Naughty or Nice Bar Crawl @ Westgate City Center
For most of us office shlubs, the Holiday begins Thursday, December 23. A short week? What a great thing to celebrate. Go ahead and get hosed on the West Side at this bar crawl. Be sure to don your fave holiday apparel because we hear it's a requirement for participation. Check out the details here.
4day Weekend @ Firehouse Scottsdale
It's no secret that many bars will be open this weekend (check out our round-up here) but we do think it's pretty dang special when a popular bar in Scottsdale decides to make such a big stinkin' deal out of it. The Firehouse will be open as much as legally possible from Thursday through Sunday and will serve booze, food, and a healthy grip of DJ spins. Check out the details here.
Ballet Arizona's The Nutcracker @ Phoenix Symphony Hall
With so many booze-inspired holiday events littering our list, we had to include this Phoenix stand-by. Stay sober and take in a little wholesome holiday activity at this performance by Ballet Arizona of The Nutcracker, a story about a little German girl who dreams of a nutcracker prince fighting a seven-headed mouse king. Yes, we expect you to be sober for this. For performance dates and details, click here.
It's a Wrap @ Rogue Bar
Bachelor's listen up: this is probably the best holiday event ever. Buy a beer and someone wraps your gift for you. We're not kidding. Sit back, sip some suds and let others do all that frilly Christmas wrapping crap for you on Friday, December 24, starting at 6 a.m. Click here for all the details.
Mazelpalooza @ Hotel Valley Ho
Guess what? It's time for more booze. Only this time around, there won't be a santa hat or glittery bow in sight. Pimped as the party for "Heebs that want to hang" Young Jewish Phoenix hosts one heck of a shindig Saturday, December 25. Click here for everything you need to know.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.