A Christmas Carol at Hale Centre Theatre

  • Hale Centre Theatre – 50 W Page Ave Gilbert, AZ
  • Dates: December 2, Dec 4 – 9, Dec 11 – 16, Dec 18 – 23, 2017
  • Phone: (480) 497-1181
  • Time: Show times vary by day. See website for details
  • Price: Starting at $20

ZooLights

  • Phoenix Zoo – 455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park Phoenix, AZ
  • November 22, 2017 to January 14, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 286-3800
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Price: With Dinos in the Desert: $21.95 peak pricing; $16.96 non-peak. Without Dinos in the Desert: $17.95 peak, $12.95 non-peak. See website for peak and non-peak nights.

ChillFEST at OdySea in the Desert

  • 9500 E. Via de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ
  • December 21, 2017 to January 6, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 951-2100
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Prices vary

A Christmas Story – The Musical

  • Higley Center – 4132 E Pecos Rd Gilbert, AZ
  • December 22, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 279-7194
  • Time: Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Price: $19 – $22

A Cirque Nutcracker at The Phoenix Symphony

  • Symphony Hall – 75 N 2nd St Ste. 200 Phoenix, AZ
  • December 22, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 262-6225
  • Time: 7:30 PM

Glendale Glitters

  • Downtown Glendale – 58th and Glendale Ave Glendale, AZ
  • November 24, 2017 to January 6, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Time: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Price: Free

Breakfast with Santa

  • Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia – 4949 E. Lincoln Drive Scottsdale, AZ
  • December 9, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 627-3111
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Price: $45 per adult, $30 per child 6-12, 5 & under are free

Breakfast with Santa & Friends

  • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – 7575 E. Princess Drive Scottsdale, AZ
  • December 23, 2017
  • Phone: 480-585-2694
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: $75 Adults; $50 Children ages 3-12; Children two and under eat free with paid adult.

Santa Cares Photo Experience

Christmas Eve Dining at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

  • Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails – 2 E. Jefferson St. Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Phoenix, AZ
  • December 24, 2017
  • Phone: (602) 258-0231
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: Prices Vary

Christmas Eve Dinner

  • T. Cook’s – 5200 E. Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ
  • December 24, 2017
  • Phone: (602) 808-0766
  • Time: See details below for times
  • Price: See details below

December Activities at OdySea Aquarium

  • 9500 East Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
  • December 9, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 291-8000
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Regular admission prices apply

The Calimari Sisters’ Clam Bake

  • Herberger Theater Center – 222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ
  • December 21, 2017 to January 21, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 254-7399
  • Time: Show times vary, see website for details.

Santa Saturdays at The Shops at Norterra

  • The Shops at Norterra – 2460 W Happy Valley Rd Phoenix, AZ
  • November 25, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: Free

A Christmas Carol

  • Herberger Theater Center – 222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: December 9 – 10, Dec 14 – 17, Dec 19 – 24, Dec 26 – 28, 2017
  • Phone: (602) 254-7399
  • Time: See website for all show times
  • Price: See website for pricing

Cinderella

  • ASU Gammage – 1200 S. Forest Ave. Tempe, AZ
  • December 20, 2017 to December 24, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 965-3434
  • Time: Show times vary by day
  • Price: See website for details

Lights of the World

  • Arizona State Fairgrounds – 1826 W McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: November 16 – 25, Dec 27 – 31, Jan 1 – 2, 2018
  • Phone: (602) 252-6771
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $Adults $18; 65+ $16; Child $15 (3-13); Children under 3 are free.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

  • Bass Pro Shops & Outdoor World – 1133 N Dobson Rd Mesa, AZ
  • November 11, 2017 to December 24, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 606-5600
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Skate Westgate

  • Westgate Entertainment District – 6751 N Sunset Blvd Glendale, AZ
  • November 21, 2017 to January 7, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (623) 385-7502
  • Time: See website for hours
  • Price: Adults and children: $15 with skate rental, $11 bring your own skates. Toddlers and military $11

