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Holiday Events in Phoenix

Stay tuned for next year's post! In the meantime, check out what happened this past year.

You don’t need frigid winter weather to get in the spirit of the season. Enjoy holiday events in Phoenix, including festive lights, luminarias and more. All of the experiences have social distancing and cleaning procedures in place.

Holiday Lights

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Holiday Lights



World of Illumination's Candy Rush | World of Illumination's Reindeer Road

Nov. 17 - Jan. 2

World of Illumination, the producer of the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, presents two all-new theme parks in the Phoenix-metro area. Guests can choose to visit Reindeer Road at Tempe Diablo Stadium or Candy Rush at Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale.

Diablo Stadium | Westgate Entertainment District
2200 W Alameda Dr., Tempe6751 N. Sunset Boulevard, Glendale


Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields

Nov. 19 - Jan. 1

Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields makes it debut this year with an unprecedented spectacle of nearly 5 million lights that will greet Yuletide revelers along 1.2 miles that encircles the award-winning Spring Training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.

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


Lights at The Farm

Nov. 19 - Jan. 2

Lights at the Farm at Vertuccio Farms is Arizona’s largest walk-through synchronized Christmas light show. Ten acres of festive light displays. Keep time with popular Christmas songs, guaranteed to spread Christmas cheer. Enjoy delicious food, music, skating, and other family-friendly entertainment. Skating is available for an additional charge.

Vertuccio Farms
4011 S. Power Road, Mesa


Downtown in December

Nov. 19 - Jan. 9

Downtown Glendale’s Murphy Park is the center of it all with a holiday light display, including a 20-foot walkthrough Snowman and a 30-foot tree with lights that dance to the music.

Murphy Park
W. Glendale Ave., Glendale



Nov. 24 - Jan. 15

When the sun goes down and the animals go to sleep, the Phoenix Zoo magically transforms into one of the largest holiday lighting events in the Southwest. Enjoy millions of lights, hundreds of displays and performances throughout the zoo, with the option of driving through in the comfort of your own vehicle on select dates. 

Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix


Arizona Lights in the Night

Nov. 24 - Jan. 17

There are over a million lights and hundreds of different displays throughout this drive-thru in Mesa. Parents will have the option to buy a light up bear at the beginning of the drive-thru for their kids to make the experience that much better and the memories that much more memorable.

1901 N. Alma School Road, Mesa


Christmas at Schnepf Farms

Nov. 24 - Dec. 31

Schnepf Farms becomes a winter wonderland, complete with a skating rink, World of Illumination train ride, reindeer hayrides, and mini-golf. To top if all off, the East Valley farm even has the world’s largest inflatable Christmas-themed obstacle course.

Schnepf Farms
24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek


Rawhide Snowy Christmas

Nov. 25 - Dec. 18, Select Dates

Rawhide Western Town will illuminate with over a million lights and be decked out with holiday décor. Rawhide will feature holiday festivities nightly during general public hours. Every Friday & Saturday night, Santa will lead the official tree lighting ceremony and be available for photos. 

Rawhide Western Town & Event Center
5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler


Holiday Nights in Lights

Dec. 3, 10, 17

Bring the entire family to walk The Wigwam's festive light path Fridays in December before Christmas Day. While admiring our holiday displays, be dazzled by princesses, donning their winter dresses while caroling holiday favorites. End the night at Litchfield Lawn with s'mores and hot chocolate.

The Wigwam
300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park



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Skate Westgate

Nov. 5 - Jan. 17

Skate Westgate hosts 3,500-square-feet of real ice in the heart of the district’s plaza in Fountain Park. Onsite tickets and skate rentals will still be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the ticket booth located near the ice rink, single-use and season passes are available.

Westgate Entertainment District
6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale


Tableau Vivant: Holiday

Nov. 13 - Dec. 18

Presented by Artlink, Tableau Vivant ("living picture”) is the original outdoor one-of-a-kind holiday showcase featuring live mannequins, creative window installations and displays for a vintage, exhibit-like experience at Arizona’s first shopping mall, Park Central, in midtown Phoenix.

