The Best Christmas Light Displays in Phoenix That Sparkle All Season

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Kick off your holiday season with a visit to one of these epic Christmas light displays in and around Phoenix. There will be lights covering the Phoenix Zoo, downtown winter wonderlands and massive drive-through lights displays. Here are some of the best places to see Christmas lights in Phoenix.

Lights of the World

Lights of the World is the largest light and lantern festival in North America brightens the Downtown Phoenix skies at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.You'll find food vendors, carnival games and 65 amazing light displays.

Dates: Thurs.-Sun. Nov. 21-Jan. 12
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ZooLights: Glow Wild

Glimmering displays light the way through the Phoenix Zoo this holiday season!  On display are millions of lights, a three-story-high holiday tree, hundreds of glimmering light displays and lakeside music-in-motion shows.

Dates: Nov. 27-Jan. 19
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Christmas at the Princess

Every winter, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess transforms into an enchanting holiday wonderland with festive decorations and over four million sparkling LED lights: Christmas at the Princess. Go ice skating and watch colorful light shows in the Enchanted Plaza.

Dates: Nov. 26-Dec. 31
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Lights at the Farm

Vertuccio Farms is going to be your must-see holiday destination for some truly amazing farm-family-fun with over two million lights. Each display synchronized to a variety of Christmas classics that will have you singing along.

Date: Nov. 22-Jan. 10
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Las Noches De Las Luminarias

Stroll the Desert Botanical Garden’s trails lined with 8,000 flickering luminaria bags, gaze at twinkling lights and admire the enchanting glow of Wild Rising creatures. Happen upon tunes from eclectic entertainment groups and cherish the time spent with friends and family during the holiday season.

Dates: Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 17-23, 26-31
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Glendale Glitters

Thousands of people each year visit downtown Glendale for the monumentally magical Glendale Glitters, where the enchanting Historic Downtown Old Towne and Catlin Court Shopping Districts are illuminated with 1.6 million lights over a 16-block area.

Dates: Nov. 29-Jan. 11
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Holiday Lights at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park might be the coolest place to bring the kids to see Santa. Experience a one-of-a-kind visit with Santa in the historic Maricopa Depot.

Dates: Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 6-23
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Illumination Symphony of Light

Illumination AZ is Arizona’s largest holiday, drive-thru, light show.  During the mile-long drive, you will experience millions of holiday lights synchronized to your favorite holiday music.  End your journey by entering Holiday Boulevard by parking your car and walking through a giant ornament. 

Two locations: Glendale and Tempe

Dates: Nov. 20-Jan. 5
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—Kate Loweth


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