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Christmas & Winter Holiday Events 2019

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Ongoing events

Westgate

  • Skate Westgate November 8-12
  • Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays an Saturdays November 29th and December 21st
  • Lives Music Every Friday and Saturday Night

Anthem

tree lighting

Carefree-Desert Garden Glitters-101 Easy Street Carefree, AZ

  • Nightly in December-January
  • 5-10pm.
  • Take a self guided walking tour and marvel at the 25′ Christmas tree

Anthem Outlets 4259 W Anthem Way Phoenix

  • Sound and Color Spectacular
  • Friday and Saturday Evenings November 17th-December 24th 5pm, 6pm and 7pm .

CityScape

  • Skating November 23rd-January 5th

Loop of Lights-in Pecan Creek South 38454 N Carolina Ave San Tan Valley

  • starting December 14th

November 8th

Free Kids Club with Mrs. Claus-San Tan Village Shops 2218 E Williams Field Rd In Front of the Patch between Forever 1 and Fossil

  • 10am-11am
  • story time with Mrs. Claus
  • last kids club of the season

November 16th

Tree Lighting Festival-Outlets at Anthem 4250 Anthem Way Phoenix

  • 12-5pm
  • face painters, holiday crafts, meet and greets, petting zoo and Santa
  • interactive music show and holiday vendors

November 22nd

Lights at the Farm Opening Night Event-4011 S Power Road Mesa

  • lights at the Farm Vertuccio Farms
  • Giant holiday ornaments, modern Christmas tree, k
  • 90 ft length skating rink
  • nightly 5:30pm-10pm November 22nd through January 10th

November 23rd

Dinner with the Grinch-Imagine Prep Surprise

  • November 23rd 6-8pm
  • Itialin Dinner while enjoying a production of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Win a sensational gift basket from Silent auction
  • buy tickets at surpriseprep.org

Gilbert Days Parade-Gilbert Heritage District Downtown Gilbert

  • November 23rd 8:30am-10:30am
  • 100 floats, and fun

November 25th

Desert Ridge Marketplace Tree Lighting and First Snowfall-21001 N Tatum Blvd Phoenix

  • 6:45pm November 25th
  • Featured Performance by Scottsdale Conservatory
    Holiday Caroling
    Hot Cocoa & Festive Treats
    Stilt Walkers, Cirque performers, skaters and more!
    Holiday Themed Crafts + Games
    Giveaways
    And More!

Holiday Tree Lighting- First Snowfall-Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N Tatum Blvd

  • November 25th 6-8pm
  • cirque style performers
  • holiday caroling, skaters and more
  • Free

November 26th

Holiday Tree Lighting-Fountain Park Westgate 6770 N Sunrise Blvd Glendale

  • November 26th 8pm.
  • Santa will be available for photos with 7-9pm. Skate Westgate will be ope from 11am-10:45pm.
  • Tree lighting and more!

10th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Fairmont Scottsdale Princess-7575 Scottsdale Princess

  • November 26th 6-8pm
  • 70,000 LED lights.
  • Musical performances, Ice Den skaters, tree lighting, lagoon lights, express train
  • admission/self parking is required donation of $25 donation to Cox Charities

November 27th

Holiday Tree Lighting and First Snowfall-2000 East Rio Salado Parkway

  • Wednesday November 27th 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • ice skating, 60 ft tree and first snow fall

November 29th

Glendale Glitters -Downtown Glendale 9494 W Maryland Ave (approximate)

  • Free Shuttles from Glendale Community College Nov 29th and 30th
  • 5-10pm
  • Free
  • 1.6 millions lights
  • Until January 11th
  • food, seasonal gifts, children’s snowfield, holiday storytelling, Home Depot Kids workshop and Santa.

