Make your holidays shine bright with Scottsdazzle, a month-long celebreation of festivals and events in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Throughout the month of December, enjoy signature events in each of the Old Town Districts.
Below is a schedule of events, with more information listed at www.Scottsdazzle.com.
Tree Lighting Ceremony: Nov. 24 | 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Soleri Plaza at Scottsdale Waterfront | Free
Celebrate the official kick-off Scottsdazzle during this tree-lighting ceremony. The event will feature live music, an impressive sing-a-long (led by 99.9 KESZ host Marty Manning and featuring locally-renowned orchestra MusicNova), holiday treats and sips, and special guests. This one-of-a-kind tree, imported from Italy, boasts more than one million customizable lighting options and will glow nightly on the Soleri Bridge.
Feliz Navidad Fiesta: Dec. 1 | 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Historic Old Town | Free
Visit Old Town Scottsdale to see it transformed for the holidays. This event features poinsettias for sale, unique piñatas, tamale tasting and sales as well as live entertainment (mariachis, Las Posadas, ballet folklorico and an hourly piñata bash), kids activities and more.
Sugar Plum Avenue: Dec. 8 | 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. | 5th Avenue District | Free
Stroll down 5th Avenue as it's turned into a winter wonderland, complete with hourly performances of the Nutcracker and Sugar Plum fairies milling about. Fun, family activities include a tea party (reservations and admission fee required), aerial performances, face painting and more!
Gold Palette ArtWalk: Dec.13 | 6:30 - 9 p.m. | Scottsdale Arts District | Free
On this special night, galleries up and down Main Street and Marshall Way will feature lighted windows, traditional southwest luminaries, poinsettias, strolling carolers and art exhibitions. Be on the lookout for chainsaw ice sculpting, as art is created right before your eyes!
Santa Wine Around and Ale Trail: Dec. 15 | 6 - 9 p.m. | Various locations
Wine and beer aficionados can enjoy tastings at wine tasting rooms and pubs in Old Town Scottsadale, located on the Scottdsale wine and Ale Trails. Dress as Santa, Mrs. Claus or an elf and receive a commemorative wine glass and discounted tasting fees.
Java Jingle Crawl: Dec. 22 | 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Various locations
Enjoy experiences, tastings and more at six local coffee shops.
Farmer's Market: Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Parking Garage at 3806 N. Brown Ave.
Canal Concerts: Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 | 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Scottsdale Waterfront | Free
Enjoy live music every week from local groups such as the Phoenix Boys Choir and Campanillas del Sol. Just steps from the Soleri Bridge and Plaza, you'll also find Scottsdale's one-of-a-kind holiday tree and public art installations that light up the night.
In addition to these signature events, Old Town Scottsdale will be decorated in the holiday spirit including poinsettias and geraniums, a life-size menorah and so much more!