Fill Your Holiday Break With Memories

Monday, December 12, 2022
Fill Your Holiday Break With Memories

Congratulations! You’ve survived first semester. Looking for things to keep you busy this winter break? We’ve got you covered; from checking off things on your to do list, to local holiday events, or quick road trips, Arizona in December has a lot to offer with cooler temperatures and lots of sunshine.

Staying Home this Holiday Season?

  • Take a cooking class
  • Get organized - overhaul a closet, the pantry or the garage
  • Catch up on your favorite shows
  • Nestle in with a good book
  • Tackle a DIY project you’ve been eyeing

Looking for holiday events to get you in the spirit?

  • Phoenix ZooLights
    One of the valley’s most popular holiday events, tickets include entrance to Dinosaurs in the Desert.
  • Glendale Glitters
    Includes the Murphy Park lights and displays, performances in the amphitheater, the Hometown Christmas Parade, Movies by Moonlight, and additional events held by the downtown merchants.
  • Las Noches de las Luminarias - Desert Botanical Gardens longest running tradition
  • The classic Nutcracker ballet will be performed at various theaters in and around Phoenix including Chandler Center for the Arts, Phoenix Symphony Hall and the Orpheum Theater.

Low on Cash?

  • Using the Alltrails app, discover outdoorsy adventures including biking, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, rock climbing and more.
  • Gather friends and roast S'mores over a bonfire under the stars.
  • Visit a museum on one of the free admission days.
  • Spend an afternoon at Heritage Square
  • The scenic seven-mile loop around Tempe Town Lake is a great workout or casual stroll.

Want to Get Out of Town?

  • Take a trip to the snow - Flagstaff and the White Mountains both offer a winter wonderland for snow sports including skiing and sledding.
  • Arizona’s No. 1 tourist destination - The Grand Canyon - is considered one of the seven wonders of the world.
  • Head south and discover the authenticity of Tucson. With majestic mountains, delicious Mexican food and rich history, it’s definitely worth checking out.