It’s the final weekend before Christmas! Get your shopping done early and take time to enjoy our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend:

Audra McDonald with the Phoenix Symphony: December 21
Coming off her show-stealing performance on  NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!, Audra McDonald comes to town to perform highlights from her Broadway career.

Francis Smith Cohen’s Snow Queen: December 21-22
Take the whole family to Herberger Theater for the Hans Christian Andersen holiday classic, Snow Queen.

Snow Queen

Snow Queen

Gingerbread House Cooking Class at The Hermosa Inn: December 21-22
Hone your gingerbread house making skills with the help of LON’s at The Hermosa’s pastry chef.

The Festival of Lights: Through January 1
Enjoy a stroll (or drive) down a one-mile stretch of Chandler Bouvlevard where more than one million LED holiday lights illuminate the desert.

The Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights

PaintScaping at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa: Through December 31
See a holiday display unlike any other at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. The walls of the resort seemingly come to life as elves decorate the balconies and snow falls in the desert in this blending of the virtual and existing worlds. Admission is free and open to the public.