Holiday Fun & Festivals

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Let the spirit of Christmas flow! During the holiday season, there are so many wonderful events for children of all ages (even senior kids) – The only problem is choosing what to see and do! No kids? No problem. From adults-only pub crawls to snow days, luminarias, and the circus, there’s something to appeal to everyone.


Sippin' Santa’s Pub Crawl in Downtown Chandler

Downtown Chandler

Saturday, December 15, 2018 • 1 – 5 pm


Show up decked out in your best Santa costume and cruise around on a self-guided pub crawl with your friends- because you can never have enough Santas. Enjoy live entertainment, endless Santa selfies, and a costume contest for cool prizes. 


Featuring more than a dozen Downtown Chandler hot spots, tickets are $20 when booked in advance and $25 day of the event. Admission includes an event t-shirt and a lanyard that gives you a $2 special* at each participating venue. Purchase your ticket by Friday, December 7th to guarantee your shirt size. Aged 21 and up


Las Noches de las Luminarias

Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

December 1st – 23rd  and December 26th – 31st


Las Noches de las Luminarias is s southwestern holiday tradition. Visitors make their way through the 140-acre garden guided by 8,000 hand-lit luminarias while enjoying live music played by local musicians staged throughout the garden trails for an event you won’t want to miss. The garden will close at 4:00 p.m. on December 24th and is closed on Christmas Day. 


Free Snow Days At Odysea In The Desert

OdySea Aquarium

9500 Via De Ventura Suite E – 110, Scottsdale



It’s not Christmas without a bit of holiday snow! Make new holiday memories with FREE snow days at OdySea in the Desert. Enjoy 14 different snow days happening in the outdoor courtyard, where close to 200 tons of snow will be available to play in over the course of the entire event. There will even be falling snow! The perfect holiday event for kids of all ages (even senior ones!).


The ZoppĂ© Family Circus 

Chandler Center for the Arts

250 N Arizona Ave, Chandler

December 26, 2018 – January 6, 2019, assorted show times


An age-old Italian tradition that’s a treat for the whole family! This exciting one-ring circus features acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation. The ZoppĂ© Family Circus is a once-a-year show you won't want to miss!


ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

Open nightly from 5:30 – 10:30 pm.


ZooLights is a bright Arizona holiday tradition that’s perfect for a family outing or a romantic stroll. ZooLights is a dazzling display featuring millions of lights and more than 700 dazzling light displays and several music and light shows synchronized to 15 thousand lights. Fun for all ages. Tickets available at the gate.



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