December 2022 Events in and Around Scottsdale

December 2022 Events in and Around Scottsdale

  • 11/6/22
If you’re moving to Scottsdale – or if you’re already living in our beautiful city – and looking for things to do during December 2022, we have you covered. This list outlines some of the hottest places to go and things to see this month.

December 2022 Events in Scottsdale

Check out these can’t-miss December 2022 events in Scottsdale:
Here’s a closer look at each.

Scottsdazzle in Old Town Throughout December

Every December, Downtown Scottsdale transforms into a winter wonderland with Scottsdazzle. This year’s festival will feature visits from Santa, live music, holiday shopping, and much more.

ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo Throughout December

One of the Valley’s most popular holiday events, ZooLights features millions of lights, animal-themed light displays, Santa meet-and-greets, carousel rides, and much more.

Christmas at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Throughout December

Celebrate the holidays in style at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess. This luxurious resort offers a variety of Christmas-themed events, including a tree-lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, and a holiday concert series.

Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Throughout December

This popular Scottsdale park comes alive with holiday lights and decorations during the month of December. Visitors can take a train ride through the park, visit Santa’s workshop, and more.

Enchant at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Throughout December

Enchant is a one-of-a-kind Christmas event that features a massive maze, holiday lights, live entertainment, and more. This year’s event will be held at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

Immersive Nutcracker at Lighthouse Artspace Phoenix Throughout December

This immersive production of The Nutcracker will transport you into the world of ballet. Featuring interactive elements and live music, this is a must-see for any ballet lover.

Magical Christmas Journey at Verde Canyon Railroad Until December 24

Experience the magic of Christmas on board the Verde Canyon Railroad. This festive train ride features holiday decorations, carolers, hot cocoa, and more.

Scottsdale Sparkle Christmas at the Arizona Boardwalk December 2

Get into the holiday spirit at Scottsdale Sparkle Christmas. This family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, photos with Santa, a holiday market, and much more.

ZONA Music Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix on December 3

The ZONA Music Festival is a one-day music festival that features a variety of genres, including rock, pop, hip-hop, and EDM. This year’s festival will be held at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix.

Tiny Fest Southwest at WestWorld of Scottsdale December 3 and 4

Tiny Fest Southwest is a two-day festival that celebrates all things tiny. This year’s event will feature a variety of Tiny Houses, workshops, and more.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve at the Footprint Center December 4

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Phoenix with their Ghosts of Christmas Eve tour. This concert will feature holiday classics, as well as new music from their latest album.

Jingle Hike to Santa at Pinnacle Peak Park December 10

Join us for a festive hike to Santa at Pinnacle Peak Park. This family-friendly event will include holiday games, caroling, and a visit from Santa himself.

Van Gogh at Lighthouse Art Space December 14

This unique art exhibit will feature a selection of Van Gogh’s paintings, as well as a variety of interactive elements.

Arizona Paint Horse Show at WestWorld of Scottsdale December 29 through December 31

The Arizona Paint Horse Show is a three-day event that features some of the best paint horses in the state. This year’s show will be held at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Decadence 2022 at the Phoenix Raceway December 30 through January 1

End the year with a bang at Decadence 2022. This New Year’s Eve celebration will feature live music, fireworks, and much more.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess December 31

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. This luxurious resort will offer a variety of events, including a gala dinner, live music, and a midnight countdown.

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