Not sure where to go for this upcoming holiday season? We have you covered. If you want somewhere with fun events to do, cool places to see, and exciting holiday parties for you to attend, Arizona has it all. Instead of being cooped up inside during bleak and drab weather this holiday season, you can spend Christmas in Phoenix.

Top Reasons to Spend Christmas 2023 in Phoenix

Cave Creek in Arizona offers something for everyone. If you are interested in going outside and spending your free time on the water, hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing, this is it. If you would rather spend time shopping, eating, and drinking, you are in luck, too.

And when you stay with us at Paseo Homes, we offer only the best properties for you to choose from. Put on your Christmas pajamas, make a nice pot of coffee in the morning, and get ready to partake in the holiday celebrations.

Do you want to ring in the New Year in style? We don’t blame you. This is the time for you to get dressed up, take your best friend or partner to a fun party, and share in good times, dances, and drinks with your best mates. The Champagne and Shimmer event at the Westin Tempe is one of the top events for those who want to hang out with friends, dance with strangers, and have an unforgettable night.

Surprise your kids at this fun and exciting event held on December 9th at 11:30 am at the Thirsty Lion Gastropub. Not only can you meet Santa, have your kids sit on his lap, and take photos that you will never forget, but this eventful party at one of the best pubs in the entire state is free for you and your family. End the afternoon with a pint from the bar and get ready to celebrate.

Did you wake up hungry? If you drank a lot of wine the night before, or you are tired and hungry from an overnight flight to Arizona, then we recommend booking a ticket to Breakfast with Santa – Maggiano’s Little Italy in Scottsdale, AZ. This yummy and tasty event offers breakfast with Santa Claus, churning out tasty plates, great vibes, photo opportunities, and alcoholic breakfast beverages for mom and dad.

Scottsdale Holiday Events

Scottsdale is home to dozens of holiday events that will truly knock your socks off. We recommend going to the Christmas Party at the Eagles Buffet to enjoy tasty and mouthwatering food. Or check out Enchant Christmas at the Salt River Fields to enjoy live music and a heart-pounding concert that will get you up off of your feet and on the dance floor for hours on end!

Another great event that is a must-do during your time in Scottsdale is attending Christmas at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Boat. Head here early in December to avoid the crowds and take photos of the magical winter wonderland.

We also recommend going to the Enchanted Plaza to sing along to the live music, go ice skating in the blustery winter weather, and listen to local bands play the traditional Christmas carols that we love so much.

Feeling a bit hungry during your stay in Scottsdale? Don’t worry, there are tons of festive restaurants that put on special holiday meals and Christmas feasts that will help the hunger pangs go away. We recommend going to Toro to enjoy a new-age twist on the typical Christmas food, including Pan-Latin meals that use fresh flavors and strong spices. Or check out La Hacienda for a Tex-Mex twist on a typical Christmas dish!

Lastly, head to the McCormick Stillman Railroad Park Holiday Lights show to see this famous magical experience with your kids. If you are in Scottsdale with your entire family, this immersive and interactive light display and atmospheric adventure is full of snow, twinkle lights, and great vibes. We recommend bringing the kids and watching them as they play on the playground, take a ride on the carousel, and play the games.

Phoenix Holiday Events

We couldn’t forget the beautiful city of Phoenix when talking about the best spot to check out holiday and Christmas-themed events, could we? Of course not! Phoenix is home to tons of things to do all month long during December And January that encompass the holiday spirit.

We recommend attending the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Footprint Center. The Ghosts of Christmas Eve is a fantastic show that will have you singing along to the music and simply in awe of the talent of the local musicians and performers.

Another great event that you should check out during your time here is the World of Illumination, lasting the second half of November until the middle of December. Head here to take part in the largest drive-through light show, including new theme parks, huge, animated structures, and an enchanted safari.

To walk around and see more twinkling Christmas lights and dazzling shows that will take your breath away, the Lights at the Farm show lasts the entire month of December. Head here in early December to avoid crowds and walk through the state’s largest synchronized Christmas light show, including over ten acres of displays, Christmas carols, yummy food, live music, and ice skating. Contact us to book your stay today.