Park Central
3121 N. 3rd Ave., Ste. 105, Phoenix


Christmas at the Princess

Nov. 16 - Jan. 2

Rediscover the magic of Christmas this winter as the resort transforms into an enchanting holiday wonderland with festive decorations and over 6 million sparkling LED lights. Savor the splendor of the season and discover the place where Christmas cheer lives all season long. Go ice skating and watch colorful light shows in the Enchanted Plaza. Roast marshmallows and make s'mores together. Get your picture taken with Santa Claus and meet our cute holiday characters.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale


Miracle at Floor 13 Rooftop Bar

Nov. 18 - Jan. 1

Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting. With kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit.

Floor 13 Rooftop Bar
15 E. Monroe St., Phoenix


Sippin' Santa

Nov. 23 - Dec. 24

Bitter & Twisted is set To Host “Sippin’ Santa”, as this landmark lounge transforms into a Tiki-Christmas hideaway. Sipp'in Santa is a tiki holiday experience with retro-kitsch, and a playful tiki and Christmas theme. It is a nostalgic, fully immersive holiday experience with over-the-top, traditional decorations and themed cocktails.

Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
1 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix


Christmas in the Rainforest

Nov. 26 - Dec. 25

Bring family and friends to a seasonal holiday experience, “Christmas in the Rainforest,” featuring an abundance of butterflies from the rainforests of Costa Rica, Africa, and Asia, and enjoy live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the butterfly conservatory by violinist Jonathan Levingston on Nov. 28, Dec. 5, and Dec. 12.

Butterfly Wonderland
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale


Junk in the Trunk Holiday Market at Arcadia | Junk in the Trunk Holiday Market at Scottsdale Quarter

Nov. 26 - Dec. 24 | Nov. 26 - Dec. 31

The iconic Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market has two pop-ups appearing just in time for the holiday season, with one in Scottsdale Quarter and one in the Arcadia neighborhood. Find all sorts of boutique holiday items for the season. 

The Vintage Arcadia | Scottsdale Quarter
4418 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix | 15059 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite F1-108, Scottsdale


Winter Waterland at OdySea Aquarium

Nov. 26 - Jan. 2

Visit Arizona’s only SeaTREK Santa who takes center stage, interacting with guests as he appears underwater in the Deep Ocean exhibit. Pose with family and friends for professional photos that feature this jolly sea-loving Santa for the perfect holiday keepsake. Participate in a SeaTREK Santa Scavenger Hunt and send him an adoring letter right from the OdySea Aquarium Discovery Desk (and he’ll write back!). Don’t miss a very special trip on SeaTREK Santa’s sleigh to hear his entertaining, enchanted holiday sea-life narration while riding Voyager as it becomes an oceanic Christmas cruise full of yuletide lights and songs.

OdySea Aquarium
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale


Holidays at the Heard

Nov. 26 - Dec. 31

A Phoenix tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a must-see event for your family, friends and out-of-town guests. Special programming is scheduled weekends, including live music and dance from indigenous artists. 

Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix


Cityskate Holiday Ice Rink

Nov. 27 - Jan. 5

Located at Patriot’s Park (11 E. Washington St.) in the center of CityScape Phoenix, the CitySkate rink is different in design and size than in years past, but will still offer freshly surfaced ice, twinkling holiday lights and festive décor, all set within the heart of the city.

CityScape Phoenix
1 E. Washington St., Ste. 300, Phoenix


The Santa Social at Scottsdale Quarter

Nov. 27

Enjoy kids entertainment, photos with Santa (cost applies), caricature artists, face painters, puppy adoptions, special Christmas character appearances, and end the day with our annual tree lighting ceremony and a holiday feature film. The event is part of a larger array of activities throughout the holiday season at Scottsdale Quarter. 

Scottsdale Quarter
15059 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale



Nov. 27 - Dec. 31

Scottsdazzle, the City of Scottsdale’s popular holiday extravaganza that brings a variety of festive activities and fun events to residents and visitors alike, kicks off Saturday, November 27 with the signature Sing-Along & Tree Lighting Ceremony. More activities and events take place at various locations around Old Town Scottsdale through December 31.

