Christmas and Hanukah traditions take center stage at “Scottsdazzle” in Old Town Scottsdale!  The month long celebration includes all types of Holiday festivities from street caroling to the nightly lighting of a life-size menorah.

Walk along the Waterfront and revel in Scottsdale’s Public Art display of Reflection Rising and PRISMATIC.   Reflection Rising will awaken your senses with its snaking dance of color suspended over the water from Marshall Way all the way down to the Soleri Bridge!  Accolades to Los Angeles artist, Patrick Shearn, and Poetic Kinetics for this collaborative piece that is putting Scottsdale on the map!  After dark, be dazzled by the 25 giant prism sculptures strategically placed along the canal for a hands-on interactive experience.  RAW Design is the firm behind this beautiful artistry and immersive experience brought to us through the partnership of Canada’s Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and CREOS.

After viewing the holiday tree and public art installations enjoy the Canal Concerts  that take place the first four Saturdays of December from 7-8:30 p.m.  on the Soleri Bridge!  Admission is free and the schedule is:  The Phoenix Boys Choir on the 2nd, Campanillas as del Sol Handbell Ensemble on the 9th, the Phoenix Women’s Chorus on the 16th , and the finale on the 23rd by the robust MC6 A Cappella Choir!


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There will be free horse and carriage rides through Old Town during the special Gold Palette Artwalk on December 14th that runs between Main Street and 5th Avenue from 6:30 – 9 p.m.  You’ll bump into Santa Claus, the Ice Queen, dancing elves and strolling carolers between special artisan demonstrations, so put this one on your calendar!

What would this time of year be without the traditional live nativity scene to usher in Christmas? Lessons and Carols will host just that plus an adult Christmas choir on December 15th at 6:30 p.m.

The wee ones will enjoy the fairy festival on Sugar Plum Avenue on December 17th from 3-7 p.m.   and the entire family will enjoy the special exhibits at Scottsdale’s McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park on over 30-acres with lighted trees and ramadas,  train rides, 1950’s carousel rides and special live music events scheduled throughout the month of December.

There’s something for everyone and if you need to map it, the address is Scottsdale Waterfront Canal, 7150 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, 85251.  You can click here for the full schedule of fun festivities!

Looking to take a break from the holiday events and view some homes in the Scottsdale area? Contact The Matheson Team by simply filling out the form below!

Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team
RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255