Winter Outings

As always, we’re taking advantage of the perfect weather this time of year. Without icy roads and winter weather to deal with, we can really soak up all the holiday activities in the area! Just because your backyard isn’t a winter wonderland doesn’t mean you have to skimp on any celebrating.



Glendale Glitters

Through December 19th

“Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Valley and Arizona. The stunning display of 1.5 million lights will illuminate sixteen blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona. Free admission makes this award-winning festival, now in its 23rd year, one of the best-loved events for Arizona families year after year. In fact, the event was named’s Critics’ Choice for the Best Kid Event in the state in 2012. Visitors of all ages will delight in holiday entertainment, delectable food, hand-crafted holiday gifts, a children’s snow field and petting zoo, shopping and, of course, visits with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick.”



November 23-January 8, 2017

“Join the Phoenix Zoo at the Valley’s brightest holiday tradition: ZooLights presented by SRP! Celebrating 25 years, ZooLights shines with millions of lights, a three-story-high holiday tree, hundreds of glimmering light displays and lakeside music-in-motion shows. ZooLights is open to the public Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, January 8, 2017.” Visit the site for more information regarding hours and event details.


Nightly Snowfall at the Tempe Marketplace

“This holiday season, Tempe Marketplace is bringing the thrill of snow to the desert without the chill! Experience snowfalls each evening, starting November 23 through December 31 (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) at 7pm and 8pm for 8 minutes within The District at Tempe Marketplace. Plus, enjoy snowfalls every hour from 11am - 6pm on Christmas Eve. Out of thin air, flakes of fluffy white snow will float down from the sky, transforming The District Stage at Tempe Marketplace into a living snow globe. Just as mysteriously as the snow appears — it disappears without a trace, leaving behind magical holiday memories.”


Grab a warm drink and enjoy your winter here in Phoenix, AZ! Are there any events that we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!