25 Best Holiday Events in Metro Phoenix

25 Best Holiday Events in Metro Phoenix
Courtesy of CityScape

The most wonderful time of the year just might also be the busiest.

Between theatrical productions of your favorite holiday films, ugly sweater parties, and Christmas light displays that put your own front-yard installation to shame -- forget going away for the holidays, you have enough to do here. Mark your advent calendars, people, because here are our 25 top picks for holiday events in metro Phoenix.

See also: 5 Must-See Movies in Metro Phoenix This December


Central Avenue has frozen over for CityScape's CitySkate. The seasonal ice rink open from 11 a.m. to midnight now through Monday, February 2. Admission is $12 for adults and youth or $6 for military and children under five. Special events include Tuesday Theme Days, Learn to Skate Days with the Arizona Cowboys, and Adult Night every Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight. For details, visit www.cityskatephx.com.


For some people there's Christmas, for other's there's Hanukkah, and for the rest of us, there's Phoestivus. The downtown holiday market will offer shopping from 100 local vendors, a beer garden, food trucks, live music, feats of strength, a Phoestivus pole, and a chance to air your grievances. Admission is free. Phoestivus runs from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, at Phoenix Public Market. For details, visit www.phoestivus.com.

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