Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

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November 22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Inside The District

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting



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. Plus, it snows for the first time this season in The Courtyard near Copper Blues Live.


  • Lighting of the holiday tree at 6:15PM
  • 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 at the festive tinsel backdrop near AMC Theatres
  • Strolling Holiday Characters Including The Grinch and Mrs. Claus
  • Make Your Own Holiday Ornament near The Splash Pad*
  • Reindeer Games throughout The District
  • & More


*Event is free and open to the public
*Holiday tree will light right at 6:15PM
*Activities available on a first come, first serve basis and while supplies last.
*Snap a free digital holiday photo with Santa from 6pm-8pm near AMC Theatres. Funergy will be managing digital photo distirbution through phone or email.  You are welcome to snap your own photo. No printing on site.


Guests are encouraged to enter and exit the property from Deer Valley Rd to avoid any congestion on the west end. Event activities are positioned all throughout The District so park near where you plan to end your evening. See map for all activities below.