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.
The weather is beautiful, which means it's time to get outside and experience everything going on around town. Whether you're looking for food, culture, art, or…
Get the details on art festivals, special events and exhibits taking place this winter.
Ice skating in the desert? We've got it! Lace up your skates on these real outdoor ice rinks—and some indoors spots too.
Nov. 27-Jan. 19: See millions of lights, hundreds of sparkling displays and more activities throughout the Phoenix Zoo.
Nov. 29-Dec. 31: See the Desert Botanical Garden glow with more than 8,000 hand lit luminaria bags and thousands of white twinkle lights.
Nov. 29-Jan. 5: 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. 27: The matchup between Pac-12 and Big 12 programs returns to downtown Phoenix's Chase Field, featuring the Washington State Cougars against the Air Force…
Dec. 28: Two of college football's top programs will clash at State Farm Stadium in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, with Clemson going head to head against Ohio State…
Jan. 11-19: 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.
Jan. 31 - Feb. 3: The highest-attended event on the PGA Tour returns to TPC Scottsdale—home of the world-famous 16th hole.
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: Festival-goers will have a chance to sample from over 150 breweries from Arizona and across the country.
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.
Feb. 15-17: The state's best mixologists convene for a weekend of parties and craft cocktails.
Feb. 22-23: Enjoy Arizona's best food and beverage amidst the beautiful backdrop of the largest botanical garden in the Southwest.
Feb. 22 - March 22: The annual rite of spring returns with 15 Major League Baseball teams playing more than 200 games—all within a 45-minute drive of each other.
Feb. 29-March 1: Live performances, culinary demos, fun family activations and appearances by professional baseball players.
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