Fantasy of Lights Parade-Mill Avenue and 3rd Street Tempe

  • starts with live entertainment at 4pm
  • Then at 6pm, the parade will step off near Mill Avenue at 3rd Street, the U-shaped parade route travels south to 7th Street, west on 7th through Centerpoint Plaza and north on Maple back to 5th Street.
  • Santa Claus

City Scape Phoenix-1 East Washington Street Phoenix

  • November 29th
  • 3pm Santa arrives on the Solar express
  • 5:30pm professional skating routines
  • 6pm official lighting ceremony
  • 10am-10pm ice skating (excluding 5:30-6:3pm)

Las Noches de Luminarias-Desert Botanical Garden 1201 N Galvin Pkway Pheonix

  • November 29th -December 31st
  • 8000 flickering luminaria bags entertainment groups

Maricopa Live Steamer Runs-22822 N 43rd Ave Glendale

  • November 29th-December 28th
  • 1.5 train route
  • Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus most evenings and have a hot chocolate $5 per ride over 3 years
  • must be able to board train on your own

November 30th

Holiday Magic at The Village at Arrowhead-2050 N 67th Ave Glendale

  • Saturday November 30th, December 7th and December 14th at 1pm
  • Strolling Carolers, Carriage Rides with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and treats for the kids.
  • Great moments for holiday photos

Scottsdazzle-Holiday Sing Along and Tree Lighting-Scottsdale waterfront 7135 E Camelback Rd Scottsdale

  • 7pm-9pm

Visit Santa-The Shops at Norterra-Elevate Coffee Company 2530 W Happy Valley Rd ste 1273 Phoenix

  • 11am-1pm Santa November 30th, December 7th, 14th and 21st

Visit Santa-The Shops at Norterra-Elevate Coffee Company 2530 W Happy Valley Rd ste 1273 Phoenix

  • 11am-1pm Santa November 30th, December 7th, 14th and 21st

Winter Wonderland-Crossroads Towne Center 3757 S Gilbert Rd Gilbert

  • 11am-1pm
  • holiday crafts, games, mini train rides, snow, photos with santa and more
  • Free and open to the public

Festival of Lights Kick of Party 2019-Desert Foothills Park Ahwatukee Phoenix

  • Saturday, November 30th 12pm-8pm
  • Festival of Lights Holiday Kick off Party.
  • Inflatables, rides, games, beer garden, restaurants, visits with Santa, entertainment for the family and other fun activities.

Glendale Glitters -Downtown Glendale 9494 W Maryland Ave (approximate)

  • Free Shuttles from Glendale Community College Nov 29th and 30th
  • 5-10pm
  • Free
  • 1.6 millions lights
  • Until January 11th
  • food, seasonal gifts, children’s snowfield, holiday storytelling, Home Depot Kids workshop and Santa.

December 1st

December 2nd

Holiday Express South Mountain Community Library-

  • December 2nd 6:30-7:30pm
  • celebrate Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. Hear stories, enjoy activity stations, snacks and a special visitor. Jammies are optional

After-School Gingerbread Houses-Foothills Library Glendale

  • 4-5:15pm
  • registration begins 11/17 at 10am
  • kindergarten through 5th grade .

December 3rd

Holiday Gift Craft for Teens Appaloosa Library Scottsdale

  • Tuesday, December 3rd 4pm-445pm
  • ages 10-18
  • Make a no sew sock penguin
  • pick up a ticket which will be your registration

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony-Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa Montelucia

  • Tuesday December 3 5pm-8pm
  • Free Entry
  • 20 foot Christmas tree
  • local boutiques, live music and cozy firepits
  • complimentary photos with Santa
  • puppy kissing booth and adoptable animals
  • complimentary cider, hot cocoa and holiday cookies
  • silent auction
  • holiday children’s crafts, sugar cookie decorating stations
  • Prado bites, beverages available for purchase
  • Purchase VIP experience tickets

December 5th

Story Time with Mrs. Claus Arrowhead Towne Center Glendale

  • Thursday December 5th 10am-11am
  • in Kids Play area

Holiday Gift Craft for Teens and Tweens-Palomino Library Scottsdale

  • Tuesday December 5th 3pm-3:45pm
  • make a no sew sock penguin
  • ages 10-18

December 6th

Surprise Party- Surprise Recreation Campus-15850 N Bullard Ave

  • December 6th 5-9pm
  • free admission with a canned food or toy donation to Sanderson Ford Operation Santa
  • balloon glow, skydivers, tree lighting ceremony live music, Santa’s workshop, roaming entertainment and fireworks

