As we gather with our family and friends this holiday season, we reflect on how grateful we are to call Arizona home. Enjoy this special time of year. Indulge in family traditions, explore new Phoenix holiday festivities, and most importantly.. sneak a cookie here and there, you deserve it!
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Phoenix Lights Map
Create your own holiday lights tour with AZ Central’s lights map. Featuring hundreds of homes and neighborhoods wrapped with holiday cheer. Discover a winter wonderland near home, or venture far and wide to lay your eyes on thousands of glistening lights!
Get the whole family in the spirit with these Phoenix holiday festivities.
Riparian After Dark December 13th & 14th as well as 20th & 21st • 5:30pm-9pm
The Gilbert Riparian lights up after dark this time of year! Walk the trail by candlelight, enjoy light displays, choirs, carolers, and additional live entertainment. While the event is free, each night is supported by various Gilbert partners hosting nightly donation drives. Give back and enjoy this beautiful community event!
December 12 & 19 • 5pm – 10pm
Hosted two nights only, Phoestivus is a public market in downtown Phoenix. This winter themed market hosts over 200 vendors, including many local artists with handcrafted items you won’t find anywhere else!
December 14 •4PM-9PM
The 20th Annual boat parade will be held at Tempe Beach Park. Gather with family and friends to watch this floating parade of boats wrapped in holiday cheer!
Sippin’ Santa Popup at Bitter and Twisted
Nov 26th- Dec 28th • 4pm-2am
Bitter & Twisted cocktail bar in Phoenix has been converted into a Christmas themed Tiki Bar. While seating in first-come-first-serve, make sure to check holiday hours for full details. Get your island themed holiday cheermeister on!
December 22nd 7:30am to • 12pm
Participate in this 5k, half marathon, and kids dash at Westgate Entertainment District. Get your team together and put on your favorite Christmas sweater!