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Around Arizona: Holiday Happenings to Get You Feeling Festive

There aren't many places where you can ski in the morning and be sitting poolside by afternoon, but Arizona is one of them! Here's a look at all the fun happening around the Valley of the Sun and it's surrounding areas this holiday season!

Arizona Snowbowl

Anticipated opening is November 17th for Arizona's premier ski destination! Lifts will begin running at 9am and will remain open until 4pm, weather permitting.

Season passes on sale now and individual lift tickets start at $19.

Where: 9300 N Snowbowl Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86002

When: *November 17th, 2023 (weather-permitting)

Tickets: Purchase HERE

Skate Westgate

Who knew you could skate on 3,500-square-feet of REAL ice in Arizona? Located in the heart of the district’s plaza in Fountain Park, the magic of the season comes to life. Onsite tickets and skate rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the ticket booth located near the ice rink, single-use and season passes are also available.

Where: Westgate Entertainment District

When: Now through January 15th

Tickets: Details & Pricing HERE

World of Illumination - Candy Rush, Rockin' Christmas or Enchanted Safari

This year, World of Illumination is reminding you that the brightest light shines from within!.Words can't even describe the awe you will endure at each of the new light shows! You've got to see it to believe it! And with two locations across the valley and prices starting at just $39 a car, it's a memorable adventure the whole family will love!

Where: Tempe Diablo Stadium, Desert Diamond Casino

When: Now through December 31st

Tickets: Purchase HERE


This Valley tradition is back for another year of wonder and this season promises to be bigger and brighter than ever before, with all new animal lanterns and light displays, an enhanced Santa experience and our brand-new music and light show that will take you around the world!

Where: Phoenix Zoo

When: November 22nd to January 14th

Tickets: Purchase HERE.

Magical Christmas Journey to the North Pole

Did you know Santa's Secret tracks to the North Pole start right here in Arizona? The Magical Christmas Journey begins at the Verde Canyon Railroad depot in Clarkdale. With seasonal treats and libation available for purchase, Santa's elves providing entertainment and your favorite holiday songs being sung, this is sure to be a memory for young and old.

Where: Verde Canyon Railroad

When: November 24th to December 24th

Tickets: Purchase HERE.

APS Electric Light Parade

For more than three decades, the APS Electric Light Parade has invited families, neighborhood groups and businesses from across the city to come together to celebrate the holiday season, and this year we do it all over again!

The parade kicks off at Central and Montebello avenues at 7pm (look for me to be announcing at the start!) and runs down Central Avenue (south) to Camelback Road (east) to Seventh Street (south).

Parade starting location: Central Ave. and Montebello Ave.

Parade ending location: 7th St. and Indian School Rd.

When: December 2nd at 7pm

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