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Google Maps A Christmas Story (Tues-Sun Nov 24-29). Musical based on the movie about Ralphie who has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas - a Red Ryder BB gun. 7:30 Tues-Fri, 2 & 7:30pm Sat, 1 & 6:30pm Sun. $20-$125. ASU Gammage, 1200 S Forest Ave, Tempe. 480-965-3434 or

Google Maps A Joyous Christmas (Sat Sun Nov 28-29). Holiday tradition performed by AZDance Group. 2pm. Call for prices. Herberger Center Theater, 222 E Monroe St.

Google Maps A Year With Frog & Toad (Sat-Sun Nov 15-Dec 27). Ages 4 & up. Musical that follows two friends (cheerful Frog and grouchy Toad) through the four seasons of a year. 1 & 4pm Sat, 1pm Sun; preview Sun Nov 15 at 4pm. $12-$25; $12 preview. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe. 480-921-5700 or

Google Maps All Aboard Trains (Tues-Sun through Jan 24). Artwork rangeing from oil and watercolor paintings to digital photography, depicting imagery from light rail and subway trains found in cities such as Paris, New York and Mesa, to scenes of train yards located throughout the United States. 9am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun. $8 ages 1 & up. i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa. 480-644-idea (4332) or

Google Maps Annie Jr. (Fri-Sun Nov 13-Dec 20). The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie, who yearns to be rescued from the orphanage. 7:30pm Fri-Sat, 1 & 3pm Sat-Sun. $15. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-483-1664 or

Google Maps Archilumen (through Sun Jan 10). Artwork in various mediums inspired by architecture and technology, created by students at New School for Arts and Academics in Tempe. The students worked with artist Hillary Harp and their art teacher, Hank Fries. Noon-5pm Tues-Wed & Sun, noon-9pm Thur-Sat. Free. Young@Art Gallery inside Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E Second St, Scottsdale. 480-874-4666 or

Google Maps Arizona International Auto Show. Features hundreds of the latest cars, trucks, crossovers, sport-utility and exotic vehicles. 9am-9pm. $11 adults, $7 seniors/military/ages 7-12, ages 6 & under are free. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St.

Google Maps Arizona's Largest Gingerbread Village (through Dec 31). More than 100 edible castles, estates, houses and electric trains. Cookie decorating for the kids. Free. Prescott Resort & Conference Center lobby, 1500 E Hwy 69, Prescott. 928-445-8315 or

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Google Maps Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art (through Nov 29). Features artwork, artifacts, history and discussions about sports and its role in tribal life. 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun; 6-10pm First Fridays. $18 adults, $7.50 students/ages 6-12, ages 5 & under free. Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave. 602-252-8840 or

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Google Maps Carriage Rides. All ages. Free horse-drawn carriage rides. 5-9pm. Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale. 623-385-7502 or

Google Maps Christmas at the Princess (through Jan 3). Four-story musical tree, skating rink, train, lights, petting zoo, carousel and photos with Santa and more. 5-9pm. Prices vary. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale. 480-585-4848 or

Google Maps Cinderella (Fri-Sun Nov 27-Dec 13). New take on the fairytale with a tap-dancing Cinderella and her Prince and their dance instructor/Fairy Godmother. 7:30pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10-$20. Theatre Artists Studio, 4848 E Cactus Rd #406, Scottsdale. 602-765-0120 or

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Google Maps Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Fri-Sat Nov 27-28). Spectacular costumes in a holiday dream setting amid gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering soldiers. Presented by Theater League. 7:30pm Fri, 2 & 7:30pm Sat. $30.25 & up. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St.

Google Maps CitySkate Ice Rink (Nov 28-Jan 11). All ages. Frozen rink, holiday lights, music and hot chocolate for sale. 11:30am-1:30pm and 5-11pm Mon-Fri, 3-11pm Sat-Sun; closes 6pm Dec 24, 5-11pm Dec 25. $8-$15/person (includes skate rental). CityScape Phoenix, between 1st Ave & 1st St between Washington & Jefferson Sts. 602-772-3900 or

Google Maps Dinosaurs in Motion (Oct 17-Jan 10).14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures - including a 44-foot metal T-Rex. 10am-5pm. $7-$9 ($5-$7 members). Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St. 602-716-2000 or

Google Maps Fantasy of Lights Opening Night. All ages. Live entertainment, arts & crafts, parade, tree lighting and Santa Claus. 6pm parade. Free. Parade starts at 3rd St & Mill Ave, Tempe.

