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Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around the Valley for Dec. 3-5

Dec 3, 2021, 4:25 AM
(L-R: Facebook photos - Holiday Light Experience, City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, ...
(L-R: Facebook photos - Holiday Light Experience, City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Tempe Festival of the Arts. City of Chandler photo)
(L-R: Facebook photos - Holiday Light Experience, City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Tempe Festival of the Arts. City of Chandler photo)

PHOENIX — Two popular holiday traditions, the APS Electric Light Parade and the Tumbleweed Tree Lighting make a return in-person as part of a plentiful list of things to do across the Valley this weekend

Here are some of the biggest events around the metro Phoenix area.


Phoenix

  • The Rocky Horror Show
    • Days: Each day
    • Times: 8 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday
    • Venue: Phoenix Theatre Company (1825 N. Central Ave.)
  • Santa’s Circus
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. on Sunday
    • Venue: Madison Center for the Arts (5601 N. 16th St.)
  • LFA MMA 119
    • Day: Friday
    • Time: 6 p.m.
    • Venue: Arizona Federal Theatre (400 W. Washington St.)
  • Holiday Pops
    • Days: Each day
    • Time: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday
    • Venue: Phoenix Symphony (75 N. 2nd St.)
  • CitySkate
    • Days: Each day
    • Time: 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.
    • Venue: CityScape Phoenix (11 W. Washington St.)
  • Million Dollar Quartet Christmas
    • Days: Each day
    • Times: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
    • Venue: Phoenix Theatre Company (1825 N. Central Ave.)

Scottsdale

  • Holiday Light Experience
    • Days: Each day
    • Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Venue: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (7555 N. Pima Rd.)
  • Ho-Ho-Hoedown
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
    • Venue: Old Town Scottsdale Rodeo Museum

Glendale

  • RV Super Show
    • Days: Each day
    • Time: 9 a.m. to dusk
    • Venue: State Farm Stadium (1 Cardinals Dr.)
  • Murphy Park LiGHTS
    • Days: Each day
    • Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Venue: Murphy Park (W. Glendale Ave.)
  • Skate Westgate
    • Days: Each day
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.
    • Venue: Westgate Entertainment District (6751 N. Sunset Blvd.)

Mesa

  • Arizona Lights In The Night
    • Days: Each day
    • Times: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday
    • Address: 1901 N. Alma School Rd.
  • Local Author Fair
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
    • Venue: Red Mountain Library (635 N. Power Rd.)
  • Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
    • Days: Each Day
    • Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
    • Venue: Mesa City Plaza (20 E Main St.)
  • Lights at the Farm
    • Days: Each Day
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday
    • Venue: Vertuccio Farms (4011 S. Power Rd.)

Tempe

Chandler

  • FunBox: World’s Biggest Bounce Park
    • Days: Each day
    • Times: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday
    • Venue: Chandler Fashion Center (3111 W. Chandler Blvd.)

Apache Junction

Avondale

  • Avondale Winterfest
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Venue: Avondale City Hall (11465 W Civic Center Drive)

Buckeye

  • CottonFest on 4th
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Venue: 4th Avenue and Monroe in historic downtown Buckeye

Carefree

  • Chanukah in Carefree
    • Days: Each day
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. each night
    • Venue: Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion (Easy Street)

El Mirage

  • Winterfest
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Venue: Gentry Park (14010 N. El Mirage Rd.)

Fountain Hills

Gilbert

Goodyear

  • Goodyear Glows
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Venue: Goodyear Recreation Campus (420 S. Estrella Pkwy.)

Queen Creek

Surprise

  • Surprise Party 2021
    • Days: Friday and Saturday
    • Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday
    • Venue: Surprise Recreation Campus (15850 N. Bullard Ave.)

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