Celebrate the holidays with light displays, performances, games and more going on this weekend in Phoenix.

A Christmas Carol by Arizona Broadway Theatre and Hale Centre Theatre

December 22-24

Before Christmas morning, you'll be visited by three spirits in these stage adaptations of Dicken's classic tale. Both Arizona Broadway and Hale Centre productions will run through Christmas Eve and feature elaborate costumes, memorable characters and musical arrangements to get you in the spirit of the season.

Arizona Broadway Theatre at Herbeger Theater, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix 85004
(602) 252-8497

Hale Centre Theater, 50 W Page Ave, Gilbert 85233
(480) 497-1181


Holiday Lights

Take the family out to enjoy these light displays (and don't forget a jacket - it is in the pleasant 60s here, after all).

  • ZooLights: 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., nightly through January 8. Admission prices apply.
  • Glendale Glitters: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. nightly through January 7. Free.
  • San Tan Valley Loop of Lights: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., through December 25. Free.
  • Mesa Temple Gardens Christmas Lights:  5 p.m. - 10 p.m. nightly through December 31. Free.

ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo


Catch a Game

December 23

Start your weekend off with a game on Friday: The Phoenix Suns take on the Philadelphia 76ers at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix, while the Arizona Coyotes play the Toronto Maple Leafs at Gila River Arena in Glendale.


Take a Hike

You heard us. While Saturday's forecast might bring rain, Sunday looks promising for a cool, sunny hike, fit in somewhere between opening presents and digging into a Christmas Day feast. Our guide to essential hikes in Phoenix for every skill level will get you on a trail just a short drive from anywhere you're staying in the area. (Tip: If you want a festive picture, there's a Christmas tree on top of Camelback Mountain - but you'll need to work to get there.)


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