Festive Activities Across Arizona To Get You In The Christmas Spirit
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6 Festive Activities Across Arizona To Get You In The Christmas Spirit

Just because we live in a desert doesn't mean we can't still get our fill of winter fun!

6 Festive Activities Across Arizona To Get You In The Christmas Spirit

Just because we live in a desert doesn't mean we can't still get our fill of winter fun!

Phoenix Zoo Lights 

Zoo Lights is one of the classic wintery outings that all native Arizonans know and love. Running through January 13th, visitors will be able to see live music, a 4-D theater, three-story high holiday tree, and much much more! Go out to the Phoenix Zoo at 455 N. Galvin Parkway from 5:30-10:30 pm for $12.95-$19.95.

Ahwatukee Christmas Lights

This is definitely something you'll want to see! Every year my family and I get dressed in our pj's, make some hot chocolate, and snuggle up in the car and drive to see the Festival of Lights in Ahwatukee. Featured there are numerous houses intricately covered in thousands of lights, lights connected to the radio in your car, and even little trains that carry candy canes!

Luminarias at the Botanical Garden

My family is going to do this in a few weeks and I am beyond excited! At the Desert Botanical Gardens over 8,000 luminarias light up the walkways as you stroll through while enjoying all the different kinds of live music, hot chocolate, and having fun with friends! This event runs from December 1st through the 23rd and is $29.95-$34.95 for members and $34.95-$39.95 for the general public. Get your tickets while you can because they are selling out fast! (1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix)

North Pole Experience 

Guests will enjoy an hour and a half train ride and fun walking activities at the "North Pole" in Williams, Arizona and make memories that will not soon be forgotten! I highly recommend this as well as my family enjoyed it so much when we did it years ago that I am going back this year! For more information visit http://northpoleexperience.com.

Tumbleweed Tree Lighting

Join the rest of Chandler on December 1st from 4:30-9 pm to watch a parade and watch the annual lighting of the tumbleweed Christmas tree! Made up of over 1,000 tumbleweeds, this is a Christmas tree unlike any you have ever seen before! Another tradition all native Arizonans enjoy, you will not want to miss out on this COMPLETELY FREE opportunity! (Downtown Chandler, 3 S. Arizona Ave)

The Nutcracker Ballet

Make your way down to the Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix and enjoy a night watching a beautiful recreation of the Nutcracker ballet, first performed in St. Petersburg and has since become a timeless classic. Tickets are $45 - $80 depending on seating and shows run from December 13th through the 21st.

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