Make your holidays shine bright with Scottsdazzle, a month long celebreation of festivals and events in the heart of downtown Scottsdale.

Scottsdazzle officially kicks off with a tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 25 and continues with signature events, holiday speicals and discounts through the month of December.  

Below is a schedule of events, with more listed at

Tree Lighting Ceremony: Nov. 25 | 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Soleri Plaza at Scottsdale Waterfront

Join the Mayor and City Councilmembers to officially kick off Scottsdazzle, the city’s month long holiday celebration. The event will feature live music, holiday treats and sips, and special guests. The “switch” will be hit at 6:30 p.m. and the tree boasting over one million lights will keep the Soleri Plaza lit through the season.

Cowboy ChristmasNov. 26 and Dec. 3, 10, 17 | 1 - 4 p.m. | Old Town District

Visit Old Town Scottsdale for themed décor, entertainment and free horse and wagon rides.  Gary Sprague, the Singing Cowboy, will sing and read excerpts from his book “How a Cowboy Saved Christmas.”

Sugar Plum Avenue: Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 10, 17 | 1 - 4 p.m. | 5th Avenue District

Enjoy décor and activities along 5th Avenue.  Downtown merchants are partnering with EVIT students to create gingerbread houses to be on display in 10 or more store windows along 5th Avenue. Featured entertainment and activities will include King & Snow Queen, Face Painter, costumed Sugar Plum Fairy’s and Sugar Plum Crafts. 

I Spy Santa ArtWalk: Dec. 8  6:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Scottsdale Arts District

This fun scavenger hunt will have elves on the streets in festive costumes, directing guests with clues along the ArtWalk and into galleries where additional clues and gallery engagements occur.  Holiday musical elements on the streets, a Santa’s House, and costumed characters will liven up both the streets and the galleries and provide photo opportunities.

Santa Wine AroundDec. 15 | 5 - 9 p.m. | Aridus Wine Company, Carlson Creek Tasting Room, LDV Wine Gallery, Salvatore Vineywards Tasting Room and Su Vino Winery. **Cost associated with this event**

Join the Scottsdale Wine Trail wineries for a special wine around tasting extravaganza featuring all five wineries. Dress as Santa or Mrs. Claus and receive a commemorative wine glass and discounted tasting fees. 

Downtown Scottsdale
Recurring daily
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