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SCOTTSDALE – Christmas at the Princess

Wednesday, November 22, 12:00 am - Sunday, December 31, 11:59 pm
Scottsdale Fairmont Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive
Scottsdale, AZ United States
$55
Christmas, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess transforms into a glistening winter wonderland with a four-story musical tree, ice skating, Lagoon Lights, Princess Express Trains and Santa’s Secret Headquarters.

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GLENDALE – Skate Westgate

November 22, 2017, 12:00 am - January 7, 2018, 11:59 pm
Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85305 United States
$11 - $15

Westgate Entertainment District offers outdoor ice skating on real ice Nov. 22-Jan. 7. All skill levels welcome.

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8:30 am

FLAGSTAFF – The North Pole Experience

Friday, December 8, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Repeats most days through Dec. 28
The Little America Hotel, 2515 E. Butler Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ United States
$39 - $55
North Pole Experience, Flagstaff, holiday events Arizona

Take the Candy Cane/Snowball Express to Santa's 400-year-old workshop, where you can assist the elves in toy making, tour the factory, get treats from the bakery and take photos with Santa.

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9:00 am

MESA – The Art of Healthy Living

Friday, December 8, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Repeats through Jan. 21.
i.d.e.a Museum, 150 W. Pepper Place
Mesa, AZ 85201
$9

The Art of Healthy Living, the i.d.e.a. Museum of Mesa's latest exhibit, explores nutrition, exercise, mindfulness and overall wellness.

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10:00 am

PHOENIX – Pompeii: The Exhibition

Friday, December 8, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Repeats daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) through May 24.
Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
$7.95 - $29.95

Learn about life in Pompeii both before and after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius at the Arizona Science Center’s new immersive international exhibition, which runs Nov. 18-May 24.

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TEMPE – Fishmas!

Friday, December 8, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Repeats through Dec. 24.
Sea Life Arizona Aquarium, 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, No.145
Tempe, AZ United States
$13 - $22

Sea Life Arizona transforms into a water wonderland for the holiday season Dec. 1-24. Watch Scuba Santa during his underwater dives, holiday crafts and more.

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PHOENIX – The Night Before Christmas

Friday, December 8, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Repeats at 10 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 24
Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003 United States
$7 - $10
Great Arizona Puppet Theater, The Night Before Christmas, puppet show, Phoenix

The Great Arizona Puppet Theater's production of "The Night Before Christmas" is a joyful celebration with stories, music and an amazing array of puppets.

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10:30 am

FLAGSTAFF – Holiday Riordan Mansion Tours

Friday, December 8, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Repeats Thursday-Monday through Jan. 2
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, 409 W. Riordan Road
Flagstaff, AZ United States
$5 - $10

For the holidays, Flagstaff's Riordan Mansion is decorated in turn-of-the-century style with wreaths, garlands, greenery and a towering fir tree trimmed with old-fashioned ornaments.

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12:00 pm

SCOTTSDALE – Paolo Soleri exhibit at SMoCA

Friday, December 8, 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Repeats through Jan. 28.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ United States
$7 - $10

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art unveils a retrospective of artist and architect Paolo Soleri (1919-2013) who pioneered the fusion of architecture and ecology.

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PHOENIX Festival of the Arts

Friday, December 8, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 10, 2017

Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ United States
FREE
Phoenix Festival of the Arts

Live entertainment, more than 100 artists and vendors, food trucks, children’s play area, flash performances and more. Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free. Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix. 602-254-3100 or phoenixfestivalofthearts.org  

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2:30 pm

Christmas in CAREFREE

Friday, December 8, 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Repeats weekends through Dec. 23
Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St.
Carefree, Arizona
Fees apply to some activities
Christmas in Carefree, snow, holiday lights, Santa, Arizona

Christmas in Carefree is a three-weekend holiday celebration including a light display in the desert, real snow, a Christmas market, a parade, a Chanukah Celebration, fireworks, live performances and more.

