Festival of Tales: Come experience a cultural literacy day for Arizona children and families! The FESTIVAL OF TALES is a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for children that includes storytelling, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks and much more! The event brings books to life through the art of storytelling and provides almost 5,000 FREE books to children who participate in the activities. FREE Admission. 9am-2pm. Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. FestivalofTales.com
Winterfest: Come to the City of Avondale's Signature Holiday Event to welcome winter! Enjoy holiday fun with craft vendors, rides, winter snow zone, food trucks, live entertainment, tree lighting and a visit from Santa! 5-8pm. Avondale Civic Center, 11465 W. Civic Center Dr., Avondale. 623-333-2400. Avondaleaz.gov/events
December 2 & 3
Experience Scandinavia: Take in the rich history of Scandinavian music and culture at MIM! Join us for a celebration of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland. Delight in musical performances, traditional dances, a regionally inspired menu in the café, hands-on crafts, and much more. Saturday & Sunday. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. mim.org
For more information, go to AZParenting.com.