Google Maps Festival of Lights Kick-Off Party. All ages. Light display with more than 1 million lights, arts & crafts vendors, rides, games and live entertainment. 11am-7pm. Free. Desert Foothills Park, 1010 Marketplace Way SW. 480-270-4FOL (4365) or

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Google Maps Festival of Trees. All ages. Professionally decorated trees on display to be bid on. Proceeds benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital. Mall hours. Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale.

Google Maps Gingerbread Workshop. All ages. Decorate your very own gingerbread house in this creative and edible program! Gingerbread, a candy buffet and hot cocoa provided. 10-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm and 3-4pm. $35/group of 4, ($30 members). Children's Museum of Phoenix, 215 N 7th St. 602-253-0501 or

Google Maps Glendale Glitters Spectacular Kickoff. All ages. Live entertainment, craft vendors, horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa, a children's winter wonderland, petting zoo and more than a million lights. 5-10pm; lighting ceremony at 5:30pm, decorations will remain lit from 6-11pm nightly until Jan 9. Free. Historic downtown, 58th & Glendale Aves, Glendale. 623-930-2299 or

Holiday Ice Skating. Ages 5 & up. Free ice skating. Skates provided. 11am-6pm. Desert Ridge Marketplace (, Tempe Marketplace, Tempe ( and Westgate Entertainment District, Glendale (

Google Maps Holiday Light Parade (Sat Nov 28). Floats decorated with lights, holiday music and Santa. Bring blankets and chairs. 6pm. Free. Downtown Prescott. 928-443-5220 or

Google Maps Holiday PaintScaping (Nov 21-Dec 31). PaintScaping where 3-D images and animations set to holiday music are projected onto the buildings. 6:30, 7, 7:30 & 8pm nightly. Free. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale. 480-624-1000 or

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Google Maps Las Noches de las Luminarias (Nov 27-28 and Dec 10-13, 16-23 & 26-31). Thousands of hand-lit luminarias, food, live entertainment and holiday shopping. 5:30-9:30pm. $30 adults, $12.50 ages 3-12, 2 & under free ($25 adults, $10 ages 3-12 members). Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Pkwy. 480-481-8188 or

Google Maps LEGO City (Fri-Sun Oct 23-Nov 29). Miniature city, featuring high-rise buildings, trains, bridges, trolleys, trees and other streetscapes will be set up near The District Stage. Lego hobbyists who created the display will be on hand to show off their creations and inspire others. 6-9pm Fri, 11am-9pm Sat, 11am-6pm Sun. Free. Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N Tatum Blvd.

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Google Maps Mary Poppins (Thur-Sat Oct 15-Nov 28). Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical full of dancing and heart. 7pm Thur, 7:30pm Fri, 3 & 7:30pm Sat. $18-$28. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W Page Ave, Gilbert. 480-497-1181 or

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Google Maps Mesa Temple Garden Lights. Hundreds of thousands of lights, nativity scene, live entertainment and visitors' center. 5-10pm. Free. Mesa Arizona Temple and Visitors' Center, 525 E Main St, Mesa. 480-964-7164 or

Google Maps MIMkids Mini Music Makers. Ages 5 & under (with an adult). Early childhood music-education program where children explore music from around the world through developmentally appropriate activities. Times vary by age. $12/class; $40/series of 4 classes. The Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E Mayo Blvd. 480-245-6962 or

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Google Maps MIMkids Musical Adventures Series. Ages 6-10. Participate in music making, creating musical instruments and exploring exhibits. 1:30-2:30pm. $12/class. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E Mayo Blvd. 480-245-6962 or

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Google Maps Miracle on 34th Street (Fri-Sun Nov 6-Jan 10). A small girl's belief in Kris Kringle and the magic of the holiday is at stake. 7:30pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. $22-$25. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-483-1664 or

