Things to Do in the Valley – Dec. 25-Jan. 1

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Below are entertainment options around the Valley for the week of Dec. 25-Jan. 1.

Event details are subject to change.

Visit newsroom.visitarizona.com/events.

Dec. 26 - MESA: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis - Mesa Arts Center. In 1984, Mannheim Steamroller released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that changed the sounds of Christmas and resulted in a runaway hit. Mannheim Steamroller went on to become the biggest selling Christmas music artist in history. The group’s Christmas tour has become a holiday tradition right along with decorating the tree. 3 and 7:30 p.m. $36-81. 480-644-650 or https://www.mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/mannheim-steamroller-christmas-by-chip-davis

Dec. 26 - PHOENIX: Dom Flemons – The MIM Music Theater. Americana and folk. $33.50-38.50. 7:30 p.m. https://mim.org/upcoming-events/?tribe_event_display=month&date=2019-12

Dec. 26-30 - PHOENIX: Holidays at the Heard Museum - Heard Museum. Exciting performances and artist demonstrations introduce visitors to traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art throughout the week, included in general museum admission. $7.50-18, Saturday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 602-252-8848 or https://heard.org/event/holidays

Dec. 27 - PHOENIX: 31st Annual Cheez-It Bowl – Chase Field. Featuring a Pac-12 team vs. a Big 12 conference football team. $10-50. 8:15 p.m. 480-350-0911 or https://www.fiestabowl.org/

Dec. 27-31 - PHOENIX: 72nd Annual Arizona National Livestock Show – Arizona State Fairgrounds. Livestock shows and sales, Cowboy Classics Western Art & Gear show, working ranch horse competition, ranch rodeo, Farm Experience interactive area for children. https://www.anls.org

Dec. 28 - GLENDALE: 49th Annual Playstation Fiesta Bowl – State Farm Stadium. College Football playoff Semi-Final game. https://fiestabowl.org/fiesta-bowl

Dec. 28 - PHOENIX: The Arizona Gunslingers – Pioneer Living History Museum. The Arizona Gunslingers take aim at mechanical targets to see who is the fastest draw in the West!  Quick draw competitions are open to the public and participants love to answer questions. Museum Admission $10/adults, $8/senior or military, $8/children; 5 and younger enter free. Includes Pioneer Village and the Telephone Museum. 623-465-1052 or https://pioneeraz.org

Dec. 29-31 - PHOENIX: Jim Brickman – The MIM Music Theater. Piano. $48.50-68.50. 3, 6 and 8 p.m. https://mim.org/upcoming-events/?tribe_event_display=month&date=2019-12

Dec. 31 - PEORIA: Viva Las Vegas! – 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. 31 - PHOENIX: Brian Regan – Comerica Theatre. https://www.livenation.com

Dec. 31 - TEMPE: New Year’s Eve on Mill Avenue – Merry-makers welcoming the new decade will once again fill the streets of Downtown Tempe and its famed Mill Avenue as tradition dictates this season. Downtown Tempe’s eclectic mix of bars and restaurants offer unlimited allure with merchants opening their doors for an unforgettable night of epic celebrations -- each with their own entry fees and special offerings. Be sure to stop by the two-story tall ‘2020 Selfie Station’ to snap shots for the ‘gram as you ring in the new year, Downtown Tempe-style. https://www.downtowntempe.com/holiday19

Dec. 31-Feb. 8 - GILBERT: Barefoot in the Park – Hale Centre Theatre. Starting out the New Year is the comedy classic by Neil Simon, which is widely considered to be one of his best! Fresh off a honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel, free-spirited Corie and her buttoned-down husband Paul find themselves struggling to adjust to married life in their run-down New York apartment. Throw in a meddling mother, an eccentric upstairs neighbor, and a double date that goes disastrously wrong and you’ve got the perfect recipe for laughter. 480-497­1181 or https://www.haletheatrearizona.com/Online/default.asp

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