101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Phoenix - 2021 | Kids Out and About Phoenix

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Phoenix - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is Phoenix's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 4, 2021 Tree Arrival - Outlets at Anthem
Multiple dates starting Nov 6, 2021 Santa in Wonderland - Bass Pro Shop
Multiple dates starting Nov 12, 2021 Photos with Santa - Chandler Fashion Center 
Multiple dates starting Nov 15, 2021 Photos with Santa - Arrowhead Town Center 
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2021 Photos with Santa - San Tan Village 
Nov 20, 2021 Holiday Tree Lighting - Desert Ridge Marketplace
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Photos with Santa - Scottsdale Quarter
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Visits with Santa - Mesa
Nov 27, 2021 The Santa Social - Scottsdale Quarter
Nov 27, 2021 Tree Lighting Ceremony - Arizona Center
Nov 27, 2021 Free Santa Photos - Park West
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Meet Santa at the Farmers Market - Scottsdale
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Santa Saturdays - Elevate Coffee Company
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2021 Photos with Santa - Biltmore Fashion Park 
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2021 Pictures with Santa - Kierland Commons 
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas in Tramonto Holiday Market - Valley Life Tramonto
Dec 4, 2021 Santa is Coming to Town! - Laveen Craft Fair
December 5, 2021 Santa's Enchanted Holiday Festival - Enchanted Dream Parties and Boutique
Dec 5, 2021 Sensory Santa - Chandler Fashion Center
Dec 7, 2021 Storytime with Santa - Avondale Public Library
Dec 7, 2021 Taco Tuesday Popup Market with Santa - South Mountain and Laveen Chamber of Commerce
Dec 11, 2021 Santa at the Farm - Mother Nature's Farm
Dec 11, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - Joe's Crab Shack 
Dec 11 & 12, 2021 Santa is Coming to Town! - The Village at Arrowhead
Dec 12, 2021 Jolly Old St. Nick's Family Festival - Enchanted Dream Parties and Boutique
Dec 18, 2021 Santa Coming to the Market - Laveen Community Farmer's Market
Dec 18, 2021 Santa Comes to KidsPark - KidsPark Arrowhead
Dec 19, 2021 Breakfast with Santa! - Rainforest Cafe

  

Light Displays

Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2021 Candy Rush - Desert Diamond Casino
Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2021 Reindeer Road - Tempe Diablo Stadium
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 Holiday Lights at Salt River Fields
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2021 Lights at the Farm - Vertuccio Christmas Farm
Multiple dates starting Nov 24, 2021 Zoolights - Phoenix Zoo
Nov 25, 2020 - Jan 9, 2021 Glendale Glitters - Glendale
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Holiday Lights - McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Nov 26, 2021 Fantasy of Lights Street Parade + Tree Lighting
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Christmas On Orchid Lane
Nov 29, 2021 Annual Holiday Water Tower Lighting and Concert - Gilbert, AZ
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Las Noches de las Luminarias - Desert Botanical Garden
Dec 4, 2021 2021 Electric Light Parade - Downtown Phoenix 
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 Scottsdazzle Stroll

 

Holiday Theatre

Multiple dates starting Nov 7, 2021 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical - Herberger Theater
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 A Christmas Carol - Hale Theater
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Black Nativity - Black Theatre Troupe
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 The Winter Wonderettes - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Junie B in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! - Fountain Hills Theatre
Dec 6, 2021 Holly Jolly Christmas: Lunch Time Theater - Herberger Theater
Dec 8, 2021 Christmas from a Celtic Table - ASU Kerr Cultural Center

