Keep Busy This Holiday Weekend!

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Wishing everyone a peaceful holiday season!

Central Arizona

34th Annual Las Noches de las Luminarias; December 1-30; Phoenix; 480-481-8188 or 480-481-8188; www.dbg.org. Stroll through pathways lined with hand-lit luminarias as you enjoy musical entertainment every night.

Winter Solstice Celebration; December 21; Prescott; www.smokimuseum.org. Learn about the Navajo creation story through images of sand paintings created in 1941 and 1942 at the Smoki Museum.

Glendale Glitters Enchanted Evenings; December 21-22; Glendale; 602-930-2299; www.glendaleaz.com. Enjoy holiday entertainment, food, crafts, horse drawn carriage rides and more.

Holidays at the Heard Museum; December 26-31; Phoenix; 602-252-8848; www.heard.org. Presenting performances and artist demonstrations, visitors will be introduced to traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art throughout the week.

Northern Arizona

Star of Bethlehem; December 22; Flagstaff; www.lowell.edu. The Lowell Observatory will discuss the astronomical interpretation of the Star of Bethlehem. Telescope viewing and other multimedia indoor programs will also be available.

North Pole Experience; Through December 28; Flagstaff; www.northpoleexperience.com. Attention families: this event takes visitors on a behind-the-scenes adventure at Santa’s Workshop. Besides meeting Santa and reading stories, children and their parents can lend Santa a helping hand by building toys.

Southern Arizona

63rd Annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights; Dec 15-29; Tucson; 520-881-4483; www.winterhavenfestival.org. The Winterhaven Festival of Lights transforms a central Tucson neighborhood into a winter wonderland of holiday lights, decorations, and magic.

17th Annual A Tucson Pastorela; December 20-23; Tucson; www.borderlandstheater.org; This uniquely Tucson nativity story features shepherds, sheep and a dog on a magical journey to Bethlehem, led by the shining estrella (star) and accompanied by Christmas carols in Spanish and English.

Eastern Arizona

Festival of Lights; December 23; Globe; 928-425-0320; www.globemiamichamber.com. With more than 1600 lit up luminaries, there will be holiday music, Native American storytellers and dancers, as well as an appearance by Santa,

Show Low Shines; Through January 2; Show Low; 928-532-4140; www.showlowaz.gov/recreation. Celebrate the season with an extravaganza of holiday lights and decorations.

Western Art Show; Through December 28; Globe; 928-425-0884; www.cvarts.org. This special exhibit and sale of fine art celebrating our Western heritage features artwork by local artists.

Western Arizona

18th Annual Festival of Lights; December 1-31; Lake Havasu City; 928-855-0888; www.golakehavasu.com. With more than one million lights on display, there’s no better time to take a trip to Lake Havasu and enjoy London Bridge.

Christmas Village; December 15-22; Yuma; 928-783-0071 or 800-293-0071; www.visityuma.com. Celebrate the holidays at a magical village decorated with thousands of lights. This special village features walk-in-sized stores, a gingerbread cottage and Santa’s workshop.

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2 responses to “Keep Busy This Holiday Weekend!

  1. James Mattson

    I think Globe and Show Low are Eastern Arizona, and Yuma and Lake Havasu City are Western Arizona. Thanks, though.

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