Phoenix Holiday Lights 2019

    Whether you have the in-laws in town for the holidays or are looking for a festive activity to do with the family, Phoenix is home to some extravagant light displays and festivals.

    From drive-thru light shows to holiday train rides to a wild walk through the zoo, here are some of the top light displays around the Valley.

    Glendale Glitters

    November 29th – January 2nd

    N 58th Ave & W Glendale Ave
    Glendale, AZ 85301

    Glendale Glitters offers free admission and free parking shuttles. Visitors will find their traditional festival favorites, including holiday entertainment, food, seasonal gifts, a children’s snowfield, holiday storytelling, a Home Depot Kids Workshop and, the big guy himself, Santa Claus.
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    World of Illumination

    Glendale and Tempe

    November 21st – January 5th

    6797 N 93rd Ave
    Glendale, AZ

    2200 W. Alameda Dr.
    Tempe, AZ

    Each show is a mile-long course with two million LED lights, displays, and tunnels that have been synchronized to holiday tunes that play via the radio. The Glendale show features a large animated showman while the Tempe show’s highlight is an LED tunnel, dubbed “Santa’s Portal.”

    Admission is $22.99 per vehicle on weekdays (Monday – Thursday), $32.99 per vehicle on weekends and holidays (Friday – Sunday), and $40 per vehicle at the entrance.
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    Lights of the World

    November 22nd – January 12

    19601 W Broadway Rd.
    Buckeye, AZ 85326

    Lights of the World is billed as one of the largest Chinese Lantern Festivals in North America. The show features 75 larger-than-life illuminated displays of popular landmarks, including the U.S. Capitol Building, Big Ben, Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Parthenon, and the Taj Mahal, as well as more festive backdrops with dinosaurs, zoo animals, pandas, and ocean creatures. There are also live shows, including a sea lion show (Dec. 19 – Jan. 12), carnival rides, crafts, and authentic food.

    Admission to Lights of the World is $15-$18 per person. Parking at the Arizona State Fairgrounds is $10 (cash only). Carnival rides, crafts, and food are additional costs. Lights of the World is open Thursday – Sunday from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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    Lights at the Farm

    Vertuccio Farms

    November 22nd – January 10th

    4011 S. Power Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85212

    Vertuccio Farms’ “Lights at the Farm” boasts two million lights made up of tunnels and displays synchronized to music and spread across 10 acres. Some of the highlights include three ceramic elves, an 10-foot snowman, and a bubble Christmas tree. They also have reindeer, miniature golf, and a nativity scene.

      • Sunday – Thursday

      • 5:30-10:00pm
      • Admission: $10 online, $12 at the gate
      • Skating Rink: $8 per person
      • Friday – Saturday

      • 5:30-10:30pm
      • Admission: $10 online, $12 at the gate
      • Skating Rink: $8 per person

    Children 2 and under are FREE

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    Christmas at the Princess

    Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

    November 26th – December 31st

    7575 East Princess Drive
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255

    Christmas at the Princess is one of the premier holiday events around the Valley! Board the Princess Express to see 4.5 million lights and lighted figurines around the Scottsdale resort’s lagoon. Or visit the resort’s Enchanted Plaza to see its four-story Christmas tree with 70,000 LED lights twinkle to 18 Christmas songs. Also in the plaza is a nightly animated show projected onto the resort’s facade. They also have “S’moresland” with a Ferris wheel, polar slide, carousel, fire pits and s’mores-roasting kits (additional fee); an ice rink (additional fee), a Build-A-Bear pop up (additional fee). New this year is “Winterland,” which will feature a 17-foot tunnel covered in white lights, an ice bar, igloo, live music, and cocktails.

    There are a few different admission costs to pay attention to because admission includes parking at the resort. It is $55 per vehicle to self-park and $85 to valet park. Both include up to six activity wristbands, which include entrance to S’moresland and its activities, the Princess Express train ride, and the shows in the Enchanted Plaza. Individual wristbands, including those who get dropped off at the resort, are $30. Those who spend at least $75 at the resort’s restaurants or bars will receive valet parking and up to six wristbands.

    Here are the additional costs to know: ice skating is $25 per person and skate rentals are $7; the s’mores-making kits are $25; the Build-A-Bear workshop is extra; and food, drinks, and gifts are additional costs.

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    Phoenix Zoo Lights

    Glow Wild

    November 27th – January 19th

    7575 East Princess Drive
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255

    Zoo Lights at the Phoenix Zoo is one of the staple holiday traditions in Phoenix! People can walk along the zoo’s trails and see two million lights and hundreds of animated and lighted animal figurines strung high in the trees and placed along the zoo’s pathways, watch the “Music in Motion” show along the lake where lights are synchronized to music, ride a camel (extra fee), or see a shortened version of “Polar Express” in a 4-D Theater (extra fee). This year’s theme is “Glow Wild.”

    One of the newest additions for 2019 is the “Wildlife Lantern Safari,” where 60 illuminated animal sculptures — monkeys, meerkats, African elephants, hippos, and lions — have been placed along the Arizona Trail near the lion and rhino habitats. Other new displays include the “orangutan arch” along the bridge before the zoo’s entrance and a 60-foot lighted tunnel that is good for selfies. This year’s “Music in Motion” show features “Clocks” by Coldplay and “Deck the Halls Dub” by PumpYouUp.

    Value tickets are $12.95 for members and $14.95 for non-members, and are available on Nov. 27-28, Dec. 1-5, 9-12, 16-19, and Jan. 1-19, 2020. “Any Night” tickets are $17.95 for members and $19.95 for non-members. The carousel, camel rides, 4D Theater, Stingray Bay, and Polar Slide are all additional costs, and vary between $2-$6.

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