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 20, 2021 Holiday Strolling Carolers - Kierland Commons
Nov 21, 2021 Dickens Carolers Holiday 2021 Kick-Off Concert - Arizona Center
Nov 30, 2021 Irish Christmas in America - Musical Instrument Museum
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 Holiday Pops - The Phoenix Symphony
Dec 5, 2021 Desert Brass Christmas Concert - Congregational Church of Sun City
Dec 5, 2021 Trans Siberian Orchestra 2021 Winter Tour - Footprint Center
Dec 11, 2021 An Irish Christmas - Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library
Dec 18 & 19, 2021 When We're Together: PHXGMC Holiday Concert - Phoenix Gay Men's Chorus

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Multiple dates starting Nov 16, 2021 Christmas at The Princess - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Nov 22, 2021 Tree Lighting - The Shops at Norterra
Multiple dates starting Nov 24, 2021 Wagner Christmas Trees
Nov 24, 2021 Holiday Tree Lighting - Tempe Marketplace
Nov 26, 2021 Annual Tree Lighting - Wigwam
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Merry Main Street - Mesa
Nov 26, 2021 Holiday Street Parade + Tree Lighting - Downtown Tempe
Nov 27, 2021 Sing-Along & Tree Lighting Ceremony - Old Town Scottsdale

 

Ice Skating

Nov 26 - Nov 28, 2021 Holiday Skating - Tempe Marketplace
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Ice Rink at City Plaza - Mesa
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 CitySkate - Patriot's Park

  

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 10-13, 2021 Deck the Halls Holiday Market - Old Brick House Vintage Market
Nov 12, 2021 Holiday Carport Boutique - Faux Fun Sweets
Nov 13, 2021 25th Annual Holiday Open House - Historic Downtown Glendale
Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2021 Desert Palms Holiday Shop - Desert Palms Elementary School
Nov 19, 2021 Holiday House - Mountain View Presbyterian Church
Nov 20, 2021 Phoenix Holiday Market Extravaganza - Arizona Mills Mall
Nov 26, 2021 Black Friday Holiday Market - A Shot of Java
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 Shop & Be Merry Holiday Market - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Market - Park West Market
Dec 4, 2021 AZ Young Creatives Holiday Market
Dec 5, 2021 Cindy's Farm presents 2021 Holiday Market

 

Snow Much Fun!

Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2021 Nightly Snowfall - Tempe Marketplace
Dec 11, 2021 Annual Snow Day - Mother Nature's Farm

  

Other Holiday Activities

Multiple dates starting Nov 6, 2021 Holiday Photos: Winter Wonderland - Scottsdale Selfie
Multiple dates starting Nov 12, 2021 The Polar Express - Grand Canyon Railway
Nov 13, 2021 Hot Cocoa & S'mores Campfire Photoshoots - Wild Artistry Photography
Nov 20, 2021 Movies by Moonlight: Elf - Glendale
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2021 Rawhide Snowy Christmas - Rawhide Western Town & Event Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2021 The Santa Train - Ahwatukee 
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Holidays at the Heard - Heard Museum
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Holiday Weekend Entertainment - Scottsdale Quarter
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Christmas In The Rainforest - Butterfly Wonderland 
Nov 27 - Jan 3, 2021

WINTER WATERLAND - OdySea Aquarium

Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2021 Santa's Circus - The Madison Center for the Arts
Dec 3, 2021 Cookies and Christmas Lights! Holiday Decorating - City Square Church
Dec 4, 2021 Chandler Fire Department Holiday Toy Drive & Enchanted Fire Village
Dec 4, 2021 Winterfest and Parade - El Mirage
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 Kids Holiday Crafting - Shop Park West
Dec 5, 2021 The Santa Experience - Kate Grutsky Photography
Dec 5, 2021 Underwater Santa Photos - Fins Up Scuba
Dec 11, 2021 Winter Wanderland - Downtown Phoenix
Dec 11, 2021 Jingle Bell Hike - Glendale
Dec 11, 2021 2021 Here Comes Santa 5K - StartLine Racing
Dec 18, 2021 Holiday 5K/Kids Race - Run Your Race AZ
Dec 18 & 19, 2021 'Tis the Season: Holidays at MIM - Musical Instrument Museum

 


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