Holiday Activities Near Phoenix, 2022

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 far 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, Mesa: Nov 23 – Dec 30; A walk through synchronized light show with a petting zoo, skating rink and other activities on a farm setting.

Weekday $17.25 / Weekend $20.25 (including fees) $10 skating

4011 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212

Christmas at the Princess, Scottsdale: Nov 18 – Jan 2nd; 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 $20 with no parking. $80 for 4 wristbands with parking included. Unlimited Skating $45

7575 East Princess Drive Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

World of Illumination, Glendale, Tempe and Phoenix: Nov 16/23 – Jan 1; A drive through light display synchronized to music.

$39.99 Weekday Vehicle Pass / $49.99 Weekends and Holidays

See website for addresses.

Christmas at Schnepf, Queen Creek: Nov 25 – 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, Flagstaff: Nov 12 – Dec 24; “A trolley ride through the magic portal to Santa’s massive workshop in the middle of the forest.”

Day: Adults $48 Children$42 / Night: Adults $55 Children: $48

2515 East Butler Avenue Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Polar Express, Williams: Nov 11 – 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.

Value rates start at $38 for Children and $57 for Adults

233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. Williams, AZ 86046

Desert Farm Lights, Surprise: Nov 25th – Jan 8th; A walk-through Christmas experience with light displays, a maze, games, photo ops and more!

Early Bird Pricing is $17 for adults – ages 13+ and $13 for kids – ages 2-12 *military/veteran & senior discounts available

14629 W. Peoria Ave, Waddell, AZ, 85355

Enchant Christmas, Scottsdale: Nov 25 – Jan 1; A walk through light display, ice skating, shopping and a ‘little elves’ kids area.

Tickets Starting at $34 Adult and $20 Child

 7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Holiday Lights at McCormick – Stillman, Scottsdale: Nov 25 – Dec 30; 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

Nutcracker Immersive, Scottsdale: Nov 19 – Dec 31; An immersive Nutcracker experience featuring traditional ballet music, lights and video.

A basic family pack starts at $26.99 includes 4 people and a small gift.

4301 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale

Pratt Brothers Christmas and Holiday Spectacular, Mesa: Nov 18 – Jan 1; A light show, train ride and live entertainment.

$14.99 per person. Children 2 and under Free.

1 Legacy Dr, Mesa, AZ 85212

The Sedona Santa Experience: Dec 1 – 23; A luxury event in for families where guests will travel through an enchanted forest and take a tour through Santa’s workshop.

Tickets start at $80 per person. Under 1 are free.

1890 W. SR89A Suite D, Sedona, AZ 8633

ZooLights, Phoenix: Nov 23 – Jan 15; A light show, light displays and lanterns spread throughout the Phoenix Zoo.

Online $30 General, $25 Member (add $5 for gate prices)

455 North Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008

Arizona Lights the Night, Mesa: Nov 23 – Jan 8; A drive through holiday synchronized light show.

Standard vehicle pricing starts at $39.95 with a $5.95 fee.

1901 N. Alma School RoadMesa, Arizona 85201

I’m also hoping they’ll bring back Rawhide Snowy Christmas! A free event in Chandler in an Old West setting with lights, Santa, bounce houses and other activities.

Happy Holidays!

Warm Wishes, Lindsay

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