It's the most wonderful time of the year, so we share with you of list of some of Arizona's most spectacular and fun holiday outings - Enjoy!
Prescott - Arizona’s Official Christmas City - Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Where: The Courthouse Square in downtown Prescott, AZ
Fees: FREE event for all
Stop at the Courthouse Square to see the start of the annual Holiday Light Parade on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, the beginning of some wonderful Christmas activities in Prescott, Arizona. The following Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 you will find the Courthouse lighting a great holiday treat with Christmas carolers and holiday cheer. Details: Fabulous floats, pets and even people light up the street, and Santa is waving in this community celebration. The Light Parade moves through downtown Prescott on its way to the Courthouse.
After the parade, the beautiful Courthouse Lighting ceremony takes place on Gurley Street. There are carols and more fun during this festive time, with lights ablaze. Sharlot Hall Museum also has a Frontier Christmas Open House with cider and home made cookies by a roaring fire. Everyone gathers to decorate the town's Christmas tree.
For a truly old-fashioned and down-home Christmas, come to Prescott this year.
Payson Electric Light Parade - Historic Main Street - Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 - 6pm = http://www.paysonrimcountry.com/electric-light-parade
La Fiesta de Tumacácori
1891 East Frontage Road, Tumacacori, AZ 85640
-Saturday, December 2, 2017: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, 2017: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Luminaries - Tumacacori National Historical Park - Dec 24, 2017 - not advertised but a amazing and spiritual event at the 1750s church - https://www.nps.gov/tuma/index.htm
35 Annual London Bridge Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade, Lake Havasu City - Dec 1 & 2, 2017 - http://lbycboatparadeoflights.com/
Besh-Ba-Gowh Festival of Lights - December 17, 2017, Globe - http://www.globeaz.gov/visitors/besh-ba-gowah
Princess Resort, Scottsdale - many activities at one of the Valley’s premier resorts - https://www.scottsdaleprincess.com/Seasonal-Events/Christmas-at-the-Princess
Holiday fun in Tucson, Arizona’s Old Pueblo - Check out this list of family fun events going on in Tucson - http://www.emol.org/tucson/events/christmashannukahevents.html
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix - Las Noches de Las Luminarias - Nov. 24 & 25, Dec. 8-10, 15-17, 19-23, 26-30 - https://www.dbg.org/events/las-noches-de-las-luminarias-0
Midnight Mass at Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson - Christmas Eve worship in the historic 18th Century church will be a Christmas to always remember - http://www.sanxaviermission.org/
Zoo Lights - Phoenix Zoo - November 22, 2017 – January 14, 2018 - http://www.phoenixzoo.org/event-items/zoolights/
Sedona - who doesn’t love Sedona? - https://visitsedona.com/events-calendar/annual-events/
Flagstaff - a perfect holiday location - http://flagstaff.citymomsblog.com/holidays/flagstaff-holiday/ and to welcome 2018 - https://www.flagstaffarizona.org/great-pinecone-drop/
Then too there is the Tumbleweed Christmas Tree in Chandler, http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=165, the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade at Tempe Lake, https://www.tempetourism.com/event/2017-fantasy-lights-boat-parade/. historic Jerome Lights Up The Mountain festival on the side of Cleopatra Hill in the Verde Valldy, https://www.verdenews.com/news/2017/nov/22/3-reasons-why-jerome-lights-mountain-fun-kids/, and a free holiday miniature train ride at the Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park, http://adobemtndesertrrpark.com/, and a Pioneer Christmas at Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott - https://www.rosieonthehouse.com/events/prescott-parade-and-sharlot-hall-frontier-christmas
So get out and enjoy Finding Arizona this holiday season - we are so lucky to live in such a fabulous and diverse state - we wish you and your the happiest of holiday seasons and a happy and healthy 2018.
|Yavapai Courthouse - Prescott|
|Tumacácori National Historic Park|
|Tumacácori National Historic Park|
|Pioneer Christmas - Prescott|
|North Pole Experience - Flagstaff|
|Tumbleweed Christmas Tree - Chandler|
|London Bridge Boat Parade - Lake Havasu City|
|Payson Electric Light Parade|
|Besh-Ba-Gowh - Globe|
|Adobe Mountain Train Park - Phoenix|
|Zoo Lights - Phoenix|
|Fantasy of Light Boat Parade - Tempe|
|Jerome Lights Up The Mountain - Jerome|
|Pine Cone Drop - New Years Eve - Flagstaff|