Phoenix Holiday Lights and More
Traditional holiday celebrations usually involve lights, and frankly, the more lights the better! If your family’s holidays traditions include enjoying light shows, don’t worry; your group can still get their fill of brightly twinkling holiday lights while you vacation here in the southwest. Phoenix has plenty of family-friendly light-centric events to choose from. Here are a few to get you in the holiday spirit.
Start with the Phoenix Zoo and their annual Christmas light show – the aptly named Zoo Lights – with millions of bright,colorful lights that are strung along the pathways and throughout the zoo’s exhibits. Kids can enjoy the three-story Christmas tree, Santa Claus and more. Get there early so you can visit all the zoo’s animals, trails and exhibits before dark. This is a light-filled, animal-centric experience kids of all ages will enjoy.
Who doesn’t love a parade? The annual Phoenix Electric Light Parade has marching bands and colorful floats that brighten the night sky. There are arts and crafts and kids can get their faces painted after (or before) they get a photo with Santa. It’s free and fun!
Leave the kids at home, and head to The Desert Botanical Garden for a start on some adult holiday fun. The Garden’s Las Noches de Las Luminarias is a holiday tradition here in the Phoenix area. Enjoy live music and hot chocolate or cider as you wander along the desert trails gleaming with over 8,000 hand-lit, brightly sparkling luminaries. Grab your sweetheart for a romantic holiday celebration.
Holiday Music and More
Reserve your tickets early for these popular events; they sell out early every year! If you’re running out of time, or need help with reservations or tickets, just give our friendly staff a call! They’d love to help.
“A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail” (a production of the Valley Youth Theatre here in town) has been entertaining kids of all ages for over 20 years. Who couldn’t use a little dose of Winnie the Pooh to help them get into the holiday spirit? After Winnie the Pooh, the adults in your group may need a Broadway fix? We’ve got you covered – just head to the historic Orpheum Theater for their stage presentation of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. This wonderful Christmas classic is even more enjoyable when seen in the beautiful Orpheum Theater.
And who doesn’t love The Nutcracker? No matter what age you are, we all remember the Nutcracker as part of our childhood Christmases. Ballet Arizona puts on this traditional holiday ballet with help from The Phoenix Symphony. Handel’s Messiah is another holiday classic, and The Phoenix Symphony, along with the Phoenix Symphony Chorus, performs the Messiah at different venues and churches located across the Valley throughout the season. Give our staff a call for help in finding a location close to your holiday rental.
Looking for more of a Southwestern holiday experience when you stay in our holiday rentals Phoenix? Then, “Holidays at the Heard at the Heard Museum” is just what you are looking for. Learn about and experience local native cultures, watch native performers, enjoy native cuisine and tour the museum’s exhibits. Plus, the gift shop has unique, handmade, authentic crafts that will be perfect for those last minute gifts or vacation souvenirs.
Take the family ice skating! Yes, we have ice rinks here in the southwest. Enjoy flaunting your skating skills as you and the kids glide and swoop around the brightly decorated Christmas tree while listening to carolers at the CitySkate Ice Rink at CityScape. Located right in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the kids can visit Santa while you enjoy some holiday cookies and take pictures. And after all the skating, you can do some last minute shopping, have a fantastic meal in one of the many restaurants, or hit the entertainment complex! There’s so much to do, the entire family can spend the entire day here.
Holiday Rentals from Parsons Villas
Still looking for that perfect holiday activity or the perfect holiday meal? Or do you need help choosing from our great selections of holiday rentals? No worries, just give our talented staff a call. Our holiday rentals Phoenix are located throughout the Phoenix area, and have all the luxury amenities you’re looking for.
Our holiday rentals have large open floor plans that are perfect for hosting your entire family gathering, all while enjoying the magnificent desert scenery. Many of our rentals come with luxury outdoor amenities like putting greens and heated pools, so you can take the holiday outdoors and enjoy our lovely desert weather. Gather the family around the fire pit for some holiday-themed s’mores while singing Christmas carols!
All of our rentals have fully equipped kitchens that will make whipping up that perfect traditional family holiday meal that your family expects a breeze. And several of our holiday rentals have gourmet kitchens or outdoor grilling stations where you can take things up a notch and impress the entire gang with your cooking or grilling skills.
Our Phoenix holiday rentals have everything you need (and more) to make this holiday one that your entire family will never forget. Start a new holiday tradition and celebrate in Phoenix this year! Give us a call today!