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STATEWIDE – Salvation Army Christmas Angel program


To help make the holidays brighter for the less fortunate, the Salvation Army has partnered with Arizona’s Family to provide Christmas gifts to families in need throughout the Valley and […]

PHOENIX – Congo Masks and Music at the MIM

Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix

The Musical Instrument Museum's exhibition, Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa, has been extended until September 2021. It offers a glimpse into the dramatic and lively masquerade traditions […]


CHANDLER – Baby Swim Playdate

Gold Medal Swim School 6909 W. Ray Road, Chandler

Gold Medal Swim School is hosting a free, socially distanced baby swim playdate including a free 30-minute swim lesson, giveaways, grab 'n' go food, coffee, hot chocolate and safe pictures […]


SAN TAN VILLAGE – Visit with Santa Claus

San Tan Village 2218 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert

Santa Claus visits San Tan Village 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday (always with a break from 3-4 p.m.) through Dec. 24. Christmas […]

TEMPE – Photos with Santa at Arizona Mills

Arizona Mills Mall 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe

Make your Santa Photo reservation now through Christmas Eve at Arizona Mills mall in Tempe. Hours are 1-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, and 1-4 p.m. on Christmas […]


VIRTUAL – Family Fridays


Museum of Northern Arizona educator Mari Soliday presents a short virtual education program, including activities to try at home. 2:30 p.m. on Facebook Live. Dec. 4 - Traditional toys Dec. […]


PHOENIX – Arizona State Fair Holiday Drive-Thru Fair Food

Arizona State Fairgrounds 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix

The Arizona State Fair has put a decidedly ho-ho-holiday twist on the final Drive-Thru Food Fair event this year. This weekend features a special visit from Santa! Drive in to […]

Free admission

GILBERT – A Christmas Carol

Hale Centre Theatre 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert

The Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his journeys with ghosts of Christmases past, present and future who lead him to discover the spirit of the holiday season.

$36 – $50

MESA – Merry Main Street Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

City Plaza 20 E. Main St., Mesa

Grab your skates and head over to the Winter Wonderland Ice Rink at City Plaza at the City of Mesa's Merry Main Street celebration. All skaters are welcome. $10, including skates and an hour of skate time.


SCOTTSDALE – Christmas at the Princess

Scottsdale Fairmont Princess 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale

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.


GLENDALE – Glendale Glitters

Murphy Park - Glendale 58th and Glendale avenues, Glendale

Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend celebrates its 26th anniversary season when 16 blocks of downtown Glendale light up with 1.6 million twinkling lights.


QUEEN CREEK – Christmas at Schnepf Farms

Schnepf Farms 24810 Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek

Schnepf Farms offers 25 acres of family holiday entertainment nightly, including a Santa’s workshop letter-writing station, pine-cone decorating, a Christmas carousel and snow-globe mini golf. Take a hayride to feed […]


PEORIA – Old Town Holiday Lights

Johnny E. Osuna Memorial Park 10510 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria

For Old Town Holiday Lights, the City of Peoria will adorn Johnny E. Osuna Park in lights, oversized decorations, and a large Christmas tree with lights synced to a music […]


MESA – Free visits with Santa

Merry Main Street 1 N. Macdonald, Mesa

Free visits with Santa on Fridays and Saturdays at Merry Main Street in Mesa! To ensure a safe and healthy environment, Santa will be inside his magical snow globe with […]


MESA – Lights at the Farm

Vertuccio Farms 4011 S. Power Road, Mesa

Mesa's Vertuccio Farms hosts Lights at the Farm, featuring light displays synchronized to Christmas music, ice skating and more.


PHOENIX – Las Noches de las Luminarias

Desert Botanical Garden 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

During Noches de las Luminarias, the Desert Botanical Garden comes to life with more than 8,000 luminarias and thousands of twinkling lights.

Prices vary

SCOTTSDALE – Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

The Spring Training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks hosts Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields, a 1.2 mile drive-through holiday light show. Enjoy more than 5 million lights while holiday […]

$31 – $51

SCOTTSDALE – Holiday-theme Moonlight Movie Night

Sonora Village Best Buy 15449 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale

Halloween-theme Moonlight Movie Nights are a social distancing drive-in movie experience where you watch favorite flicks from the comfort of your car.


PHOENIX – Childsplay’s “A Christmas Carol”

Herberger Theater Center 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix

Childsplay stages a one-woman production of “A Christmas Carol” at the Herberger Theater Center’s new outdoor stage. Actress Katie McFadzen presents the Charles Dickens classic using vivid narration and in-character […]


PHOENIX – Unwrapped: An Original Christmas Revue

Phoenix Theatre 1825 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

The Phoenix Theatre Company brings rock 'n' roll muscle to “Unwrapped: An Original Christmas Revue,” featuring songs from Pentatonix, NSYNC, Hanson and more. 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 3 and 7 p.m. […]


SCOTTSDALE – A Christmas Story the Play at Desert Stages Theatre

Desert Stages Theatre 4720 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 0586, Scottsdale

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre presents “A Christmas Story the Play” Nov. 27-Dec. 20 at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows […]


GILBERT – A Christmas Carol

Hale Centre Theatre 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert

The Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his journeys with ghosts of Christmases past, present and future who lead him to discover the spirit of the holiday season.

$36 – $50