Two holiday happenings will help Scottsdale residents kick off this year's holiday season in style, and keep that spirit through the end of the year!
Enjoy these photos of the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Holiday Lights.
Scottsdale’s annual holiday tree-lighting celebration takes place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. This free, family-friendly festival features live performances, interactive booths and lots more -- including a visit from Santa, music, holiday crafts, and even snow with an area for some snow sledding, so bring your coats and mittens! The event finale is the Mayor's tree-lighting at 6:15 p.m. Scottsdale on the Civic Center Mall
. For more information call 480-312-0217.
In 2012: December 2
Take a train ride through more than 100,000 lights and featuring a variety of holiday displays turning the Railroad Park into a winter wonderland. Opening night festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and includes a tree lighting ceremony, entertainment and a visit from Santa. Santa will be at the park through December 23rd. Train and carousel rides are $2 each with children under three riding free with a paying adult. The park is located at 7301 E. Indian Bend Road.
In 2012: December 14 through January 5, 2013 (excluding Dec. 24, 25, 31) from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
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Tree lightings, holiday lights, festivals, holiday music and entertainment, gift guides and holiday travel tips -- find them all at the Christmas Holidays Guide for Greater Phoenix.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.