Don’t have the time (or the patience) to plan a holiday lights tour around these 31 Christmassy neighborhoods near Phoenix? Hey, that doesn’t mean you have to sit at home, hoovering up all the leftover Halloween candy, until Christmas morning! Live a little and embrace the holiday spirit at one of these one-and-done Christmas events around Phoenix. (You’ll get enough lights and decor to last you till next December, we promise.)
Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade
When: December 11, 2021 (4-9 PM)
Where: Tempe Beach Park
It may be one of the Valley’s most unusual holiday events, but the Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade is also one of the most entertaining! Dozens of boats, all lit up with Christmas decorations and lights, ride past Tempe Beach Park, bringing cheer to all who are near. After the boat parade, look up to the sky. Is it Santa? We hope not, because there will be a long firework show right over the lake. Best of all, this Christmas event in Tempe is free!
Visit https://www.downtowntempe.com/events/boat-parade for additional details.
Phoenix Holiday Zoo Lights
When: November 24, 2021 – January 15, 2022
Where: Phoenix Zoo
The Phoenix Zoo is roaring with Christmas spirit from Thanksgiving through the New Year. Experience millions of Christmas lights, creative animal sculptures, a music-synchronized light show, and a Holiday Safari Animal Presentation at the Walk-Thru ZooLights event. On select nights, there will even be special performances, a traveling art exhibition, a Santa meet-and-greet, and more.
Not up for walking? Stay in your Honda Pilot — that comfy, spacious Pilot with ventilated front seats — and experience Cruise ZooLights. Most of the same great sights as the Walk-Thru event are available to see, just without all the crowds.
For more details and to get tickets, go to https://www.phoenixzoo.org.
On Course for the Holiday
When: December 10, 2021 (6-9 PM)
Where: Augusta Ranch Golf Club (Mesa, AZ)
For a serene and peaceful view of Christmas lights in Mesa, you’ll do no better than Augusta Ranch’s On Course for the Holiday event. Take a seat in a golf cart or horse-drawn carriage, chit-chat with friends, old and new, and experience the community’s Christmas lights and decorations. While you’re there, you can also visit with Santa, watch some Christmas films, and win a prize or two. Proceeds for this event will go to charity.
For more details, visit https://augustaranchevents.org.
Rawhide Snowy Christmas 2021
When: November 25, 2021 – December 18, 2021
Where: Rawhide, AZ
Snowy Christmas, Rawhide’s annual holiday extravaganza, kicks off on Thanksgiving. The town will be lit up with over a million Christmas lights and have tons of decorations on display, and there will be nightly bounce houses, games and many more activities for everyone to enjoy. On Friday and Saturday nights, Santa leads the tree lighting ceremony and will be available to take photos with kids.
For more details, visit https://rawhide.com/event/rawhide-snowy-christmas-2021.
Holiday Lights at Railroad Park
When: November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Where: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park (Scottsdale, AZ)
All aboard Scottsdale’s magnificent Polar Express-like train! Spend the evening taking unlimited train and carousel rides, sipping hot cocoa, and visiting with Santa (through December 23). It’s a perfect place to see Christmas lights if you have younger kids or a baby.
Check out https://www.therailroadpark.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
Lights at the Farm
When: November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Where: Vertuccio Farms (Mesa, AZ)
Known as Arizona’s largest walk-thru synchronized Christmas light show, Lights at the Farm is certainly worth at least one trip each holiday season. Open nightly from 5:30 to 10 PM, Vertuccio Farms features a bazillion (give or take) LED holiday lights, decorations, music, and numerous activities, such as an “NHL Grade” skating rink. Dogs are even allowed on the farm, so there’s no reason not to bring the whole family.
To buy tickets and get more details, visit https://www.lightsatthefarm.com.
As you prepare to gobble down some turkey, put up the Christmas tree and enjoy some off-time, we’re preparing for our annual holiday sales and specials. We can’t wait to show you the Honda deals that are in store for you at our Arizona Honda dealerships! Keep checking back to see our latest Honda lease offers and finance specials.
From us to you, have a very joyous holiday!