Phoenix Festival of the Arts
Phoenix Festival of the Arts returns for a weekend-long celebration of arts, music and culinary delights, Dec. 7 to Dec. 9 at Hance Park. Guests can enjoy the goods and services of nearly 200 vendors, a full lineup of live music and entertainment, wine and beer, several food vendors, a family zone and much more. Admission is free.
Storytime with Mrs. Claus at the Farm at South Mountain
The Farm at South Mountain is hosting Storytime with Mrs. Claus, an evening of fun and magic under the pecan trees from 6 to 8 p.m. This event will feature a family dance party, a Christmas light display, face painting, hot chocolate, cookies and storytime with Mrs. Claus. The lunch restaurant, The Farm Kitchen, will also be open to serve a delicious dinner. $4 per child (3 to 18 years old); $5 for those over 18.
Fourth-Annual Christmas Movies at The Quarter: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) + Frosty the Snowman
The 4th annual Christmas Movies at The Quarter event series is back. Scottsdale Quarter will be showing holiday classics--"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (1966) and "Frosty the Snowman"--at 6 p.m., right by the Christmas tree. It’s free to attend. Bring your chairs, cozy blankets and enjoy the show.
“The Time Train - A Holiday Skating Spectacular" at AZ Ice Gilbert
Nothing says the holidays more than a figure-skating show on ice! “The Time Train - A Holiday Skating Spectacular” features more than 70 skaters and takes place at AZ ICE Gilbert on Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8. Show times are Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Plus, guests can get a 45-minute Introductory Skating Lesson with free skate rental from 4 to 4:45 p.m. and $2 off that night’s show admission on Saturday, Dec. 8.