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Celebrate Thanksgiving in Phoenix on November 24 by seeing festive lights and socially distancing, or just chow down a delicious meal. Check back as the holiday approaches — we'll be adding events throughout the season.
Thanksgiving MealsBack to Top of List
Thanksgiving at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Enjoy a delicious three-course Thanksgiving meal with loved ones at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails in the heart of downtown Phoenix, featuring a fresh and seasonal menu with a perfect balance of traditional Thanksgiving classics and a satisfying, modern and contemporary twist.
Price: $105 per person | $50 per child 6-12
Thanksgiving Buffet at Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak
Enjoy all the fixings of a Thanksgiving dinner, plus some classic resort favorites including penne pasta, shrimp cocktail and more.
Price: $52 per adult | $20 per child | Free for children 5 and under
Thanksgiving Buffet at The Arizona Biltmore's Gold Room
The Biltmore’s Gold Room is the setting for a Thanksgiving buffet fit to rival the delight of the beautiful venue itself. The elegant Gold Room, the resort’s original dining hall, will be presenting an incredible Thanksgiving celebration to suit any age and palate, full of delicious options such as a raw bar, a carving station and a great range of classic kid’s favorites.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Renata's Hearth
Renata’s Hearth will be serving up a magnificent family-style feast where the spark of Latin heat brings fresh taste to classic dishes. The highly trained chefs have curated a distinctive spread of dishes from Jamón Ibérico de Bellota & Stem de Palomino to Smoked Turkey Roulade and Wagyu Costilla.
Thanksgiving at Royal Palms
Ditch the prep and dishes in your kitchen and gather round at T. Cook's for a culinary feast, enjoying time with your loved ones. Plan your turkey day at Royal Palms Resort & Spa with options to fit any schedule and cravings, including breakfast, a prix-fixe menu, or limited bar and lounge menu.
Price: Adults: $150 | Children ages 6-12: $75 | children under five: free
Thanksgiving Brunch at Andaz Scottsdale
Let the chefs cook for you this Thanksgiving. Gather with friends and family at Weft & Warp to enjoy agave brine turkey, pumpkin ravioli, a raw bar, and more.
Price: $130 per person | $60 per child 7-12
6114 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Thanksgiving Dinner at CIELO Restaurant
Enjoy a four-course, sit-down culinary adventure complete with alfresco dining options and breathtaking mountain vistas.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Boulders Resort & Spa
Enjoy a three-course dinner at the Boulders Resort's Grill Kitchen & Bar or Palo Verde Restaurant, with options including carrot bisque and herb crusted prime rib.
Price: $90-105 per person
Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale
Thanksgiving Brunch at Phoenix Marriott Resort Tempe at the Buttes
Indulge in a variety of delicious food and craft cocktails while enjoying a breathtaking view of Camelback Mountain, Phoenix and Tempe.
Thanksgiving at Ember at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Come celebrate Thanksgiving with a six-course Thanksgiving dinner featuring Chef Matthew Brake’s delicious and innovative menu offerings at this award-winning fine dining establishment.
Price: $75 per guest
Thanksgiving at Medieval Times
Enjoy a four-course feast and witness a spectacular live performance of Medieval tournament games, authentic jousting and exciting sword fights. Medieval Times’ noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, the pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages.
Price: $49.95 for Adults | $35.95 Children 12 & under
Things to DoBack to Top of List
With the holidays right around the corner, you might wonder what to get those special people in your life. Whether you’ve traveled to Phoenix for a holiday getaway or are a proud native, supporting local businesses is always a good thing. So, we couldn’t resist curating a list of Black-owned fashion businesses to add to your shopping list, including a mix of local stores and online shops specializing in everything from sustainable clothing to African-inspired jewelry. You can also find a list of other local Black-owned businesses here.
Nov. 4 - Jan. 16
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
World of Illumination
Candy Rush | Rockin' Christmas | Enchanted Safari
Nov. 15 - Jan. 1, 2023
World of Illumination, the producer of the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, presents three all-new theme parks in the Phoenix metro area, featuring spots in Tempe and Glendale.
Diablo Stadium | Six Flags Hurricane Harbor | Desert Diamond Casino
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at Herberger Theater Center
Nov. 19 - 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.
Nov. 19 - Dec. 31
Immersive Nutcracker is an ideal family outing, featuring whimsical animated characters alongside footage of professional ballet dancers. This joyful 30-minute immersive experience is an ideal outlet to introduce young children to the art of ballet and the captivating storytelling that often accompanies it. Set to the sweeping music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Immersive Nutcracker encompasses visitors in over 500,000 cubic feet of projections composed of over 1 million frames of video, curating a grand immersive display that relays the tale of The Nutcracker from opening to finale.
Lights at The Farm
Nov. 23 - Dec. 30
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.
Nov. 23 - Jan. 15
This season promises to be bigger and brighter than ever before, with all new animal lanterns and light displays, an enhanced Santa experience and brand-new music and light show that will take you around the world.
Christmas at Schnepf Farms
Nov. 25 - Dec. 24, Select Dates
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.
Enchant at Salt River Fields
Nov. 25 - Jan. 1, 2023
Experience a world of adventure with awe-inspiring animated light sculptures, and discover a charming Village offering ice-skating, live entertainment, interactive games, dining, holiday shopping, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and so much more.
Salt River Fields
Cityskate Holiday Ice Rink
Nov. 28 - Jan. 1
Located in the center of downtown's 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.