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Free Christmas Events 2018

Looking for something to do around Christmas that won’t break the budget? Check out all of these Free Christmas Events ** 

(Some activities, food may have a fee but admission is free!)

Glendale Glitters-Downtown Glendale-

  • Lights on nights November 23rd-January 10th
    • Horse Drawn Carriage rides ($25 for up to 6 people November 25-December 13th and December 16th -January 10th. not on holiday nights or Monday or Tuesday nights. 6-9pm.

December 12th

Charlie Brown Christmas-Glendale Main Library-Auditorium

  • December 12th at 4pm
  • Geared for school aged children

December 13th

Storytime with Santa-Avondale Public Library Sam Garcia 11:15am

 

December 14th

23rd Annual Christmas Parade  of Lights-East Yavapai and Historic Frontier Street Wickenburg

  • starts at 630pm in front of Wickenburg Christian School.

The Polar Express-19th Ave and Dunlap

  • 6pm-10pm Free Event for kids, cookies and Santa

December 15th

Celebrate the Jolly Holidays at Surprise Towne Center & Surprise Marketplace-13706 W Bell Rd

  • Noon to 3pm
  • Free Photos with Santa, Local Surprise Schools Music Performances, Arts and Crafts, Festive Face painters and balloon artists, Prize wheel, Surprise Fire department.
  • Give back “Five for $5” bring five cans of food or nonperishable food items and get a $5 gift card to the many stores and restaurants in the Surprise Towne Center and Surprise Marketplace

Holiday Fun Fest at the Village at Arrowhead-20050 N 67th Ave Glendale

  • 1pm
  • Giveaways, horse drawn carriage rides, Santa, giveaways and more

Boulder Mountain Church-9390 E McLellan Rd Mesa

  • Saturday and Sunday 15 &16th 6-8:30pm
  • Free Activities-Petting Zoo, tractor pull hayride, crafts for kids, photo booth with nativity costumes, hot dogs, cookies and hot chocolate, Live Nativity.

The Polar Express-Movie Under the Stars-Arrowhead Towne Center-7700 W Arrowhead Towne Center Glendale

  • Saturday December 15th 5:30-8:30pm
  • In the Ampitheater. Popcorn, hot chocolate and giveaways for the whole family

Jolly Holiday Food Truck movie night-Sundance Park 22865 W Lower Buckeye Rd

  • 4-8pm
  • The Grinch Movie
  • Decorate cookies, Santa Pictures! Vendors

December 16th

Holiday Extravaganza at Park West-9744 W Northern Avenue

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a family-friendly event to put people in the holiday spirit. Join Mrs. Claus, stilt walkers, balloon artists and face painters on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Park West. Crafts for the kids include snow globe and ornament decorating. Grimaldi’s will also be passing out their complimentary cannolis. Free!

Boulder Mountain Church-9390 E McLellan Rd Mesa

  • Saturday and Sunday 15 &16th 6-8:30pm
  • Free Activities-Petting Zoo, tractor pull hayride, crafts for kids, photo booth with nativity costumes, hot dogs, cookies and hot chocolate, Live Nativity.

Holiday Fun Fest at the Village at Arrowhead-20050 N 67th Ave Glendale

  • 1pm
  • Giveaways, horse drawn carriage rides, Santa, giveaways and more

December 18th

Holiday Fun with Santa at Downtown Library-310 N 6th St Buckeye

  • December 18th 5-7pm
  • Hot chocoloate and fun crafts. Get picture taken with Santa

 

December 22nd

Free Community Snow Day– FourteenSix Christian Church 15175 W Mondell Rd

  • December 22nd 11am-5pm
  • 40 tons of snow, live nativity, dinocrew, bounce houses, food trucks and live music

Elf-Movie Under the Stars-Arrowhead Towne Center-7700 W Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale

  • December 22nd 5:30-8:30pm
  • in the ampitheater near the food court!
  • Popcorn, hot cocoa and giveaways for the family!

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