Carefree-Tree Lighting Ceremony-Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion

  • December 6th 5-8pm
  • Watch Elf and enjoy free hot cocoa and snacks

Every Kid’s Dentist and Orthodontics 675 S Watson Rd Ste 106 Buckeye

  • December 6th 5-7pm
  • Free pictures with Santa, cookies and crafts

Riparian After Dark-Riparian Reserve-2757 E Guadalupe Road Gilbert

  • December 6th, December 7th, December 13th, December 14th, December 20th, December 21st 5:30pm-9pm
  • holiday lights and luminaries
  • Carolers

Mesa Polar Express-Merry Main Street

  • Light Rail car December 6th. 7th 13th, 14th
  • 6-10pm
  • Free, Santa and wear your jammies!

December 7th

Breakfast with Santa-Saturday December 7th from 8:30 am-10am

  • Free kids activities, live entertainment, goodybags and more, Tickets go on sale November 9th at Customer Service. Tickets will not be sold at the door on the day of event.
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Jingle Bell Hike to Santa-Thunderbird Conservation Park

  • December 7th 9am-11am
  • Children can take part of a jingle bell craft so they can jingle up the trail
  • Parents must complete a waiver for minor
  • Free

A Christmas in Candyland & Breakfast with Santa UCP of Central Arizona-1802 W Parkside Lane

  • December 7th 9am-11am Games, crafts and decorated playgrounds fun
  • RSVP 602-943-5472

Breakfast With Santa-Sanderson Lincoln Pavilon Carefree

  • Saturday December 7th from 9-11am
  • Bring a new toy, non perishable food item or a $5 donation per item.
  • Enjoy a themed breakfast, free photos with Santa.

Help the Elves Workshop-Peoria Main Library

  • Saturday December 7th
  • 10am-12noon
  • Come to the library for a festive time of decorating cookies and making a gift

Visit Santa-The Shops at Norterra-Elevate Coffee Company 2530 W Happy Valley Rd ste 1273 Phoenix

  • 11am-1pm Santa November 30th, December 7th, 14th and 21st

Surprise Party- Surprise Recreation Campus-15850 N Bullard Ave

  • December 7th 11am-5pm
  • free admission with a canned food or toy donation to Sanderson Ford Operation Santa
  • musical performances, car show, live music, arts and crafts, pony rides, entertainment, petting zoo and more

Snow Fest-Swim Kids USA-2725 W Guadalupe Rd Mesa

  • Saturday December 7th 11am-3:30pm
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus, Food trucks
  • Free for the public

Jingle Jam-Arrowhead Towne Center-7700 W Arrowhead Towne Center

  • Saturday December 7th 11am-3pm
  • sweet trucks, roaming entertainment, holiday showcase performances, activities for kids, photo opportunities, giveaways and more

Holiday Balloon Glow 2019-2218 E Williams Field Rd Gilbert

  • December 7th 1-9pm
  • Holiday gift Bazaar
  • Kids Zone (tickets $1 each or $20 for 25)
  • Stage entertainment
  • Balloons start to display at 5:45
  • 8pm Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Free to attend the event

Holiday Magic at The Village at Arrowhead-2050 N 67th Ave Glendale

  • Saturday November 30th, December 7th and December 14th at 1pm
  • Strolling Carolers, Carriage Rides with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and treats for the kids.
  • Great moments for holiday photos

Stars of Bethlehem-Desert Sky Mall -7611 W Thomas Rd Phoenix

  • 2-4pm
  • make your own star of Bethlehem and other holiday crafts and enjoy festive music

Singing Hands Performance-Glendale Main Library

  • December 7th 3pm-5pm
  • Sign language and song for all ages

Tumbleweed Tree Lighting Parade and Lights-Dr AJ Chandler Park 178 East Commonwealth Ave Chandler

  • December 7th 4:30pm-9pm
  • music, entertainment, arts and crafts, food, pictures with Santa. Parade of Lights at 6:45pm

