Celebrate Thanksgiving in Phoenix on November 28 with parades, shopping, and seeing festive lights - or just chow down a delicious meal.

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Lights of the World

November 21 Through January 12

 

See massive dinosaurs and world-famous buildings as giant light installations. More than 10 million paper lanterns are strung together to create 65 displays at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.

Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 W. McDowell Rd, Phoenix

 

Zoolights

November 27 Through January 19

 

The Phoenix Zoo gets a holiday makeover, with every inch of the zoo covered in lights. See the trees dance to "Carol of the Bells," or watch a flock of neon pink flamingos move around. 

Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway, Papago Park, Phoenix

 

Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 28

 

Downtown Fountain Hills hosts the only Thanksgiving parade in Greater Phoenix, featuring more than two dozen floats, including classic cars, marching bands, and more. Even Santa makes an appearance. The parade starts in the morning and only lasts for about an hour, so make sure to get there early. 

Downtown Fountain Hills

 

Glendale Glitters

November 29 Through January 11

 

 

Downtown Glendale gets the holiday light works, with 1.6 million lights covering 16 blocks of the area. It's the largest free holiday light display in Arizona. 

Downtown Glendale
58th and Glendale Ave, Glendale

 

Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade

November 29

 

Downtown Tempe kicks off the holiday season with its annual parade, with this year marking its 25th anniversary. The colorful parade is topped off with a holiday market and live entertainment. 

Downtown Tempe
310 S. Mill Ave Tempe

 

Las Noches de Las Luminarias

November 29-30 (Select Dates Through December)

 

Get a true Southwestern feel for the holiday season at the botanical garden, where more than 8,000 luminarias line the pathways of the garden, and live music and performances fill the air. 

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

 

Holiday Pops

November 29 - December 1

 

The Phoenix Symphony and the Phoenix Chorus come together to sing festive songs and get everyone in the holiday spirit. 

Symphony Hall
1 N. 1st St. Ste. 200, Phoenix

 

Phoenix Flea: Fall Flea 2019

November 30

 

 

Rather than pushing your way through the crowds on Black Friday, celebrate Small Business Saturday at the Phoenix Flea. More than 150 local vendors convene in downtown Phoenix's Heritage Square to showcase their art and handmade goods. Make your Pinterest boards come to life. 

Heritage Square
113 N. Sixth St., Phoenix

 

Meals

 

Rawhide

Have a true Western Thanksgiving at Rawhide Western Town, where the chefs put on a full buffet at their steakhouse. 

Price: $28.95 for adults; $9.95 for children

5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler

 

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

Enjoy a feast from morning to evening at the Hyatt Regency, with live music in the evening and dishes ranging from Alaskan crab legs to a rosemary garlic lamb T-bone. 

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale

 

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

 

Omni's Prado Restaurant is offering a delicious four-course meal of Thanksgiving classics, as well as some special additions like Baklava. 

Price: $99 for adults; children 5 and under are free

4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale

 

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

 

Pick from a variety of the best Thanksgiving dishes, including butternut squash soup,  pan seared Alaskan salmon, and plenty of pie. 

Price: $65 for adults; $30 for children 5-12; children 5 and under are free

7700 E. McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale

 

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The Fairmont brings all of its restaurants together for one big meal. Seven chefs from the hotel's four restaurants - Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar and Ironwood American Kitchen - create their Thanksgiving masterpiece in the Palomino Ballroom.

Price: $114 for adults; $54 for children 6-12; children 5 and under are free

7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale

 

The Canal Club

 

The Instagram-worthy Cuban-style restaurant in The Scott Resort & Spa is giving Thanksgiving a Caribbean flair with its three-course dinner. 

Price: $38

4925 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

 

Palo Verde Restaurant

The Boulders Resort's Palo Verde Restaurant is offering a seasonally-inspired menu from noon until 7 p.m.

Price: $70

34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Scottsdale

 

The Grill at Boulders

If you like the idea of Thanksgiving at Boulders Resort & Spa, but want something a little more affordable, Palo Verde's counterpart is offering a multi-course meal for a few bucks cheaper. 

Price: $58

34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Scottsdale

 

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

 

One of downtown Phoenix's best restaurants is hosting a "Thanksgiving miracle" - aka a fancy and filling Thanksgiving meal - for lunch and dinner. 

Price: $32

2 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix

 

Hotel Valley Ho

 

Scottsdale's mid-century boutique hotel is serving up Thanksgiving buffets for lunch at Sands and dinner at ZuZu, with Thanksgiving classics offered and then some. Prefer to stay in? Order ahead of time and the chefs will have a prepped meal ready for pickup. 

Price: $52-$72; $38 for Thanksgiving pickup

6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale

 

Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows

 

Hearth '61 is offering Thanksgiving all day à la carte with all the fixings. You can also grab a Turkey dinner to-go for $42 a person. 

5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley

 

Royal Palms Resort & Spa

Choose between a holiday buffet that includes dishes like paella and sea bass, or a three-course meal at the renowned T. Cook's. 

Price: $95 for adults; $38 for children 6-12; children 5 and under free

5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix

 

Rico's American Grill at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

Go for a festive buffet at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak, with options including cavatappi pasta or a good old roasted brined turkey breast.

Price: $44 for adults; $48 for seniors; $10 for children 10 and under; children 3 and under free

7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix

 

The Wigwam

Opt between Thanksgiving buffet at this classic West Valley resort with all the fixings, or elevate your experience with a dinner at its signature restaurant Litchfield's. 

Price for buffet: $54 for adults; $22 for children
Price for Litchfield's: $62 for adults; $22 for children

300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park

 

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

Enjoy a buffet in The Views ballroom with floor to ceiling views of Camelback Mountain, or go for the four course feast prepared by Chef Beau MacMillan at Elements. 

Price for buffet: $105 for adults; $35 for children 6-12; children 5 and under free
Price for Elements: $115 for adults; $35 for children 6-12; children 5 and under free

5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley

 

Medieval Times

Why not have Thanksgiving while watching some jousting? Medieval Times has four courses and a show waiting for you. 

Price: $45.95 for adults; $35.95 for children 12 and under

9051 East Via de Ventura, Scottsdale

 

MATCH Restaurant & Lounge

Have a three course meal at downtown Phoenix's Found:Re Hotel, or get your dinner to go. 

Price: $29 for adults; $12 for children 9-12; $7 for children 6-8; children 5 and under free; $30 for to-go orders

1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

 

Dust Cutter

The sleek Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel is serving up three courses, offering a simple but tasty Thanksgiving dinner. 

Price: $29

50 E. Adams St., Phoenix

 

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