Cross the final name off of your holiday shopping list, take a trip to the museum, watch a timeless performance of a holiday classic and more this weekend in Phoenix: 


Front Porch Pickins Vintage Market

Friday and Saturday

Gather 'round treasure hunters, antique seekers and talented artisans: State Farm Stadium transforms into a place to buy and sell handmade, unique and one-of-a-kind finds just in time for the holidays. Front Porch Pickins invites you to find wonderful gifts amidst custom furniture, handcrafted artwork, vintage goods and other unique items.

State Farm Stadium
1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale


'Tis the Season: Holidays at MIM



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Sing along to Jingle Bells (and play them too) this weekend at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). This weekend, the acclaimed museum transforms into a musical “Winter Wonderland” with songs and musical traditions that spread tidings of good cheer around the world throughout this season. 

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix


The Nutcracker at The Orpheum Theatre



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Join Phoenix Ballet and internationally recognized dance stars as they dance to Tchaikovsky's famous score at the enchanting Orpheum Theatre. Let this magical, authentic production transport you back in time. Complete with dancing mice, a snowfall on stage and the beauty of the Sugar Plum Fairy, it's a sight to cherish.

Orpheum Theatre
203 W Adams St., Phoenix


More holiday performances this weekend:

  • A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail at Valley Youth Theatre

  • Francis Smith Cohen's Snow Queen at Herberger Theater Center

  • Elf: The Musical at Phoenix Theatre

  • A Christmas Carol at Hale Centre Theatre

  • Miracle on 34th Street at Arizona Broadway Theatre


Holiday Lights

Christmas lights, camera, action. Instead of squinting out the window to view festive homes from your car, zip up your jacket, lace up your shoes and hit the streets to view the biggest and brightest lights in Phoenix. We may not have a white Christmas, but it sure is a colorful one:

  • ZooLights

  • Glendale Glitters

  • Illumination: Symphony of Light: Phoenix and Tempe

  • Lights of the World Lantern Festival

  • Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

  • ZOOMTOWN Lights at ISM Raceway



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