Winterfest Avondale-11465 W Civic Center Drive-

  • December 7th 5pm to 8pm
  • pictures with Santa, food and sweet treats, tree lighting ceremony

Enchanted Chapters

Sensitive Santa Event-10880 N 32nd Street Phoenix

  • December 7th 10:30am-6pm
  • Join us for our first Sensitive Santa Event, Come meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Each family will be allotted 5-10 minutes (depending on number of children in each family) with Santa and Mrs. Claus in a quiet and sensory friendly environment. This event will take place from 10:30am-6pm. There are 45 spots available. Tickets will be released October 23rd so stay tuned!
    *Tickets include photos with Santa and a Christmas book!

37th Annual Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade-21802 S Ellsworth Rd Queen Creek

  • Saturday December 7th 12-8pm
  • Event is free
  • parade, carnival, tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, free photos with Santa, Kids zone and vendors and beer garden.
  • Parade begins at 3:30pm

Holiday Program and Light Parade Flatiron Community Park 100 North Apache Trail

  • Saturday December 7th 3pm-8pm
  • free
  • 30 tons of snow, Santa
  • bounce house,
  • obstacle course and more
  • parade starts at 7pm

Scottsdazzle Sugar Plum Avenue-5th Avenue Shopping District Scottsdale

  • 3pm-7pm
  • fairytale village with sugar plum fairies, princesses, snow flake stilt walkers, aerial performances, carriage rides, candy land bounce houses, tea party and more.
  • free

Jolly Holiday Food Truck Movie night and More-Paseo Verde Park-7510 W Greenway Ave

  • December 7th 4pm-8pm
  • No admission, pet friendly.
  • Park with Santa. watch the Grinch
  • Food trucks
  • music, more and face painting plus other fun

Goodyear Glows-Goodyear Ballpark

  • December 7th 5-8:30pm
  • Santa Claus, Tree lighting, live holiday performances and 40 tons of snow and more
  • parking, admission and activities are free

Christmas Adventure-Mountain Park Church-16461 S 48th Street Phoenix

  • Saturday December 7th 5-7pm
  • Show and then explore the town of Bethlehem, enjoy a petting zoo, visit the town well, photo station and holiday treats.

Riparian After Dark-Riparian Reserve-2757 E Guadalupe Road Gilbert

  • December 6th, December 7th, December 13th, December 14th, December 20th, December 21st 5:30pm-9pm
  • holiday lights and luminaries
  • Carolers

Mesa Polar Express-Merry Main Street

  • Light Rail car December 6th. 7th 13th, 14th
  • 6-10pm
  • Free, Santa and wear your jammies!

December 8th

A Celtic Holiday Music Event-Civic Center Library Scottsdale

  • December 8th 2-3pm
  • traditional Celtic Holiday Music and tunes
  • Registration

Winter Wonderland-Surprise Towne Center Grand and Bell Rds Surprise

  • December 8th 2pm-4pm in front of Lens Crafters.
  • Music, games, crafts, mini train rides, snow and more
  • snap free photos with Santa and fire truck

December 10th

Storytime with Santa-Avondale Civic Center Library 11350 W Civic Center Dr Avondale

  • 11am-
  • all ages
  • holiday stories, sing songs and make a craft
  • the first 25 children will receive a free book of their own

Winter Wonderland-Fountain Hills Branch Library

  • December 10th 6pm-7:30pm
  • five festive station with a snowball launch, mitten lanch, face painting, mad lib carols, hot chocolate with homemade dippers. Winter is a magical time.

December 11th

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Prek Holiday Arts and Crafts -Foothills Library Glendale

  • December 11th from 11am-12noon
  • ages 3-6 and their siblings.
  • create crafts you can hang on their tree.
  • come dressed to get messy

Santa’s Workshop-Surprise Parks and Recreation 15960 N Bullard AVe

  • December 11th 5pm
  • December 12th 5pm
  • December 13th
  • Visit with Santa Claus. Milk and cookies and arts and crafts are included.
  • FREE family event.

