The holiday festivities at Westgate Entertainment District have become a time-honored tradition for many West Valley families and this year, holiday revelers can add outdoor ice skating on a real ice rink to their list of fun activities to usher in the season.
For the very first time at Westgate, kids and adults can partake in the timeless holiday tradition of ice skating with the debut of “Skate Westgate,” a real ice rink that will run for seven weeks from Nov. 22 through Jan. 8. There will be daily deals, themes and promotions posted on Westgate’s website from participating Westgate restaurants and retailers.
Just like in New York City’s Central Park, there are few things as charming as seeing horse-drawn carriages stroll along the streets as hooves clip clop and bells jingle. Back again this year is the ever-popular, horse-drawn carriage rides that are brought to Westgate and free to all guests. Adding even more magic to the holidays, snowfall happens twice nightly and Santa Claus is on-hand to listen to Christmas wishes.
Guests are invited to help break the ice at Skate Westgate on Tuesday, Nov. 22 for the opening of the ice rink after a professional skating performance, Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the 33-foot holiday tree. Close to 4,000 people turned out for this special event last year. Skate Westgate is located along Westgate Boulevard in front of Yard House.
In keeping with the holiday spirit, parking is free at all five of Westgate’s surrounding lots.
Skate Westgate Icebreaker & Holiday Tree Lighting
Tuesday, Nov. 22
6:30 p.m. – midnight
November 23 through December 18
Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 5:00 p.m. – midnight
December 19 through January 8
Monday – Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – midnight
Daily Deals at Skate Westgate
Nov. 28 – Jan. 6
Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Nov. 25 – Dec. 24
Fridays and Saturdays: 5:00pm – 9:00 p.m.
Free Westgate Nightly Snowfall
Nov. 22 – Dec. 31 (excludes Thanksgiving Day)
7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (twice nightly)
Free Visits with Santa Claus
Nov. 22 – Dec. 24 (excludes Thanksgiving Day)
Fridays and Saturdays: Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Select weekdays: 4:00pm – 8:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve: Noon – 5:00 p.m.
FREE Chabad West Valley Menorah Lighting
Dec. 28, 5:00pm
For more information, visit: westgateaz.com/holiday