101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Phoenix - 2022 | Kids Out and About Phoenix

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Phoenix - 2022

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

Multiple dates starting Nov 5, 2022 Santa in Wonderland - Bass Pro Shop
Multiple dates starting Nov 10, 2022 Photos with Santa - Chandler Fashion Center 
Multiple dates starting Nov 10, 2022 Photos with Santa - Arrowhead Town Center 
Multiple dates starting Nov 17, 2022 Photos with Santa - SanTan Village 
Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 Photos with Santa - Scottsdale Quarter
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2022 Visit Santa! - Outlets at Anthem
Nov 22, 2022 Holiday Tree Lighting - Desert Ridge Marketplace
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Visits with Santa - Merry Main St
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Photos with Santa - Biltmore Fashion Park
Nov 26, 2022 The Santa Social - Scottsdale Quarter
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2022 Santa Photos - Elevate Coffee Company
Multiple dates starting Christmas Season 2022 Santa Saturdays - Elevate Coffee Company
Nov 27, 2022 Enchanted Holiday Festival - Willow Creek Inn
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2022 Pictures with Santa - Kierland Commons 
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2022 Free Photos with Santa - Desert Ridge Marketplace
Dec 3, 2022 Free Santa Photos in a Vintage Airstream - Park West
Dec 3, 2022 Winterfest at the Library! - Avondale Public Library
Dec 3, 2022 WinterFest - Avondale AZ Parks & Recreation
Dec 3, 2022 Enchanted Holiday Festival with Santa - 3Z Ranch
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas in Tramonto Holiday Market - Valley Life Tramonto
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - Litchfield's
Dec 3 & 10, 2022 Photos with Santa - Tempe Marketplace
Dec 4, 2022 Sensory Friendly Santa Event - Chandler Fashion Center
Dec 6, 2022 Sensory Santa - Chandler Fashion Center
Dec 6, 2022 Storytime with Santa - Avondale Public Library
Dec 10, 2022 Santa at the Farm - Mother Nature's Farm
Dec 11, 2022 Santa's Enchanted Holiday Festival - Peoria
Dec 15, 2022 Storytime with Santa! - Sam Garcia Avondale Public Library

  

Light Displays

Multiple dates starting Nov 16, 2022 World of Illumination presents Candy Rush - Tempe Diablo Stadium
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2022 Christmas in Color - Desert Ridge Marketplace
Multiple dates starting Nov 21, 2022 Glendale Glitters - Glendale
Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2022 World of Illumination presents Enchanted Safari - Desert Diamond Casino
Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2022 Lights at the Farm - Vertuccio Christmas Farm
Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2022 Zoolights - Phoenix Zoo
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Holiday Lights - McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Nov 25, 2022 Fantasy of Lights Street Parade + Holiday Market - Downtown Tempe
Nov 28, 2022 Annual Holiday Water Tower Lighting and Concert - Gilbert, AZ
Multiple dates starting Dec 2022 Christmas On Orchid Lane 
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2022 Las Noches de las Luminarias - Desert Botanical Garden
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2022 Holiday Nights in Lights - Wigwam
Dec 3, 2022 Holiday Program & Light Parade - Apache Junction Parks & Recreation
Dec 3, 2022 2022 Electric Light Parade - Downtown Phoenix 
Dec 10, 2022 Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade - Downtown Tempe

 

Holiday Theatre

Multiple dates starting Nov 18, 2022 A Christmas Story: The Musical - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2022 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical - Herberger Theater
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2022 A Christmas Carol - Hale Centre Theatre
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2022 Black Nativity - Black Theatre Troupe
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2022 The Velveteen Rabbit - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2022 The Quiltmaker's Gift - Fountain Hills Theatre
Multiple dates starting Dec 7, 2022 Hale's Hi-Fi Holidays: A Retro Holiday Tradition - Hale Centre Theatre

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 19, 2022 Tree Lighting Concert - Outlets at Anthem
Nov 28 & 29, 2022 Irish Christmas in America - Musical Instrument Museum
Dec 2-4, 2022 Holiday Pops - The Phoenix Symphony
Dec 4, 2022 Trans Siberian Orchestra 2022 Winter Tour - Footprint Center
Dec 9, 2022 Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Dianne Reeves with Samara Joy
Multiple dates starting Dec 10, 2022 Phoenix Boys Choir Holiday Concert Series: Home for the Holidays
Dec 15-18, 2022 Handel's Messiah - The Phoenix Symphony
Dec 17 & 18, 2022 Twas the Night Before Christmas: PHXGMC Holiday Concert - Phoenix Gay Men's Chorus
Dec 19, 2022 The Klezmatics: A Happy Joyous Hanukkah

