Come out and support local musicians on the rise, enjoy special events or take in the latest offerings from various retailers. At Desert Ridge Marketplace, there’s something for everyone. See our list of events planned for December here.


Holiday LEGO® Building Competition

Saturday, December 9

Across from Justice in The District, 3-5pm

LEGO® lovers of all ages are invited to show off their brick building skills at the Holiday LEGO® Building Competition on December 9, from 3pm-5pm. Cactus Brick Builders will host 4 LEGO® build contests each with a special challenge and theme.

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Cactus Brick LEGO® Gallery

Now – December 10

The District near Starbucks and across from American Eagle Outfitter

Experience the “world” of Legos at the Holiday LEGO® gallery. Desert Ridge Marketplace has teamed up with Cactus Brick Builders to show off their intricate LEGO® builds. Stop by and meet the builders during weekend gallery hours to learn their tips and tricks.

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Jazz in The Courtyard

Sunday, December 10

Barnes & Noble Courtyard, 12-2pm

Sit back, relax or dance the afternoon away to jazz featuring talented members of Paradise Valley Community College. Enjoy light bites, refreshments and giveaways!

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Holiday Tree Auction

Saturday, December 16

The District Stage, 10am-4pm

Desert Ridge Marketplace is partnering with Steve Levine Entertainment to host a Holiday Tree Auction benefitting Crowns of Courage. Your favorite retailers, restaurants and sports teams will display their festive trees showcasing ornaments, gift cards, merchandise and discounts. Each tree will have a minimum value of $100! The trees can be won during the live auction at The District Stage!

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Christmas Angel Tree

Now – December 20

The District near Dave & Buster’s

This great Phoenix tradition has been providing children in need with Christmas smiles for over 30 years. Support the Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree located in front of Dave & Buster’s and make a BIG difference in the life of a child this Christmas!

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Season of Gifting

December 1 – December 31

This holiday season, we wanted to say thank you! Desert Ridge Marketplace is helping you celebrate by covering your bill.

Share your holiday finds

#DRMgifts #wherelifehappens

Like Santa’s Elves working hard at the North Pole, Desert Ridge Marketplace team members will be working behind the scenes to cover your purchase throughout the month of December. Offer valid while funds are available. Must be 18 or older to be eligible. Participants will be selected at random December 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017. Regular terms and conditions apply.


Win Tickets to See Katy Perry!

December 1 – December 31

Enter-to-win a pair of tickets to see Katy Perry at Gila River Arena for her “Witness” World Tour on January 19, 2018.

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Holiday Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Wednesday, December 6, 13 and 20

The District – AMC Lawn, 5-7pm

Mrs. Claus is making a stop at Desert Ridge Marketplace for the annual holiday storytime. Children and families are invited to enjoy favorite holiday stories, hot cocoa, holiday activities and more!

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Holiday Classics in The Courtyard

Thursday, December 7 & 28

Barnes & Noble Courtyard, 5:30pm-8pm

Grab your friends and family and rediscover childhood favorites this holiday season with beloved holiday films on the new big screen! Sit back, relax and enjoy the film while reclining in the brand-new Adirondack seating. Plus, enjoy great deals and discounts at Desert Ridge Marketplace restaurants.

Movie Lineup:

Thursday, December 7 – A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 28 – Elf

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Nightly Shows & Snow

Now – Sunday, December 31

AMC Lawn

Desert Ridge Marketplace is transformed into a living snow globe with nightly snowfall at 7pm and 8pm every evening (except Christmas Day). Watch it snow every hour on the hour starting at 11am until 8pm on Christmas Eve. Plus, enjoy holiday shows featuring local Paradise Valley community groups throughout the season.

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Live Music

Every Friday and Saturday Night

The District Stage, 7-10pm

Stop by The District Stage every Friday and Saturday night. Starting at 7pm to watch local, up-and-coming bands perform like Sonoran Swing Band, The Caribbean Cruisers, Peppermint James and more.

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