December 11 - 13
Phoenix Festival of the Arts: Phoenix Festival of the Arts packs three full days with live arts and entertainment, plus over 125 vendor booths! Those wishing to express their inner artist can get their feet wet with The Phoenix Mural a hands-on community art project organized by acclaimed local muralist and Valley favorite, Hugo Medina. Families with kids can have a blast in the Family Zone, located on the East side of the Festival. Festival attendees can grab a bite from one of several local food trucks, then sit back, relax, and catch some tunes at the Festival's beer and wine garden presented by Hensley Beverage Company. Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-6pm. Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. phoenixfestivalofthearts.org
December 11 - Jan 2
Holiday Lights - Dec 11-Jan2: All aboard for one of Arizona's most unique holiday events! Take a train ride through festive holiday lights and displays turning the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park into a winter wonderland. Opening night festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and include a tree-lighting, entertainment and a visit from a special guest - you know who! The train ride is $4 and the carousel ride is $2 with children younger than three riding free with a paying adult. Excludes: Dec 24, 25 and 31st. 6:30-9pm. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale. 480-312-2312. therailroadpark.com
Annual Snow Much Fun Day: 20 tons of Snow, 9am till the snow melts! Visits with Santa at 10-11:30am & 12:30-1:30pm. Snow activities are FREE with paid Museum admission of $11/person. Breakfast with Santa is from 8-9am and is an additional $30 per person. Children's Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. 7th St., Phoenix. 602-253-0501. childrensmuseumofphoenix.org
Breakfast with Santa: We are opening the Museum an hour early for this very special event. During a yummy breakfast, children can meet and take a picture with Santa Claus! Then, spend the rest of your day playing in the Museum! Members $20/person & Non-Members $30/person (Museum admission included). 8-9am. Children's Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. 7th St., Phoenix. 602-253-0501. childrensmuseumofphoenix.org
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