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RAK Date Night: Las Noches de Las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden

Cozy up in your jacket, scarf, and mittens, grab a special someone, and enjoy a festive evening of lights, music, and entertainment at the...

Hanukkah Ideas for Families from PJ Library

By Beth Blenz-Clucas This year Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 18th. If you’re looking for fun family-friendly ideas to celebrate the 8 days of...

Santa Breakfast Event for Children with Special Needs

For many families, a visit with Santa is a tradition that is not attainable because of physical limitations or sensory overload concerns. But this holiday...

Puppy Presents! The Right Way to Gift a Pet

By Kimberly Vermillion, Director of Communications for Arizona Animal Welfare League It’s the season of giving and while a furry friend may seem like the...

Donate to Toy Drive for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

With Thanksgiving around the corner, you can get into the giving spirit by donating to a holiday toy drive helping local grandparents in need. The...

2022 holiday events for Arizona families

Last updated: December 6, 2022.  Celebrate the upcoming holidays with some of these local events and experiences. Start a new tradition with a performance, tree...

Too Much Halloween Candy? Introduce the Switch Witch!

After a fun night of costume wearing, trick-or-treating, and sugar highs (on a school night, nonetheless), you might find yourself wondering what in the...

How to Keep Your Pets Safe During Halloween and Thanksgiving

With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, there’s lot of fun (and food) in store. But, for your pets, it can be a...

Places to Celebrate National Hot Dog Day

If you didn’t get enough of your hot dog fix at BBQs on the 4th of July, you’ll have another chance to indulge in...

How preschoolers can paint their own fireworks

Kids are fascinated by fireworks! Continue the fun well past the 4th of July with this  painting project, a Raising Arizona Kids exclusive from...

Teaching fireworks safety to kids

Growing up in Virginia, I learned about fireworks safety early. In our neighborhood near Washington, D.C., fireworks stands began appearing around the first of...

2022 Easter events in Arizona

Events fill quickly. Please call ahead or register in advance to avoid disappointment. We will be adding to this list as we discover more...

Easy Butter Toffee Pretzels

If you're like me you probably spend a lot of the holiday season baking...and eating. These pretzels are a family favorite and we love...

5 Tips to Avoid Child Meltdowns and Tantrums During the Holidays

Between holiday parties, cookies, hot chocolate, family get-togethers, school festivities, and more, it can be a crazy time of year for both kids and...

Experience the magic of Christmas in Tempe, Arizona

My family loves to soak up as many holiday experiences as we can so when we saw discounted tickets to World of Illumination at...

Gifting Pets Over Holidays The Right Way

Is a puppy at the top of your child’s Christmas List this year? We talked with Kimberly Vermillion from the Arizona Animal Welfare League and...

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