With a busy calender filled with work and school events, sometimes it can be hard for me to remember Christmas is less than a week away! If you are like me and haven’t yet had the chance to enjoy any of the Christmas light displays throughout the valley, below is list of some that have been hightly recommended to me. My family and I are eager to attend Scottsdazzle this weekend to get us all in the holdiay spirit! Merry Christmas!
Scottsdale’s monthlong display includes a tree from Italy that has more than 1 million lighting options and will shine every night on Soleri Bridge. Entertainment, holiday décor, restaurant specials and more are all a part of the fun!
Details: Through December at the Arizona Canal banks alongside Scottsdale Waterfront and Southbridge, Scottsdale.
Mesa Temple Christmas Lights
The Mesa Arizona Temple Gardens are decorated for the Christmas season once again with hundreds of thousands of colorful lights. Enjoy the illuminated palm trees and flower gardens, a nativity scene and more.
Details: 5-10pm nightly through December 31st. Mesa Arizona Temple, 525 E. Main St. mesachristmaslights.com
The Phoenix Zoo ZooLights never disappoints with millions of lights, hundreds of displays, Music-in-Motion displays by the lake, a lighted tree, carousel rides and more for the entire family!
Details: 5:30-10:30pm nightly through Sunday, January 14th. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway.
Las Noches de las Luminarias
Desert Botanical Garden will come aglow in the evening during December with more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags and thousands of white lights. The evenings also features entertainment including handbell ensembles and more.
Details: 5:30-9:30pm through December 30th. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix.
This popular award-winning festival is a holiday favorite, 1.5 million LED lights cover 16 blocks of historic Glendale. The festival also features holiday entertainment with visits with Santa, food, hand-crafted gifts and much more.
Details: 5-11 pm nightly through Saturday, January 6th. Historic downtown Glendale, 58th and Glendale avenues.
Rawhide Snowy Christmas
The entire Western town will be decorated for the holidays and Santa will visit on the weekends. Festive decorations include a 100-foot Christmas!
Details: Fridays-Sundays through December 23rd. Times vary, check website for details. Rawhide Western Town & Event Center, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Gila River Reservation.