Okay, so Phoenix doesn’t get snow. Boo-hoo. Who wants it anyway? Having to trudge through frozen water is not glamorous, pretty, or convenient. So get over it already.

Instead, we make our own traditions like luminarias. A desert path lined with the flickering glow from humble paper bags is just as gorgeous as a snow-dusted lawn. And, guess what? We don't have to shovel luminarias to get to our car.

We win.

And we win on Saturday, December 18, when a local park offers an evening hike on trails decorated with the beautiful southwest holiday tradition.

If you’re a west-sider, head to the Pre Holiday Luminaria Walk at White Tank Mountains Regional Park, 13025 North White Tank Mountain Road in Waddell, where you’ll catch the same set-up from 7 to 9 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 18, 7-9 p.m., 2010
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