Holiday Events in Phoenix

You don’t need frigid winter weather to get in the spirit of the season. Enjoy holiday events in Phoenix, including concerts and performances, outdoor ice-skating rinks, open air shopping markets and festivals, twinkling light displays and even a few places to watch it snow in the desert.


Arizona Vegan Fest

Come enjoy the best vegan cuisine Phoenix has to offer, all in one place. Gather with fellow vegans and vegetarians, exhibitors, and vendors. The festival will also feature live music, live cooking demonstrations, yoga classes and more.

Centennial Plaza

9875 N 85th Ave Peoria, AZ

December 22, 2018 to December 23, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM


Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams

Arizona Cardinals

1 Cardinals Drive Glendale, AZ

December 23, 2018

Time: 2:05 PM


Phoenix Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Join Phoenix Ballet and internationally recognized dance stars Madison Penney, Tia Wenkman, Bel Pickering, Tegan Chou, Misha Broderick, Basia Rhoden and more, along with top students from the acclaimed Master Ballet Academy as they present Slawomir Wozniak’s magical holiday classic, The Nutcracker.

Orpheum Theatre

203 W Adams St Phoenix, AZ

Dates: December 20 – 23, 2018


6th Street Market in Downtown Tempe

The 6th Street Market is a weekly market highlighting the uniquely fantastic selection of Arizona-made goods in Downtown Tempe. This weekly event is the perfect blend of local artisans and makers, live music, food and community. This season Food In Root will operate alongside 6th Street Market, adding a fresh food component to the market.

6th Street Park

24 E 6th St Tempe, AZ

December 23, 2018 to April 14, 2019

Recurring weekly on Sunday

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM