The opening weekend of Lights of the World, ArtFest of Scottsdale, AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews, and more highlight our top things to do in Phoenix this weekend.

 

Lights of the World Opening Weekend

Through January 12

 

Brighten up your weekend with this annual installation, which features over 10 million paper lanterns that are shaped into iconic buildings, dinosaurs, and more. 

Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 W. McDowell Rd, Phoenix

 

AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews

Saturday

 

You won't have to choose between beer, liquor, or wine at this event - you can go for all three (but maybe don't mix too much). The inaugural AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews features over 25 local distilleries, wineries and breweries for you to sample from. 

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

 

ArtFest of Scottsdale

Saturday-Sunday

 

Get all of your holiday shopping done in one day at ArtFest. 150 artists from across the country will be peddling their goods, along with live music, food trucks, and great weather. 

Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
7380 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale

 

Tacotopia Closing Weekend

Friday-Sunday

 

If you need to boost your Instagram game a bit, this is the place to go. In the same vein as the Museum of Ice Cream, Tacotopia has all sorts of photo worthy displays dedicated to one of Phoenix's best foods. 

Tempe Marketplace
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe

 

Arizona Coyotes vs. Edmonton Oilers

Sunday

 

The Coyotes face off against the Oilers for the first of two games this season. 

Gila River Arena
9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale

 

Things to do Do This Holiday Season

 

If you're looking to get in the holiday mood, there's plenty to do. 

 

Concerts

Pennywise at Marquee Theatre, Friday

Ghostmane at The Van Buren, Friday

The Chainsmokers at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Saturday

Cher at Gila River Arena, Saturday

DaBaby at Mesa Amphitheatre, Sunday

The Get Up Kids at Crescent Ballroom, Sunday