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Nov 21, 2022 Tree Lighting - The Shops at Norterra
Nov 23, 2022 Holiday Tree Lighting - Tempe Marketplace
Nov 25, 2022 Holiday Street Parade + Tree Lighting - Downtown Tempe
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Wagner Christmas Trees
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Merry Main Street - Mesa
Nov 26, 2022 Sing-Along & Tree Lighting Ceremony - Old Town Scottsdale
Nov 27, 2022 Annual Tree Lighting - Wigwam
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2022 Tree Lot - Mother Nature's Farm

 

Ice Skating

Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Ice Rink at City Plaza - Merry Main St
Nov 25 - Nov 27, 2022 Holiday Skating - Tempe Marketplace
Multiple dates starting Nov 28, 2022 CitySkate - Patriot's Park

 

Hanukkah

Dec 15, 2022 Chanukah Regional Party - Chabad of Phoenix
Dec 19, 2022 Hanukkah & Holiday Goat and Alpaca Yoga - Arizona Goat Yoga
Dec 19, 2022 The Klezmatics: A Happy Joyous Hanukkah - Musical Instrument Museum
   

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 4-5, 2022 Art on the Boardwalk - Arizona Boardwalk
Nov 9-12, 2022 Deck the Halls Holiday Market - Old Brick House Vintage Market
Nov 11, 2022 Holiday House - Mountain View Presbyterian Church
Nov 12, 2022 26th Annual Holiday Open House - Historic Downtown Glendale
Nov 12 & 13, 2022 Briar Patch Marketplace at Greenway High School
Nov 25-27, 2022 Briar Patch Marketplace at Horizon High School
Nov 25-27, 2022 Ornament Marketplace - The Heard
Dec 3, 2022 Winter Marketplace - Mercury Mine Elementary School
Dec 3 & 4, 2022 Briar Patch Marketplace at North Canyon High School
Dec 3, 2022 Holiday Market - Park West Market
Dec 10 & 11, 2022 The 10th Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts
Dec 18, 2022 Gnome for the Holidays Festival - Rancho del Pacifico

 

Snow Much Fun!

Multiple dates starting Nov 22, 2022 Nightly Snowfall - Desert Ridge Marketplace
Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2022 Nightly Snowfall - Tempe Marketplace
Dec 10, 2022 Annual Snow Day - Mother Nature's Farm

  

Other Holiday Activities

Multiple dates starting Nov 11, 2022 The Polar Express - Grand Canyon Railway
Nov 19, 2022 Kids' CLAYtime: Elf on a Shelf - Sunshine Sunflower Studio
Multiple dates starting Nov 19, 2022 Holiday Photos: Winter Wonderland - Scottsdale Selfie
Multiple dates starting Nov 22, 2022 Nightly Snowfall - Desert Ridge Marketplace
Multiple dates starting Nov 23, 2022 Nightly Snowfall - Tempe Marketplace
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 Holiday Weekend Entertainment - Scottsdale Quarter
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2022 WINTER WATERLAND - OdySea Aquarium
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2022 Christmas In The Rainforest - Butterfly Wonderland 
Multiple dates starting Nov 29, 2022 Polar PJ Party - Chandler Fashion Center
Dec 3, 2022 Self-Guided Reindeer Roll and Stroll - Downtown Mesa
Dec 3, 2022 Chandler Fire Department Holiday Toy Drive
Dec 3, 2022 Enchanted Holiday Festival - New River 
Dec 3 & 10, 2022 Story Time with Mrs. Claus - Tempe Marketplace
Dec 7, 2022 Gift Making for Teens - Sam Garcia Avondale Public Library
Dec 9, 2022 Winterfest and Parade - El Mirage
Multiple dates starting Dec 9, 2022 Mesa Santa Express 2022
Dec 10, 2022 Winter Wanderland - Downtown Phoenix
Dec 10, 2022 Movie in the Park: The Polar Express - AJ Parks & Recreation
Dec 10, 2022 Gift Making for Kids - Sam Garcia Avondale Public Library
Dec 10, 2022 Winter Wanderland - Downtown Phoenix
Dec 10, 2022 Jingle Bell Hike - Glendale
Dec 10 & 11, 2022 'Tis the Season: Holidays at MIM - Musical Instrument Museum
Dec 16, 2022 Movies by Moonlight - Glendale
Dec 17, 2022 Holiday 5K/Kids Race - Run Your Race AZ
Dec 18, 2022 Gnome for the Holidays Festival - Enchanted Dream Productions
Dec 24, 2022 It's Snowing Every Hour! - Desert Ridge Marketplace

 


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