Arizona's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

From the Scottsdazzle Holiday Extravaganza on December 4th to the World of Illumination Cosmic Sleighride on December 24th, the Phoenix area offers a wide range of holiday festivities, from train rides and marathons to theater performances and light displays.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Peoria, AZ

December 6, 2023
Come to Arizona Broadway Theatre to witness the delight of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Based on the 1954 Paramount film, this musical will surely bring all the holiday cheer you need to kick off your season. Enjoy a dinner and show, or come for just the performance. Delicious food and drinks are available for purchase. Don't miss this holiday favorite!

The Polar Express Train Ride, Williams,AZ

December 6, 2023 at 5:30pm
Experience the magic and wonder of The Polar Express at the Grand Canyon Railway. Have the timeless story come alive with hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies while listening to the tale and watching children's faces light up as the train arrives. Make memories to last a lifetime at this event for the whole family!

Las Noches De Las Luminarias, Phoenix,AZ

December 8, 2023 at 5:30pm
Step into a winter wonderland at the Desert Botanical Garden! On December 8th, visitors to Las Noches de las Luminarias can stroll along luminaria-lit trails, enjoy live music, and indulge in festive food and drinks. Make sure to bring your camera for the picture-perfect night in Phoenix,AZ!

Christmas in the Park, Litchfield Park,AZ

December 9, 2023 at 9:00am
Downtown Litchfield Park is the perfect place to kick off your holiday season with a festive celebration. Experience the 36th Annual Christmas in the Park and explore over 80 arts and crafts booths, entertainment, food concessions, and more. Make memories with your loved ones in one of Arizona’s favorite destinations.

Valley of Lights, Prescott Valley,AZ

December 11, 2023 at 6:00pm
Drive to Fain Park in Prescott Valley, AZ, this holiday season for the Valley of Lights! Marvel at the mile of lights that light up the night sky. Enjoy the warm holiday cheer that comes with the winter season. Make memories with your family this holiday season!

MTA's 2023 Holiday Show, Anthem,AZ

December 14, 2023
MTA's Gold & Red Outreach Groups are preparing for their 2023 Holiday Show at the 42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100 in Anthem, AZ on December 14th. This holiday show will offer a performance that the community will not soon forget. Audiences will be captivated by the brilliant music and stage work from these talented performers.

Tucson Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, Tucson,AZ

December 16, 2023
On December 16, 2023, come join the festive fun at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park! Run, dash, or jog your way through the Tucson Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5K, and Reindeer Dash. All participants are sure to enjoy a holiday-filled morning in the beautiful desert!

A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail, Phoenix,AZ

December 20, 2023
Witness a treasured holiday tradition at the Valley Youth Theatre! Join Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and all of your Woodland Friends for a special musical performance about the importance of teamwork, friendship and family. Don't miss out on A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail at the Valley Youth Theatre, located at 525 North First Street!

Nutcracker 2023, Phoenix,AZ

December 20, 2023 at 6:00pm
Get into the holiday spirit with Phoenix Ballet's presentation of Slawomir Wozniak's The Nutcracker at the Friends of the Orpheum Theatre. Marvel at the intricate choreography, acrobatic feats, and dancing mice, along with the beauty of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Be transported back in time and create lasting memories with this magical, authentic production.

World of Illumination Cosmic Sleighride: A Supersonic Holiday Road Trip, Tempe,AZ

December 24, 2023 at 6:00pm
Embark on a mystical holiday adventure like no other at Tempe Diablo Stadium this December! Join host Shiny the Star for a supersonic holiday road trip through the cosmos and beyond. Take a ride past the sun, race among the stars, and visit Santa City, where all the holiday magic happens. Get ready to hold on to your seat \u2014 you're in for one stellar ride!

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