Merry Christmas! After the presents have been unwrapped and those socks you were gifted have been exchanged, check out these top things to in Phoenix this weekend:

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Holiday Lights: Through January 4 (Closed New Year’s Eve)
All aboard! Kids and adults alike can take a ride on the small-scale railroad through the park’s holiday light display. The park’s 1907 Magma Arizona Railroad Engine and antique carousel will also be decorated for the holidays.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Holiday Lights

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


Snow Week at Arizona Science Center: December 26 – January 1
Play in the snow without all that pesky cold weather at Heritage Square this weekend! The Arizona Science Center will be trucking in 30 tons of snow to play in, plus different holiday events each day of the week, such as Saturday’s gingerbread house making day.

Community Yoga Project at Civic Space Park: December 28
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and join the community for a relaxing morning of yoga in downtown’s Civic Space Park.

Community Yoga Project

Community Yoga Project


Fiesta Bowl Parade: December 28
The pageantry, sights and sounds of the Fiesta Bowl Parade return for a 43rd year this Saturday. Bring the whole family out to see the brightly-colored floats, balloons, marching bands and more as they make their way through central Phoenix.

Fiesta Bowl Parade

Fiesta Bowl Parade


Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: December 28
The 25th annual Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl will the Big-10 conference’s Michigan Wolverines versus the Big-12’s Kansas State Wildcats. Don’t miss out on the game’s pre-game festivities including the Fiesta Bowl Parade and the Buffalo Wild Wings Tablegate, featuring a performance by Smash Mouth, marching bands, pep rallies and more.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

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