Free holiday events for the entire family will take place throughout the Carefree Christmas Festival and include an Electric Light Parade and Holiday Fireworks Extravaganza, live music, a gift and food market and 35 tons of real snow.
When is the Carefree Christmas Festival?
Friday, December 13, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where is it?Downtown Carefree, Arizona at the Carefree Desert Gardens. Here is a map and directions to downtown Carefree. Parking is free.
How do I get tickets and how much are they?There are no tickets. Admission is free.
What else should I know?
The Electric Light Parade will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday and feature more than sixty lighted entries.A fireworks display with a special commemorative salute, in cooperation with the 100 Club of Arizona, will take place at 8 p.m., immediately following the parade, to honor the fallen Yarnell 19 firefighters. Parade attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring lawn chairs to get a prime viewing spot.
About 35 tons of real snow and Santa are the highlights of the Kid’s Zone at the festival. Other activities include carriage rides, caroling, dance and singing performances, a Nativity display, a pet parade and pet adoptions. Enjoy outdoor shopping and gift mart with more than 100 exhibitors and the holiday food court.
This year’s event includes a live holiday jazz concert (Friday at 3 p.m.) by the Kelso Brothers Quintet, dance performance (Sunday at 12:30 p.m.) by Adage Dance Company and the 10-piece Affinity Dance Band (Sunday at 3 p.m.), plus the Medley of Theatre Classics presented by The Desert Foothills Theatre (Saturday at 11 a.m.)
Sunday is pet day!
What if I have more questions?For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit Carefree Christmas Festival online.
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All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.