Thursday, November 25, 2010

(AZ) Christmas Events

Glendale Glitters is an annual holiday festival held on Friday and Saturday nights at Murphy Park and the Glendale Visitors Center in Historic Downtown Glendale, Arizona.

Glendale Glitters runs November 27, 2009 through January 16, 2010 from 6pm to 10pm. Admission is free. Please see the Event Calendar for additional information.

To view a map to the Glendale Visitor's Center click here.

From Friday, November 26-December 31st

Celebrate the birth of Christ at the Mesa, Arizona Temple Gardens this Christmas season. As you thrill to the sounds and sights of the holidays, we invite you, your family and friends to enjoy: hundreds of thousands of colorful lights; uniquely illuminated palm trees and flower gardens; an inspiring nativity scene, a display of Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem; recorded messages in English and Spanish; nightly stage performances by local choirs and groups and a modern Visitor's Center open to all.
This spectacular annual display, provided by volunteers, is free of charge each evening of the holiday season.

The Temple and Visitor's Center are located at 525 E. Main St (East of Mesa Drive)
***This is the event I love to go to every year***
(...maybe I even performed here with my junior high choir ;)

Prices are:
Adult: $58 plus tax
Child (age 2 - 15): $38 plus tax
Purchase Tickets
$10 ($8 Zoo members)
valid Sunday through Thursday evenings.
$12 ($10 Zoo members)

“Any Night”
tickets, Ticket can be used any night of ZooLights.
Member advance discount: (Limited time, purchase your tickets early at this price!)
$7 Members can purchase up to 25 “Any Night” tickets at the $7 price through November 21, 2010.
Fry’s Food Store discount:
$11 “Any Night” tickets, tickets are good for any night of ZooLights, 7 nights a week. Not available until November. Member tickets are not available at Fry’s.
Free:  Kids 2 years and younger are free any night of ZooLights.

Make 2010 the most memorable Christmas ever! Ride The Polar Express on Christmas Eve - just like the book! Experience the magical journey on the night that it actually takes place in the book and movie.

Plus, guests of this special departure will receive extra-special gifts from Santa, such as a unique commemorative bell and other presents, that can only be received on "The Christmas Eve Limited".

Winter Wonderland  has been cancelled this year, but
the farm will be open regular hours through December Thursday thru Sunday 9am to 4pm
Enjoy hay rides out to feed Santa's deer, vegetable picking, train rides, hot chocolate, bonfires, smore's and more.
Just a nice time to get away from the hustle and bustle of the season.
Donate food-enjoy a FREE night of lights!

This will be the 61st year for the Winterhaven Festival of Lights – one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the country.  The Festival of Lights celebrates the holiday season in Tucson and is visited by hundreds of thousands of people from all over southern Arizona.  Moreover, the Festival is one the most important events for the Community Food Bank in Tucson.  In 2009, over $23,000 and 33,000 pounds of food were donated to the Food Bank through the Festival.

(*Please share if you know of other events!)

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