Polar Express

  • Grand Canyon Railway – 1201 W. Route 66 Ste. 200 Flagstaff, AZ
  • Dates: November 11 – 12, Nov 16 – 19, Nov 22, Nov 24 – 27, Nov 29 – 4, Dec 6 – 11, Dec 13 – 24, Dec 26 – 30, Jan 4 – 6, 2018
  • Phone: 1-800-843-8724
  • Time: 5:30pm and 7:30pm
  • Price: Starting at: $35/per adult ; $25/per child (ages 2-15)

University of Phoenix Stadium Tour

  • University of Phoenix Stadium – 1 Cardinals Drive Glendale, AZ
  • Dates: December 21 – 23, Dec 26 – 27, Jan 3 – 6, Jan 10 – 13, Jan 17 – 20, Jan 22 – 23, Jan 29, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
  • Price: $9 adults, $7 children, $7 seniors (ages 65 and over) and military (with ID), no charge for children three and under

Tommy Davidson

  • Tempe Improv – 930 E University Dr. Tempe, AZ
  • Dates: December 22 – 23, 2017
  • Phone: (480) 921-9877
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: $28

Las Noches de Las Luminarias

  • Desert Botanical Garden – 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: November 24 – Nov 25, Dec 8 – 10, Dec 15 – 17, Dec 19 – 23, Dec 26 – 30, 2017
  • Phone: (480) 941-1225
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: Adults $30, Children $12.50 (3-12), Children under 3 admitted free

Mesa Temple Gardens Christmas Lights

  • Mesa Arizona Temple = 525 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ
  • November 24, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 964-7164
  • Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Price: Free

The Nutcracker

  • Phoenix Symphony Hall – 75 N 2nd St Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: December 8 – 10, Dec 15 – 17, Dec 21 – 24, 2017
  • Phone: (602) 381-1096
  • Time: Show times vary. See website for info.
  • Price: See website for details

Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche

  • Gila River Arena – 9400 W. Maryland Ave. Glendale, AZ
  • December 23, 2017
  • Phone: (623) 772-3800
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Price: Tickets start at $24.50

Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Talking Stick Resort Arena – 201 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ
  • December 23, 2017
  • Phone: (602) 379-2000
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Tickets start at $29

Arizona Cardinals vs New York Giants

  • Arizona Cardinals – 1 Cardinals Drive Glendale, AZ
  • December 24, 2017
  • Phone: (602) 379-0102
  • Time: 2:25 PM
  • Price: Starting at $70

Rawhide Snowy Christmas

  • Rawhide Western Town & Event Center – 5700 W. North Loop Road Chandler, AZ
  • November 24, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 502-5600
  • Time: Friday 5-10pm, 12-10pm, 12-8pm
  • Price: Free

Christmas at the Princess

  • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – 7575 E. Princess Drive Scottsdale, AZ
  • December 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 585-4848
  • Time: Times vary. See website for details.
  • Price: $55 general admission per car. Ride/attraction wristbands additional.

The Art of Ice Cream Experience

  • 4224 N. Craftsman Court Scottsdale, AZ
  • December 7, 2017 to March 9, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 666-5545

South Pacific

  • Arizona Broadway Theatre – 7701 W. Paradise Lane Peoria, AZ
  • November 24, 2017 to December 30, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (623) 776-8400
  • Time: Show times vary, see website for details.
  • Price: Ticket prices vary, check website for details

Winter Wonderland at Butterfly Wonderland

  • Butterfly Wonderland – 9500 E. Via de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ
  • Dates: November 24 – Nov 26, Dec 2 – 3, Dec 9 – 10, Dec 16 – 17, Dec 22 – 23, Dec 26 – 29, 2017
  • Phone: (480) 800-3000
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $14.95 per child & $22.95 per adult; Winter Wonderland included in regular admission

Lindsey Sterling

  • Comerica Theatre – 400 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ
  • December 23, 2017
  • Phone: (602) 379-2800
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: Tickets start at $35.50

CitySkate Holiday Ice Rink

  • CityScape Phoenix – 1 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ
  • November 25, 2017 to January 7, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 550-9561
  • Time: See website for hours
  • Price: $15

Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

  • McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park – 7301 E. Indian Bend Road Scottsdale, AZ
  • Dates: December 8 – 23, Dec 26 – 30, Jan 1 – 7, 2018
  • Phone: (480) 312-2312
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Price: Train ride $5; carousel ride $2

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona’s Holiday Bricktacular

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona – 5000 S Arizona Mills Cir #135 Ste. 135 Tempe, AZ
  • December 9, 2017 to December 24, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Phone: (877) 526-3960
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Price: $22

SEA LIFE Arizona’s Annual Fishmas Celebration

  • SEA LIFE Arizona – 5000 S Arizona Mills Cir #145 Ste. 145 Tempe, AZ
  • December 9, 2017 to December 24, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Phone: (877) 526-3960
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Price: $22

Festival of Lights

  • Chandler Blvd and 24th Street – Chandler Blvd Phoenix, AZ
  • November 25, 2017 to January 1, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 270-4365
  • Time: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Price: Free

Go, Dog. Go!

  • Tempe Center for the Arts – 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ
  • November 25, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 921-5700
  • Time: See website for showtimes
  • Price: $12-$30

A Tribute to James Galanos

  • Phoenix Art Museum – 1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • August 19, 2017 to January 7, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (602) 257-1880
  • Time: See website for museum hours
  • Price: Included with general admission

Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum

  • Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) – 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ
  • Starting November 10, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 478-6000
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $20

Authenticated Cheese Slice Exhibit at SMoCA

  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art – 7374 East Second Street Scottsdale, AZ
  • November 15, 2017 to March 28, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (480) 874-4666
  • Time: 12 p.m.- Close
  • Price: Included with museum admission

Dinosaurs in the Desert

  • Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
    455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park Phoenix, AZ
  • October 6, 2017 to April 30, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 286-3800
  • Time: See website for Zoo hours
  • Price: Adults $24.95; Children 3-13 $14.95

Grand Canyon Grandeur Exhibition

  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West – 3830 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ
  • August 17, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Phone: (480) 686-9539
  • Price: Included with museum admission: $13, adults; $11, seniors (65+) and active military; $8, students (full-time with ID) and children (6-17); free to museum members and children 5 and under.

Illumination

  • Norterra – 27701 N. Black Canyon Highway Phoenix, AZ
  • November 15, 2017 to January 14, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 567-3618
  • Time: Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sunday-Thursday 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Price: $29.50 – $34.50 per car

 Jun Kaneko at Desert Botanical Garden

  • Desert Botanical Garden – 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ
  • November 1, 2017 to May 13, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Price: Included with price of admission

Ian Bagg

  • Stand Up Live – 50 W. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ
  • Dates: December 22 – 23, 2017
  • Phone: (480) 719-6100
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: $26

Newsies

  • Phoenix Theater – 100 E. McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ
  • November 15, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 254-2151
  • Time: Show times vary, see website for details.
  • Price: Tickets start at $35

Of God and Mortal Men

  • Heard Museum – 2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • October 7, 2017 to April 15, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 252-8840
  • Time: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Price: Included with museum admission

Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo

  • Phoenix Art Museum – 1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • September 7, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (602) 257-1880
  • Time: See website for Phoenix Art Museum hours
  • Price: $5 for all ages, plus general admission (required)

Pompeii: The Exhibition

  • Arizona Science Center – 600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ
  • November 18, 2017 to May 28, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 716-2000
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: General admission plus $11.95

Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City Is Nature

  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art – 7374 East Second Street Scottsdale, AZ
  • October 14, 2017 to January 28, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: (480) 874-4666
  • Time: Tuesday-Saturday 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Price: $10 adults; $7 students

The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History Exhibition

  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West – 3830 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ
  • August 17, 2017 to September 30, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Phone: 480-686-9539
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Included with museum admission: $13, adults; $11, seniors (65+) and active military; $8, students (full-time with ID) and children (6-17); free to museum members and children 5 and under.

Sip & Shop Sundays

  • DeSoto Central Market – 915 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • Ongoing
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Walk with Wildlife Tours

  • Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center – 27026 N 156th St, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Ongoing
  • Phone: 480-471-3621
  • Price: $25/adult and $15 for children (3-12). Children 2 and under are free
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