The holidays are here, and Scottsdale is ablaze with festive cheer! From twinkling neighborhoods and dazzling resorts to immersive light shows and whimsical displays, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this desert wonderland. So grab your hot cocoa, bundle up, and get ready to be dazzled by the season’s luminous magic.
Paradise Valley Drive: This iconic street transforms into a winter wonderland, with houses adorned in thousands of twinkling lights, candy cane lane markers, and inflatable snowmen. It’s a must-see for families and caroling enthusiasts.
McCormick Ranch: HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT MCCORMICK-STILLMAN RAILROAD PARK – Get ready for an enchanting winter journey aboard the Paradise & Pacific Railroad, where a mesmerizing holiday spectacle awaits you. Behold a magical world adorned with dazzling lights and captivating displays, creating a breathtaking winter wonderland. To fully immerse yourself in the festivities, take a delightful ride on the cherished Charros Carousel or savor the warmth of a comforting cup of hot cocoa from the charming Hartley’s General Store.
- Fairmont Scottsdale Princess: Step into a winter wonderland at the Princess, where millions of twinkling lights illuminate the resort grounds. Enjoy holiday carolers, roasting marshmallows by the fire, and festive treats.
- Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa: Immerse yourself in the “Gingerbread Wonderland” at the Hyatt, featuring gingerbread house displays, a holiday light maze, and festive activities for the whole family.
- The Phoenician: Experience a “Desert Wonderland” at The Phoenician, with dazzling light displays, live music, and festive dining options. Don’t miss the resort’s annual tree lighting ceremony, a true spectacle of holiday cheer.
- Enchant Christmas: Journey through a world of wonder at the Enchant Christmas light maze at Salt River Fields. Explore illuminated tunnels, whimsical creatures, and festive scenes, all set to enchanting music.
- Las Noches de las Luminarias: Experience the magic of thousands of paper bag luminarias illuminating Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. This free event offers live music, food trucks, and a festive atmosphere for all ages.
- Winter Wonderland Arizona: Witness a private residence transformed into a winter wonderland with over 250,000 lights synchronized to music. This free display is a true labor of love and a must-see for light enthusiasts.
Bonus Tip: Don’t forget to check out Scottsdale’s many golf courses, which often offer spectacular holiday light displays. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy a festive round under the twinkling lights.
So whether you’re a local looking for new holiday traditions or a visitor seeking a dazzling desert escape, Scottsdale’s holiday lights are sure to leave you mesmerized. So grab your loved ones, bundle up, and get ready to experience the magic of the season in this sparkling desert oasis!
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Happy holidays from Scottsdale!