After the gifts have been unwrapped and gingerbread cookies devoured, keep the holiday spirit going with the top things to do this weekend in Phoenix:

Snow Week at the Arizona Science Center: December 26 – January 1
Like playing in the snow but not so much the freezing cold temps thing? The Arizona Science Center’s Snow Week is perfect for you! They’ll have more than 30 tons of snow in Heritage Park for families to play in, plus ice sculptures and more holiday fun.

Night Lights Tour at Taliesin West: December 26-27
Even if you’ve toured Taliesin West before, you’ll want to experience it again during their special night lights tour. Guests get the opportunity to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert retreat in a romantic light and experience the fire-breathing dragon sculpture.

Taliesin West

Taliesin West

National Bank of Arizona Fiesta Bowl Parade: December 27
The annual pageantry of the colorful Fiesta Bowl Parade returns to the streets of central Phoenix for its 44th year. Arrive early and scope out your spot along the route or reserve bleacher seating for $25.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Holiday Lights: Through January 1 (Closed 12/24, 25, 31)
The popular McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park puts on one of the best holiday light displays each year. Kids and adults alike flock there each year to ride through the display on the park’s famous small-scale train.

 

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Holiday Lights

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park (Credit: Phoenix New Times/Benjamin Leatherman)

Christmas at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess: Through January 4
It’s a Christmas wonderland at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess! The resort’s holiday festivities include an outdoor ice rink, train rides, colorful light displays, and a dazzling four-story Christmas tree. We recommend stopping into the resort’s La Hacienda Mexican restaurant for dining and drinks while you’re there.

Christmas at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Christmas at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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