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Holiday Lights at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, Scottsdale

Scottsdale Holiday Events In December

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and with so much to do in Scottsdale this time of year, you’ll never be bored!

Here are some Scottsdale holiday events taking place December 2011:

2011 Holiday Pet Festival

Holiday Pet Show at WestWorld

This is the largest holiday pet event in Arizona. If you’re looking for a new baby to call your own, you’ll find hundreds of animals here. If not, there will still be plenty of activities, demonstrations and exhibitions that are fun for you and your pets alike.

For more information, visit the Holiday Pet Festival’s website.

[stextbox id="grey"]2011 Holiday Pet Festival
Saturday, December 3rd
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Rd.[/stextbox]


Holiday Harmony

Holiday Harmony is the city’s annual holiday “tree lighting” event. This is a free event and fun for the whole family. There will be live performances, interactive booths and, of course, a visit from Santa — as well as some snow! The Mayor will be lighting the tree at 6:15 p.m.

For more information, visit Scottsdale’s website.

[stextbox id="grey"]Holiday Harmony
Sunday, December 4th
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Mall
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.[/stextbox]


Holiday Art Show

Holiday Art Show Seniors

The Holiday Art Show at the Via Linda Senior Center features the talent and creativity of local artists enrolled in the City of Scottsdale’s recreation classes. In addition to the art on display, local jazz group APEXX will be performing, and refreshments will be served. While the event is free to the public, they do ask that you bring a canned food item to donate to the Vista Del Camino Food Bank.

[stextbox id="grey"]Holiday Art Show
Thursday, December 8th
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Via Linda Senior Center. 10440 E. Via Linda[/stextbox]


Holiday Lights at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park

McCormick LightsHoliday Lights at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park will be on display every night, except for Christmas Eve and Day from December 9th to December 30th. However, this event has more than just lights; there will be a train and carousel rides for $2 (children under 3 ride for free), and opening night festivities include a tree light ceremony and a visit from Santa, who will be at the park through December 23.

For more information, visit the Railroad Park’s website.

[stextbox id="grey"]Holiday Lights at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park
December 9 – 30 (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
McCormick Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Rd. [/stextbox]


New Years Eve Party at the Montelucia Resort and Spa

If you’re looking to ring in the new year with style and grace, look no further than the Montelucia Resort and Spa’s New Years Eve party. The Montelucia New Years package includes two nights of luxury accommodations, one 50-minute detoxifying treatment, a bottle of Champagne delivered to your room upon arrival, two tickets to the NYE party and a complimentary resort fee. The package is valid through January 1, 2012. Rates from $399 per night.

For more information, visit Montelucia’s website.

[stextbox id="grey"]New Years Eve Party at the Montelucia Resort and Spa
December 31, 2011
7 p.m.
4949 E. Lincoln Dr.[/stextbox]