December Events in Phoenix

  • Make it and Take it Wednesdays
    Children ages 8 and older can enjoy some fun and creativity as they use different types of materials to create their unique art projects. Free. Mesa Main Library.
    In 2012: Third Wednesday of the month
  • Mesa Arts Festival
    Features original works of art for sale by local and national artists; live entertainment; artist demonstrations in glassblowing, metals, and ceramics; children’s activities. Food from local restaurants available for purchase.
    In 2011: December 10, 11
  • Outdoor Sculpture Tour
    Hosted by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). Tour meets at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Free. Downtown Scottsdale.
    In 2012: December 2
  • Phoenix Coyotes Hockey
    Our professional NHL hockey team hopes to howl its way to the Stanley Cup. They play at the Jobing.com Arena.
    In 2012: Various dates in December
  • Phoenix Suns Basketball
    Our professional basketball team plays hoops at the US Airways Center.
    In 2012: Various dates in December
  • Phoenix Tequila Fest
    Sample tequilas and enjoy live entertainment. US Airways Center, Phoenix.
    In 2012: December 15, 16
  • Scottsdale ArtWalk
    The Scottsdale Art District invites you to spend a casual evening walking downtown and enjoying fine art. Free.
    In 2012: Every Thursday evening
  • Scottsdale Street Fair
    A weekly street fair with art, food, family entertainment, kids activities. Some weeks will have themes or special guests or appearances. Admission is free. Scottsdale Pavilions.
    In 2012: every Sunday in December
  • SouthBridge Sundays
    Crafters, jewelers, and artists display their work at a casual artisan market. SouthBridge, Downtown Scottsdale. Free admission.
    In 2011: Every Sunday in December
  • Sunset Cinema, A Holiday Affair Film Series
    Enjoy an outdoor film at Montelucia Resort & Spa. Purchase specialty hot cocoas, a variety of gourmet-flavored popcorn and other holiday-inspired treats. Admission is free, locals welcome. Dress warmly and arrive early as space is limited. Movies begin at 6 p.m.
    In 2011: December 4, 11, 18
  • Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts
    If you didn’t go in the Spring (or even if you did) you don’t want to miss this wonderful street fair in downtown Tempe. The annual arts and crafts festival is held on Mill Avenue. More than 500 artists exhibit wonderful works of wood, pottery, jewelry, oil paintings and more. Live entertainment also fills the street. Watch the video.
    In 2012: November 30 – December 2
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Home Prices Rise the Most in 6 Years- Phoenix Leads List

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