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If you live in the Phoenix area or plan on visiting sometime soon, we have a list of the best spots to see festive lighting displays this season!
Las Noches de las Luminarias: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
Through December 31
Enjoy an evening filled with sparkling luminarias and twinkling holiday lights. Musical performances, entertainment and holiday delights line the Garden’s iconic trails for a picture-perfect night. Plus, new this year, the holiday also includes an extra layer of beauty with the bold and lyrical large-scale sculptures of Playing with Stars by Rotraut interweaving gracefully with the sparkles of the luminaria bags throughout the trails and Ottosen Gallery.
ZooLights: Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix
Through January 15
This season promises to be bigger and brighter than ever before, with all-new animal lanterns and light displays, an enhanced Santa experience, and our brand-new music and light show that will take you around the world! PLUS, guest entry to ZooLights includes admission to Dinosaurs in the Desert, the not-to-be-missed dino-mite experience!
Christmas at the Princess: Fairmont Scottsdales Princess, Scottsdale
Through January 2
There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than gathering your family for Christmas at the Princess. Go ice skating outdoors and catch colorful light shows in the Enchanted Plaza. Roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Stage a selfie with Santa and meet our cute cast of holiday characters. With kid-friendly activities and entertainment all season long, this is where new traditions are created together…with 6 million twinkling lights!
Glendale Glitters: Murphy Park, Glendale
Through January 2
The excitement of Glendale Glitters includes the Murphy Park lights and displays, performances in the amphitheater, the Hometown Christmas Parade, Movies by Moonlight, and additional events held by the downtown merchants. FREE Parking all season long is available at the City Hall Parking Garage and the Bank of America Parking Garage.
Enchant Christmas: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale
Through January 1
Stroll through lighted tunnels, discover larger-than-life displays, find your way to the epic 100 foot tall Christmas tree, and look for special surprises along the way. The delicious holiday treats and beverages will put even Scrooge in a festive mood!
Did we miss any of your favorite holiday light displays in the Phoenix area? Let us know in the comments below.
December 13, 2022