The return of a few of Phoenix’s favorite holiday traditions highlight our top things to do this weekend in Phoenix:

Phoenix Festival of the Arts: December 12-14
Head to Margaret T. Hance Park for a celebration of the local art scene. Local artists, musicians, writers and more will be performing throughout the weekend at this free event.

Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker: December 12-14, 17-21, 23, 24, 26-28
It’s not Christmas in Phoenix without Ballet Arizona’s The Nutcracker. The family-friendly holiday tradition kicks off performances at Phoenix Symphony Hall Friday night.

Ballet Arizona's The Nutcracker at Phoenix Symphony Hall

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee 4.9K Fun Run: December 13
As of Saturday, we’ll be 49 days away from Super Bowl XLIX, taking place right here in greater Phoenix! Help mark the occasion and get excited for the big game with a 4.9K fun run at Rawhide in Chandler. Live music, Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders, post-run food, and more are all part of the festivities.

Christkindlmarkt: December 13-14
The spirit of traditional German holiday markets comes to downtown’s Heritage Square this weekend. Get a start on your holiday shopping with handrafted goods, indulge in traditional Christmas fare and German cuisine, and enjoy the sounds of a local vocal and bell choir.

Christkindlmarkt

Pueblo Grande Indian Market: December 13-14
This is a can’t-miss event for fans of Native American art. The 38th annual market at Pueblo Grande Museum features more than 200 Native American artists offering paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more. The festivities also include music and dance performances and traditional food.

Pueblo Grande Indian Market

Pueblo Grande Indian Market

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