After unwrapping presents, gather up the family for a holiday light tour, waterfront shopping and more things to do in Phoenix this weekend:
Snow Week at the Arizona Science Center: December 26-January 1
This week’s forecast involves 60° weather and 60 tons of snowfall. You’ll find it all on the Heritage and Science Park hill outside the Arizona Science Center. After decorating snowmen and packing snowballs, kids are invited to get crafty with activities in the adjacent CREATE building and demonstrations in the Arizona Science Center.
600 E Washington St, Phoenix 85004
See holiday lights
These Phoenix community light displays are not only beautiful, but completely free to see. Hop in the car and crank up the Christmas tunes for a drive through the San Tan Valley Loop of Lights, or snap a picture of quintessential light-wrapped saguaros along the Festival of Lights. The Mesa Temple Gardens Christmas Lights features illuminated gardens, palm trees and nativity scenes.
Artisan Market After Holidays Celebration: December 26-27
Unwind with a little shopping for yourself at the After Holidays marketplace. Local artisans and talent will come together on the Scottsdale waterfront to offer handmade gifts and live music throughout the afternoon and evening.
7134 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale 85251
Catch a game: December 26-27
It’s a big weekend for Phoenix sports. Fans can head to Gila River Arena to cheer on the Arizona Coyotes against the Los Angeles Kings Saturday at 7 p.m. The Phoenix Suns play the Philadelphia 76ers in Downtown Phoenix at the same time, while the Arizona Cardinals will take on the Green Bay Packers in the University of Phoenix stadium Sunday afternoon.
Winter Sangria Social at Queen Creek Olive Mill: December 27
Cozy up with food and drink at the Olive Mill’s winter get-together. This Sunday event hopes to melt away holiday stress with relaxing live music and delicious grill items. And don’t forget, it’s a sangria social: You’ll have your pick of house-made flavors such as cran-apple and rosemary, apple cider and prickly pear.
25062 S. Meridian Road, Queen Creek 85142
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