December 12th

Storytime with Mrs. Claus-Arrowhead Towne Center

  • Thursday December 12th 10am -11am
  • kids play area
  • free

Storytime with Santa-Avondale Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library

  • 11:15am-12noon
  • bring your camera

Craft Kids Make Holiday Art El Mirage Library Branch

  • December 12th 3:30pm -4:30pm
  • fun holiday art project

Holiday Gift Craft for Teens and Tweens-Mustang Library Scottsdale

  • December 12th
  • 4-4:45pm
  • ages 10-18
  • make a no sew sock penguin

Santa’s Workshop-Surprise Parks and Recreation 15960 N Bullard AVe

  • December 11th 5pm
  • December 12th 5pm
  • December 13th
  • Visit with Santa Claus. Milk and cookies and arts and crafts are included.
  • FREE family event.

Family holiday Event-Peoria Main Library

  • Thursday, December 12th
  • 5:30pm-7pm
  • Fun night with music, food and crafts
  • make a family holiday craft and listen to holiday music, drink hot chocolate and decorate cookies
  • registration will begin in November and is required

December 13th

Elf Movie Night-City of Avondale City Hall-11465 W Civic Center Drive Avondale

  • 5:30pm-8pm
  • Fun and games
  • Free popcorn

Mesa Polar Express-Merry Main Street

  • Light Rail car December 6th. 7th 13th, 14th
  • 6-10pm
  • Free, Santa and wear your jammies!

25th Annual Parade of Lights Wickenburg

  • 6:30pm-8pm
  • starting at East Yavapai and continuing down historic Frontier STreet and turns down Apache Street.
  • free

Santa’s Workshop-Surprise Parks and Recreation 15960 N Bullard AVe

  • December 11th 5pm
  • December 12th 5pm
  • December 13th
  • Visit with Santa Claus. Milk and cookies and arts and crafts are included.
  • FREE family event.

Happy Holiday Food Truck Movie Night and More-Gateway Park 10100 N El Mirage Rd

  • 5pm-8:30pm
  • Free
  • Santa
  • Free movie, kids activities, glow fun, food trucks

Riparian After Dark-Riparian Reserve-2757 E Guadalupe Road Gilbert

  • December 6th, December 7th, December 13th, December 14th, December 20th, December 21st 5:30pm-9pm
  • holiday lights and luminaries
  • Carolers

Winter Wonderland-Litchfield Park Branch Library

  • December 13th 6pm-7:30pm
  • make memories with music, games, crafts and a hot cocoa bar.

PHMS Winter Wonderland Family Festival-12805 N 175th Dr Surprise

  • Friday December 13th 5-8pm
  • Wristbands are $12 or $15 at the gate.
  • Electric light parade, reindeer run, carnival games, inflatables, holiday craft and vendor fair, face painting, rock wall, nerf zone, photo booth, raffle baskets, tons of snow, free rides for kids 2 and under, food trucks and parent boosters for sales.
  • email jenduncan at [email protected] for preorder tickets

Paradise School’s Winter Wonderland Family Festival

Skate with Santa-AZ Ice Peoria 15829 N 83rd Avenue Peoria

  • December 13th 6pm-8pm
  • Admission, Skate rental and hot cocoa $5

Pancakes and PJS with Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center 1375 E Broadway Rd Phoenix

  • 6-7:30pm December 13th
  • holiday games, take photos with Santa.
  • Event is ages 10 and under. No registration required but limited spaces available

December 14th

Breakfast with Santa Mesa Convention Center 263 N Center Street Mesa

  • 8:30am-11am
  • Holiday activities and a free photo with Santa. Reservations are required. Sports are limited so buy your tickets early. Building B

Snow Much Fun Day-Children’s Museum of Phoenix

  • December 14th 9am-4pm
  • Santa Claus
  • Free with paid museum admission
  • Visits with Santa 10:30am-12noon
  • 12:30pm-2pm

Holiday Boutique-Pancakes with Santa Imagine Prep 14850 N 156th Ave Surprise AZ

  • December 14th 9am-12pm
  • Adults 12+ 5.00
  • Children 3-12 $3.00
  • Children 3 and under Free

