Things to Do in the Valley – Dec. 12-18

Posted 12/9/19

Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Dec. 12-18.

Event details are subject to change.

Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events.

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Things to Do in the Valley – Dec. 12-18

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Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Dec. 12-18.

Event details are subject to change.

Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events.

Dec. 12 - PHOENIX: Arana Grande: Sweetener World Tour – Talking Stick Resort Arena. https://www.livenation.com

Dec. 12 - PHOENIX: Holiday Swing with Maria Muldaur and John Jorgenson – The MIM Music Theater. Holiday. $43.50-53.50. 7:30 p.m. https://mim.org/upcoming-events/?tribe_event_display=month&date=2019-12

Dec. 12 - SCOTTSDALE: Scottsdazzle Gold Palette ArtWalk – Downtown Scottsdale. Celebrates the city’s finest art galleries, with special holiday Scottsdazzle flair! Guests can peruse the quaint streets of Old Town while mingling with local artists in their own studios and watching ice sculptors create frozen masterpieces. Strolling carolers and refreshments are sure to get guests in the seasonal spirit. Free. 6:30-9 p.m. https://scottsdalegalleries.com

Dec. 13 - PHOENIX: Nick Offerman – All Rise Tour 2019 – Celebrity Theatre. All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst enjoining you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown accustomed. 6 p.m. $50-70. https://celebritytheatre.com

Dec. 13 - PHOENIX: A Drag Queen Christmas The Naughty Tour – Comerica Theatre. https://www.livenation.com

Dec. 13 - PHOENIX: Mike Stern and Jeff Lorber Fusion – The MIM Music Theater. Jazz. Featuring Jimmy Haslip and Dave Weckl. $28.50-43.50. 7 and 9 p.m. https://mim.org/upcoming-events/?tribe_event_display=month&date=2019-12

Dec. 13 - SUN CITY: A Chorale Christmas – American Lutheran Church. Join us when internationally renowned conductor and composer Dr. André J. Thomas leads the Phoenix Chorale in our festive annual holiday concerts. $37+. 7:30 p.m. 602-253-2224 or https://www.phoenixchorale.org

Dec. 13 - WICKENBURG: 25th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights - Illuminated parade entries start on west side of Yavapai street into the historic district, includes classic cars, church groups, youth organizations, wagons, individuals, local businesses and APS Electric Automobiles, Santa & Mrs. Claus immediately afterwards greet children and adults at WCO Little Red School House with cookies and hot cocoa, then parade awards. 6:30 p.m. 928-684-5479 or https://outwickenburgway.com

Dec. 13-15 - PHOENIX: 8th Annual Phoenix Festival of the Arts – Hance Park. More than 150 art vendors and live music and entertainment on three stages. Purchase gifts for the holidays, handcrafted by Arizona’s finest artists and craftspeople. Dozens of area food trucks. Thirty local artists will paint throughout the festival, while collaborating on shared mural panels. Free. Friday noon - 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 602-254-3100 or https://phoenixfestivalofthearts.org

Dec. 13-23 - PHOENIX: Phoenix Ballet’s The Nutcracker – Orpheum Theatre. Join Phoenix Ballet and internationally recognized dance stars along with top students from the acclaimed Master Ballet Academy as they present Slawomir Wozniak's magical holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Let the professional dancers awe you with their skill while they dance alongside renowned students who have brought home top awards and honors at major competitions. $25-90. 602-262-7272 or https://www.phoenixballet.org or https://phoenix.ticketforce.com

Dec. 14 - GLENDALE: Hometown Christmas Parade – Historic Downtown Glendale. The True Star of Christmas Truly Shines at this event.  This wonderful community parade begins at 11:00 am and takes place in Historic Downtown Glendale.  Parade Entry and Sponsorship opportunities are available on the Hometown Christmas Parade website, click the link below for more information. 11 a.m. https://gbump.com/goosebump-upcoming-events

Dec. 14 - GILBERT: 11th Annual 12K’s of Christmas® & Santa’s Pet Village - Freestone District Park. A unique family celebration, features Christmas carolers at every K and in the park, a 12K and 6K run and a 1.2K for families and kids fun run/walk, a Christmas Bazaar with hand-made items, Santa’s Pet Village with pet adoptions, inflatables. A portion of the proceeds support participating animal rescues. 7:30 am – 12:30 pm. 480-609-3978 or http://www.12krun.com

Dec. 14 - PHOENIX: 5th Annual Christmas at the Castle – Irish Cultural Center. This magical family-friendly event features live performances, wonderful food, fun games, photos with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, the affiliate Christmas Tree contest, a cash bar, and holiday cheer! Guests will also enjoy a hot cocoa bar, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, and face painting!  $5-10. 6-10 p.m. https://www.azirish.org/christmas-at-the-castle

Dec. 14 - PHOENIX: A Chorale Christmas – Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Join us when internationally renowned conductor and composer Dr. André J. Thomas leads the Phoenix Chorale in our festive annual holiday concerts. $37+. 7:30 p.m. 602-253-2224 or https://www.phoenixchorale.org

