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Winter Events

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.


November 23-January 28
Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix

Glendale Glitters
November 26-January 7
Historic Downtown Glendale

Las Noches de las Luminarias
November 25-26, December 9-11, 16-18, 20-23, 26-31
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts
December 2-4
Mill Avenue, Tempe

Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market
December 10-11
Pueblo Grand Museum, Phoenix

New Year's Eve Block Party
December 31
Mill Avenue District, Tempe

Polar Express
Select dates November 11-January 6
Grand Canyon Railway, Williams


Fiesta Bowl 
2017 date TBD
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale

Cactus Bowl
2017 date TBD
Chase Field, Downtown Phoenix

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
January 14-22
WestWorld, Scottsdale

Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon
January 14-15
Throughout Phoenix and Tempe


Waste Management Phoenix Open
January 30-February 5
Tournament Players Club, Scottsdale

Glendale Chocolate Affaire
February 3-5
Historic Downtown Glendale

Arizona Renaissance Festival
Saturdays and Sundays, February 11-April 2
Apache Junction

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
February 16-26
WestWorld, Scottsdale

Chinese Week Culture & Cuisine Festival
2017 dates TBD
Chinese Cultural Center, Phoenix

Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
2017 dates TBD
Heard Museum, Phoenix

Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
2017 dates TBD
Throughout Greater Phoenix