Dog/Puppy playdate in the Gardens

Dogs’ Day in the Garden

  • Desert Botanical Garden
    1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ
  • January 20, 2018
  • Phone: (480) 941-1225
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Price: $4 per dog plus Garden admission

Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden. Go for a walk on Garden trails, participate in dog yoga, meet other dog lovers, and heel for photo opportunities. Learn about local dog-related nonprofits, shop and enjoy samples with your pup, and experience hands-on, canine-themed activities. Don’t miss this tail-wagging good time!

Disney on Ice!!!

Disney on Ice! Follow Your Heart

  • Talking Stick Resort Arena
    201 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ
  • January 19, 2018 to January 21, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Time: Times vary by day
  • Price: Check website for details

Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and The Toy Story gang.

Educational Fun-Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs in the Desert

  • Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
    455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park Phoenix, AZ
  • January 19, 2018 to April 30, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 286-3800
  • Time: See website for Zoo hours
  • Price: Adults $24.95; Children 3-13 $14.95

23 prehistoric creatures have descended onto the Zoo’s Desert Lives Trail. This will be an unforgettable self-guided expedition into the land of the lost you won’t want to miss.

Westgate- Entertainment

Skate Westgate
Nov. 22 through Jan. 8
A real ice rink! More about Skate Westgate.

Skate Westgate Icebreaker & Holiday Tree Lighting
Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight
A professional skating performance followed by the lighting of Westgate’s 33-foot holiday tree and Santa’s official arrival. At 7 p.m. it will magically snow for the first time and Skate Westgate will open. Santa will be available for photos from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The ice rink will be open until midnight. Free admission, skating fees apply.

Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 25 to Dec. 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Enjoy horsetodrawn carriage rides around Westgate Entertainment District at WaterDance Plaza.

Free Westgate Nightly Snowfall at Fountain Park
Nov. 22 to Dec. 31 (excludes Thanksgiving Day) at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Free Visits with Santa Claus at Fountain Park
Nov. 22 to  Dec. 24 (except for Thanksgiving Day)
Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m.
Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.
Select weekdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Christmas Eve from noon to 5 p.m.
Every child who visits Santa receives a free gift (while supplies last) and free downloadable photos. Print packages are available for purchase (prices vary). Check online for Santa’s full schedule.

Free Chabad West Valley Menorah Lighting at Fountain Park
Dec. 28 at 5 p.m.
Celebrate Hanukkah with a Grand Menorah lighting complete with activities, raffle prizes, games for children and live entertainment. Traditional light bites and latkes will be served.

Westgate Entertainment District, Glendale
In 2016: November 22 – December 28

Mesa Arts Festival


Box Office & Registration:

One East Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201


MCA Museum:

Click Here For
Museum Hours

Kick off the holidays at Mesa Arts Center and experience this fun and exciting community event!


The 2016 Mesa Arts Festival is the premier place to find unique gifts for the holidays! The annual festival will feature original works of art for sale from local, regional and national artists in various mediums; live entertainment showcasing local and national talent on two stages; live artist demonstrations; Family Activity Area and an array of culinary delights.


Event Admission and Parking are FREE!

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