Spending the Holidays in North Scottsdale

November 29, 2017

The weather in Arizona will definitely not hamper your holiday celebrations! In fact, the Valley of the Sun is known as a popular retreat for people escaping their colder winter climates, while at the same time offering diverse activities for the entire family to enjoy. The Northern Scottsdale area is particularly famous for hosting everything from art walks to holiday parties to extravagant light displays… and the good news; most of these events are complementary to the general public.

Starting with the art lovers in your family, the Fiesta Bowl Art Walk in Old Town Scottsdale will dazzle and delight. The last week in December this artistic display features live music, local art, national art, and shopping so you can pick up that something special for family and friends.

When you are looking to enjoy a true small-town holiday experience, the Carefree Christmas Festival is just the thing. This three-day event is fun for the entire family with fireworks, a gift market, two parades (electric light and pet), holiday marketplace and the highlight… snow in the middle of the desert for the children to play in.

Keeping with the family theme, the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park hosts a brilliant holiday event that will put a smile even on Scrooge’s face. Your children will be wowed by a visit from Santa, tree lighting and train rides through the sparkling light display. There is a fee to ride the actual train but entrance into the park is free.

Continue your holiday tradition of viewing holiday lights in Scottsdale. A local DJ (Chris Birkett) creates a holiday spectacular every year that choreographs a lighting display to music. This perfectly orchestrated Winter Wonderland will awe everyone in the family. Included in the display is the Island of Misfit Toys with snow and bubbles in the backyard.

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the pet-lovers in the family. Each year, WestWorld hosts the Holiday Pet Festival where attendees can enjoy holiday shopping, on-stage entertainment, pet talent contest, and a dog fashion show. The Big Man himself (Santa) will be present to take photos with pets and their owners.

Year after year, The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess outdoes itself with their holiday display. Known as one of the Southwest’s largest holiday parties, you’ll find an ice-skating rink, holiday light display, singing Christmas tree, holiday characters, carolers and so much more. Fees do apply for this event.

To top off the holiday season, the City of Scottsdale hosts Scottsdazzle throughout the month of December (begins Black Friday). The town is literally filled with thousands of lights, a unique Christmas tree, holiday events and, of course, fabulous shopping opportunities.

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