Scottsdale Waterfront
7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale



Nov. 27 - Jan. 2

Experience Sugarland, an interactive display of life-size holiday decorations for downtown visitors to enjoy in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West. On Saturday, November 27, there will be a special performance from the Chandler Youth Theatre at 4 p.m., and a meet and greet with your favorite snow sisters from 4-5 p.m. and frozen snowman from 5-6 p.m. At 5 p.m., the infamous Canal of Lights over the Commonwealth Avenue Canal will be lit.

Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West
3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler


Merry Main St. in Downtown Mesa

Nov. 30 - Jan. 2

Downtown Mesa transforms into a winter wonderland with experiences including an ice rink, Christmas tree, menorah, food trucks, marketplace and more. 

Downtown Mesa


Menorah Lighting at Westgate Entertainment District

Dec. 2

Join Westgate Entertainment District and Chabad West Valley to celebrate Hanukkah on Thursday, December 2 from 6-7 p.m. in the complex’s WaterDance Plaza. The festive event features a Grand Menorah lighting, family-friendly activities, raffle prizes, games for children live entertainment and much more.

Westgate Entertainment District
6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale


Winter Artisan Market at the Holland Center

Dec. 3-4

Approximately 75 regional fine artists will participate in this juried show, exhibiting their original, handmade creations. For attendees, this free-admission event will offer the perfect opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and works of art from a variety of mediums, including jewelry, painting, photography and more.

Holland Center
34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale


The Magical Christmas Journey to the North Pole

Dec. 3-24, Select Dates

Take a winter wonderland train ride in the Verde Canyon, complete with luminaries, letters to Santa and a live bald eagle. 

Verde Canyon Railroad
300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale


APS Electric Light Parade

Dec. 4

For more than three decades, the APS Electric Light Parade has invited families, neighborhood groups and businesses from across the city to come together to celebrate the holiday season. The parade kicks off at Central and Montebello avenues at 7 p.m.

Uptown to Midtown Phoenix
Central Avenue (south) to Camelback Road (east) to Seventh Street (south)


PJs in the Park: Free Holiday Movie Under the Stars

Dec. 4

Put on your coziest pajamas and enjoy some free holiday movies under the stars at Civic Space Park with a free screening of Illumination’s The Grinch, free photos with Santa, and delicious hot cocoa and snacks for purchase. 

Civic Space Park
424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix


Las Noches de las Luminarias

Dec. 7-31, Select Dates

Enjoy live music performances, entertainment and thousands of dazzling hand-lit luminarias at the Garden with family and friends. For 44 years, the Garden’s trails sparkle during this iconic holiday tradition, and it will remind you of what the season is all about. This year, the event will shine extra bright with the inclusion of Chihuly in the Desert.

Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix


Riparian After Dark

Dec. 10-19

The Riparian Preserve comes alive with a holiday glow! Stroll around the walkways at the Riparian at Water Ranch with thousands of holiday lights and displays at every turn. This is a rare opportunity for those who appreciate nature to experience the thrill of night time at the Preserve.

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
2757 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert


Merriment in Melrose 2021

Dec. 11

A night of family fun to support the Osborn School District Music Program. Live music, night vendor market, free photos with Santa, family fun area, and food trucks. Free and open to the public.

Melrose District on 7th Avenue
West side of 7th Avenue in Melrose, Phoenix


Sippin' Santas Pub Crawl

Dec. 11

The Sippin' Santas Pub Crawl® is a self-guided holiday crawl through Downtown Chandler, where you'll receive a $4 drink special at each of the participating bars/restaurants.

Downtown Chandler
3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler


Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade

Dec. 11

As the sun sets, the evening lights up at one of the Sonoran Desert's most unique holiday events. Gather along the shore of Tempe Beach Park for the Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade from 4 to 9 p.m., followed by fireworks.

Tempe Beach Park
80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe


Annual Winter Wonderland Express

Dec. 11-19

Ride the Holiday Train ride to a snow filled Enchanted Island, play in holiday themed bounces and go sled riding, stop at the Giant Red Oversized Inflatable Chair for family photos and more.

