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The Best Holiday Events in Phoenix and Arizona for Kids

Check out this list and plan ahead with these fantastic Phoenix holiday events.

Jana Tingom

Phoenix Christmas Events

The Best Holiday Events in Phoenix and Arizona for Kids.

There are some fantastic holiday events that often sell out, or become unavailable on preferred days. So check out this list and plan ahead!

Don’t miss the upcoming Phoenix With Kids Christmas Play Date on December 10, 2023 at Cactus Park!

Phoenix Holiday Events Calendar

And don’t forget about our events calendar, which has dozens of events listed with info and links to help you plan your holidays.

Phoenix Holiday Events

Lights At The Farm, Mesa

Christmas at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Zoolights at Phoenix Zoo

Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Scottsdale

Christmas at Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek

North Pole Experience, Flagstaff 

Polar Express, Williams

Mortimer Christmas, Dewey/Prescott

Verde Canyon Railway, Cottonwood

Arizona Nutcracker, Phoenix

Rudolph: The Musical, Phoenix

Winnie the Pooh: A Christmas Tail, Phoenix

Marana Christmas Express, Marana

Riparian After Dark, Gilbert

Desert Farm Lights, Surprise 

Pratt Brothers Christmas & Holiday Spectacular, Chandler

Enchant at Salt River Fields

World of Illumination, Glendale and Tempe

Ballet Etudes Nutcracker, Mesa and Chandler

NEW holiday events for 2023:

West Valley Wonderland, Glendale

The Best Holiday Events in Phoenix and Arizona for Kids

Not sure which event is best for your family? If you have littles, we suggest choosing a nearby event, as most take place in the evening and that’s close to bedtime. Groupon may offer some savings on admission, which could help determine which event to attend. We’ve also linked to any reviews we have!


Note that we are not responsible for any event changes. Please check the venue websites.


  • Jana Tingom

    Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

2 Responses

  1. Jana

    Good morning- wow -time has flew by this year. I started 3rd week of September working on my 2023 holiday display. This year I increased from 17K to over 28K. Also, I have added many new displays, blow ups, LED snowflakes, and a new multi-channel controller lighting system I am planning to turn on 10-23 at dusk, I am hoping that you and the family will stop by.
    All the best JOE BASH 5915 East Acoma Drive.

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