December 27, 2018
For a special holiday, head to Scottsdazzle, a month-long holiday celebration in Scottsdale, Arizona. This celebration spreads joy throughout Old Town during December. Most of these Scottsdale holiday events are free, and many are kid friendly.
About the Event
The holiday celebration begins on the last Saturday in November with the Tree Lighting & Sing-along. From 7pm to 9pm, sing along with locally renowned orchestra Musica Nova, while enjoying hot chocolate and holiday goodies.
Then, spend the afternoon at the Feliz Navidad Festival on December 1st. Old Town Scottsdale gets decked out for the holidays (poinsettias and piñatas!), complete with tamale tastings and live entertainment including mariachis, and an hourly piñata bash.
On December 8th, Fifth Avenue is transformed into a magical winter wonder land. Watch Nutcracker performances every hour and meander along the avenue accompanied by Sugar Plum Fairies. Family oriented activities include a tea party (reservations required), face painting, Candy Land Bouncy House and carriage rides.
The festivities continue with the Gold Palette Art Walk on December 16th. Galleries in the Scottsdale Arts District (Main Street and Marshall Way), lit with luminaries, form the backdrop for strolling carolers, art exhibitions and chainsaw ice sculpting! It’s definitely one of the best Scottsdale holiday events!
The Santa Wine Around & Ale Trail begins at 6pm on December 15th. Enjoy wine and beer tastings at drinking establishments throughout Old Town. Get into the holiday spirit by dressing as Santa or Mrs. Claus and receive a ticket discount and commemorative wine glass.
Enjoy your coffee and more on The Java Jingle Crawl, December 22 starting at 8am (registration required). And, every Saturday evening, The Canal Concert Series at Soleri Bridge features local talent including Marachi Corazon (a youth mariachi group) and The Phoenix Boys Choir.
Have a magical, memorable holiday this year and attend the Scottsdazzle! Check the Scottsdazzle website for times, dates and more information.