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November and December bring opportunities for wonderful dining experiences, holiday events, shopping, family visits and celebrating in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area. This holiday content will be updated throughout the end of the year, so check back often!
  1. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
  2. Celebrate Christmas in Phoenix
  3. Shopping for Gifts
  4. More Winter Holidays: Hanukkah and Kwanzaa
  5. Photo Galleries: Images of Christmas Holiday Events
  1. Do Some Good: Volunteer and Donate
  2. Holiday Lights Attractions of Days Gone By
  3. Celebrate Thanksgiving in Phoenix
  4. More Thanksgiving-Related Resources

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Different people celebrate New Year's Eve in different ways. Some like to party, some like to dress up and attend formal events, some like to stay home and watch television. Here are some options for those of you that want to go out on December 31st. On New Year's Day, if you can get out of bed, here are some ideas on how to spend the day.

Celebrate Christmas in Phoenix

Christmas in Phoenix

Hundreds of ways to celebrate the holiday season await you in the Greater Phoenix area. Concerts, choirs, snow days, carnivals, holiday craft making, twinkling lights, Christmas trees, helping people in need and more. I don't know how he does it, but Santa will make appearances in probably 100 events in and around Phoenix.

Shopping for Gifts

For many people there is certainly a commercial aspect to the Christmas season. Here are some shopping ideas for every budget.

More Winter Holidays: Hanukkah and Kwanzaa

Hanukkah isn't celebrated by Jews in the same way that Christmas is celebrated by Christians, but there is sharing of food with family, lighting of candles, gift-giving and games. Kwanzaa is a celebration of African American culture. If you are looking for something to do around town during Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, here are a few ideas.

Photo Galleries: Images of Christmas Holiday Events

These holiday picture galleries are intended to show you what kind of experience you might have if you decide to attend the festival or event. Keep in mind that events change every year, so just because you see a horse-drawn carriage, fireworks or snow in these pictures doesn't necessarily mean that those will be offered this year. From each gallery page you can access the current description of the event.

Do Some Good: Volunteer and Donate

If we can't do good all year long, the holidays are a great time to think not only of ourselves, but also of others.

Holiday Lights Attractions of Days Gone By

If you are looking for a particular holiday attraction and can't find the information, it is possible that it has been discontinued. You can still experience them through these pictures!

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Phoenix

Whether you are eating out on Thanksgiving, or looking for a place to order a Thanksgiving dinner to go, or just trying to figure out what to do with those Thanksgiving holiday guests, here is a guide to Thanksgiving in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

More Thanksgiving-Related Resources

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

November is a busy month. Relatives start to visit because of our great weather, and sometimes they don't leave until April! Kids get some time off from school. There's shopping to get done. Here are some more resources for keeping organized and enjoying the holiday season in Arizona.

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