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Desert Stages Theatre Presents ‘The Wizard of OZ’

Desert Stages Theatre Presents ‘The Wizard of OZ’

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A young girl from Kansas opens the door to a gloriously strange land, and so begins one of the most beloved tales of all time! Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion follow the yellow brick road in search of what they already have: a home, a brain, a heart and courage. Few stories have [...]

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Ultimate Santa Run

Ultimate Santa Run

December 6 @ 6:30 am - 10:30 am

The Ultimate Santa Run is a joyous 5k Fun Run/Walk! Join thousands of others all dressed up in their favorite red suits to celebrate the season. Walk, jog, or dance your way through this 5k course filled with your favorite seasonal music and thousands of Santas. Don’t miss the milk and cookie zone to help [...]

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

December 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Anything can happen when we recognize the magic of everyday life! Author P.L. Travers knew this special kind of magic and poured it all into her prodigious 1934 novel, Mary Poppins. Now, 80 years after this book first dazzled families, Phoenix Theatre is bringing it to the stage to astonish and amaze yours this holiday [...]

APS Electric Light Parade

APS Electric Light Parade

December 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The streets of central Phoenix will be filled with floats, each covered in 2,000 dazzling lights in a Holidays in Toyland theme.  See website for route details. More Information Date(s): 12/6/2014 Hours: Starts at 7 p.m.Admission: FreeVisit Website Location Central Avenue from Montebello to Camelback, east on Camelback to 7th Street, 7th Street south to Indian School Road

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Hot Chocolate 15k Run

Hot Chocolate 15k Run

December 7 @ 7:30 am

On December 7th, Hot Chocolate 15k – presented by Ronald McDonald House Charities – is celebrating its third year in Phoenix & Scottsdale. Enjoy an unforgettable run through Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and reward yourself with piles of rich, melty chocolate – you’ve earned it. It’s America’s sweetest race! Enjoy a beautiful run [...]

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Story Time with PBS

Story Time with PBS

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bring the kids out to get in the holiday spirit and enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies, story time readings of holiday classics, dancing and exercises by The Little Gym® and special guest characters presented by PBS Channel 8.  Date(s): 12/10/201412/17/2014 Hours: 5-7 p.m.Admission: Free Desert Ridge Marketplace21001 N. Tatum BlvdPhoenix, AZ. 85050   For more informatin, visit http://pbskids.org/martha/

Deck the Halls with Phoenix Opera

Deck the Halls with Phoenix Opera

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Phoenix Opera to celebrate the holidays! They will be performing favorites like Hallelujah Chorus, O Holy Night, and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. It is fun for the whole family! Date(s): 12/10/2014 Hours: 7:00 p.m.Admission: TBAPhone: (866) 673-7248 Palm Ridge Summit Hall13800 W. Deer Valley Dr. Sun City West, AZ. 85375 For more information, visit https://www.phoenixopera.org/calendar/detail/?c=154

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12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

December 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 12 Days of Christmas is a Brelby original comedy.  Robert and Renee have been together for ages, 12 years to be precise… but the thought of wedding bells strikes fear into Robert’s heart. When Thanksgiving passes by and he still hasn’t popped the question, she takes her girlfriends’ advice and calls it quits. Robert [...]

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Las Noches de las Luminarias

Las Noches de las Luminarias

December 12 @ 8:00 am - December 13 @ 5:00 pm

As Desert Botanical Garden celebrates its 37th year of Las Noches de las Luminarias, they invite you to join them for one of Arizona’s best holiday events. For 16 nights the Garden will come to life with the soft glow from more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and the vibrant [...]

Phoenix Festival of the Arts

Phoenix Festival of the Arts

December 12 @ 8:00 am - December 14 @ 5:00 pm

Phoenix Center for the Arts is bringing together Valley artists, musicians, writers, students, and scholars to create a weekend-long cultural celebration sure to excite the whole family. In addition to the arts and cultural organizations participating, art lovers will be able to enjoy local food truck cuisine and top-notch performances taking place on two stages. [...]

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Phoenix Festival of the Arts

Phoenix Festival of the Arts

December 12 @ 8:00 am - December 14 @ 5:00 pm

Phoenix Center for the Arts is bringing together Valley artists, musicians, writers, students, and scholars to create a weekend-long cultural celebration sure to excite the whole family. In addition to the arts and cultural organizations participating, art lovers will be able to enjoy local food truck cuisine and top-notch performances taking place on two stages. [...]

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committe 4.9K Fun Run

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committe 4.9K Fun Run

December 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the fun and celebrate 49 days until Arizona’s Super Bowl 49! The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is hosting a 4.9k fun run and a Kid’s 49-yard dash complete with food, drinks, music and activities for the entire family at Rawhide. Register now before the fun run sells out. Discounts for groups of four or [...]

Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Festival of Lights Boat Parade

December 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Date: 12/13/2014 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: Tempe Town Lake550 East Tempe Town Lake Saturday December 13th-Festival of Lights Boat Parade-No Road Closures but the marina will be very active with boat staging and launching. The lake will be closed to non-event vessels at 3pm. http://www.downtowntempe.com/explore/annual-events/fantasy-of-lights

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The magic of The Nutcracker illuminates the stage with more than 150 performers, hundreds of costumes and the beauty and athleticism of Ballet Arizona’s nationally recognized dancers. A timeless holiday tradition for all ages. Choreography by artistic director Ib Andersen danced to Tchaikovsky’s famous score. Date(s): 12/12/2014 – 12/28/2014 Hours: VariesAdmission: $15 – $158 Location:  75 N 2nd [...]

A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail

A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Phoenix holiday tradition has been delighting Valley families since 1995! Join Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and all their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood for a musical celebration of seasonal sharing and caring. Date(s): 12/13/201412/14/201412/20/201412/21/201412/22/201412/23/2014 Hours: VariesAdmission: $20 Valley Youth Theatre525 N. 1st St.Phoenix, AZ. 85004   Phone: 602 253-8188Visit Website

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Meet Me Downtown Phoenix Social Walk/Run

Meet Me Downtown Phoenix Social Walk/Run

December 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meet Me Downtown Phoenix is a weekly evening get-together designed to build healthy bodies, healthy businesses and a healthy Downtown.  Every Monday join the community for a social walk/run through the heart of our city and, in the process, get fit, win prizes, shop local and make friends.  Check in at The Corner at CityScape [...]

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A Swingin’ Christmas

A Swingin’ Christmas

December 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Holidays wouldn’t be complete without our favorite tunes being crooned by Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, The Andrew Sisters, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, and all the legendary artists whose music truly made it “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  Set in the style of a classic television Christmas Special, this concert will put [...]

Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour

Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour

December 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Don’t miss the all-new, live stage show “MythBusters – Behind the Myths.” Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series MythBusters, co-star in an unexpected evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. Date(s): 12/16/2014 Hours: 7:30 p.m.Admission: $33-$77 Mesa Arts Center1 E. Main StreetMesa, AZ. 85201

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

December 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the stunning Dove of Peace, with a 20ft wingspan; the movements are created by 2 dancers moving as one. Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony. There are life-sized Matrushka Dolls and whimsical [...]

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A Merri-Achi Christmas

A Merri-Achi Christmas

December 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A proud fifth-generation mariachi musician, Maestro Jóse Hernàndez and his Platinum-selling Sol de Mexico have broken countless barriers in mariachi music, becoming the first mariachi ensemble to be nominated for a Grammy Award. Their original rhythms, fresh sounds and inspiring ideas have energized the world of mariachi for more than 30 years.  No one else [...]

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Glendale Glitters

Glendale Glitters

December 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event has become a family tradition across the Valley and state.  The stunning display of 1.5 million lights illuminates 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale, making it the largest free holiday light display in Arizona.  Spectacular Weekend: November 28-29 Jingle Bell Rockin’ Nights: December 5-6 Winter Wonderland: December 12-13 Spirit of Giving Weekend: December [...]

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Fishmas at Sealife

Fishmas at Sealife

December 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

December 20th – January 4th A la la la la lot of fun and festive activities: An aquarium visit soothes the soul with visions of ambling fish and bubbling tanks that make us nostalgic for the gestation pods in which all human life begins. At Sea Life Arizona Aquarium, you can watch Ziva, a rescued [...]

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National Bank of Arizona Fiesta Bowl Parade

National Bank of Arizona Fiesta Bowl Parade

December 27 @ 11:00 am

  The annual National Bank of Arizona Fiesta Bowl Parade, now in its 44th year, will feature a wide variety of brightly-colored floats, magnificent helium balloons, equestrian units, specialty groups, charitable organizations and local celebrities. This event will also showcase the participants and winners of various Fiesta Bowl events, including winners of the Fiesta Bowl [...]

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Sleigh Rides at Pot A Gold Adventures

Sleigh Rides at Pot A Gold Adventures

December 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sleigh Rides: (11/1 – 3/15) Much of Arizona remains unchanged from the days when cowboys and their dinosaur steeds ruled the desert plains. Millions of acres of lush trees still blanket the Coconino National Forest, growing up over mountains in defiance of the desert’s red rocks. The horseback guides at Pot A Gold Adventures call [...]

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THE PRODUCERS at Tempe Center for the Arts

THE PRODUCERS at Tempe Center for the Arts

December 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is presenting the perfect New Year’s Eve event at Tempe Center for the Arts.  Experience “Opening Night” of  THE PRODUCERS with a special performance and Gala Party on Dec. 31st, 2014. Ring in the New Year and party the night away with the cast and musicians of  THE PRODUCERS. Or start 2015 off right and come see [...]

Circle K New Year’s Eve Block Party

Circle K New Year’s Eve Block Party

December 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Downtown Tempe will be transformed into the ultimate celebration for the Circle K New Year’s Eve Block Party on Mill Avenue. This New Year’s Eve event will bring impressive high-energy video dance clubs to the streets creating a party like never seen before. Mill Avenue will be filled with local entertainment and attractions, a variety [...]