Nightly Snowfall. Out of thin air, fluffy white flakes will float down from the sky. 7 & 8pm. Free. Desert Ridge Marketplace (, Tempe Marketplace, Tempe ( and Westgate Entertainment District, Glendale (

Google Maps Ornament Marketplace. All ages. Hand-crafted ornaments, wreaths and books by Native artists. 9:30am-5pm. Free (museum admission additional). Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave. 602-252-8848 or

Google Maps Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting Ceremony (Sat Nov 28). Light parade down historic Route 66. Tree lighting immediately following the parade. 6:30-8pm. Free. Downtown Williams. 928-635-0273 or

Google Maps Pixar in Concert (Fri-Sun Nov 27-29). Listen to the music of your favorite Pixar movies while film clips are projected above the orchestra. Performed by The Phoenix Symphony. 7:30pm Fri-Sat, 2pm Sun. $18 & up. Symphony Hall, 75 N 2nd St. 602-495-1999 or

Google Maps Rawhide Snowy Christmas (Nov 26-Jan 3). Nightly snow fall, Main Street illuminated with lights, tree lighting, photos with Santa and more. 5-9pm Fri-Sun. Free. Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, 5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler. 480-502-5600 or

Google Maps sLightly Colossal (through Tues Dec 15). Artwork created by ASU faculty, alumni and students using projected light, neon, reflected light, LEDs and incandescent light. 9am-9pm Mon-Thurs, 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 1-5pm Sun. Free. The Gallery at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale. 480-312-7323 or

Google Maps The Little Red Hen (Wed-Sun Nov 4-8 & 14-29). A sing-along show with lots of audience participation and a valuable message about helping others. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10 adults, $7 ages 12 & under. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham St. 602-262-2050 or

Google Maps The North Pole Experience (Nov 20-Dec 28). Take the Candy Cane/Snowball Express to Santa's Workshop where you can assist the elves in toy making, tour the factory, get treats from the bakery and take photos with Santa. Call for times. $38-$55 adults, $34-$49 for children; packages also available for meals and hotel stay. The Little America Hotel, 2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff. 888-NPX-SANTA (679-7268) or

The Nutcracker (Fri-Sun Nov 27-Dec 13). The Tchaikovsky classic performed by Ballet Etudes. 7pm Fri, 2 & 7pm Sat, 3pm Sun. $25-$29. Nov 27-Dec 6 at Chandler Center for the Performing Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave, Chandler (480-782-2680 or; Dec 11-13 at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E Main St, Mesa (480-644-6500 or

Google Maps The Polar Express (Nov 6-Jan 3). Magical train ride based on the Chris Van Allsburg classic. 5:30 & 7:30pm train departs; select dates also offer a 3:30pm "matinee" departure. $34-$45 adults, $24-$35 ages 2-15; packages also available for meals and hotel stay. Grand Canyon Railway, 233 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams. 888-848-3511 or

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Google Maps Tombstone at Twilight (Sat Nov 28). Shopping, dining, entertainment, evening gunfight and raffles. 5-8pm. Along Allen St, Tombstone. 520-457-9317 or

Google Maps Wildlights and Animal Sights (Fri-Sat Nov 27-Jan 2). Holiday decorations and light displays. 6-9pm. $5 ($3 members). Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Rd, Prescott. 928-778-4242 or

Google Maps Winter Wonderland (Fri-Sun Nov 27-Dec 23). Living angel statues (standing more than 7 feet tall), holiday decorations and seasonal music. 10am-4:30pm. Included with admission: $19.95 adults, $12.95 ages 3-11, ages 2 & under free. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale. 480-800-3000 or

Google Maps ZooLights. 3.8 million lights, 700 unique animal light sculptures, "Music in Motion" dancing tree show and more. 5:30-10:30pm. $10 & up ($8 & up members), ages 2 & under free. The Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Pkwy. 602-914-4333 or

Google Maps Zumba Kids Jr. Ages 4-6. High-energy dance party with kid-friendly routines. 10:30-11am. Included with admission: $5 ages 4 & up, ages 3 & under free. Halle Heart Children's Museum, 2929 S 48th St, Tempe. 602-414-2800 or

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