Photo courtesy of Desert Ridge Marketplace

Desert Ridge Marketplace is kickstarting the festive season in grand style! Mark your calendars for Monday, Nov. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and be prepared for an enchanting evening filled with holiday magic and brand-new holiday decor for 2023.

Here’s a taste of the yuletide festivities awaiting you:
• At 6:15 p.m. sharp, witness the grand illumination of the new holiday tree, strategically placed near Jin Jia Chinese Cuisine and Barnes & Noble.
• Jam out with live entertainment by Funergy at The District Stage, plus immerse yourself in the LED Drum Line Performance and a heartwarming Holiday Show by the acclaimed Scottsdale Conservatory.
• Catch the first magical snowfall of the season, happening at The District Stage at both 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
• Grab the kids and capture memories with a free professional Santa photo near AMC Theatres. Bonus: Funergy is handling the digital photo distribution, so you’ll easily get your festive snaps via phone or email. And hey, if you prefer a selfie with Santa, go right ahead! (Note: No on-site printing available).
• Spot strolling holiday characters spreading cheer and join in for a free festive craft session!
• And there’s more festive fun awaiting you…

Worried about the crowd? The event is free and open to everyone, but remember, activities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and only while supplies last.

For a hassle-free experience, guests are advised to enter and exit the property from Deer Valley Road to dodge potential congestion on Tatum Boulevard. Given that the holiday events are spread throughout The District, consider parking closer to where you plan to conclude your merry evening.

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