CHECK OUT WHAT’S GOING ON THIS MONTH AROUND THE VALLEY

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ZooLights 

NOVEMBER 23rd – JANUARY 8th @ THE PHOENIX ZOO

ZooLights is a magical event that will illuminate your holiday season. The nightly evening viewings feature millions of lights, hundreds of sparkling displays throughout the zoo and more activities and performances.

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The 48th Annual Tempe Festival of the Arts

DECEMBER 2nd – 4th @ MILL AVE BETWEEN UNIVERSITY DRIVE AND RIO SALADO PARKWAY

This year the festival will be showcasing over 300 artists from around the country, this admission-free festival includes fan favorites such as food, drink, carnival fare, live entertainment, street performers, three stages programmed with top musical talent, family friendly activities and more!

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Street Food Cinema: Edward Scissorhands 

DECEMBER 3rd @ MARGARET T. HANCE PARK, 1218 N. 2nd ST., PHOENIX

It’s more than just a movie. Street Food Cinema is the largest outdoor movie series featuring cool movies, tasty food trucks, live music, interactive games and more! Always on the grass, Street Food Cinema is three events in one: an outdoor picnic that evolves into a live music performance and outdoor movie with lots of fun in between.

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Taste of Arizona

DECEMBER 3rd (11am – 6pm) @ MESA RIVERVIEW PARK

Dig into food truck vendors and restaurants at a festival featuring a free kids zone, local celebrity chef demonstrations, musical acts and beer and wine for purchase.

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12k’s of Christmas

DECEMBER 10th (8am – 12pm) @ FREESTONE PARK, 1045 E. JUNIPER AVE, GILBERT 

This unique family festival celebrates health, fitness and the joy of Christmas, while supporting local animal rescue groups. The event includes a 12k run, 6k run/walk and a 1.2k Santa “Sled Run”, plus a Christmas Bazaar, Santa’s Pet Village with pet adoptions, and live Christmas entertainment in the park and along the race course.
Wear a Santa suit, dress up the kids as elves, put costumes on your pets, and decorate your wagons and strollers. There will be wrapped gifts under the Christmas tree for the Best Decorated Entry in the 1.2k, Best Christmas Themed Running Outfits, Cutest Costumes, Best-Dressed Pets and Most Christmas Spirit.

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Phoestivus Open Air Market

DECEMBER 8th & 15th (5pm – 10pm) @ PHOENIX PUBLIC MARKET, 721 N. CENTRAL AVE
Shop local at Phoestivus this holiday season when selecting gifts or preparing meals! Attendees will have the opportunity to shop over 130 local vendors, showcasing a unique variety of locally grown, produced and prepared foods as well as hand-crafted gift items, jewelry and holiday decorations made by local artisans.

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CitySkate Holiday Ice Rink

NOVEMBER 25th – JANUARY 8th @ PHOENIX CITYSCAPE
Get into the spirit of winter by skating on a real ice rink in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Central Avenue is transformed into an ice skater’s dream, decorated with a massive holiday tree and thousands of twinkling lights. Bystanders watching over the rink from Patriots Park will enjoy a nightly snowfall. Santa will make an appearance every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for photos. New this year, guests can expect experiential holiday décor placed throughout CityScape that is interactive and selfie-worthy, like massive lighted presents that you can walk through. Plus, ArtLink will have art installations and murals on display from local artists. You can also grab a cup of hot cocoa from the Hot Chocolate Bar at Patriots Park.

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