Even though the Tempe area isn't known for white Christmases, there are certainly other ways to get into the spirit with many light displays in the area. Grab your loved ones and see the millions of lights keeping this special piece of the world glowing brightly.
Every holiday season, Downtown Glendale lights up with 1.5 million lights. This is the biggest free light show in the entire state of Arizona. Also be certain to check out downtown’s sweet vibe of mom-and-pop restaurants and very unique shops. Every weekend, expect a visit from Santa, enjoy the food trucks, and check out the critters at the petting zoo.
Historic Downtown Glendale, 5835 W. Palmaire Avenue, Glendale, glendaleaz.com/glitters,
6 to 10 p.m.
November 24 to January 6, free.
Come see the glimmer of The Phoenix Zoo glimmers when millions of lights are turned on. While the "real live" animals are resting, their lit up counterparts come to life next to camel rides and a carousel. Be sure to get a photo with Santa during a nightly snowfall at 7 p.m.
Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, phoenixzoo.org
5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
November 22 to January 14,
tickets start at $12.95.
Even if there is a little construction, Mesa Arizona Temple’s annual colorful light display can't be stopped! Luscious flower gardens, thousands and thousands of glorious lights, and a nativity scene are all included in this popular free event. You and your family can also check out the popular Christmas concert performances every night in December through Christmas.
Mesa Arizona Temple, 525 E. Main Street, Mesa, mesachristmaslights.com, 5 to 10 p.m. November 24 to December 31, free.
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