January’s Top 10 Things to Do in Phoenix

By Editor January 7, 2016 07:00

The Valley is buzzing with the start of the New Year! Tons of new events are making their way to the Phoenix area, and we’ve condensed it down to the top ten just for you! From sporting events, to food festivals and concerts, here are the top ten events you will not want to miss:

College Football Playoff National Championship Game

‘Tis the season all football fans have been waiting for! The college-football season is coming to an end with a duel between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

If you can’t go to the game, downtown Phoenix will be transformed into the Championship Campus presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, along with the official Playoff Fan Central and the AT&T Playoff Playlist.

Date: January 11th

Time: 6:30 p.m.

University of Phoenix Stadium

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2016 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

The world’s greatest collector car auction is back to Scottsdale. The 45th annual Barrett-Jackson car auction is kicking off January 23rd at the Westworld of Scottsdale. Earlier, it was announced that Paramount Pictures and American filmmaker Michael Bay will be auctioning off two vehicles used in the Transformers movie franchise.

Dates: January 23rd – January 31st

The WestWorld of Scottsdale

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Disney on Ice: Frozen

Watch Anna, Elsa, and your other favorite Disney characters brought to life on “Disney on Ice: Frozen,” as it stops by Phoenix this January. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers.

Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

Dates: January 13th – January 18th

Times Vary

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Comerica Theatre

Spend a night with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis right here at Comerica Theater. The hip-hop duo that brought fans hits like “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us” and “White Walls” is coming to the Valley for a performance you do not want to miss.

Date: Saturday, January 9th

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Comerica Theatre

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CitySkate Holiday Ice Rink

Take advantage of downtown Phoenix’s real ice rink as it wraps up its final week! Central Avenue has been transformed into an ice rink where thousands of families have already stopped by to enjoy the view. It’s now your turn!

Dates: Ongoing until January 11th

CityScape Phoenix
1 E. Washington St. Washington Street and Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ

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Chocolate & Wine Experience at MIM

Chocolate and wine, a perfectly indulgent combination of flavors and sophistication, takes center stage at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) on January 22nd. The Chocolate and Wine Experience will highlight 10 local chocolatiers, 10 local wineries, a chocolate lovers dream photo booth, chocolate painting, chocolate art displays, chocolate massages, local chocolate beers, chocolate fountain, wine tasting, wine glass etching and more.

Date: January 22nd

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
4725 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, Az 85050

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Peter Pan 360 in Scottsdale

Beginning January 13, Valley of the Sun audiences will experience Neverland in a whole new way with a spectacular innovative stage production of PETER PAN that combines intimate theater-in-the-round, overhead surround CGI video projections, actors in dazzling flying sequences forty feet in the air, and magical puppets that bring J.M. Barrie’s classic tale to fantastical life.  This remarkable production takes place in the one-of-a-kind Threesixty Theatre Tent, a state of the art 100-foot high structure that is part tent and part luxurious world-class theatre.

Dates: January 13th – January 17th

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The Pavilions at Talking Stick
9090 E. Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85350

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2016 Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival

The 2016 Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival is for all foodies, locavores, vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians, and those who simply want to find out more about living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

Dates: January 9th – January 10th

Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Las Favoritas de Frida: Selections from the Heard Collection

The Phoenix Fridas and the Heard Museum are teaming up to bring fans of Frida Kahlo’s work a collection of items pulled from the museum’s collection of Mexican art. The items were all chosen with Frida in mind. Some of the pieces found look like they were pulled straight from Frida Kahlo’s closet — colorfully embroidered blouses, large stone necklaces, shawls (rebozos) and ornate jewelry with beads and coins.

Dates: Ongoing until September 25th

Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Dinosaurs in Motion at the Arizona Science Center

If your child is a lover of all things science, then this is the place to be! Dinosaurs in Motion is exceeding expectations at the Arizona Science Center, bringing an amazing display of 14 fully-interactive, anatomically inspired, life-sized metal dinosaur sculptures by North Carolina artist, John Payne.

Dates: Ongoing until January 10th

Times: 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. daily

Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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By Editor January 7, 2016 07:00

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