Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around metro Phoenix for Dec. 2-4

Dec 2, 2022, 4:35 AM | Updated: 7:17 am
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PHOENIX — Holiday light displays, The Nutcracker and the Phoenix Zoo Lights are just a few things to do this weekend in the Valley.

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


  • Holiday Pops
    • Day: Friday through Sunday
    • Time: 7:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Symphony Hall
  • First Friday
    • Day: Friday
    • Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Venue: Downtown Phoenix
  • CitySkate
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Patriot’s Park inside CityScape (11 W. Washington St.)
  • Zoo Lights
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Phoenix Zoo
  • Zona Music Festival
    • Day: Saturday and Sunday
    • Time: 12:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
    • Venue: Hance Park (67 W. Culver St.)


  • Lights at the Farm
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Vertuccio Farms (4011 S. Power Rd.)


  • Glendale Glitters
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Venue: Downtown Glendale and Murphy Park
  • Skate Westgate
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: Westgate Entertainment District
  • 8th Annual Dirt Expo
    • Day: Saturday and Sunday
    • Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Venue: State Farm Stadium (1 Cardinals Drive)
  • Under the Mistletoe
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 7 p.m.
    • Venue: Desert Diamond Arena (9400 W. Maryland Ave.)


  • The Immersive Nutcracker
    • Day: Saturday and Sunday
    • Time: Starts at 10:30 a.m. each day
    • Venue: Lighthouse Artspace (4301 N. Scottsdale Rd.)
  • Enchant
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Salt River Fields
  • Sacred Spaces Exhibition
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Venue: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin (12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.)


  • Jeremy Piven
    • Day: Friday and Saturday
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: Tempe Improv (930 E. University Dr.)

Apache Junction


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


  • Cotton Fest
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Venue: Downtown Buckeye

Cave Creek


Fountain Hills



Litchfield Park


Queen Creek


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Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around metro Phoenix for Dec. 2-4