Enchanted Island Amusement Park
1202 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix


Family Fun Holiday Fair and Marketplace

Dec. 12

Enjoy live holiday entertainment and games on center stage while the kids visit with Santa Claus, bounce in the bounce houses/slides and obstacle courses, have their face painted, play in the falling snow, and meet other special guests.

OdySea Aquarium
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale


Phoestivus Market

Dec. 15-16

Shopping local has never been better. The chance to find the perfect gifts for this holiday season, meet the artists, participate in the Phoestivus traditions, enjoy a Phoestivus Ale, and more all while enjoying the great outdoors.

Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market
14 E. Pierce St., Phoenix


Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade

Dec. 18

To celebrate the Fiesta Bowl's Golden Anniversary, the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade theme is "Gold Standard: A Commitment to CommUNITY," in honor of the organization's impact and support to bring Arizona communities together for 50 years. The parade kicks off at Central and Montebello avenues at 10 a.m.

Uptown to Midtown Phoenix
Central Avenue (south) to Camelback Road (east) to Seventh Street (south)


Mercado on Miracle Mile

Dec. 18

Experience street art, food, pop-up shops, music and more on Miracle Mile, including the lighting of the MMM arch at dusk. This event takes place over several blocks on McDowell between 7th & 20th Streets, with neighborhood businesses and restaurants joining in on the party.

Miracle Mile
1405 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix


Christmas at the Castle

Dec. 18-25

Celebrate the holidays like royalty, and step into Medieval Times' fully decorated 11th Century castle and enjoy a four-course feast and witness a spectacular live performance of Medieval tournament games, authentic jousting and exciting sword fights. 

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
9051 E. Via De Ventura, Scottsdale


Sock Skating at Children's Museum of Phoenix

Dec. 18-30

Slide into fun at the annual event at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix! Kids and adults alike will have a blast skating on white, slippery tiles reminiscent of ice but without the chill.

Children's Museum of Phoenix
215 N. 7th St., Phoenix


Christmas at the Hyatt

Dec. 25

Join in the merriment of the holidays at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa. Children, families and friends are invited to enjoy festive crafts, holiday mixology classes, Native American Hoop Dancing, live music, an Elf Turndown Service on Christmas Eve, and of course getting the chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale


Snow Week at Arizona Science Center

Dec. 26 - Jan. 2

Arizona Science Center’s Snow Week returns  with a blizzard of activities the whole family will love. Enjoy subzero science with dazzling demonstrations on the hour, Snowy Skating on SPR Canyon Terrace and even build your own Snowpal.

Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix


Snow Much Fun Event

Dec. 27-30

It’s all about fun as Arizona Boardwalk hosts the ultimate holiday celebration complete with massive amounts of falling snow. Bring the family out to take it all in as the kids can leap, jump, and play in the inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses, and slides surrounded by idyllic holiday décor and festive live music.

OdySea Aquarium
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale


Watch Disney's "Noelle" and Visit the Phoenix Spots

If you have Disney+, go stream "Noelle," which was filmed in Phoenix. You'll find all sorts of iconic spots, including downtown Phoenix and the Desert Botanical Garden. Check out our blog to find out which spots were featured in the movie. 


Holiday Concerts & Performances

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Holiday Concerts & Performances


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at Herberger Theater Center

Nov. 7 - Dec. 24, Select Dates

The holiday classic soars off the screen in this musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Holly Jolly Christmas," Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer™ features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. 

Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix


Motown Sound of the Miracles Holiday Concert

Nov. 27

Motown’s many famous groups include the Temptations, the Four Tops, the Supremes, the Commodores, the Jackson Five, and, of course, the Miracles. The very first group to sign with Motown records, the Miracles continue to keep the Motown sound alive with great harmonies, performing songs such as “Shop Around,” “I Second That Emotion,” “Tears of a Clown,” “Love Machine,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Ooh Baby Baby,” and many more.

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix


Irish Christmas in America

Nov. 29

Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish music, song, and dance in an engaging performance rich in humor and boundless energy. 

