Fluffy white flakes fell from the sky this week and we were all filled with cozy holiday cheer at the sight of it. It sparked a desire to decorate, drink peppermint flavored drinks and drive around town looking for the best holiday light displays. Lucky for you we are willing to share these finds so you can get in the spirit, too.
Desert Botanical Garden’s Las Noches de las Luminarias is a more subtle event. 8,000 hand-lit lanterns line the walkways of the garden while food and live entertainment happens nightly. It’s just enough to get anyone in the mood. Holiday mood, that is.
The McCormick-Stillman Railroad park is a great place to take the kiddos this holiday season. With amazing light displays, a train ride around the park and high school volunteers dressed as your kids’ favorite television and movie characters (not speaking from experience, or anything), this is an event to remember. You can even wait in line to see Santa….if the evil dream shattering snow b**** didn’t already ruin the magic for your wee ones.
Glendale Glitters lights up 16 blocks of Downtown Glendale this year and it’s free, free, free to see! There are even shuttles running from 4:30 – 10:30 so you can take it all in.
Finally, if you don’t want to have to plan for such a night out, AZ Central has compiled this comprehensive map of all the great spots in Phoenix to see neighborhood lights. Just click on the lightbulb to see just what is in store for you… like a treasure hunt, but the prize is way easier to find. The best part? you don’t need to get out of your car.