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Holiday Festivals, Parades and Tree Lighting Events in Maricopa County Arizona

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

There are a plethora of great holiday festivals going on throughout Maricopa County Arizona for the 2010 holiday season. So get out and make some memories! Here are some highlights of unique and fun events to experience this holiday season:

Tempe Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade
Saturday, November 27th | Mill Avenue District unveils its Winter Wonderland themed season with the glittering lights of the Opening Night Parade; visit Santa Claus, watch the official Tempe Tree Lighting ceremony and enjoy some great holiday shopping.

Gilbert’s Holiday Nights of Lights
Thursday, December 2nd | Experience the lighting of the town’s 28 foot Christmas tree and lights display, a visit from Santa and go skating on the green skating rink made of eco-friendly synthetic hybrid ice.

Queen Creek Hometown Christmas
Friday, December 3rd | Experience the feeling of a small town community, visit with Santa, do crafts with the kids, watch live entertainment on-stage, shop with vendors and eat some great food!

Chandler Parade of Lights and Tumbleweed Tree Lighting
Saturday Dec 4th | Take a picture with Santa at Santa’s House, enjoy the parade and the lighting of the most unique Christmas tree ever made of tumbleweeds!

Phoenix Electric Light Parade
Saturday Dec 4th | This year’s theme for the parade is “Through the Eyes of a Child” and onlookers can come early to see Santa Claus and view the judging of the parade displays, some with over 50,000 lights!

Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade
December 4th | Enjoy all the “home-town” festivities along with this year’s “Around the World” themed parade.

Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale
Friday December 10th – January 1st
Kick off the season with a tree lighting event, visit Santa and take a train ride through this winter wonderland of unique lights displays.

Scottsdale Holiday Harmony Snow and Glow
Saturday December 11th | Enjoy the beautiful tree lighting, live performances, interactive booths, visit Santa, eat, drink and be merry!

Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade
Saturday Dec 11th | Continuing the theme of Winter Wonderland, Tempe Town Lake hosts a distinctive holiday event with over 50 boats specially lit up for the holiday season. The annual light show will also happen on the METRO Tempe Town Lake Bridge.

Queen Creek Christmas Car Show
Saturday Dec 11th | This is a great event with vintage, classic and collectible car show benefits children that are less fortunate by collecting toys for Christmas.

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Music in the Garden Fall Concert Series

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Imagine wandering through garden trails surrounded by beautiful flowering desert plants, cactus, and trees when suddenly the sound of music catches your ear and you are drawn into another plane of experience with the blending of its melodies. The music seems to naturally accent the garden’s beauty creating an altogether unique experience. It is wonderful to live in an area where preservation of our local natural habitats and plant-life are of such high importance, and where music is continually expressed and enjoyed. The Desert Botanical Garden not only houses some very unique and beautiful plants, flowers and trees, but also hosts events that everyone in the community can enjoy. Every Friday evening throughout the fall season, the Music in the Garden Fall Concert Series brings together fabulous musicians from Arizona and across the US who perform in this distinctively beautiful setting.

Upcoming Fall 2010 Season of Performances:

Oct 22nd: Pat Roberts and the Heymakers (Rockabilly/Swing)

Oct. 29th: Ambicion (Latin/Conjunto)

Oct. 30th: Quetzal Guerrero and the Warriors (Latin/Soul/Jazz)
*Special Engagement concert on Saturday Oct 30th.

Nov. 5th: Estun-Bah (Native American Flute/Hoop Dance)

Nov 12th: Hot Birds and the Chili Sauce (Motown-Inspired/Blues)

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