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3:00 pm

PHOENIX – CitySkate Ice Rink

Friday, December 8, 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Repeats 5-11 Monday-Thursday and 3-11 Saturday-Sunday through Dec. 17, then 3-11 daily through Jan. 7
CityScape Phoenix, United States
$15 - $30
CitySkate, Phoenix, ice skating

Skaters of all ages will enjoy the frozen rink at CityScape Phoenix, plus holiday lights, music and hot chocolate for sale.

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5:00 pm

PHOENIX – Lights of the World

Friday, December 8, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Repeats daily through Jan. 2
Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ United States
$15 - $18

This international festival combines the Chinese tradition of lantern festivals with modern technology and lights. Lights of the World features different cultures and civilizations around the globe.

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MESA Arizona Temple Garden Lights

Friday, December 8, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Repeats daily through Dec. 31
Mesa Arizona Temple and Visitors Center,, 525 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ United States
FREE!
holiday lights, Mesa Arizona Temple

Hundreds of thousands of lights, a nativity scene and live entertainment. 5-10 p.m. Nov. 24-Dec 31. Free. Mesa Arizona Temple and Visitors Center, 525 E. Main St. 480-964-7164 or mesachristmaslights.com

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TEMPE – Jan Brett book signing

Friday, December 8, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Changing Hands Bookstore Tempe, 6428 S. McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ United States
$18.99

Jan Brett, a celebrated illustrator and children's book author, shares her latest --- a striking under-the-sea version of Goldilocks. $18.99 for one book includes event tickets for one adult and up to two children.

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GILBERT – A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 8, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Repeats at varying times through Dec. 23
Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85233 United States
$20 - $24
A Christmas Carol, Hale Centre Theatre, Gilbert

Hale Centre Theatre's production is rich with traditional carols, period costumes and memorable characters.

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MESA – Merry Main Street Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

Friday, December 8, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Repeats 5-10 p.m. weekends and noon to 10 p.m. weekends through Jan. 5
City Plaza, 20 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ United States
$10

Outdoor ice skating at City Plaza in Mesa is $10, including skates and an hour of skate time.

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5:30 pm

PHOENIX – Las Noches de las Luminarias

Friday, December 8, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Repeats select days through Dec. 30.
Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008 United States
$12.50 - $30

Desert Botanical Garden comes to life with more than 8,000 luminarias, thousands of white twinkle lights and the sights and sounds of local entertainment ensembles. 5:30-9:30 p.m. select nights Nov. 24-25 and Dec. 8-30. (Members-only days Dec. 1-3.) $30; $12.50 ages 3-12, free for ages 2 and younger. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, […]

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PHOENIX – ZooLights

Friday, December 8, 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Repeats nightly (except Christmas Day) through Jan. 14
Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ United States
$10.95 - $19.95

ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo (Nov. 22-Jan. 14) offers millions of lights, carousel and camel rides, nightly snowfall, photos with Santa Claus and more.

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GOODYEAR – Christmas in Color

Friday, December 8, 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Repeats through Dec. 31.
Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way
Goodyear, AZ United States
$25 - $30
Christmas in Color, Goodyear Ballpark

This new drive-through lights display is fully animated and synchronized to upbeat holiday music. More than 1.5 million LED lights will transform areas around the Goodyear Ballpark Nov. 24-Dec. 31.

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PEORIA – South Pacific

Friday, December 8, 5:30 pm
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Repeats at varying times and dates through Dec. 20
Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane
Peoria, AZ 85382 United States
$44 - $98

Get swept away to to the mysterious island of Bali Ha’i in one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most enduring stories.

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WILLIAMS – The Polar Express

Friday, December 8, 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30pm, repeating until January 6, 2018

Grand Canyon Railway, 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.
Williams, AZ United States
$31 - $53

Magical train ride based on the Chris Van Allsburg classic. 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. train departures (3:30 p.m. on select dates) Nov. 10-Jan. 6. $31-$53; packages available for meals and hotel stay. Grand Canyon Railway, 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams. 800-222-6966. thetrain.com

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TUCSON – Luminaria Nights

Friday, December 8, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Repeats Friday-Sunday through Dec. 10.
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ United States
$7.5 - $13
Tucson, Luminaria Nights, botanical garden

Stroll the Tucson Botanical Garden paths lighted with more than 2,000 luminarias. Enjoy holiday music, food and tasty treats.

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6:00 pm

GLENDALE Glitters Holiday Weekends

Friday, December 8, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Repeats Friday-Saturday through Dec. 16.
Murphy Park – Glendale, 58th and Glendale avenues
Glendale, AZ United States
FREE

Sixteen blocks of downtown Glendale light up with 1.5 million twinkling lights. Enjoy holiday entertainment, food, crafts and horse-drawn carriage rides 6-10 p.m Friday and Saturday nights Dec. 1-16. (Dec. 8-9: Play in the snow, make a snowman, throw snowballs or make snow angels for $2. Dec. 15-16: Glendale Firefighters Charities raises money for its holiday toy/food drive. […]

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PHOENIX – Illumination: Symphony of Light

Friday, December 8, 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Repeats through Jan. 14.
Illumination, 27701 N. Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix, AZ United States
$29.50 - $32

This one-mile long driving attraction immerses visitors in millions of holiday lights synchronized to joyful holiday classics. The 25-minute drive culminates at a winter playland.

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LITCHFIELD PARK – Holiday Nights in Lights at the Wigwam

Friday, December 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Repeats Fridays through Dec. 22.
Wigwam Golf Resort, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park, AZ United States
$1

Ride a train through a festive holiday lighted path, take pictures with Santa, enjoy entertainment by local bands, choirs and dance teams. Sweet treats available for purchase. $1 train rides support United Goodyear Firefighter Charities, which is accepting donations of new and unwrapped toys, stuffed animals, books and games. 6-8 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 8-22. The […]

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PRESCOTT – Wildlights and Animal Sights

Friday, December 8, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Repeats Friday-Saturday through Dec. 30.
Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Road
Prescott, AZ
$4 - $6

Holiday decorations, music, and light displays fill the park for the holiday season. 6-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday Nov. 24-Dec. 30. $6; $4 members. Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, 1403 Heritage Park Road, Prescott. 928-778-4242 or heritageparkzoo.org

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6:30 pm

SCOTTSDALE – Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Friday, December 8, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Repeats through Jan. 7.
McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ United States

Ride the train through holiday lights and displays and visit with Santa in a train car. 6:30-9 p.m. at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale.

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7:00 pm

SCOTTSDALE – Elf, Jr.

Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Repeats Friday-Sunday through Dec. 17.
Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. 2nd St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
$17

Greasepaint Youtheatre and Scottsdale Community Players stage this classic holiday comedy. As a baby, Buddy mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With […]

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MESA – Ballet Etudes “The Nutcracker”

Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Repeats Friday-Sunday through Dec. 17 at Mesa Arts Center
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ United States
$25 - $29
Ballet Etudes, The Nutcracker

Ballet Etudes performs its 31st annual production of “The Nutcracker.” Tchaikovsky’s original score comes to life in this ballet classic story of a young girl’s dream journey through a magical land.

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MESA – Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Repeats 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 10
Virginia, Santa Claus, Mesa Arts Center

East Valley Children’s Theatre performs "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus," a classic story about the lives of a little girl and a newspaper editor, and how they intersect during tough times in New York City in 1897.

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TEMPE – A Christmas Carol with Katie McFadzen

Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Repeats through Dec. 24.
Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281 United States
$12 - $30

Childsplay presents a one-woman show based on a Katie McFadzen and Matthew Wiener adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic.

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PHOENIX – Nightly Snowfall at Desert Ridge Marketplace

Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Repeats at 7 and 8 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31
Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, United States
FREE!
Arizona, kids, snow, Desert Ridge Marketplace, Tac Coluccio

Watch as the fountain and fireplace area at Desert Ridge Marketplace becomes a living snow globe nightly at 7 and 8 p.m.

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Nightly Snowfall at TEMPE Marketplace

Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until December 31, 2017

Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ United States
FREE!

