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This year, as the festive season fast approaches, Scottsdale is gleaming with joy and anticipation for the much-awaited return of its cherished holiday extravaganza – Scottsdazzle. Infused with new charm, vibrant décor, and scintillating entertainment, the event promises an unprecedented celebration for all.
Come November 25, the Scottsdale Waterfront will be aglow with the annual Sing-Along & Tree Lighting Ceremony. But that’s just the beginning. As the city joins hands with local businesses, the calendar is packed with over 40 captivating events continuing through the end of December.
Scottsdazzle stands out not only for its variety but also for its inclusivity. Many of these festivities are complimentary, making it easier for families to indulge in the holiday spirit without stretching their budget. Highlights of this season’s offerings include:
Sing-Along & Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 25, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.(Scottsdale Waterfront): Revel in holiday melodies, savor seasonal delights, and join Santa to light up the iconic Scottsdazzle tree. Free admission.
Meet Santa at the Market Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16 (Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market): A morning market bursting with festive joy where visitors can meet Santa. Free photos with Santa.
Scottsdazzle Stroll Dec. 2, 9, & 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Scottsdale Waterfront): Bask in the yuletide glow at the Scottsdale Waterfront, adorned with holiday lights. Enjoy music, treats, and the mesmerizing Scottsdazzle Tree.
Miracle of the Roses Pageant Dec. 9, 4 p.m. (Old Adobe Church): The annual Miracle of Roses Pageant celebrates the appearances of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill near Mexico City from December 9 through December 12, 1531, referred to as the “Miracle of Roses,” it honors Our Lady Guadalupe. The play will last approximately one hour and feature a performance reenacting the events of December 12, 1531. A devotional celebration, activities and light refreshments immediately following.
Ultimate Family Play Date & Concert Dec.. 9, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Scottsdale Civic Center): An immersive day of art, science, and music for the whole family. Free admission.
Sugar Plum Tea Party Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Marshall Way Bridge): Dive into a fairy-tale-like tea party filled with seasonal treats and fun. Registration required.
Additionally, there’s a sprinkling of recurrent favorites like crafting events, movie nights, and live performances. Partnering establishments include Porter’s Western Saloon, Belle’s Nashville Kitchen, and Greasepaint Theater.
Scottsdale’s commitment to enhancing this year’s Scottsdazzle is evident in its fresh line-up of events featuring food, wine, and holiday cheer. Established in 2015, Scottsdazzle emerged from the city’s vision to unite the community in celebration. Today, it serves as the crown jewel of Scottsdale’s holiday festivities, bringing joy, shopping, dining, and more.
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