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Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

Art, theater, and luminarias light up the Valley this week. Here's your guide to all of the above.

Las Noches de las Luminarias @ Desert Botanical Garden The concept of luminarias, which are brown paper bags partially filled with sand and then illuminated from the inside by a candle to create a lantern-like appearance, was introduced to America by the Spaniards, who adopted and adapted the idea from the Chinese. Though global in creation, luminarias are typically found most often around the Southwest, lining roadways and walkways in the days leading up to Christmas.

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