One of the greatest parts of living in the Gilbert & East Valley area is the number of Holiday events running through December! We’ve put together a list of some of our family favorites for a season of fun and lights!
RIPARIAN AFTER DARK- Open December 8/9 & 15/16 5:30pm-9:00pm (Gilbert)
For more info: gilbertaz.gov/rad
CHRISTMAS ON COMSTOCK- Open nightly in December 6:00 pm til 10:30 pm (Gilbert)
In 2015, this Gilbert neighborhood won ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” with its amazing display of more than 110,000 lights and 300 strobe lights, many synchronized to music— located off Higley & Elliot, the best way to view the neighborhood is to park at Basha’s or San Tan Charter school and take a walk through to see all of the homes lit up! You are welcome to drive through as well, but be sure to check their facebook page for directions on how to enter the neighborhood and keep traffic flowing safely. Donations accepted to benefit Make-A-Wish Arizona!
3 CHANUKAH EVENTS- Mid-December (Gilbert & Queen Creek)
City-Wide Menorah Lighting 12/13 6-6:45 at SanTan Village (West End of Harkins Court)
Queen Creek Menorah Lighting 12/14 6-6:45 Queen Creek Library
Chanukah Extravaganza! 12/17 12-2:30pm The Barn at Power Ranch
TATA JOSEPH’S CHRISTMAS GARAGE & NATIVITY: Opens in Mid-December (Queen Creek)
For more info: https://tinyurl.com/TataJoseph
One man’s hobby has turned into a yearly tradition! Tata Joseph decks out his garage with 500+ tiny homes and turns it into a village wonderland. Located in Queen Creek, its a delight to see (and meet the man himself). Usually open Thanksgiving through New Year’s, this year had a slight change of plans with a gifted “Honeymoon” trip for Tata & his lovely bride of 50 years, so they plan to open around December 15. Keep an eye on the facebook page for full details, but its definitely a lights display you don’t want to miss!
RAWHIDE SNOWY CHRISTMAS- Open 11/23-12/23 Fridays-Sundays (Chandler)
For More Info: http://rawhide.com/index.php/special-events/rawhide-snowy-christmas-2017/
An Old West Christmas! The entire town decked out for the holidays with a 100′ Christmas tree lit nightly, Santa visits every weekend and SNOW! Check the website for times & parking info.
PHOENIX ZOO LIGHTS- Open 11/22-1/14 5:30-10:30pm (Tempe)
For more info: http://www.phoenixzoo.org/