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November 28, 2014

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Google Maps Christmas at the Princess (through Jan 4). Four-story musical tree, skating rink, train, lights, Nativity Garden light show, carousel and photos with Santa (Nov 28-Dec 21). 5-9pm. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale. 480-585-4848 or scottsdaleprincess.com

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Google Maps Circus Today (Sept 12-Jan 4). Features Arizona artist Mark McDowell who showcases the classic imagery often associated with circuses: acrobatic performers, animal acts, sideshow curiosities and the iconic big top tent. 10am-5pm Tues-Wed & Fri-Sat, 10am-8pm Thur, noon-5pm Sun. Free. Mesa Arts Center Museum, 1 E Main St, Mesa. 480-644-6567 or mesaartscenter.com

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Google Maps CitySkate Ice Rink (through Jan 5). All ages. Frozen rink, holiday lights, music and hot chocolate for sale. 11:30am-11pm. $12/person (includes skate rental). CityScape Phoenix, between 1st Ave & 1st St between Washington & Jefferson Sts. cityscapephx.com

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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 5-10pm nightly through Jan 10. Free. Historic downtown, 58th & Glendale Aves, Glendale. 623-930-2299 or glendaleaz.com/events

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Google Maps Heritage & Harvest Festival (Fri Nov 28). Celebrates local culture and heritage with displays and discussions by a number of local organizations. 10am-5pm. Included in admission: $17.95 adults, $10.95 ages 4-11, ages 3 & under free. Old Tucson, 201 S Kinney Rd, Tucson. 520-883-0100 or oldtucson.com

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Google Maps Holiday Display. All ages. Hundred of thousands of lights decorate the center. Holiday movies will be shown 7pm Nov 13 and 9:30am Nov 15 & 16. Lights will remain lit nightly until Jan 2. Free. Pollack Tempe Cinemas, 1825 E Elliot Rd, Tempe. 480-345-6461 or pollacktempecinemas.com

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

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Google Maps Holiday Lights and Ice (Thur-Sun through Jan 3). Enjoy the holiday light display and skating on the only outdoor synthetic ice rink in the West Valley. 4-10pm Thur-Fri, noon-10pm Sat-Sun. $8 adults, $5 ages under 10; price includes skate rental. The Wigwam Resort, 300 E Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park. wigwamarizona.com

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Google Maps International Auto Show. All ages. New cars, high-end luxury cars, plug-in electric vehicles, customized cars and more. 9am-9pm. $11 adults, $7 seniors/military/ages 7-12, ages 6 & under free. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St. autoshowphoenix.com

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Google Maps Jeeper's Creeper's: Bugs in Art (Oct 3-Jan 25). Test your knowledge and learn all about bugs through fun and challenging puzzles, games and art-making activities. 9am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun. $8 ages 1 & up. i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa. 480-644-4332 or ideamuseum.org

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Google Maps Kids Night Out. Ages 4-12. Open mic, games, movie, rock band, dance and pianos, guitars and drum sets to play on. 6-9pm. $10 ($5 in advance). Baker School of Music, 2270 E Williams Field Rd #103, Gilbert. 480-313-6763 or bakerschoolofmusic.com

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Google Maps Las Noches de las Luminarias (Nov 28-29, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-23 & 26-30) . 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 dbg.org

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Google Maps Mary Poppins (Nov 19-Dec 28). Musical adventure with a magical nanny. 7:30pm Tues-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $30-$75. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E McDowell Rd. 602-254-2151 or phoenixtheatre.com

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Google Maps Meet Santa Claus. Photo opportunities, chance to leave your letters in a special mailbox and treats. 10am-1pm. Free. Toys & Playtime Oasis, 13802 N Scottsdale Rd #116, Scottsdale. 480-948-4630 or azdollhouse.com

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Google Maps Mesa Temple Christmas Lights (through Dec 31). 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 mesachristmaslights.com

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Google Maps Miracle on 34th Street (Wed-Sun through Dec 25). Tells the story of a young girl, her practical mother, a handsome neighbor and a certain red-suited man who unites them all. 7:30pm Wed-Sat, 1:45 & 7:30 Sat-Sun. $15-$55. The Palms Theatre, 5247 E Brown Rd, Mesa. 480-924-6260 or thepalmstheatre.com

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Google Maps National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers (starts Sept 21). Experience the world by coming face-to-face with a polar bear, diving in a submersible, climbing to the top of a rain forest tree canopy, soaring over the savanna in a hot air balloon and more. 10am-5pm. $23.95 adults, $18.95 ages 3-17 (includes general admission); discount for members. Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St. 602-716-2028 or azscience.org

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Nightly Snowfall (through Dec 24). Out of thin air, fluffy white flakes will float down from the sky. 7 & 8pm. Free. Westgate Entertainment District, Glendale (westgateaz.com), Desert Ridge Marketplace (shopdesertridge.com) and Tempe Marketplace, Tempe (tempemarketplace.com).

