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Free Arizona Christmas Light Displays

If there is one thing we love to do as a family during the Christmas season, it is to take a drive to look at as many Christmas Lights as we can handle. Even better than driving around aimlessly is knowing exactly where you can go to see some great lights for free. Below are a few amazing light displays in Arizona (mainly the Valley and Tucson) that are completely FREE!


Looking for a fun safe atmosphere to walk among an amazing light displays, with an International Nativity
Scene Exhibit and some beautiful music? The Annual Christmas Celebration at the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitor’s Center and Gardens should do the job!

Mesa Arizona Temple Christmas Reflection...Richard Webb

Nightly concerts start @ 7 pm each night until December 25th with a different group each night. Parking and admission are FREE!


If you are wanting a fun Christmas light show without having to get out of your car, you will love these amazing Christmas light displays programmed to music! You can find more information, fun facts and videos about each house at Arizona Christmas Lights Lights.

Photo from GilbertLights.com

You can find current displays at:

  • SanTan Village Children’s Play Area – Every night from 6 – 9 pm, now until December 23rd
  • Gilbert Lights – Located near Recker & Elliot – 4 residential homes, 45,000 lights and 2 snow machines!M
  • Gilbert – Located near Higley & Guadalupe – 28,000 lights
  • Gilbert – Located near Higley & Germann
  • Scottsdale – Near Union Hills and Tatum

Specific addresses for the above locations can be found on the Arizona Christmas Lights Map (near the top of the page).

AND if you are in the Tucson area you can do a drive over and sit in the comfort of your car to watch an amazing show of 40,000 lights timed to music put on by the Arizona Christmas Light Show.

Picture from Arizona Christmas Lights Show

Photo from Arizona Christmas Lights Show

Shows start nightly at 6:30pm. You can check out their Arizona Christmas Lights Flyer for more information. They are also supporting Toys for Tots and invite anyone who like to donate to bring a new, unwrapped toy.


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  2. heather 12/04/2014 at 10:33 pm

    I was just curious , winterHaven used to have the livestock pulling wagons, it was a family tradition. for many of years where can I go this year? that I might be able to keep the tradition going! I don’t want jeeps or bikes I want an old fashion haywagon ride, that makes the lights special! Tucson may not have snow but when you go on a wagon pulled by a team with sleigh bells , it just makes it , like u were riding in snow , please let me know if we have something like that in Tucson !! thnks

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