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The City of Scottsdale invites locals and visitors alike to get in the holiday spirit with the return of the Scottsdazzle Holiday Extravaganza. Celebrate with an array of concerts, entertainment, shopping and more!
The event takes place at several venues from November 8 through December 21, and many are free and family-friendly.
Nov. 8: Unveiling of Canal Convergence, a series of art installations along the Canal Bank in Old Town Scottsdale. The featured piece that will stay in place throughout Scottsdazzle is called Standing Wave by Squidsoup, an interactive light and sound installation that will be displayed above the canal. Other pieces will be on view at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts at Scottsdale Civic Center.
Nov. 23: The weekly Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market located at Brown Avenue and 1st Street becomes the place to find the perfect artisan, local and handcrafted gifts for everyone on the list this year in addition to fresh produce and more. Open 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 21.
Nov. 30: The official Holiday Sing-Along & Tree Lighting event at Scottsdale Waterfront features a sing-along led by local celebrities leading up to the actual lighting. Enjoy holiday goodies and hot chocolate.
November 30 is also Small Business Saturday! With all the locally owned shops, retailers and restaurants in Old Town, guests are encouraged to "keep it local" while also enjoying some great local promotions just in time for the holidays.
Dec. 7: 5th Avenue transforms into Sugar Plum Avenue—a fairytale village including sugar plum fairies, princesses, snowflake stilt walkers, aerial performances, candy land bounce houses, a tea party in the street, and more. (3-7 p.m.)
After, from 7-8:30 p.m., stroll over to the Soleri Bridge Plaza to hear The Scottsdale Chorus perform a holiday concert. (Additional holiday-themed concerts take place at the same place and time on Saturday, December 14 featuring the Phoenix Girls Choir and Saturday, December 21, when Campanillas del Sol Handbell Ensemble takes the stage.)
Dec. 12: The popular Gold Palette Artwalk returns from 6:30-9 p.m., showcasing Old Town's finest art galleries. Strolling carolers, other holiday sounds and refreshments are sure to get guests in the seasonal spirit.
Dec. 14: From 4-6 p.m., the traditional Miracle of Roses Pageant takes place at the Old Adobe Mission. Following, from 6-9 p.m., wine aficionados can enjoy the Santa Wine Around, a wine-tasting event featuring special discounts at participating local wineries and a commemorative wine glasses for those over 21-years-old guests who come dressed as Santa, Mrs. Claus, or even an elf.
Dec. 15: Debuting this year, nearly a dozen local sweet shops will participate in the Sweet Treat Trail "taste-around" from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dec. 20: The Old Adobe Mission hosts the free Live Nativity with Adult and Children's Choir Performance from 6:30-8 p.m.
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