FULL LIST OF HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

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Start:
November 20
End:
December 29
Location:
Inside The District
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FA LA LA… FREE FESTIVE FUN

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH FREE EVENTS, FESTIVE ART IN VIBRANT SHADES, NIGHTLY SNOWFALL, GIVEAWAYS & MORE!

From our Annual Tree Lighting to Nightly Snowfall to festive photo ops in vibrant shades, Desert Ridge Marketplace is decked out with holiday cheer. Wander through a whimsical wonderland, where you can snap dazzling shots, catch festive feels and check off your holiday shopping list.

Nightly Snowfall

NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 31*
NEAR COPPER BLUES LIVE, 7PM & 8PM

Watch as snow magically falls from the sky, turning Desert Ridge Marketplace into a living snow globe. Experience snowfall every evening at 7pm and 8pm near Copper Blues Live! Plus, enjoy snowfalls every hour from 11am-8pm on Christmas Eve.

For more details visit HERE.

*Excludes Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Free Photos with Santa

FIRST 3 FRIDAYS IN DECEMBER – 12/2, 12/9  & 12/16
NEAR AMC THEATRES, 6PM-7:30PM

Santa is making a special appearance in The District on the first three Fridays in December. Snap a free digital holiday photo for the season.

*Photos are available on a first come, first serve basis. Funergy will be managing the photo capture and distribution. Guests are able to snap their own photo as well.

Christmas In Color

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 31
THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT 

The District is decked out with festive photo ops in vibrant shades launching on Tuesday, Novemeber 22 during the Holiday Tree Lighting!

Featuring: 

  • Nutcracker Nights – 6 massive Nutcrackers stand 4’-10’ tall near H&M
  • Starry & Bright – Our 20’ long star tunnel is back near Dave & Buster’s
  • Illuminated Spheres – Over 100 light spheres create an illuminated canopy of color near H&M and Victoria’s Secret PINK
  • Holiday Tree – Our 40’ tall holiday tree lights up our main entrance and makes for the perfect seasonal shot
  • Vibrant Backdrop – Snap the perfect seasonal photo near AMC Theatres with our festive backdrop

*Recommended viewing time at sunset or after dark once lights are illuminated

Strolling Holiday Entertainment in The District

Saturday, December 3 from 3pm-5pm – Frosty The Snowman and Elf Handler

Sunday, December 11 from 12pm-2pm – The Grinch

It’s Snowing Every Hour!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24
NEAR AMC THEATRES, 11AM-8PM

Enjoy magical snow all day long! On Christmas Eve, it will snow every hour on the hour starting at 11am until 8pm near AMC Theatres inside The District.

Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree

NOVEMBER 17 – DECEMBER 22
NEAR DAVE & BUSTER’S

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Help fulfill the Christmas wishes of more than 50,000 children in Arizona. Stop by the Christmas Angel Tree located by The District Stage, pick a tag, shop and donate a gift for a child in need. See a Salvation Army volunteer near Dave & Buster’s or visit salvationarmyphoenix.org to learn more.

EVENTS THAT HAVE PASSED

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT, 6PM-8PM

The District lights up for the first time this season as Desert Ridge Marketplace hosts the ultimate holiday celebration and unveils, Christmas in Color, a collection of festive photo ops in vibrant shades.

  • Live Entertainment by Funergy at The District Stage
  • LED Drum Line Performance and a Holiday Show by Scottsdale Conservatory
  • First Snowfall of The Season in The Courtyard at 7PM + 8PM
  • Photos with Santa and Favorite Holiday Characters Including The Grinch and Mrs. Claus
  • Make Your Own Holiday Ornament
  • Reindeer Games
  • & More

For more details and a map click HERE. 

*Activities available while supplies last
*Tree will be lit at 6:15PM