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Get your Phoestivus on in Downtown Phoenix

[Source: Get Your Phx]

We are excited to bring you the First Annual Phoestivus Market on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010. (Not the usual day for Get Your PHX)

Get Your PHX, along with our 8 wonderful co-sponsors, hope that this will be the start of a new tradition in Arizona. Because, really? Who doesn’t like a gifts, food and chestnuts on a cool(ish) Arizona December evening?

We will be at the Phoenix Public Market at 14 East Pierce in Downtown Phoenix. (Map it)

We are very grateful for our event co-sponsors: CenPho.comCO+HOOTSDowntown Phoenix PartnershipGrand Avenue Merchant’s AssociationLocal First AZPhoenix Community AlliancePhoenix Public Market and Roosevelt Row.


10 Downtown Phoenix holiday events

[Source: Downtown Phoenix Partnerships]


Valley Youth Theatre Presents A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail

The holidays are getting bigger Downtown. Just a few years ago, it would have been tough to name more than five big events for the holidays. This year, it was tough to narrow it down to 10 (download the entire holiday calendar here).

So, in semi-chronological order, here are 10 ideas to amp up your holiday cheer:

  1. Ice Skating in the Park – Wow. Our very own Lincoln Center. From now through Jan. 15, the plaza at CityScape will transform into an ice rink. The cost is $10 per person, including skate rentals and the rink is open daily 3-11 p.m.
  2. Valley Youth Theatre Presents A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail – Speaking as a lifelong Eeyore, get some tix for this holiday classic or that pesky raincloud might hang over your head. Dec. 3-23.
  3. Center Dance Ensemble Presents The Snow Queen – If you’ve got family from out of town, warm them up with this gorgeous retelling of a Hans Christian Andersen tale, set to music by Prokofiev. Herberger Theater, Dec. 4-19. Discounts available for students and seniors.
  4. Actors Theatre Company Presents A Christmas Carol Danger, Will Robinson: After 19 years, ATC is retiring this terrific musical. Herberger Theater, Dec. 4-24.
  5. Candlelight Messiah – Played in a candlelit setting (which is a pretty cool idea) the Phoenix Symphony Chorus performs Handel’s “Messiah.” St. Mary’s Basilica, Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  6. Ballet Arizona Presents Ib Andersen’s The Nutcracker – This one goes without saying. Ballet Arizona is a local treasure, so go and get swept away by this spectacular production. Symphony Hall, Dec. 10-26.
  7. Christmas Mariachi Festival – The world’s top mariachis and the amazing Ballet Folklorico come together for this annual event. US Airways Center, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
  8. Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding – For us locals, Alice is a bit of a hero; he’s done great things to boost his hometown. On Dec. 18, you can join Alice and his original band, along with Rob Zombie, Cheech Marin and more for a night of comedy and music to benefit Valley youth. 7 p.m., Comerica Theater (that’s the new name for the Dodge).
  9. Snow Day at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix – On Dec. 19, ten tons of snow will fall on the front lawn, with a visit from Frosty the Snowman. You know you want to go. Tickets are $9 each and include museum admission.
  10. The Salvation Army Christmas Dinner – A nice reminder about one of the best meanings of the season. These good folks can always use donations, food and volunteers. Dec. 25 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
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Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad Phoenix

Thinking ahead… recycle your Christmas tree Phoenicians

The city of Phoenix and A to Z Equipment Rentals & Sales will provide opportunities for residents to recycle Christmas trees.  Fourteen city parks will accept single trees from residents any time beginning Friday, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 4.  Click here for more information.

Downtown Phoenix Christmas tree lighting & menorah viewing, Dec. 13

Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon invites you to celebrate the holiday season, light the City’s Christmas tree, and view its Hanukkah menorah.  There will be kids’ activities, including a chance to visit with Santa Claus.  And it all takes place within a snow-filled Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix.

The event is free.  You’re encouraged to bring a can of non-perishable food to help feed the hungry during these challenging economic times.  After the event, there will be a FREE Light Rail ride for the first 500 people at 7 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

  • Date: Saturday, December 13, 2008
  • Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Program at 6:30 p.m.
  • Place: Cesar Chavez Plaza, 2nd Ave. between Washington and Jefferson Streets
  • Parking garage located on the southwest corner of 3rd Avenue and Washington St.