Resort winter wonderlands, farm-fresh season’s eatings and millions of glittering lights will put some serious sparkle in your season. These are just a few of the delights Scottsdale has in store for you and yours. And best of all, their sunny skies and warm winter temperatures mean you can enjoy all the season’s finest offerings without a snow shovel in sight.
Experience five-diamond luxury with a holiday twist! Every December, some of Scottsdale’s finest resorts transform into enchanting winter wonderlands, swathed in all the splendor of the season. Musical Christmas trees, larger-than-life gingerbread houses and breakfast with Santa are just a few of the season’s highlights.
From the streets of Old Town which are decked out in their sparkling holiday finest, to shopping centers, the Waterfront and miniature railroad park, Scottsdale is aglow with holiday lights. And just a short drive away, Arizona’s largest drive-thru holiday extravaganza features millions of lights synchronized to holiday tunes.
Scottsdale’s stages are bustling with long-time favorites and innovative new shows this holiday season. Traditionalists will love the Arizona Ballet’s magical performance of “The Nutcracker.” Those who want to add some humor to the holidays can take in a performance of “Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold.”
Festivals & Events
Get your glow on at Scottsdale’s seasonal festivals and events, including Scottsdazzle – a month-long celebration of all things holiday! Enjoy tree lightings and sing-a-longs, giant art installations, Santa Wine Arounds and the Feliz Navidad Fiesta.
Dining in Scottsdale during the holidays is a delicious journey through menus that plait your traditional favorite dishes with indigenous Sonoran Desert ingredients. Think Southwest herb-roasted turkey, coffee-rubbed bison tenderloin or creamy green chili crab mac ‘n’ cheese – and that’s just for starters!
Discover all the reasons why “Yule Love Scottsdale for the Holidays” here!