Thanksgiving in Phoenix

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Phoenix on November 22 by working up an appetite at a 5K race—or just diving into these delicious brunch and dinner offerings.


CitySkate Ice Rink

CitySkate at CityScape Phoenix, the Valley’s largest and most visited outdoor holiday ice rink presented by APS, returns to Downtown Phoenix on Nov. 23 and is focused on bringing the community together with the debut of the new Unity Tree, festive art installations and the “Skate It Forward” philanthropic series.

CityScape Phoenix

1 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ

November 23, 2018 to January 6, 2019


Zoo Lights

ZooLights is a magical event that will illuminate your holiday season. The nightly evening viewings feature millions of lights, hundreds of sparkling displays throughout the zoo and more activities and performances. This year, enjoy the Dinosaurs in the Desert exhibit with life-size dinos around the park, plus a nightly snowfall and festive food and drinks.

Phoenix Zoo

455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park Phoenix, AZ

November 21, 2018 to January 13, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by live music from the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.

Phoenix Symphony Hall

1 N. 1st St Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ

November 23, 2018 to November 25, 2018


Christmas at the Princess

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the splendor of the season at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Witness the resort transform into an enchanting winter wonderland during our Ninth Annual Christmas at the Princess festival.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

7575 E. Princess Drive Scottsdale, AZ

November 21, 2018 to December 31, 2018


Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade

Nothing says the holidays like a parade! Kick off your holiday season right and join us in Downtown Tempe for the 24th Annual Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade.  Take a selfie with Santa, get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Holiday Market, enjoy live entertainment and watch the streets of Downtown Tempe as they light up with festive décor.

Downtown Tempe – Mill Avenue & Lake Districts

Tempe, AZ

November 23, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Miracle on 34th Street

Based on the beloved classic film, Miracle on 34th Street tells the tale of last-minute Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Santa-replacement Kris Kringle, who may or may not be THE Santa Claus, and the people who take him in.

Arizona Broadway Theatre

7701 W. Paradise Lane Peoria, AZ

November 23, 2018 to December 29, 2018

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday