Where can I see Christmas Lights in The Valley this year?

Watch the night light up in Phoenix.

It’s that time of year again. Time to believe in the magic of The Holiday’s and see the wonder and awe in the eyes of children. As your family prepares to decorate the Christmas tree, hang the stockings with care and sing Jingle Bells; it is also time to see the beautiful Christmas lights all around the Phoenix Metro Area.

If you and your family are ready to see some great Christmas light displays in and around Phoenix, we have the list just for you.

  1. Lights of the World
    The Arizona Fairgrounds are home to a brilliant show of Christmas spirit called Lights of the World. With over six million lights, free carnival rides and acrobat shows this event is not one to miss this year.

    This year, there will be never seen before light displays, food and craft arts. You can get the whole scoop of ticket pricing, dates and times here.

  2. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
    Located in Scottsdale, the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park presents Holiday Lights every year. You can witness an amazing display of holiday lights set along a beautiful park, while riding aboard a steam engine. Enjoy a beautiful winter wonderland, Charros Carousel ride and spend time with Santa. Entry to the park is free, but a nominal fee is charged to ride the train and carousel.
  3. Illumination
    If you are looking to stay put in your car to see the lights, then a ticket to Illumination is what you are seeking. Turn up the radio and get ready to hear beautiful music as the lights dance and dazzle.

    With locations in North Phoenix and Tempe, this Christmas light display is truly spectacular. It is deemed the world’s largest animated drive-through holiday light show and it is right here in the Phoenix valley.

If after the show you want to get out and stretch your legs and let the kids run loose, there is shopping area and marketplace to eat, play and visit with Santa.

  1. Glendale Glitters
    The city of Glendale lights up every Christmas season with over 1.6 million LED lights illuminating over 16 blocks of the downtown area. It is a magical display of holiday cheer and brilliance. There’s new festivities each weekend the admission is free.
  2. Zoolights
    A fabulous Phoenix holiday tradition, the Phoenix Zoo lights up with Zoolights. Enjoy the wildest creatures and millions of Christmas lights that make the zoo a magical place for kids and adults alike. New this year for you and your family to enjoy are live reindeer, Stingray Bay and a 4-D theater that is all included in the price of admission.
  3. Festival of Lights Ahwatukee
    Located in the Desert Foothills Park, the Festival of Lights in Ahwatukee is definitely the place for lights! The Million White Lights illuminate Chandler Blvd and make every tree and cactus sparkle and shine. The display runs through early January, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the dazzling display.
  4. Christmas at the Princess
    To spend the most wonderful time of the year in the most wonderful place, you need to head to Christmas at the Princess. You can hitch a ride on the Princess Express Train and enjoy over 4.5 million LED lights through the majestic lagoons. Additionally, guests can enjoy S’mores Land, Frosty’s Ferris Wheel, Polar Glide Ice Slide, Enchanted Plaza Experience and a narrated Nativity Garden show.
  5. Las Noches Luminarias
    Each year, the Desert Botanical Gardens hosts the beautiful Las Noches Luminarias. Combined with a musical component by A Light and Sound Experience by Klip Collective, you will experience lights and sounds at every turn. The desert will light up like nowhere else in the valley. This experience is truly unique and fun for the whole family.
  6. Boat Parade
    Get ready to see a parade of lights as boats set sail across Tempe Town Lake. This year, you and your family can experience these lights on Saturday, December 8th. Don’t worry, there’s more than just a parade of lights. There will be food vendors, a holiday marketplace, selfies with Santa and live entertainment. Grab a cold drink and enjoy a holiday event that is sure to please everyone.

The Valley is packed with holiday lights for families of all sizes and interests. Whether it is a single event or dazzling lights lasting through the New Year, there’s something happening at every corner of The Valley.

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