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Heat up your holidays in Scottsdale


Mother Nature can keep her snow and frigid temperatures – Scottsdale’s turning up the heat this holiday season in more ways than one. From November through New Year’s, Scottsdale is ablaze with festive holiday light displays, spicy Southwestern cuisine and warm, sunny days that are perfect for outdoor explorations and al fresco dining. And these are just a few of the delights we have in store for you and yours. Read on for more reasons why you’ll want to heat up your holidays in Scottsdale!


the season’s best places to stay and play
Holiday Glitter

Holiday Inspiration


When the sun sets, Scottsdale amps up the warm holiday glow with millions of twinkling lights. From neighborhoods swathed in yuletide cheer to holiday light extravaganzas at area attractions, a night on the town in Scottsdale will put some serious sparkle in your season.

Las Noches de las Luminarias
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Holiday Train


Traveling with the kiddos? Not to worry. Scottsdale has you covered with plenty of family-style fun, from resort holiday wonderlands to sun- and fun-filled activities for elves of all ages. We even have the inside scoop on what’s open on Christmas Day to help you keep boredom at bay!

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Move over, fruitcake and pumpkin spice lattes – Scottsdale takes holiday food and drink to a whole new level! From festive cocktails and traditional Southwest holiday favorites to decadent desserts that are worth every calorie, Scottsdale satisfies every holiday craving. Best of all, you can enjoy these seasonal treats on our sun-dappled restaurant patios and make the most of Scottsdale’s warm winter days.

Holiday Drink

Hot Holiday Gift Ideas

Santa knows who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. He also knows who hasn’t finished their holiday shopping. If you’ve got more presents to buy, explore our Scottsdale holiday gift guide for experiential gift ideas, uniquely Scottsdale goods and superb stocking stuffers. After a day of shopping, give yourself the gift of relaxation with a tasting stroll along the Scottsdale Wine Trail.


Thanksgiving Dinner

Dining in Scottsdale during the holidays is a delicious journey through menus that plait your traditional favorite dishes with indigenous Sonoran Desert ingredients, spicy Southwestern touches and on-trend culinary techniques.