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January 1, 2017

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Google Maps 6th Street Market. A one-stop market that includes local shopping, works of arts, live music and interactive art projects. 10am-4pm. Free. 6th Street Park in Downtown Tempe, 24 E 6th St, Tempe. downtowntempe.com

Google Maps Arizona National Livestock Show (Mon Dec 26-Sun Jan 1) All ages. Livestock shows and sales, 4-H exhibitors, western art and gear show, chuckwagon cook-off, tractor pull, farm experience interactive area for children and more. 10am-4pm. $15/per vehicle. Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W McDowell Road, Phoenix. 602-258-8568 or anls.org

Google Maps Cinderella (Wed-Sun through Jan 22). The classic story of true love, and a glass slipper, performed with elegant hand puppets. 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

Google Maps CitySkate Ice Rink (through Jan 8). All ages. Frozen rink, holiday lights, music and hot chocolate. 11:30am-1:30pm and 5-11pm Mon-Fri; 3-11pm Sat-Sun; closes 6pm Sat Dec 24; 5-11pm Sun Dec 25. $15/person (includes skate rental). CityScape Phoenix, between First Avenue and First Street, between Washington and Jefferson Streets. 602-772-3900 or cityskatephx.com

Google Maps Customer Appreciation New Year's Day Sale. Start the new year off with a good book. Everything at Tempe's Changing Hands Bookstore store is 25 percent off. 10am-6pm. Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe. 480-730-0205 or changinghands.com

Google Maps FLAGSTAFF: Holiday Riordan Mansion Tours (Dec 3-Jan 2). The Mansion is decorated in turn-of-the-century style with wreaths, garlands, greenery and a towering fir tree trimmed with old-fashioned ornaments. 10:30am-4pm; hourly tours. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. $10; $5 for ages 7-13, free for ages 6 and younger. Reservations recommended. Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, 409 W Riordan Rd, Flagstaff. 928-779-4395 or azstateparks.com

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Google Maps Girl of the Year Debut. A new year means a new featured doll! Meet the American Girl "Girl of the Year" for 2017. This welcoming event includes giveaways, crafts and sweet treats. 11am-1pm. Free. Scottsdale Quarter, 15059 N Scottsdale Road #100, Scottsdale. 877-247-5223 or americangirl.com

Google Maps Glendale Glitters Holiday Lights (through Jan 7). The glittering magic of Glendale Glitters Holiday Light Display remains lit nightly. 5-11pm. Free. Historic Downtown Glendale, 58th & Glendale Aves, Glendale. 623-930-2299 or glendaleaz.com/events.

Google Maps Holiday Lights (through Jan 1; excluding Dec 24, 25 and 31). Train ride through holiday lights and displays plus visits with Santa (Dec 11-23). 6:30-9pm. $4 train and $2 carousel rides, under 3 free (with paying adult). McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale. 480-312-2312 or therailroadpark.com

Google Maps Lights of the World Lantern Festival (through Jan 29). A magical world of light and cultural entertainment. Explore more than 75 stunning displays of global cultural and cuisine. 5-10pm Mon-Thur, 5-11pm Fri, 3-11pm Sat-Sun. $24; $14.99 ages 3-12. $10 parking (cash only). Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Rd, Chandler AZ. 480-502-5600 or rawhide.com

Google Maps Menorah Lighting. A nightly menorah lighting with latkes and applesauce. Lagoon Lights will also feature a 25-foot menorah, a 4-foot dreidel and 4-foot gelt. 5:30pm. Prices vary. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale. 480-585-4848 or scottsdaleprincess.com

Google Maps Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks (through Jan 2). All ages. More than 20 larger-than-life animals and flora sculptures, created by Sean Kenney, with more than a million Lego Bricks. 9am-5pm. Included with daytime admission. $20; $14 (ages 3-13) Ages 2 and under free. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix. 602-914-4333 or http://phoenixzoo.org/event-items/nature-connects/

Google Maps ONGOING: Alien Worlds and Androids (through Jan 16). Join scientists in their search for alien life in and beyond our solar system. The exhibit brings guests face to face with worlds far beyond their own, and introduces the technology that takes them there. 10am-5pm. $6 ($4 members); does not include general admission. Sybil B Harrington Galleries, Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix 602-716-2000 or azscience.org

Google Maps ONGOING: It's a Dog's Life (through Jan 22). Art and hands-on activities explore the lives and social impact of domestic dogs and their cousins: wolves, foxes and dingoes. 9am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun. Free with admission: $8 for ages 1 and older (free to members). i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W Pepper Place, Mesa. 480-644-2467 or ideamuseum.org

Google Maps ONGOING: It's Your Turn: A Home Studio (through March 19). Explore Native American culture in the Southwest and expand on your learning with a hands-on activity that you can take back ago your own home! 9:30am-5:30pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun. $18; $13.50 for seniors (ages 65 and older), $7.50 for ages 6-17, free for children 5 and younger. Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix. 602-252-8848 or heard.org

Google Maps PRESCOTT: Arizona's Largest Gingerbread Village (through Jan 1). 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. 928-776-1666 or prescottresort.com

Google Maps SEDONA: Red Rock Fantasy (Dec 1-Jan 1). Beautifully lit holiday trees, a walk through Tinsel Town, shopping options, Santa, performances. Free trolley Fridays and Saturdays in December (excluding Christmas weekend). Dusk to 9pm nightly. Free. Tlaquepaque, Sedona. tlaq.com

Google Maps Snow Week. Enjoy seven days of snow play, snow-related science demonstrations and kid-friendly activities in 60 tons of real snow, located at the front entrance of The Arizona Science Center. 10am-5pm. Included with price of admission. $18; $13 for ages 3-17. Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. Phoenix. 602-716-2000 or azscience.org

Google Maps ZooLights (now through Jan 15). The Phoenix Zoo celebrates 25 years of this bright holiday tradition. Enjoy millions of lights, holiday trees and lakeside music-in-motion shows. 5:30-10:30pm. $12.95-$19.95 (member discounts available), ages 2 & under free. The Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. 602-914-4333 or phoenixzoo.org

Google Maps Zoppe - An Italian Family Circus (Tues-Sun Dec 27-Jan 8). Old-world Italian traditional circus performed in one ring. Call for times. $15-$40. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave, Chandler. 480-782-2680 or chandlercenter.org

data updated wed jan 18, 2017 @ 02:00 am

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