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Christmas in the Park-Litchfield Park Recreation Center100 S Old Litchfield Rd

  • Saturday December 14th 9am-4pm
  • parade, kids activities, live performances, food, activities and more

Pictures with Santa at MomDoc Midwives-9897 W McDowell Rd Suite 320 Tolleson

  • 9:30am-11:30am

Pics with Santa Mom Doc Midwives-1760 E Pecos Rd Suite 516 Gilbert

  • December 14th 9:30am-11:#0am
  • Free pics with Santa

Annual Snow Day & Santa- Mother Nature’s Farm-1663 E Baseline Rd Gilbert

  • 9am-9pm December 14th
  • Cost is $10 per child 1 and up and adults are $5
  • boutique is open for tree sales and Christmas items.

Laveen Christmas Festival-Laveen Farmers Market 4701 W Dobbins Road Laveen

  • December 14th 9am-1pm
  • Come see Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Wander the orchard and take pictures, show crafts and artists

Meet Santa at Sands Kia-13474 N Autoshow Ave Surprise

  • Saturday December 14th and December 21st
  • 10am-2pm

Cookies and Crafts with Santa-Countryside rec Center Surprise

  • Saturday December 14th 10am-12pm
  • or 1pm-3pm
  • ages 3-9
  • Parents may drop off or are welcome to stay, but all children must be signed in by adult
  • space is limited
  • $10 resident, $20 non resident

Turkey and Toy Giveaway-State Farm 5110 N 67th Ave Glendale

  • December 14th 10a,-4pm
  • give away Turkeys and Ham (while supplies last).
  • Have a toy giveaway, games, entertainment, and a Santa photo booth

Deer Valley Airport Restaurant-702 W Deer Valley Dr Phoenix

  • Saturday December 14th 10am & 3pm
  • Sunday December 15th 10am & 3pm
  • Saturday December 21st 10am & 3pm
  • Sunday December 22nd 10am & 3pm
  • Special offer 9am to 4pm
  • Kids eat from with adult entree and drink
deer valley airport restaurant

Visit Santa-The Shops at Norterra-Elevate Coffee Company 2530 W Happy Valley Rd ste 1273 Phoenix

  • 11am-1pm Santa November 30th, December 7th, 14th and 21st

Christmas Mouse Puppet Show-Foothills Library Gilbert

  • December 14th 11am-11:45
  • Puppet show for families
  • ages 3 and up.
  • library opens at noon

Celebrate the Season-Northwest Regional Library Surprise

  • December 14th 11am-11:45
  • listen to Willow Canyon High School Choir

7th Annual Hometown Christmas Parade Historic Downtown Glendale

  • Saturday December 14th 11am-2pm
  • Route runs 51st Ave to 58th Ave
  • Free event

Mesa Riverview-December 14th N Dobson Rd Mesa

  • 12pm-3pm
  • First 250 kids receive a $5 Cinemark gift card, plays in tons of real snow, horse and carriage rides, hay wagon rides with Santa, Train rides, visit with Frosty and Friends, music, games, and prizes. Face painters, balloon artists.
  • FREE
  • Bring a toy, skip the line for snow time. Bring unwrapped toy

2nd Annual Family Fun holiday Fair and Marketplace-Odysea in the Desert

  • 9500 E Via De Ventura Scottsdale
  • 12-4pm Saturday December 14th 12-4pm
  • Santa Claus, real snow, face painting, bounce houses, giveaways, food and more
  • free event
  • raffles available

Holiday Magic at The Village at Arrowhead-2050 N 67th Ave Glendale

  • Saturday November 30th, December 7th and December 14th at 1pm
  • Strolling Carolers, Carriage Rides with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and treats for the kids.
  • Great moments for holiday photos

The Polar Express Storytime Program Parade-Juniper Library Phoenix

  • December 14th 1pm-2:30pm
  • hat and scarf to read the Polar Express.