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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 heard.org

Google Maps Season of Fun (through Dec 31). PaintScaping where 3-D images and animations set to holiday music are projected onto the buildings; Holiday Family FunFest includes visits with Santa, holiday craft-making, cooking decorating, games, face painting, train ride, magic shows, holiday character appearances, live entertainment and the Kierland SnoPro (skiing and snowboarding simulator). PaintScaping shows 6:30, 7, 7:30 & 8pm nightly; Family FunFest 5-8pm Fri-Sat through Dec 20. Free for PaintScaping; $10 ages 3 & up for Family FunFest. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 6902 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale. 480-624-1000 or kierlandresort.com/celebrate-season-of-fun

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Google Maps Shop N' Drop. All ages. Kids can enjoy jumping on the trampolines, playing dodgeball, shooting baskets or jumping into the huge foam pit while parents shop. 8am. $7 & up/hr. AZ Air Time, 13802 N Scottsdale Rd #145, Scottsdale. 480-427-2000 or azairtime.com

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Google Maps Spy Studio (Sept 23-Jan 18). Students from Boulder Creek, Paradise Valley and South Mountain High Schools stretched their imaginations and technology skills to create futuristic spy gadgets. Noon-5pm Tues-Wed & Sun, noon-9pm Thur-Sat. $7 adults, $5 student, ages 15 & under free. The SMoCA Young @ Art Gallery, 7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale. 480-994-ARTS (2787) or smoca.org

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Google Maps Ten-in-One (Sept 12-Jan 25). A reference to sideshow attractions, focuses on artists whose works embody the circus aesthetic with a contemporary twist. 10am-5pm Tues-Wed & Fri-Sat, 10am-8pm Thur, noon-5pm Sun. Free. Mesa Arts Center Museum, 1 E Main St, Mesa. 480-644-6567 or mesaartscenter.com

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Google Maps The Little Red Hen (Wed-Sun Nov 12-Dec 7). Sing-along show with lots of audience participation and a valuable message about cooperation. 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 azpuppets.org

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Google Maps The North Pole Experience (Nov 21-Dec 27). 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. $44-$55 adults, $38-$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 northpoleexperience.com

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Google Maps The Nutcracker (Fri-Sun Nov 28-Dec 7). The Tchaikovsky classic performed by Ballet Etudes. 7pm Fri, 2 & 7pm Sat, 3pm Sun. $25-$29. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave, Chandler. 480-782-2680, chandlercenter.org or balletetudes.net

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Google Maps The Polar Express (Nov 7-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. $39 adults, $25 ages 2-15; packages also available for meals and hotel stay. Grand Canyon Railway, 233 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams. 888-848-3511 or thetrain.com

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Google Maps The Sound of Music (Oct 16-Nov 29). The real-life love story with a message of moral choices and heart-stopping escape. 7pm Mon-Thur, 7:30pm Fri, 3 & 7:30pm Sat. $16-$28. Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W Page Ave, Gilbert. 480-497-1181 or halecentretheatrearizona.com

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Google Maps The Wizard of Oz (Fri-Sun Nov 14-Dec 21). Follow Dorothy's magical journey down the yellow brick road. 7:30pm Fri-Sat, 1 & 3pm Sat-Sun. $15. Reservations recommended. Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-483-1664 or desertstages.org

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Google Maps Tween/Teen Night. Ages 12 & up. Dodgeball tournaments, dancing contests, jumping on indoor trampolines and into foam pits. 8-11pm. $8/hr. AZ Air Time, 13802 N Scottsdale Rd #145, Scottsdale. 480-427-2000 or azairtime.com

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Google Maps Wildlights (Fri-Sat through Dec 27). Holiday decorations and light displays. 6-9pm. $5 ($3 members). Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Rd, Prescott. 928-778-4242 or heritageparkzoo.org

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Google Maps ZooLights (through Jan 11). 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. 602-273-1341 or phoenixzoo.org

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data updated fri nov 28, 2014 @ 02:00 am

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