Things to Do
Combine your love of the desert with holiday fun at the Desert Botanical Garden’s Los Noches de Las Luminarias. For several nights during the holiday season, the garden’s trails are illuminated by over 8,000 hand-lit luminaries and live music.
And for the kids, the Phoenix Zoo’s holiday tradition is Zoo Lights, where millions of lights line the zoo’s paths. Visit the zoo at night, lit with millions of sparkly festive holiday lights, and you’ll make memories to last a lifetime.
Scottsdazzle is a month long holiday celebration in Old Town during December. Fifth Avenue is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with Sugar Plum Fairies and Nutcracker performances. There are plenty of events for both kids and adults, and most are free. Many of our winter rentals in Arizona are close to these events and activities!
More Things to Do
The moderate winter temperatures are just right for hiking in the desert. Head for one of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve’s desert trails where you can hike, run, bike, or jog through cacti forests, rocky desert terrain and mountains. Now is the time to try those longer, more demanding trails!
Billed as the “granddaddy of all car events,” the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction takes place every January. This auction brings collectors and spectators from around the world to Scottsdale to see the world’s finest collection of classic cars.
Who doesn’t love to watch beautiful prancing Arabian horses? Whether you come to buy or just look, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is the place to see the best of these magnificent animals shine.
Known in golfing circles as “The Greatest Show on Grass,” The Waste Management Phoenix Open is held each February. The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale continues to provide its spectators with exciting golf year after year.
Why Parsons Villas?
Parsons Villas is a family-owned business with over 50 years of experience, so we know how important the holiday season is for families. Let our experienced staff suggest activities suited to your group and for the type of holiday vacation you want.
And we can find a seasonal rental in Scottsdale, AZ to fit your group’s size, from small and intimate to large extended families. Each rental is regularly cleaned before and after each stay. Every rental comes with our complimentary guest services too; we will arrange for a car and driver for those multiple airport trips, help with holiday dinner reservations or help you book those Nutcracker tickets.
Amenities of our Scottsdale Seasonal Areas
Amazing amenities come standard with all of our Scottsdale seasonal rentals: smart home technology, soft luxurious linens, flat screen TVs, wireless high-speed internet and cable, fully equipped kitchens ready to make those amazing holiday meals, and outdoor living spaces. Many seasonal rentals in Scottsdale, AZ come with outdoor pools, spas, and full-size pool tables. Be sure to book a villa that features an outdoor patio or covered porch and a fireplace or fire pit perfect for those cool desert nights. Grill out, watch the sunset, then fix s’mores for the entire group in the ideal Scottsdale winter vacation rentals.
Parsons Villas can make your holiday desert vacation a memorable one. Give us a call today!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best time of year to visit Scottsdale AZ?
A: Late fall is by far the best time to visit! The weather is cool but not too cold with highs around the 80s. It’s the perfect weather for hiking, bike riding, or any other outdoor activity.