Cyclomesa Winterfest-Alta Mesa Park-1910 North Alta Mesa

  • December 14th 2:30pm
  • 20 tons of snow play, mechanical snowboard, bounce houses, food trucks, more reindeer games, holiday helmet safety message
  • night bike ride

Altitude Christmas Party-Altitude Trampoline Park Gilbert

  • December 14th 2pm-5pm
  • 3-4:30pm
  • Free photos with Santa
  • Christmas party December 2-5pm, Photos with Santa, Cookie decorating, Crafts, 3 hours of Jumping $20 per jumper

Pictures with Santa-Free toy for your Child -5817 W Indian School Rd Phoenix-Boost Mobile store

  • Pictures with Santa 3-5pm with free toy December 14th while supplies last
  • One toy per child.

Peoria’s Old Town Holiday Festival-Johnny E Osuna Memorial Park 10510 N 83rd Ave Peoria

  • Saturday December 14th
  • 5pm-10pm
  • Santa, Snow, crafters market, kids zone and more
  • parking and admission are free
  • some activities have a fee

Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade-Tempe Town Lake Marina

  • live entertainment starts at 4pm
  • parade starts at 7pm
  • check out the website for rules and where to park

Riparian After Dark-Riparian Reserve-2757 E Guadalupe Road Gilbert

  • December 6th, December 7th, December 13th, December 14th, December 20th, December 21st 5:30pm-9pm
  • holiday lights and luminaries
  • Carolers

Loop of Lights Parade-in Pecan Creek San Tan Valley

  • Saturday, December 14th 6-9pm
  • STarts at Ellsworth Elementary school down Carolina, trhough loop of lights and exit on Rusty

Glow on Monroe-Historic Downtown Buckeye

  • 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • electric light parade
  • free photos with Santa and free make and take crafts

Mesa Polar Express-Merry Main Street

  • Light Rail car December 6th. 7th 13th, 14th
  • 6-10pm
  • Free, Santa and wear your jammies!

December 15th

Deer Valley Airport Restaurant-702 W Deer Valley Dr Phoenix

  • Saturday December 14th 10am & 3pm
  • Sunday December 15th 10am & 3pm
  • Saturday December 21st 10am & 3pm
  • Sunday December 22nd 10am & 3pm
  • Special offer 9am to 4pm
  • Kids eat from with adult entree and drink
deer valley airport restaurant

Peoria Artisan Brewery-10144 W Lake Pleasant Parkway Ste 1130 PEoria

  • December 15th
  • 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Bring a toy donation to give Santa for the Peoria Firefighters Charity Toy DRive

Teenytown Playland-12958 W Indian School Rd Suite B8

  • Sunday December 15th from 10am-1pm
  • Professional photographer with backdrop and Santa available.
  • Serving milk and cookies, $10 add on to your admission to participate and include professional photos. . Photos will be shared via gallery following the end of the event.

December 16th

Holiday Gift Craft for Teens and Tweens-ARabian Library Scottsdale-

  • December 16th
  • 3-3:45pm
  • ages 10-18 make a no sew sock penguin

Holiday Cupcakes Litchfield Branch Library

  • December 16th 6pm-7:15
  • must be 12 and up and must register

December 17th

Photos with Santa-Gilbert Police Department and Town Hall 75 E Civic Center Drive

  • Tuesday December 17th 5pm-7:30pm
  • Photo sessions are free with the donation with a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need.
  • chocolate fountain will be there too!

December 18th

party jungle

December 19th

Storytime with Mrs. Claus-Arrowhead Town Center

  • Thursday December 19th 10am-11am
  • kids play area
  • free

Polar Express Storytime Ironwood Library Phoenix

  • December 19th 6:30pm-7pm
  • wear your pajamas for holiday storytime for The Polar Express

December 20th

Riparian After Dark-Riparian Reserve-2757 E Guadalupe Road Gilbert

  • December 6th, December 7th, December 13th, December 14th, December 20th, December 21st 5:30pm-9pm
  • holiday lights and luminaries
  • Carolers

December 21st

3rd Annual Day of Giving-Peoria Community Center 8335 W Jefferson St Peoria

  • Saturday, December 21st 9am-2pm
  • giving away holiday meals and toys for kids and families in need. All items provided and no charge
  • first come first serve. Kids must be present at event.
  • Food, fun and Santa