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix


Throwback Holiday Jam Presented by 101.1 The Bounce

Dec. 3

101.1 The Bounce presents the Holiday Jam coming to Footprint Center featuring the legendary Ice Cube, Too Short, Warren G, Baby Bash, The Luniz, and J.J. Fad.

Footprint Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix


El Milagro del Recuerdo (The Miracle of Remembering)

Dec. 3-5

A prequel to the sensational mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna that was presented by Arizona Opera as part of its 2014/15 Season, El Milagro del Recuerdo brings audiences back to where the story of Cruzar all began: Michoacán, Mexico. Set during Christmas, the opera lovingly explores the themes of traditions and familial bonds while its characters deal with life-changing decisions and dream of something more.

Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix


Holiday Pops

Dec. 3-5

Celebrate the Season with The Phoenix Symphony at our annual Holiday Pops concert, featuring hymns and carols from a variety of traditions and faiths as well as beloved secular songs.

The Phoenix Symphony
1 N. 1st St., Ste. 200, Phoenix


Gypsy Soul "A Gift Within the Song" Holiday Show

Dec. 4

Gypsy Soul will perform their much-beloved holiday program, “A Gift Within the Song,” including numerous songs from their album Comfort and Joy. They will also be celebrating the release of their latest album, Cover Story, a collection of covers.

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix


Trans-Siberian Orchestra: 25 Years of Christmas Eve and Other Stories

Dec. 5

This year’s long-awaited tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of the group’s landmark album Christmas Eve and Other Stories, the 3x certified platinum album that launched the group to superstardom and spawned the bring-the-whole-family rock holiday tradition that has now played to more than 17 million fans all across the nation.

Footprint Center
201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Dec. 9 - Jan. 2, Select Dates

From the pen of the writer of last season’s hit Silent Sky, and America’s most produced playwright, comes this charming and cleverly imagined sequel to Pride and Prejudice. It is two years later and the Bennet family gathers at Pemberley to celebrate Christmas together. Unlike her witty and vibrant sisters, Mary Bennet is unmarried, nerdy, and growing tired of her role as the obedient middle sister. But an unexpected guest gives Mary the boost she needs to embrace her independence and find true love. 

Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix


The Nutcracker

Dec. 10-24, Select Dates

Ballet Arizona returns to Symphony Hall in grand fashion with this holiday classic. Celebrate the joy and wonder of the season with Ib Andersen’s The Nutcracker as Tchaikovsky’s cherished score is masterfully performed by The Phoenix Symphony. Follow Clara’s wintry adventures as she battles mischievous mice and charms the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The Phoenix Symphony
1 N. 1st St., Ste. 200, Phoenix


Zoppe: An Italian Family Circus

Dec. 10-19, Select Dates

Zoppe: An Italian Family Circus is coming to Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse for 18 shows. Come and witness the pure and awe-inspiring circus that they have been making for more than 179 years.

Rawhide Western Town & Event Center
5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler


Windham Hill's Winter Solstice

Dec. 11

Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music. This season marks the 36th anniversary of the multi-platinum-selling A Winter’s Solstice album series, originally released on Windham Hill Records. Grammy-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie joins composer and guitarist Todd Boston and cellist Mia Pixley to lead a joyous holiday concert.

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix


A Peter White Christmas

Dec. 14

A Peter White Christmas with Mindi Abair and Vincent Ingala is coming to town. Contemporary jazz lovers eagerly await this annual fun-filled concert, which has packed fans into halls and arenas coast-to-coast, year after year.

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix


Handel's Messiah

Dec. 16-18

The acclaimed “Hallelujah” chorus is the centerpiece of these wonderful performances featuring some of the most glorious sacred music ever written. Join The Phoenix Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony Chorus, and soloists as they present Handel’s masterpiece in churches and venues throughout the Valley.

The Phoenix Symphony
1 N. 1st St., Ste. 200, Phoenix


"Holiday Jukebox" feat. Haley Reinhart

Dec. 17

Enjoy a narrated 80-minute show with renditions of your favorite Christmas hits by Haley Reinhart at the Mummy Mountain Cookout at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. Embrace the holiday cheer with big band versions of “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Silver Bells” and much more.

