Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around metro Phoenix for Dec. 9-11

Dec 9, 2022, 4:05 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.


  • 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
  • Adam Sandler
    • Day: Sunday
    • Time: 8 p.m.
    • Venue: Footprint Center
  • Jeff Ross
    • Day: Friday and Saturday
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: Stand Up Live (50 W. Jefferson 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.)
  • Mesa Santa Express
    • Day: Friday and Saturday
    • Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Venue: Light rail station near Mesa Dr./Main St.


  • 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
  • Jingle Bell Hike
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Venue: Thunderbird Conservation Park


  • 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.)
  • Winter Wonderland 
    • Day: Friday and Saturday
    • Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
    • Venue: W Scottsdale (7277 E. Camelback Rd.)
  • Scottsdale Wine Fest
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Wasted Grain (7295 E. Stetson Drive)
    • Day: Friday
    • Time: 8 p.m.
    • Venue: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Mavericks
    • Day: Friday
    • Time: 8 p.m.
    • Venue: Talking Stick Resort


Apache Junction


  • Glow on Monroe
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Historic Downtown Buckeye

Cave Creek

  • Western Holidays
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: Varies
    • Venue: Stagecoach Village (7100 E. Cave Creek Rd.)


  • FuelFest Phoenix 2022
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Venue: Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park (20000 S. Maricopa Rd.)

Fountain Hills


  • Riparian After Dark
    • Day: Each day
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Venue: Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch (2757 E. Guadalupe Rd.)


Litchfield Park


Queen Creek


  • 2022 SciTech Festival
    • Day: Saturday
    • Time: 10 a.m. to noon
    • Venue: Mark Coronado Park parking lot (15851 N. Bullard Ave.)

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Weekend guide: Here are the biggest events around metro Phoenix for Dec. 9-11