Meet Santa at Sands Kia-13474 N Autoshow Ave Surprise

  • Saturday December 14th and December 21st
  • 10am-2pm

Deer Valley Airport Restaurant-702 W Deer Valley Dr Phoenix

  • Saturday December 14th 10am & 3pm
  • Sunday December 15th 10am & 3pm
  • Saturday December 21st 10am & 3pm
  • Sunday December 22nd 10am & 3pm
  • Special offer 9am to 4pm
  • Kids eat from with adult entree and drink
deer valley airport restaurant

Enchanted Island Encanto Park 1202 W Encanto Blvd Phoenix

  • December 21st & 22nd
  • 10am-7pm
  • Ride Holiday Train to a Snow filled Island) 5 tickets or unlimited rides
  • Play in fresh snow and sled riding.
  • enjoy Christmas decorations
  • take pictures in a huma size snow globe
  • Visit with Santa Claus for Free and enjoy Free cup of hot cocoa and Free Candy canes from 11am-5pm each day

Elf on the Shelf-Great Skate Glendale

  • December 21st 10am-12:30
  • Come meet our Elf on the shelf
  • Saturday, December 21
  • 10:00am -12:30pm
  • Admission $7.00
  • Rentals $4.00/$4.50

Visit Santa-The Shops at Norterra-Elevate Coffee Company 2530 W Happy Valley Rd ste 1273 Phoenix

  • 11am-1pm Santa November 30th, December 7th, 14th and 21st

Starbucks Santa 5104 N Dysart Rd Litchfield Park

  • December 21st 12pm-3pm

ELF an interactive movie event at Agave Library

  • Saturday, December 21 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • watch the movie and take part with props, sound effects and more

Breakfast with Santa at the Arizona Biltmore-2400 E Missouri Ave Phoenix

  • Saturday December 21st 8:30am-11:30am
  • 40++ per person (free for three and under)
  • reservations required
  • call 602-954-2572

Riparian After Dark-Riparian Reserve-2757 E Guadalupe Road Gilbert

  • December 6th, December 7th, December 13th, December 14th, December 20th, December 21st 5:30pm-9pm
  • holiday lights and luminaries
  • Carolers

Holiday Boutique and Free Pics with Santa-East Valley School of Music-4835 S Arizona Ave Chandler

  • Saturday December 21st 10am-3pm
  • Free event, vendors and deserts, coloring contest, bouncy house and more

Mooey Christmas-Superstition Farm Inc 3440 S Hawes Road Mesa

  • Saturday December 21st 12-4pm
  • All For a GREAT CAUSE !!
  • Just a $4.00 Ad-Mootion Per Person and Just Pay for What Events you would like to do …..
  • Ala-Cow …….

Santa at McMahon’s Ice Cream-960 East Warner Road Suite #4 Chandler

  • Saturday, December 21st 6pm
  • This is a free event. Come visit Santa and take your own photo. Ice Cream, Sundaes, Hot Chocolate for sale.
  • Games, coloring, and Christmas music.

December 22nd

Deer Valley Airport Restaurant-702 W Deer Valley Dr Phoenix

  • Saturday December 14th 10am & 3pm
  • Sunday December 15th 10am & 3pm
  • Saturday December 21st 10am & 3pm
  • Sunday December 22nd 10am & 3pm
  • Special offer 9am to 4pm
  • Kids eat from with adult entree and drink
deer valley airport restaurant

Enchanted Island Encanto Park 1202 W Encanto Blvd Phoenix

  • December 21st & 22nd
  • 10am-7pm
  • Ride Holiday Train to a Snow filled Island) 5 tickets or unlimited rides
  • Play in fresh snow and sled riding.
  • enjoy Christmas decorations
  • take pictures in a huma size snow globe
  • Visit with Santa Claus for Free and enjoy Free cup of hot cocoa and Free Candy canes from 11am-5pm each day

Chanukah in Carefree-Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion Carefree

  • December 22nd 5;30pm for Menorah Lighting through Sunday December 29th

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