The holiday season is in full swing, and Desert Ridge Marketplace is celebrating with a calendar full of cheerful events and festive photo opportunities. Guests are invited to wander through a whimsical wonderland in The District where they can catch festive feels, snap dazzling shots, and check off their holiday gift list.

All month long, take in the sights of Christmas in Color, a collection of festive art installations in vibrant shades. Stop by Nutcracker Nights, which features massive Nutcrackers standing four to ten feet tall, framing the fireplace near AMC Theatres. Head toward Dave & Buster’s and stroll beneath a canopy of illuminated spheres and catch a glimpse of the 20-foot-long Starry & Bright star tunnel filled with vibrant new pops of color. Finally, pop over to the 40-foot-tall Holiday Tree at the main entrance that is sure to make the perfect seasonal shot.

Through December 31, Desert Ridge Marketplace will transform into a living snow globe with its nightly snowfall every evening at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. near AMC Theatres (excluding Christmas Day). Plus, enjoy snowfall every hour on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Continuing the holiday spirit, Desert Ridge Marketplace invites guests to partake in its Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree. The center has partnered with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts to children in need. Through December 22, guests can visit the table near Dave & Buster’s, pull a tag, and shop for a gift at their favorite Desert Ridge Marketplace brands.

Desert Ridge Marketplace will also feature some of the Valley’s hottest local bands at The District Stage every Friday and Saturday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Plus, enjoy holiday shows from local community performance groups. Visit for the full schedule.

Desert Ridge Marketplace is located at 21001 N. Tatum Boulevard in Phoenix. For more information, visit