In the Phoenix valley, winter is our main time of the year to get out and enjoy life. There are so many different festivals you can attend in December that choosing will be the hardest part!
This art festival ranks in the top 200 of the nation, and they will have up to 400 artist there. They also will be there rain or shine. There will be live entertainment and a Kids Innovation Station for kids to make some art of their own to take home.
Free Admission and Parking
This year I will be at the Holiday Pet Festival working with The Safety Collar. The more I learn about this festival the more I wish I was going to be there as an attendee! There will be tons of vendors and entertainment as well as contests and giveaways.
The town of Queen Creek holds a classic parade every year, and they have a large festival to go along with it afterward. There are tons of vendors and activities so you can enjoy some fun and get a little Christmas shopping done at the same time!
Every year the city of Chandler makes a huge Christmas tree from tumbleweeds. They have a tree lighting ceremony parade and festival to celebrate the start of the Christmas season to go along with it, all at Tumbleweed Park.
November 29 -30
Free Admission and Parking
Glendale Glitter isn’t called a Festival, but it sure is alot of fun! We have been to it a couple of times, sometimes we just looked at the lights and shopped and one year we went when they had all of the hot air balloons out, as well as rides, petting zoo and other fun stuff to see.
December 13 – 15
$10 Admission, Free Parking
I have been trying to go to this for a couple of years now, hopefully this time I will make it! They will have balloons lifting off in the morning, fireworks on Saturday night, and live entertainment. There is more information on their facebook page.
This art festival will have three days of performances and art displayed everywhere. There will also be a family zone for kids to make their own art. They also will have a wide array of food trucks along the street, so not only do you get to see art but also taste it!
$5 Child Admission, $7 Adult Admission
The Festival of Cheer will have a kids zone with 20 tons of snow for the kids to play with, there will also be crafts and pictures with Santa. Their main idea is to share different cultural versions of cheer, so there will be many different cultural booths and performances.
Most of the festivals I have listed are around the Phoenix valley. I didn’t even know where Somerton was until I looked it up (it’s in Yuma County) but a Tamale Festival was so cool that I just had to list it! I would love to go to this if we can make the drive down.
Right before Christmas the Casa Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will have a neat array of different unique gift items. There will also be a children’s section and “an eclectic mix of food vendors”.
What festivals will you be attending this year?