Holiday Events In Scottsdale And Phoenix

Dated: November 29 2016

Views: 2342

Image title

Scottsdale may not have a white Christmas but we do have plenty of holiday cheer! The picture above is a prime example. Every year, a group of Arizonans hike up the locally famous Camelback Mountain to put a Christmas tree at the top.  Many people travel to the Scottsdale to spend their holiday season attending beautiful outdoor events that make Christmas in the desert a very unique one! Listed below are some of the local favorites. If you're interested the event, simply click on the event name to be directed to their website for more information.

Christmas at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Image title

Skate on real ice surrounded by saguaros decorated with Christmas lights! This holiday event lasts all season and is perfect for the whole family or a unique night with a special someone. The resort completely transforms for the holidays! It features many rides and attractions that the kids will love. They also offer rink side fire pit rentals for a more relaxed experience. 

Cost: $35 parking fee, which includes admission to the event, rides and attractions
$20 ice skating fee + $5 skate rental

Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Image title

Although this event lasts all season long, the opening festival on December 9th is one you won't want to miss! This event has a tree lighting ceremony, visit from Santa, live music and rides for kids!

Cost: Free Admission
$2 carousel rides and $4 train rides

Winter Wonderland Arizona

Image title

This free exhibit features 250,000 Christmas lights synchronized to music, an Island of Misfit Toys display and a snowfall display! This one is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Cost: Free
Donations Accepted

Carefree Christmas Festival

Image title

At this free event, you can see 40 tons of real snow right here in town! On Saturday, December 10th, you'll have the opportunity to see the electric light parade and holiday fireworks!

Cost: Free

Zoo lights

Image title

Enjoy the Phoenix Zoo in a different light! Along with thousands of Christmas lights, this event features multiple light shows, rides for kids and the opportunity to pet sting ray! 

Cost: $12.95-$19.95


Image title

Ice skating in the heart of downtown Phoenix! This event is great for people of all ages. With its close proximity to many great restaurants and night life, this one makes for a great night out!

Cost: $15 General Admission

The Nutcracker

Image title

This timeless holiday tradition has shows almost daily through Christmas Eve. Ballet Arizona's show has been ranked as one of the best across America by New York Times.

Cost: $25-$164

Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade

Image title

On December 10th, watch Tempe Town Lake light up from 50 festively decorated boats! The event with have live music, food trucks, photos with Santa and a firework show!

Cost: Free Admission

Written by Kelsey Donovan of Dwellings Realty Group

Blog author image

THE DWELLINGS TEAM - Steve Rundle - Eric Tont - Joshua Roubal - Michael Roubal

The Dwellings Team is comprised of the four owners of Dwellings Realty Group, all family members, and all graduates of The Ohio State University. We want you to know that we haven't forgotten the val....

Latest Blog Posts

Cost Calculators To Help You Budget For Your Next Home Project

Cost Calculators to Help You Budget for Your Next Home ProjectMoving to a new home or doing major renovations can be a stressful experience. If you don’t plan ahead, your important projects can

Read More

How To Prepare Your Home For An Open House

How To Prepare Your Home For An Open HouseTrying to sell your house can be a bit challenging. Besides your regular life responsibilities, youmust accommodate buyers’ schedules while keeping your

Read More

Turn Your Property Into A Successful Vacation Rental

Turn Your Property Into A Successful Vacation RentalThe vacation rental market has never been easier to join than it is today. Of course, the firststep is finding the right town home, condo, or

Read More

Homesteading A New Way To Simplify Your Retirement

 Homesteading: A New Way to Simplify Your Retirement Does the idea of moving to a cramped condo in a 55+ community fill you with dread? Although experts praise the benefits of downsizing

Read More