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You don’t need frigid winter weather to get in the spirit of the season. Enjoy holiday events in Phoenix, including festive lights, luminarias and more. All of the experiences have social distancing and cleaning procedures in place.
Nov. 4 - Jan. 31
When the sun goes down and the animals go to sleep, the Phoenix Zoo magically transforms into one of the largest holiday lighting events in the Southwest. Enjoy millions of lights, hundreds of displays and performances throughout the zoo. If you're not up for walking around the zoo yet, you can socially distance with a drive-thru experience, Cruise Zoolights.
455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Nov. 25 - Jan. 9
Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the state. The stunning display of 1.5 million lights illuminates 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona.
5800 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition
Nov. 20 - Feb. 14
An exhibit featuring more than 10,000 square feet of full-sized replicas of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes is in downtown Phoenix for a three-month run. The exhibit will include 34 panels of frescos that adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, including masterpieces like The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement.
The Croft Downtown
22 E. Buchanan St., Phoenix
Nov. 24 - Jan. 9
Bitter & Twisted is set To Host “Sippin’ Santa”, as this landmark lounge transforms into a Tiki-Christmas hideaway. Sipp'in Santa is a tiki holiday experience with retro-kitsch, and a playful tiki and Christmas theme. It is a nostalgic, fully immersive holiday experience with over-the-top, traditional decorations and themed cocktails.
Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
1 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Tumbleweed Tree: A Very Chandler Christmas
Dec. 5 - Jan. 10
The Tumbleweed Tree has since become a long-standing holiday season tradition. This exhibition showcases photographs, postcards, and memories from the 60+ year history of the tree. See how the construction of the tree has developed over the years, revel in some of the national attention this tree has garnered over the years, and share your memories of this festive Chandler tradition.
300 S. Chandler Village Dr., Chandler
If you have Disney+, go stream "Noelle," which was filmed in Phoenix. You'll find all sorts of iconic spots, including downtown Phoenix and the Desert Botanical Garden. Check out our blog to find out which spots were featured in the movie.