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Things to do in Phoenix: 15 events, festivals to check out this week around the Valley (Dec. 5-11)

Posted at 10:24 AM, Dec 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 18:51:26-05

From food festivals to theater to concerts and comedians, there is a lot that happens in the Valley each week.

Scroll down to check out this week's top events. Did I miss one? Send me an email and let me know!

Mamma Mia! (Dec. 6-11)
Where: ASU Gammage, Tempe
Time: varies by night
Admission: $20 - $99

Red Bull Flying Bach (Dec. 9-11)
Where: Comerica Theatre
Time: Performance varies by night. Check website for schedule.
Admission: $39 - $78

Free movie night: Home Alone 2 and Elf (Dec. 9)
Where: Patriot's Park at CityScape, downtown Phoenix
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
** Bring a jacket, chair, blanket and snacks to downtown Cityscape for a free double-feature.

Easton Corbin (Dec. 9)
Where: Harrah's Ak-Chin in Maricopa, Arizona, 15406 Maricopa Road, Maricopa, AZ 85139
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m. Show at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free

Phoenix Festival of the Arts (Dec. 9-11)
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park
Time: Dec. 9 – 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Dec. 10 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Dec. 11 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Carefree’s Christmas Festival (Dec. 9-11)
Where: Downtown Carefree
Time: Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. View full schedule.
Admission: Free

Phoenix Ballet’s The Nutcracker (Dec. 9-11, 22-24)
Where: Orpheum Theater, 203 W. Adams Street, Phoenix AZ 85003
Time: varies by performance. Check website.
Admission: $25+

Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker (Dec. 9 – 24)
Where: Phoenix Symphony Hall (recorded music)
Time: varies by date.
Admission: $25+

Tempe’s Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade + Fireworks (Dec. 10)
Where: Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Parade starts at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free

Christmas at Litchfield Park (Dec. 10)
Where: LItchfield Park Town Center
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Parade at 10 a.m. 
Admission: Free

Glendale's Hometown Christmas Parade (Dec. 10)
Where: Downtown Glendale. View parade route.
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: Free

Food City Tamale Festival (Dec. 10-11)
Where: 201 W. Washington Street, Phoenix
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: Free. Food and vendor products on-site for purchase.

Mesa Arts Festival (Dec. 10-11)
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Comedian Bob Saget (Dec. 10-11)
Where: Stand Up Live
Time: show varies by night. Check website.
Admission: $32

Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans (Dec. 11)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: varies by seat