Dec. 14 - PHOENIX: Iris DeMent – The MIM Music Theater. Singer-songwriter. With opening act: Ana Egge. $38.50-48.50. 7:30 p.m. https://mim.org/upcoming-events/?tribe_event_display=month&date=2019-12

Dec. 14 - TEMPE: 20th Annual Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade - Tempe Town Lake. 50 decorated and lighted boats of all sizes and makes, a thousand lights illuminate the sidewalks and paths of Tempe Beach Park. The event kicks off at 4 pm with live music, selfies with Santa, food trucks and more! Come early, get your spot, a bite to eat and listen to some music. The parade launches at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 8 p.m. Free. https://www.downtowntempe.com

Dec. 14-15 - APACHE JUNCTION: Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Barn Holiday Boutique – Get into the holiday mood by celebrating an “Old-Fashioned Christmas” in our specially decorated Apacheland Barn and grounds. The perfect opportunity for last-minute shopping featuring artists and crafters displaying and selling their unique handmade items. Bring dog and cat food or toys to benefit the Apache Junction Paws and Claws Center. Admission and parking are free. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 480-983-4888 or http://superstitionmountainmuseum.org/events

Dec. 14-15 - MESA: 15th Annual Mesa Arts Festival - Mesa Arts Center. Kick off the holidays at Mesa Arts Center and experience this fun and exciting community event! The Mesa Arts Festival is the best place to kick-start your holiday spirit and finish off your shopping list. Snack on culinary delights as you stroll through the wide array of handmade offerings from local, regional and national artists. Bring the family for free children's activities and watch amazing talent on two stages. Admission and parking are free!  https://www.mesaartscenter.com/mesaartsfestival

Dec. 14-15 - MESA: See Trains in the Garden Open House Tours – Celebrating the holidays with several homes and a children’s medical center with G-scale garden railroads on display. See maps, photos and videos on ABTO website. Donations are accepted. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 610-256-1121 or http://azbigtrains.org

Dec. 14-15 - PHOENIX: 43rd Annual Pueblo Grande Indian Market - Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park. 200 Native American artisans with handmade art ranging from jewelry, baskets, pottery, paintings, Kachina dolls, weavings and sculptures, raffles, children’s area, traditional & contemporary music and performances, fry bread. Free. 9 a.m. 602-495-0901 or http://www.pueblogrande.org/events/annual-pgma-indian-market

Dec. 14-15 - PHOENIX: ‘Tis the Season: Holidays at MIM – The MIM. MIM will transform into a musical “Winter Wonderland” with seasonal songs and musical traditions from around the world. Don’t miss this merry event to end the year. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. https://mim.org/events/tis-the-season-holidays-at-mim-dec-14-2019/2019-12-14

Dec. 15 - MESA: Salt River Brass: Holiday Pops – Mesa Arts Center. Picture 36 brass and percussion virtuosi crafting the upbeat brilliance of a military band, the full-throated sonorities of a symphony orchestra and the warm intimate sounds of a chamber group. This is the Salt River Brass, with the versatility to program everything from light classics and marches to show tunes, folk melodies and jazz standards. 3 p.m. 480-644-6500 or https://mesaartscenter.com

Dec. 15 - PHOENIX: Disney Junior Holiday Party! – Comerica Theatre. https://www.livenation.com

Dec. 15 - SCOTTSDALE: A Chorale Christmas – La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church. Join us when internationally renowned conductor and composer Dr. André J. Thomas leads the Phoenix Chorale in our festive annual holiday concerts. $37+. 3 p.m. 602-253-2224 or https://www.phoenixchorale.org

Dec. 15-16 - PHOENIX: Irish Christmas in America – The MIM Music Theater. Holiday. $35.50-40.50. 3 & 7 pm. https://mim.org/upcoming-events/?tribe_event_display=month&date=2019-12

Dec. 16 - PARADISE VALLEY: A Chorale Christmas – Camelback Bible Church. Join us when internationally renowned conductor and composer Dr. André J. Thomas leads the Phoenix Chorale in our festive annual holiday concerts. $37+. 7:30 p.m. 602-253-2224 or https://www.phoenixchorale.org

Dec. 16 - PEORIA: So, This is Christmas! – Arizona Broadway Theatre. Patrons can purchase dinner with the show or opt for show-only tickets. $49-69. 5:30 p.m. dinner and concert at 7:30 p.m. 623-776-8400 or https://azbroadway.org

Dec. 17 - MESA: Dave Koz & Friends, Christmas 2019 - Mesa Arts Center. This year Koz is joined by Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington and special guest Chris Walker. With nine Grammy® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, saxophonist Dave Koz has maintained a commitment to celebrating the magic of the holiday season like few other artists of his genre or generation. $63-194.50. 7:30 p.m. 480-644-6500. https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php

Dec. 17 - PHOENIX: A Chorale Christmas – Brophy Chapel. Join us when internationally renowned conductor and composer Dr. André J. Thomas leads the Phoenix Chorale in our festive annual holiday concerts. $37+. 7:30 p.m. 602-253-2224 or https://www.phoenixchorale.org

Dec. 17 - PHOENIX: Il Divo: A Holiday Song Celebration – Comerica Theatre. https://www.livenation.com

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