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Weekend events for Dec. 6-8

PHOENIX — Looking for something to do this weekend in the Valley? The list below offers a few options.

KTAR’s Holiday Happenings

Your one-stop shop for all things holidays. Our map features tree lots, light displays and even pictures with Santa!

Tempe Festival of the Arts

More than 400 artists will display their good at this three-day festival held in downtown Tempe. Admission is free.


The hit singer brings her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” to US Airways Center on Saturday. Tickets start at $45.

Eddie Money

Rocker Eddie Money is live Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. Your “Tickets to Paradise” range between $23 and $63.

Electric Light Parade

The annual Electric Light Parade, hosted by Arizona Public Service, will roll through a part of Phoenix on Saturday. The lights go on at 7 p.m.

Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding

Rock legend Alice Cooper headlines along side Rob Zombie, the current members of Kiss and Vince Neil of Motley Crue. Tickets start at $38 for the Saturday show.

Andrea Bocelli

The Italian tenor will be joined by other world-class talent Sunday night at US Airways Center. Tickets start at $75.

Tumbleweed Tree Lighting

Chandler will flip the switch on its Christmas tree made of tumbleweeds during a free ceremony Saturday. More holiday treats await!

Tom Papa

The clean comedian will have audiences chuckling at the Tempe Improv all weekend long. Tickets are $20.

Hometown Christmas Parade

Floats, cheer squads, marching bands and more will take to Glendale Avenue on Saturday for the first ever Hometown Christmas Parade.

Mannheim Steamroller

Get ready for a holiday show that would keep Santa awake. Grammy winner Chip Davis combines the music of Mannheim Steamroller with a multimedia display on Sunday at the Mesa Arts Center. Tickets start at $35.

Oldtown Holiday Festival

More than 20 tons of snow, Santa Claus and a gingerbread competition. What’s not to love at Peoria’s Oldtown Holiday Festival and Gingerbread Competition on Friday?

Old West Days

Help Mesa mark its heritage at Old West Days. Gunfights, music and rides are just a few of the attractions.

PJs in the Park

Throw on your pajamas and head to Civic Space Park in Phoenix on Friday for screenings of “Polar Express” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Santa will be there as well.

Tree lighting

Watch Westgate light up its Christmas tree, but dress warm! You never know when snow will fall.