Greater Phoenix enjoys blue skies and highs in the 60s and 70s during the winter months. Winter nights in the desert can get chilly, though the temperature rarely dips below freezing.
Explore our seasonal highlights below, or view our full event calendar here.
2019 dates TBA: See millions of lights, hundreds of sparkling displays and more activities throughout the Phoenix Zoo.
2019 dates TBA: See the Desert Botanical Garden glow with more than 8,000 hand lit luminaria bags and thousands of white twinkle lights.
2019 dates TBA: Skate on a real ice rink on Downtown Phoenix's Central Avenue, transformed with a massive holiday tree and thousands of twinkling lights.
Nov. 29 - Jan. 11: A stunning, free display of 1.6 million lights illuminates 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale.
Dec. 6-8: Shop 400 artist booths, enjoy live entertainment, street performances and food and drink along Mill Avenue.
Dec. 14-15.Guests can shop over 100 booths of American Indian fine art and collectibles along the Pueblo Grande Museum's interpretive trail.
Dec. 28: Two of college football's top programs will clash at State Farm Stadium in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.
Dec. 27: The matchup between Pac-12 and Big 12 programs returns to downtown Phoenix's Chase Field.
2020 dates TBA: The world-renowned car auction returns with hundreds of classic, collector, and exotic vehicles up for bid and display.
January 19: The annual marathon is a hit with both runners and spectators alike with live bands at every mile, local cheer teams themed water stations and more.
2020 date TBA: Festival-goers will have a chance to sample from over 150 breweries from Arizona and across the country.
Feb. 8-9: Be awed by the athleticism and artistry of those competing in this annual Heard Museum event.
Feb. 8 - Mar. 20 (Weekends): Indulge in medieval revelry (and a giant roasted turkey leg) at this festival's arts village, jousting ring and more.
Feb. 8-10: Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Chinese culture and cuisine at this annual festival.
Feb. 13-20: Enjoy exciting competitions, an international cuisine court and more than 300 vendor booths.
Jan. 31 - Feb. 3: The highest-attended event on the PGA Tour returns to TPC Scottsdale—home of the world-famous 16th hole.
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