There are hundreds of holiday celebrations in the Phoenix, AZ area that last for one or two days, but these Phoenix area holiday light displays can be enjoyed throughout the month of December, and sometimes even into January.
You could celebrate every day of the holiday season and never get to all the festivities!
- Holiday Events, Festivals and Activities
- Plays, Concerts, Choirs, Performances and Other Ticketed Events
- More Than Just Events: Your Complete Greater Phoenix Guide to the Holidays
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.
In 2013: November 28 through January 1, 2014
Historic Downtown Glendale comes to life each holiday season with about 1.5 million multi-colored twinkling holiday lights located throughout a twelve-block area that includes the Old Towne and Catlin Court Districts. There is no cost to walk or drive around the area. Downtown Glendale.
See pictures of Glendale Glitters.
In 2013: November 29 through January 11, 2014
Each year during the holiday season the Desert Botanical Garden lines the paths of this extraordinary desert garden with thousands of luminarias. Food and beverage are available, live entertainment. A quiet, charming, romantic event, not necessarily for the kids. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix. This is a ticketed event, advance reservations suggested -- it sells out!
See a picture gallery of Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden.
In 2013: November 29 - December 31
The annual Mesa Temple Garden Christmas Lights display conveys peace and goodwill of the season with a unique and spectacular exhibit of hundreds of thousands of colorful lights. Free admission, free parking. Mesa Arizona Temple.
See pictures of the Mesa Arizona Temple Gardens Christmas Lights
In 2013: Friday, November 29 through Monday, December 31
Take a train ride through many festive holiday lights and displays turning the Railroad Park into a winter wonderland. Train and carousel rides are $2 each with children under three riding free with a paying adult. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Holiday Photos
In 2013: December 13 through January 4, 2014. (Closed December 24, 25, 31)
Each year the Phoenix Zoo puts up an amazing holiday display of lights. The event is called ZooLights. Because ZooLights happens in the evening, don't expect to see many live animals. This event is about holiday lights, music and lighted animal sculptures. There is an admission charge. Phoenix Zoo.
See Pictures of ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo
In 2013: November 28 through January 12, 2014