50+

Merriment in Melrose (Dec. 14)
Where: Melrose Curve, 7th Avenue between Glenrosa and MacKenzie avenues
Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: Free, but bring money for food, drinks, and gifts

New Jersey Devils vs. Arizona Coyotes (Dec. 14)
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $24+

Free movie: A Muppet's Christmas Carol (Dec. 14)
Where: Tempe Center for the Arts
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade (Dec. 14)
Where: Tempe Town lake
Time: Music starts at 4 p.m.; parade starts at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free, but bring money for food, drinks, and gifts

Glendale Hometown Christmas Parade (Dec. 14)
Where: Glendale Avenue, from 52nd to 58th avenues
Time: Parade starts at 11 a.m.
Admission: Free

Downtown Chandler Sippin' Santa Pub Crawl (Dec. 14)
Where: 19 restaurants/venues in downtown Chandler
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $15-$20; $4 drink specials at each venue

Cleveland Browns vs. Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 15)
Where: State Farm Stadium
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Admission: $51+

Disney Junior Holiday Party! (Dec. 15)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $52.50+

Arizona Fried Chicken & Beer Chimac Festival (Dec. 15)
Where: The Pressroom
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Admission: $4-$13, plus cost of food and drinks

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