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.
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
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
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
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.
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe
The Coyotes face off against the Oilers for the first of two games this season.
Gila River Arena
9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale
If you're looking to get in the holiday mood, there's plenty to do.
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