Holiday Activities in 2023

Check out these incredible Holiday experiences happening this year!

Here’s a few tips to help you get the most out of your Holiday Season!:

  • Buy your tickets online in advance to ensure you get your preferred date and time
  • Follow the event on social media to stay aware of any changes or closures due to weather/etc.
  • Dress in layers and consider carrying heat packs to stay warm during outdoor events
  • For a non-timed ticket, arrive when the event first opens to best avoid crowds
  • Follow kidizona posts and stories for even more events and updates!

Lights at the Farm, MesaNov 23 – Dec 30; A walk through synchronized light show with a petting zoo, skating rink and other activities on a farm setting. Weekday $15 / Weekend $18 (including fees) $8 skating

4011 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212

Christmas at the Princess, Scottsdale: A Christmas experience at a luxury resort with rides, ice skating, tubing, fire pits, light displays a train ride and more. General Admission starts at $35 per person. Skating is $40, Parking is $35 per vehicle.

7575 East Princess Drive Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

World of Illumination, Tempe & Glendale: Nov 15/17 – Dec 31; A drive through light display synchronized to music. $39.99 Weekday Vehicle Pass / $49.99 Weekends and Holidays

Christmas at Schnepf, Queen Creek: Nov 24 – Dec 24; An amusement park with a train light display-show (sponsored by World of Illumination), rides and other activities in a farm setting. General Admission tickets start at $22.95. Twilight tickets are available. $10 train ride.

24810 E Rittenhouse Queen Creek, AZ

North Pole Experience, FlagstaffNov 12 – Dec 24; A completely immersive experience and a peek behind the magic of Santa’s workshop. Price varies by date/time.

2515 East Butler Avenue Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Polar Express, Williams: Nov 10 – Dec 30;  A journey on a train to the “North Pole”— where Santa and his reindeer are waiting with a keepsake present for every child. Check prices online.

233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. Williams, AZ 86046

Desert Farm Lights, Surprise: Nov 17h – Dec 31st; A walk-through Christmas experience with light displays, a maze, games, photo ops and more! $20 per person.

14629 W. Peoria Ave, Waddell, AZ, 85355

Enchant Christmas, Scottsdale: Nov 24 – Dec 31; A walk through light display, ice skating, shopping and a ‘little elves’ kids area. Tickets from $31 (Adult) and $23 (Junior)

 7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Holiday Lights at McCormick – Stillman, Scottsdale: Nov 24 – Jan 7; A holiday light display and train ride. The park also includes a mini train park, carousel and photo ops. Tickets are $15 per person; $10 tickets are available for select weeknights during 8 p.m. time slot; 2 and under free

7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Pratt Brothers Christmas at Rawhide: This magical experience will feature over 6 million lights, a dazzling light show, a train ride, parade, stunt shows, holiday shopping and live entertainment. Nov 24 – Dec 24, Weds – Sundays, Tickets start at $29. Add on a Santa meet and greet for $8.

5700 W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ

Magical Christmas Journey: Nov 24 – Dev 24. A magical train ride into the North Pole. 11 and over $60. Kids 10 and under, $40.

300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale AZ 86324

ZooLights, Phoenix: Nov 22 – Jan 14; A light show, light displays and lanterns spread throughout the Phoenix ZooOnline $30 General, $25 Member (add $ for gate prices)

455 North Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008

Arizona Lights the Night, Mesa: Nov 22 – Dec 30; A drive through holiday synchronized light show.Standard vehicle pricing starts at $39.95 with a $5.95 ticket fee.

1901 N. Alma School Road Mesa, Arizona 85201

Nutcracker Ballet, Phoenix: Ballet Arizona’s Production with The Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall, Dec 8 – 24.

2835 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034

Desert Farm Lights: Features a walk through light maze, a train, a light garden, characters and inflatables. Nov 17 – Dec 31. $20 per person. $20.

14629 W Peoria Ave, Waddell 85355

Celebration of Christmas at Dream City Church, Phoenix: A Broadway-style performance featuring live animals, a full orchestra, a breathtaking live nativity scene, awe-inspiring silk artists, and aerial acrobatic stunts. Tickets $12 – $30.

13613 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix

Country Christmas at the Farm, Dewey:  farm-inspired rides, games, and activities for all ages. Open daily from 8am to 6pm, except on December 16th and 17th hours are 8am to 4pm. $14

12907 E. STATE ROUTE 169 , DEWEY, AZ 86327

Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER, Tempe: Build the best holiday season at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona! Join the holiday fun during Holiday Bricktacular from December 1st to Jan 1st.For $6.99 get an exclusive meet and greet with LEGO® Gingerbread Man, Gingy and decorate gingerbread cookies.

5000 S Arizona Mills, Tempe

Sea of Lights at SEALIFE Aquarium, Tempe: SHELL-ebrate the holidays at SEA LIFE Arizona this year. At the Sea of Lights holiday light spectacular experience Arizona’s only indoor light display with the ambiance and wonder of coming face to fin with our oceans most amazing creatures. Nov 24th – Jan 1st.

5000 S Arizona Mills, Tempe

For more activities, free events and local community events, also check out the events calendar!

Happy Holidays and Warm Wishes, Lindsay

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