2023 Christmas Events in West Valley AZ

2023 Christmas Events in West Valley Arizona

Christmas is one of the most precious seasons, isn’t it? A time where we give, we hope, we love, and we gather. It’s never too early to plan and with all the growth in West Valley Phoenix, the list of 2023 Christmas events in West Valley AZ is growing, too! We started early… because let’s be honest, the closer we get to Christmas the less time we all seem to have. So, let’s plan now and be intentional with the time spent with loved ones!

Press play on all the classic Christmas tunes or turn up the volume to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” – however you get into the spirit, do it while you dive into our list of 2023 Christmas Events in West Valley AZ compiled for busy mamas, mother figures, aunties, Grandma and any other person who is ready to hit the streets and soak up all things Christmas from scents, goodies, events, markets and more!


Scroll through our 2023 Christmas Events in West Valley AZ list from as far north in Peoria, Arizona to as far south as Avondale, Arizona and west as Verrado and Buckeye!



Goodyear Pop-Up Holiday Market

Date: November 18

Time: 5-9pm

Location: Goodyear Civic Square

What better gift than a local, handmade gift that you know was created with love?! Make Christmas super special this year with a one-of-a-kind gift from a local maker at a local Market! See our full list of West Valley AZ Markets, which are certain to have Holiday markets this time of year, too!

Holidays on the Square

Date: December 1, 8, 15, 2023

Time: 5-8 pm

Location: Goodyear Civic Square




Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023

Time: 5-9 pm

Location: Avondale Civic Center Complex

Santa is coming to Avondale… and so is the snow! Enjoy a Christmas light show, hop on a train, enjoy Christmas crafts, write a letter to Santa, and be entertained by local talent!


30th Anniversary of Glendale Glitter

Date: November 21, 2023-January 7, 2024

Time: 5-10 pm

Location: Glendale Civic Center | Downtown Glendale

Read about last year’s visit!

World of Illumination: Reindeer Road

Date: November 18 – December 31

Location: Arizona Desert Diamond Casino

This famous national drive-thru experience is coming to Glendale and boasts over 1 million lights. It’s about a 20-30 minute experience and you are wow’d by lights synced to some of the most hip Christmas songs! Pop a big bag of popcorn, grab some Christmas treats, roll down the windows and drive through some serious Christmas bedazzling!


Christmas in the Park

Date: December 9, 2023

Time: 9 am- 5 pm

Location: Litchfield Park Recreation Center

Is a small-town atmosphere what you are after? Look no further with Christmas in the Park which hosts a parade, kid-friendly adventures, holiday shopping, live music and plenty of food vendors! The event is free and offers holiday-themed inflatables, Santa’s workshop and pictures with Santa!


Wigwam’s Annual Tree Lighting

Date: November 24th

Time: 4-6:30pm

Location: Wigwam Resort

Wigwam Resort may be one of the most festive hotels in Arizona. Plan a visit to watch their tree lighting then grab a delicious bite to eat at the W Bar & Grill or Litchfield’s. See what we mean in last year’s Instagram reel during a Girl’s Night Out dinner! Christmas staycation goals, for real!


Desert Farm Lights

Date: November 17 – December 31

Time: 5-10pm

Location: 14629 W. Peoria Ave, Waddell, AZ, 85355

We went to Desert Farm Lights first event last year (watch our Instagram reel) and it was AMAZING!! We are so grateful that one of the OG Mama Influencers took the leap to offer something festive and awesome for our West Valley AZ Community. Bravo Shanelle.WestValley! It’s going to be bigger and better and we can’t wait to see it. We’re talking bounce houses, candy cane lane that smells like REAL candy cane, Christmas light experiences, sensory tents, real train tour, s’mores pits, Christmas movies and a whole lot more. V


(a little ways off Loop 303, but worth the drive!)


Lights at the Farm Mesa

Date: December 1-30

Location: 4011 S. Power Rd. Mesa, AZ

Arizona’s largest walk-thru light show in the Valley is located in Mesa! Santa will also be visiting a few times this year and there is a 4,000 square foot skating rink for you to enjoy as well!


Phoenix Zoo LightsDate: November 22, 2023- January 14, 2023

Time: 5:30-10:30pm

Location: Phoenix Zoo 455 N Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008

A few animals and lots of lights. Phoenix Zoo Lights brings it during this time of year – watch our 2022 highlights!


Christmas at the Princess

Date: November 17, 2023- January 6th, 2024

  • Monday – Thursday | 4 – 10 PM
  • Friday – Sunday | 4 – 11 PM

Location: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess | 7575 E Princess Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255

For the ULTIMATE AND FANCIEST southwestern Christmas experience, Scottsdale brings it. With over 6 million lights, igloos & firepit experiences, a ferris wheel, real Christmas trail, outdoor skating rink with real ice, Santa and character experiences, and so much more. It does come with a hefty price but if you are looking for a over the top experience, Christmas at the Princess is it!

Enchant at Salt River Fields 

Date: November 24 – December 31, 2023

Location: Salt River Fields

7555 N Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Similar to Christmas at the Princess, Enchant at Salt River Fields is an immersive experience that has an ice skating trail, market, Little Elves play place, Santa Experiences and a light maze.

The Polar Express Train

Location: 233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard Williams, AZ 86046

All aboard on the Polar Express to Santa’s Village in Williams, Arizona. This magical real-life experience is just like the movie and offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most littles!

North Pole Express

Location: Little America Hotel Flagstaff 2515 E Butler Ave Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Take a magic trolley ride through a portal to Santa’s Workshop. Once inside, you wil tour Santa’s Toy Hall of Fame, Elf University, eat some yummy cookies inside Ms. Claus’s bakery and enjoy 1:1 time with the Big Guy himself!



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