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale


Marty Ashby's Holiday Jam featuring Gloria Reuben

Dec. 18

Join guitarist and five-time Grammy Award–winning producer Marty Ashby for his annual holiday concert celebration with this year’s special guest, actress and singer Gloria Reuben.

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix


David Benoit: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Dec. 20

The “heir to Vince Guaraldi” brings the joy and fun of A Charlie Brown Christmas to Phoenix. For three decades, the Grammy-nominated pianist/composer/arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz.

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix


Additional Concerts and Performances:

  • Santa's Circus at Madison Center for the Arts, Dec. 2-5

  • Josh Turner - Holiday & The Hits Tour at Harrah's Ak-Chin, Dec. 3

  • Nochebuena: A Christmas Eve in Mexico at the Vista Center for the Arts, Dec. 3

  • Sandra Basset's Motown Christmas Special at CC Performing Arts Theater, Dec. 3

  • Nochebuena: A Christmas Eve in Mexico feat. Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles & Mariachi Garibaldi de Jamie Cuéllar at Tempe Center for the Arts,  Dec. 4

  • Handels' Messiah at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Dec. 5

  • Keeping Christmas at Valley Presbyterian Church, Dec. 6

  • Slay Bells - A Dragalicious Christmas at Tempe Center for the Arts, Dec. 9

  • Dianne Reeves: Christmas Time is Here at Tempe Center for the Arts, Dec. 11

  • Christmas Concert - Joyful, All Ye Nations Rise at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, Dec. 12

  • AZ Philharmonic: We Wish You Christmas at the Visa Center for the Arts, Dec. 18

  • Handel's Messiah at St. Mary's Basilica, Dec. 18

  • A Christmas Carol at the Vista Center for the Arts, Dec. 22-23

Holiday Meals

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Holiday Meals


Breakfast with Santa at Litchfield's at The Wigwam

Nov. 27 - Dec. 19, Select Dates

Have a merry morning with a served holiday breakfast buffet in Litchfield's and crafts for the kid's to enjoy at the table or to take home. Santa himself will be joining for pictures during breakfast.

Litchfield's at The Wigwam
300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park


Kris Kringle & Cocoa

Dec. 17

Feel jolly and joyful with a belly full of cocoa and cheer with Santa. Stop by Mix-Up Bar + Lounge between 3:00pm - 7:00pm for complimentary hot cocoa and a chance to meet Santa. Specialty cocktails will be available for purchase, and the regular Mix-Up Bar + Lounge menu will be available for ordering. Come for Kris Kringle, but stay for live music.

Royal Palms Resort and Spa
5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix


Christmas Eve Dinner at FLINT

Dec. 24

Join FLINT By Baltaire for a very special Christmas Eve dinner featuring a wood fired a la carte dinner menu, plus a delicious smoked prime rib feature.

Flint by Baltaire
2425 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix


Christmas Eve [Home]akase Dinner

Dec. 24

Let Conceptually Social Catering and Kaizen PHX do the cooking for you this Christmas Eve, with a five-course dinner for two. 

917 E Jackson, Ste. 100, Phoenix


Christmas Eve Dinner To-Go

Dec. 24

Let University Club make Christmas Eve dinner easy for you. Complete dinners available for curbside pickup between 10am and 2pm on Friday at the University Club of Phoenix, featuring your choice of a turkey dinner, prime rib dinner, or a la carte. 

University Club of Phoenix
39 E. Monte Vista Road, Phoenix


Christmas at Litchfield's

Dec. 24

Enjoy an array of holiday classics, thoughtfully prepared by Executive Sous Chef Chris Knouse, with a three-course pix fixe menu and optional enhancements. You can enjoy Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day dinner, or Christmas Day Buffet. 

Litchfield's at The Wigwam
300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park


Holiday Celebrations at Royal Palms

Dec. 24-25

Indulge in relaxing retreat, taking in the bold and beautiful decorations, specially curated menus, flavorful cocktails and cheer spread throughout the Royal Palms, including brunches, multi-course holiday meals and more. 

Royal Palms Resort and Spa
5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix