Feel the Glow!

From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, Scottsdale is aglow with seasonal cheer. You’ll see it in our dazzling holiday light displays, resort winter wonderlands and sunny Sonoran Desert days that are perfect for outdoor fun and adventure.

Whether you’re looking for a family celebration with all the trimmings or a cozy getaway for two, let us handle the holiday heavy lifting while you relax and enjoy a magical season to remember.

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Holiday Itinerary

Whether you’re looking for a family celebration with all the trimmings or a cozy getaway for two, let us handle the holiday heavy lifting.

Festive activities for sunny days and glowy nights
  • Scottsdale is aglow with holiday lights this season, and you won’t want to miss the city’s brightest spots. Here are some of the best ways to add holiday cheer and festive fun for the whole family. Christmas at the Princess November 17, 2023 – January 6, 2024 As one of the city’s brightest places to celebrate the holiday season, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess creates a backdrop for families
  • Winter in Scottsdale is about as perfect as it gets. Think sunny, blue skies and daily highs hovering near 72 degrees (22C) from December though mid-February. It’s a great season for exploring Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert, playing a round of championship golf or taking in one of our signature events. Here are 10 of our favorite ways to play in Scottsdale’s warm winter wonderland! Explore the
  • While Scottsdale abounds with professional large-scale light shows, the homes in the area don’t disappoint either. We’re not just talking about a few strands of lights here and there. We’re talking spectacular light displays that rival Clark Griswold. You can find displays all over town but below is a list of can’t-miss, decked-out houses. 8414 E. Valley Vista Dr., Scottsdale, AZ, 85250 Number
  • Imagine your holidays full of sunny skies and warm winter temperatures – a place to experience a dreamy winter wonderland without a snow shovel and freezing temps. Enter Scottsdale, AZ! Here, resort winter wonderlands, farm-fresh season eatings, holiday events, and millions of glittering lights will put some serious sparkle in your season. Here are a few things to do on Christmas Day. Resort
  • As if the sunny days and mildly chilly nights aren’t enough reason to head to Scottsdale during the holidays, our resorts and attractions pull out all the stops to transform into winter wonderlands sure to cheer even the most Grinch-y members of the family – from tykes to teenagers. SCOTTSDAZZLE This holiday extravaganza returns to Old Town with a host of activities for the whole family!
Family fun, holiday gifting and the best season’s eatings
  • This story is constantly updated with the latest information. We invite you to check back frequently for updates. Due to overwhelming demand, the Christmas dinners listed below are selling out fast. We recommend contacting the individual resorts and restaurants directly to inquire about availability. Christmas is a time for family, friends, presents and, of course, food! Scottsdale’s top chefs
  • With more than 70 hotels and resorts on the roster, finding your ideal Scottsdale accommodations can seem a bit intimidating at first. Not to worry! We’ve compiled a handful of suggestions on where to stay in Scottsdale based on popular areas of interest: Sonoran Desert Sanctuaries Stunning scenic views and easy access to activities like hiking, horseback riding and rock climbing are the
  • If you’re anything like me, the feeling of giving the perfect gift and seeing the smile on a loved one’s face as they open it is priceless. So, whether it’s a tasty treat, a memorable experience, or something hand-crafted, this list of uniquely Scottsdale finds can help with checking off everyone on your list. FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS IT ALL Forget a new kitchen or grill gadget, give the gift
  • Discover the unexpected treasures awaiting you on Christmas Day in Scottsdale! While it's no surprise that resort restaurants and golf courses are open (remember to make reservations), the city offers a wealth of lesser-known activities and attractions. Let's explore the delightful surprises that Scottsdale has in store for you this Christmas. Holiday Spirit Experience the enchantment of the
  • This story is updated frequently as we receive information. Please check back often. The day has finally arrived: It’s time to say “goodbye” to 2023 and “hello” to 2024! From live music paired with gourmet meals to endless apps and sparkling champagne, here is a list of Scottsdale restaurants and bars where you can ring in the New Year. Due to high demand, these New Year's Eve celebrations are