December is a month full of things to do in Phoenix. We’ve got a list of plans for families, couples, or just for you. Put on your adventure clothes (and Christmas hat) and take a Christmas ride.
Things to do in Phoenix this December
1. Visit this holiday-themed light maze in Surprise, Arizona
Experience in a different way this year, getting into the holiday spirit at Desert Light Farms walking among one million dazzling lights throughout their Desert Light Walking Trail, where you can take photos with 11 ft snowmen, climb inside their Gingerbread sleigh, and take pictures inside a 10 ft ornament.
The remainder of the one million lights illuminates their Immersive Candy Cane Maze. So get lost or follow the map through the half-acre experience and be rewarded with a magical 20 ft Christmas tree in the center space. The perfect place to take some pictures for your Christmassy Instagram!
2. Spend a magical day with Santa Claus at The Children’s Museum Of Phoenix
Spend a magical day at the museum. Share your holiday wishes with Santa, enjoy snow flurries in the Atrium, and play in three floors of imaginative exhibits this weekend.
Visit the museum from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and take a picture with Santa Claus. All of these activities are free, with paid admission of $16 per person.
3-5. Go to a Candlelight Concert
Imagine live music in a warm and relaxing ambiance only bathed in candlelight. This December, you can go to different Candlelight Concerts including:
- Candlelight: Holiday Jazz and Soul Classics
- Candlelight K-Pop: A Tribute to BTS
- Candlelight Open-Air: Holiday Special ft. “The Nutcracker” & more
6-10. Get into the holiday spirit with different light shows in and around Phoenix
Seeing holiday light shows in Phoenix is one amazing and true way to feel festive. There’s nothing better than an afternoon taking pictures, spending family time, and enjoying tasty treats.
Get into the holiday spirit with our list of great places to brighten up this holiday season.
These are 5 unmissable holiday light shows in and around Phoenix:
- World of Illumination
- Las Noches de las Luminarias
- Glendale Glitters
11. Go ice skating at City Scape
CitySkate is back this year in Phoenix and will open in CityScape for five weeks straight from November 28 to January 1, 2023.
This well-known ice-skating rink is located at Patriot’s Park in the center of the CityScape mall, and this year it’ll feature glittering lights, festive décor, and a variety of family-friendly events.
Featured image by the Desert Botanical Garden @dbgphx.