Scottsdale glows all year round, but it is especially bright during the winter season. Old Town Scottsdale becomes a festive wonderland and Scottsdale shops, restaurants, resorts and attractions follow suit. Whether you drive around town looking at the twinkling lights or tour one of the following attractions, you will certainly be delighted!
Zoo Lights at The Phoenix Zoo Celebrating its 20th anniversary with 600 displays, the Zoo Lights at the Phoenix Zoo is a delight for all ages.
November 24, 2011 – January 8, 2012
6 p.m. – 10 p.m. nightly
455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ
Las Noches de las Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden
The serenity of the nighttime desert becomes magical with 8,000 hand-lit luminarias lighting the paths of the garden. Hot chocolate and nightly entertainment makes this a special holiday tradition.
December 1 – 30
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ
Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Scottsdale Mall
Celebrate the start to the holiday season with the City of Scottsdale’s official tree lighting ceremony with live entertainment, Santa and snow.
Sunday, December 4th
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
3309 N. Drinkwater Boulevard
Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing one of Scottsdale’s favorite parks lit up into a winter wonderland. Opening night festivities will include a tree lighting ceremony, entertainment and a visit from Santa on December 23rd.
December 9 – 30, 2011 (excluding December 24 & 25)
6:30p.m. – 9:00p.m.
7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, Arizona