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Water Tower Holiday Lighting


Get into the holiday spirit and the Town of Gilbert's annual Water Tower Holiday Lighting and Holiday Concert at Water Tower Plaza. This year's event will include free family activities, food trucks, and live music. Join the Mayor and Council of Gilbert in this tradition as they light the Gilbert Water Tower to kick off the holiday season.

November 28th, 2022 6pm – 8pm

45 W. Page Avenue, Gilbert, AZ

Riparian After Dark


The Riparian Preserve comes alive with a holiday glow! Stroll around the walkways at the Riparian at Water Ranch with thousands of holiday lights and displays at every turn. This is a rare opportunity for those who appreciate nature to experience the thrill of night time at the Preserve

Dec 9th - 20th, 2022

2757 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ

Breakfast with Santa


HDSouth Museum

The morning will feature a delicious hot breakfast as well as holiday themed crafts and activities which includes story time, ornament making, cookie decorating and face painting just to name a few. And of course, they will have a visit from Santa himself

December 3rd, 2022

10 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ

Christmas on Comstock


Comstock Drive in Gilbert just may have the best neighborhood Christmas lights display in Arizona! Make some hot cocoa, gather up the family, and come see it for yourself this holiday season.

East Comstock Drive in the Higley Groves neighborhood includes 13 houses that go all out with a combined 110,000 light display in addition to over 300 strobe lights. The sight is so impressive that it won ABC’s ‘Great Christmas Light Fight” in 2016

December 1st - 31st, 2022

Enter from Cole Drive, East Bound ONLY of Elliot Road

3702 East Comstock Drive, Gilbert, AZ

A Christmas Carol


Hale Theatre

December 1 st – December 26th, 2022

A Hale Holiday Classic! Our spectacular, heart-warming version of Dickens’ classic tale of redemption is magically brought to life. This production is rich with traditional carols, stunning costumes, and memorable characters that are guaranteed to enrich the holiday season for you and your family. Now celebrating its 20th year in Gilbert!

50 West Page Avenue, Gilbert, AZ

Mother Nature's Farm annual snow day


Bring your mittens and a snow tube, grab your friends and neighbors to come join the fun at Mother Nature's Farm. Events include the Snow Hill, Hayride, Spider Web Crawl, Straw Bale Maze, Santa and the animals.

They also have fresh cut Douglas Firs and Noble Firs for sale. Bring the family for the hunt for the perfect tree for your holidays!

Saturday, December 10th, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

1663 E. Baseline Rd. Gilbert, AZ


Lights on the Farm


Lights at the Farm at Vertuccio Farms is Arizona’s largest walk-through synchronized Christmas light show. Ten acres of festive light displays. Keep time with popular Christmas songs, guaranteed to spread Christmas cheer. The farm has a Skating Rink!! The skating rink is made of an “NHL grade” synthetic surface and will definitely be one thing you will want to try during your time at the Farm

November 23rd – December 30th, 2022

4011 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ

Pratt Brothers Holiday Spectacular


Pratt Brothers Christmas & Holiday Spectacular will be Arizona’s premier light show and family experience during the holiday season. This one-of-a-kind experience will bring families a night filled with a never-before-seen light show, a revolutionary train ride and live entertainment. This groundbreaking experience will perfectly blend old and new traditions that will bring people of all ages together. Be sure the read the story behind the event in the Gilbert City Lifestyle, December 2022 issue

November 18th, 2022 – January 1st, 2023

1 Legacy Drive, Mesa, AZ

Arizona Lights the Night


There are over a million lights and hundreds of different displays throughout this drive-thru in Mesa

Because giving is better than receiving, each year, we take pride in giving back to the community! A portion of all proceeds from Arizona Lights In The Night will go to local children’s charities.

November 23rd, 2022 – January 8th, 2023

1901 N.  Alma School Road,  Mesa, AZ

Tumbleweed Tree Lighting & Parade of Lights

Downtown Chandler

Some things are simply synonymous with the holidays — pumpkin pie, peppermint mochas, gingerbread houses, and of course, the City of Chandler’s Annual Tumbleweed Tree Lighting and Parade of Lights.

3 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ

Ballet Etudes presents “The Nutcracker”

Chandler Center for the Arts

A feast for the eyes and ears with colorful costumes paired with Tchaikovsky’s original score, Ballet Etudes' 36th annual production of The Nutcracker is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with the entire family. Let Clara's magical journey surround you as she encounters life-size mice, swirling snowflakes, dancing confections, and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Two Weekends! 

November 25th - 27th, 2022  &  December 2nd - 4th, 2022

250 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ

35th Annual Spirit of Christmas

Chandler Center for the Arts

Tempe Dance Academy presents its 35th Annual Spirit of Christmas Show at Chandler Center for the Arts. This holiday tradition is hosted by Mark Hart. The Spirit of Christmas is an energetic variety show featuring a cast of more than 100 dancers, singers, a horse and carriage, special guest performers, and a champion hoop dancer.

Two Weekends

December 10th - 11th, 2022  & December 17th - 18th, 2022

250 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ

Christmas at Schnepf Farm

Queen Creek

Schnepf Farms becomes a winter wonderland, complete with a skating rink, World of Illumination train ride, reindeer hayrides, and mini-golf. To top if all off, the East Valley farm even has the world’s largest inflatable Christmas-themed obstacle course.

November 25th – December 24th, 2022

24810 E. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, AZ

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