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7 Festive Things To Do While Visit Phoenix Around Christmas Time

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If you are traveling to the gorgeous desert city of Phoenix this winter – you might be wondering what are some fun, festive, and memorable things to do in the city. This list has got you covered from light displays to holiday ice-skating rinks here are our top 7 suggestions that are sure to get anyone in the Phoenix holiday spirit.

7 Festive Things To Do In Phoenix, Arizona

1. Candy Rush

Candy Rush isn’t just any light display – It’s one of the largest and most intricate light displays in the world. Located in Glendale Arizona, candy rush Features animated light shows, music, and an all-around truly memorable experience. Thanks to its status as a drive-through light show, candy rush is a great option for those looking for Some Covid safe holiday fun. Social distancing is fairly built-in in the experience, so you won’t have to worry about acquiring a Covid test. This makes it a great spontaneous activity this holiday season. Tickets for Candy Rush are available online on their website.

Candy Rush

2. ZooLights

Head over to the Phoenix Zoo to see their annual ZooLights. In addition to dazzling light displace, Zoolights also features light shows opportunities to take photos with Santa and entertainment at the Doornos Discovery Amphitheater. ZooLights is set to run from November 24 through January 15 with some closures for holidays.

Zoo Lights

3. Christmas At Schnepf Farms

Head over to Schnepf Farms to experience a winter wonderland with a country twist. You can look forward to enjoying a hayride, warming up at a bonfire, a meeting greet with Santa, and so much more. Schnepf Farms wide variety of activities alone makes it more than worth a visit, however, the high quality of said activities makes it truly earn its spot as one of the top 7 festive attractions in Phoenix in 2021. Tickets are available online as well as in-person.

Schnepf Farms

4. Ice-Skating At Fountain Park

Outdoor ice-skating might not be the first festive activity that comes to mind when thinking about that desert city of Phoenix. This makes a trip to Fountain Park's ice-skating rink all the more worth it. You can show off your skating skills – or practice keeping your balance – underneath the swaying palm trees and the Arizona sky. The rink is open from November 5th through January 17th and is generally open daily.

Ice-Skating At Fountain Park

5. Christmas In The Rainforest

Head over to Phoenix's Butterfly Wonderland to enjoy Christmas in the Rainforest. This butterfly Conservatory is open year-round, however, during the holiday season it is decked out in festive decor. Live music is also offered on certain dates this year. You can look forward to viewing the gorgeous butterflies to call the conservatory home while getting in the holiday spirit with a visit here. Christmas in the Rainforest runs from November 26 through December 25.

Christmas In The Rainforest

6. The Holland Center's Winter Artisan Market

If you’re looking for some unique Christmas presents this year, you won’t want to miss The Holland Center's Winter Artisan Market. This two-day market opens on December 3. It features the works of local artists and creators, with everything from paintings to knitted items being offered. This is a great way to find a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted gift for your loved ones.

Artisan Market

7. Sugarland

If you’re looking for some interactive fun or the perfect place to take some festive photos, look no farther than Chandler's Sugarland. This Holiday installation features some dazzling light displays as well as unique decorations. Such decorations include giant marshmallows – able to be climbed and all manner of giant sugary treats. This is the perfect outing for a family with kids. If you’re looking to take some fun Memorable and Holiday photos this is also a great option.


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