Celebrate the Christmas Season at Sun City Festival

Christmas things to do at Sun City FestivalWell it’s that time of year again…the Christmas season is upon us! It feels like Thanksgiving was just last week. Oh wait, it was. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent in the company of family and friends.

As always, there’s lots going on this time of year and it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season without taking the time to actually enjoy this time of year. So this Christmas, Sun City Festival residents, I encourage you to take the time to enjoy the merriment of the holiday.

And here are just a few of the great local events near Sun City Festival to help you enjoy the 2013 Christmas season:

18th Annual Hometown Holiday Boutique

  • When: Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 9:00am
  • Where: 6th Street Plaza – 517 E. Monroe Avenue
  • What: Kid’s can have fun making a present in Santa’s Workshop while parents can enjoy shopping more than 80 local arts and crafts vendors all in a festive and merry setting
  • Visit the event website for more information.

A Christmas Carol – Matinee Performance

  • When: Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 11:45am
  • Location: Bus departs Sage Center
  • “God Bless Us Every One!” Hale’s own version of Dickens’ classic tale of redemption is brought to life on stage with rich traditional carols, stunning costumes and delightful performances guaranteed to enhance your Holiday Season! Before the show we’ll stop at Joe’s Real BBQ for lunch.
  • $89 / Person – Register at Member Services
  • For event details, click here.

Cave Creek Smokehouse and Christmas Pageant – Day Trip

  • When: Sunday, December 8th from 3:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Bus departs Sage Center
  • What: This is a wonderful way to enjoy the Holiday Season! This tour takes you to the Cave Creek Smokehouse, where there is a choice of meals. Then it’s on to the Cave Creek Spur Cross Conservation Area to enjoy the Cave Creek (Desert Foothills) Christmas Pageant, a tradition in the Cave Creek/Carefree area for over 50 years. The pageant provides a holiday celebration that blends together community volunteers, local government and Spur Cross Recreation employees. Cactus Shadows High School provides the actors for the production while local churches lend their voices for the choir. There will be fantastic sets, twinkling luminaria, productions with live animals, and hot chocolate and snacks available for purchase.
  • Click here for more details on this wonderful event.

Luminarias & Lights – Day Trip

  • When: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 from 4:30pm to 11:15pm
  • Where: Departs Sundome, Sun City West, Aisle 19
  • What: Make the Holidays even more special with the Desert Botanical Garden “lights up the night” with thousands of beautiful luminarias, including the Chihuly exhibit! A stop at Mormon Temple’s Holiday Light display and Tempe’s Mill Avenue Holiday Lights is also included.
  • Click here for more event details.

Indigo Grille – Christmas Eve Buffet

  • When: Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Where: Indigo Grille
  • What: Before your Christmas Eve evening festivities, join your family and friends at the Indigo Grille for a tasty Christmas Eve Buffet that features mixed greens salad, turkey with gravy, ham, whipped potatoes, sweet potatoes and more!
  • More Details: $22 = Adults Inclusive | $11 = Kids 12 & Under Inclusive
  • Reservations Required – Call 928-252-6445 Ext 209

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