There's plenty to do in Phoenix this weekend in between frantic last minute gift shopping and grabbing groceries. Celebrate the holidays at a performance, a museum, or a holiday light show:


A Cirque Nutcracker at the Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony puts a theatrical twist on the holiday classic. Two popular local traditions join forces on stage this weekend at Mesa Arts Center. Grab your tickets here and get ready for a magical, gravity defying show.

Mesa Arts Center,  1 E Main St, Mesa
(602) 262-6225

Cirque NutcrackerPhoto Credit: Mesa Arts Center Facebook


The Art of Ice Cream Experience

Ice cream finally gets the recognition it deserves at this pop-up art show in Old Town Scottsdale. Pay tribute to your favorite frozen treat in eight themed rooms that create an immersive art experience. Hold your cone in one hand and engage in interactive exhibits with the other.

4224 N. Craftsman Court Scottsdale
(480) 666-5545

Art of Ice Cream
Photo Credit: Art of Ice Cream Experience Facebook


A Christmas Carol

How to not be a Scrooge this holiday season: Round up your crew and head to a performance of A Christmas Carol this weekend. Join Ebenezer and the three spirits for their final showings of Dickens' classic tale of redemption.

Arizona Broadway Theatre at Herberger Theater,  222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix
(602) 252-8497

Hale Centre Theater, 50 W Page Ave, Gilbert
(480) 497-1181

A Christmas Carol Herberger
Photo Credit: Herberger Theater Center Facebook


Holiday Lights Roundup

Christmas lights, camera, action. Instead of straining to view festive homes from your car, step outside this weekend and admire colorful light displays like you've never seen them before.

  • ZooLights: 5:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.,  nightly through January 14th. Admission prices apply.
  • Glendale Glitters: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. nightly through January 6. Free.
  • Mesa Temple Gardens Christmas Lights:  5 p.m. - 10 p.m. nightly through December 31. Free

Photo Credit: Zoolights


Catch a Game

Whether cheering from the comfort of your couch or amid a sea of fans, don't forget to cheer on your favorite Arizona sports team this weekend. On Friday the Arizona Coyotes take on the Washington Capitols at Gila River Arena in Glendale, The Phoenix Suns face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves at  Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, and the New York Giants compete against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium this Sunday.

Arizona Coyotes
Photo Credit: Arizona Coyotes


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