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Celebrate the Holidays in Greater Phoenix, AZ

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You might think that with all the sunshine around here, we don't really get in the holiday spirit. Not true! You can attend a holiday event nearly every day for six weeks somewhere in the Greater Phoenix area from mid-November through the end of December. Use this guide to help you plan your activities and family fun during the winter holidays.

1. Holiday Parades, Holiday Lights, Community Festivals - Part 1

Christmas in Phoenix
© Judy Hedding
You don't have to spend a fortune to get in the holiday spirit in the Phoenix area. There are plenty of free or very reasonably priced activities, events and festivals. In this listing you'll find ideas for enjoying the holiday season from Thanksgiving Day, every day through the end of the year -- and even beyond that!

There are so many events that I have to split this section up into two parts! This is Part One, covering holiday happenings from mid-November through December 6th.

2. Holiday Snow, Lights, Santa and More - Part 2

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A continuation of Part 1 above, you can celebrate the season every day of the month in December and even into January.

There are so many events that I have to split this section up into two parts! This is Part Two, covering holiday happenings from December 7th through the end of the holiday season in early January.

3. Holiday Theatre, Music and Dance

Sister's Christmas Catechism
© Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Starting in November, you'll have an amazing selection of cultural holiday treats to entertain you. Plays, orchestral performances, choirs, puppet shows, ballet, modern dance, children's theatre, dinner theatre, concerts -- you name it, we have it in Phoenix! These are ticketed events, typically in reserved seating venues.

4. Phoenix Holiday Lights, All Month Long

Phoenix Holiday Lights
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These aren't just one or two night events. These are the places in the Phoenix, area where you can enjoy holiday lights throughout the month of December, and sometimes into January.

5. 5 Arizona Holiday Gifts For People That Already Have Too Much Stuff

Christmas in Phoenix
© Judy Hedding
If they don't need more, tools, more toys, more fruit baskets or more socks, here are some ideas for uniquely Arizona gifts for people who just don't need more "stuff" in their lives!

6. My Favorite Gift Cards

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© Judy Hedding
Everyplace has gift cards now. Grocery stores, movies, DVD rental places, sporting goods stores, airlines... Here are my favorite gift cards

7. Arizona Stocking Stuffers For Less Than $10

Christmas in Phoenix
© Judy Hedding
Need a stocking stuffer? Or maybe just a gift for a neighbor or a co-worker? Here are some easy Arizona gift ideas that you can pick up for less than $10. No one will throw these gifts away!

8. Best Last Minute Gifts in Phoenix

Christmas in Phoenix
© Judy Hedding
Did you procrastinate until it was just a bit too late to order something online? Here are some ideas for lovely last minute gifts, and they are located in your own backyard.

9. Things To Do on Christmas Day in Phoenix

Christmas in Phoenix
© Judy Hedding
Some people don't celebrate Christmas. Then there are people who would, but they are alone in the area without family. More often the case is that after months of shopping, and about 20 minutes of opening presents, all these people have a question in common--what is there to do in Phoenix on Christmas Day? Here are ten suggestions.

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