It snows at 7 and 8 p.m. nightly at Tempe Marketplace.

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SCOTTSDALE – Father Christmas and the Snow Queen

Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Repeats Friday-Sunday through Dec. 17
Theatre Artists Studio, 4848 E. Cactus Road, Suite 406
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
$15 - $25
Father Christmas and the Snow Queen, Theatre Artists Studio

"Father Christmas and the Snow Queen" is a fun-filled, interactive family show performed by Theatre Artists Studio in the traditional style of The British Panto.

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FOUNTAIN HILLS – Junie B. in Jungle Bells, Batman Smells!

Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Repeats Thursday-Sunday through Dec. 17
Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ United States
$15 - $18
Fountain Hills Theater, Junie B. Jones, Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

In this holiday comedy, based on the classic Junie B. Jones books, the first-grader plans to teach her nemesis a lesson, but the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interferes.

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GLENDALE – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Repeats Friday-Sunday through Dec. 17
Spotlight Youth Theatre, 10620 N. 43rd Ave.
Glendale, AZ
$13
Spotlight Youth Theatre, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" is a musical comedy about the chaos that ensues when organizers of a church musical are faced with casting a young troublemaker.

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GILBERT – A Christmas Story: The Musical

Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Repeats Thursday-Sunday through Dec. 23
Actors Youth Theatre, 861 N. Higley Road
Gilbert, AZ United States
$15
Christmas story, Actors Youth Theatre

"A Christmas Story: The Musical" is an Actors Youth Theatre production based on the movie classic that typically runs on television every holiday season.

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ANTHEM – Elf the Musical, Jr.

Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Repeats at various times through Sunday, Dec. 10
Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42323 N. Vision Way
Anthem, AZ 85086
$16 - $19
Musical Theatre of Anthem, Elf Jr.

Based on the beloved film, Musical Theatre of Anthem's comedy production follows Buddy the Elf on his adventure to find his true self.

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7:30 pm

SCOTTSDALE – Peter Pan

Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2017

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 16, 2017

Desert Stages Theatre, 7014 E. Camelback Road, Suite 0586
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
$15

With a sprinkle of fairy dust, children begin a magical journey with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell and Captain Hook. 7:30pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Saturday-Sunday. (No matinees on Dec. 22-23.) $15. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Road. 480-483-1664 or desertstages.org.

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PHOENIX – The Nutcracker

Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Repeats weekends through Dec. 24
Symphony Hall, Symphony Hall, 75 N 2nd St.
Phoenix, AZ
$25 - $164

Ballet Arizona presents this holiday classic with the Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall. Watch Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on their magical Christmas adventure with toys, mischievous mice and waltzing flowers. $25-$164. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix. 602-381-0184 or balletaz.org.

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PEORIA – A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Repeats through Dec. 24.
Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85345 United States
$14 - $36

Theater Works presents “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 8-24. 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. select Saturdays. Gyder Theater at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Drive, Peoria. 623-815-7930 or theaterworks.org. “When Charles Dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol,’ he did not consider it a Christmas story, […]

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MESA – Phoenix Boys Choir Holiday Concert Series

Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 807 N. Stapley Drive
Mesa, AZ United States
$5 - $20
Phoenix Boys Choir, holiday concert

Audiences will be filled with holiday spirit as the angelic voices of the Phoenix Boys Choir perform an array of holiday songs from Latin America, England, France, Germany, Austria and Poland.

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FOUNTAIN HILLS – A Christmas Carol: The Musical

Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Repeats Thursday-Sunday through Dec. 24
Fountain Hills Theater, 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ United States
$23 - $30
A Christmas Carol, Fountain Hills Theater

Based on the Charles Dickens classic, this version of "A Christmas Carol" offers original melodies and all the holiday magic.

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8:00 pm

GILBERT – A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 8, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Repeats at varying times through Dec. 23
Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85233 United States
$20 - $24
A Christmas Carol, Hale Centre Theatre, Gilbert

Hale Centre Theatre's production is rich with traditional carols, period costumes and memorable characters.

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