Things to Do

Arizona's December Signature Events

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Winter in Arizona offers holiday events and an array of things to do. If sugar plum fairies are dancing in your head, check out this round-up of festive delights to be enjoyed statewide in the month of December.

Arizona's December Signature Events
Tempe Festival of the Arts (Credit: Downtown Tempe Authority / Jason Kay)

TEMPE: Fall Festival of the Arts

Discover one of Arizona's largest and oldest arts and fine crafts festivals. More than 350 national artists and craftspeople come from across the country to sell their artwork. Food vendors, musical entertainers and spectators fill the streets during this celebration of fine art.
(480) 355-6060,,

TUCSON: Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair

Join in the fun at this 50-year-old tradition, which attracts more than 600,000 guests each year to Tucson's eclectic downtown and historic 4th Avenue. In addition to 300-plus international artisans, enjoy live entertainment, children's activities and treats from more than 40 food concessionaires.
(520) 624-5004,,

PHOENIX: Pueblo Grande Indian Market

Two hundred Native American artisans with handmade art ranging from jewelry, baskets, pottery, paintings, Kachina dolls, fetish carvings, weavings and sculptures show their wares. Tour the centuries-old platform mound, ballcourt and replica homes of the ancient Hohokam culture and taste some traditional Native American foods.
(602) 495-0901,,

GLENDALE: Fiesta Bowl

Year after year, sports fans look forward to this momentous football match, cherished as a part of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and a member of the College Football Playoffs.
(480) 350-0900,,

Please check each event's website or social media pages before venturing out to confirm any restrictions or changes that might impact your visit.

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