Best Holiday Light Locations Around Phoenix

It’s that time of year again. The sun’s blazing warmth is becoming more reclusive, children are stopping to marvel at twinkling new toys in shop windows, and the nights are lit with gorgeous holiday lights beaconing into the frosty air. The happiest time of the year is swiftly approaching, so grab a mug of hot peppermint cocoa to warm your body and spend time with loved ones to warm your soul.

Once you’ve finished decking the halls of your private home in one of our Christopher Todd Communities with garland, stars, and bows, these holiday light displays in Phoenix will certainly instill holiday cheer in even Ebenezer Scrooge’s most gifted students. Drive through an animated light show, experience the wild side of the holiday season at Phoenix Zoo Lights, or unleash your youthful spirit for family fun beneath a radiant, festive glow. Then, when it’s time to come home, you can cozy up in your single-family rental home with advanced smart home technology and the peace of mind that this year will be nothing short of merry and bright.

Where can I go to see Christmas lights in Arizona?

Thankfully, cold weather isn’t a prerequisite for holiday cheer. There are countless opportunities to experience your holiday season in Arizona. Experience live entertainment and thousands of hand-lit luminarias at Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden, allow the animal lanterns to guide you through a 90-minute driving tour of musical light shows at the Phoenix Zoo’s WildLights, explore ten acres of light displays and family-friendly activities at Vertuccio Farms’ Lights at the Farm, or light up your nighttime cruise with over a million lights at the drive-thru light display at Arizona Lights in the Night. Whenever the twinkle of holiday lights in Phoenix calls out to you, there is sure to be a festive glow in the night for you to follow.

Where can I see Christmas lights in Phoenix for free?

Many of the holiday light shows and displays in Phoenix are not too pricey – for example, the cost of admission to Sea of Lights, Arizona’s largest and only underwater wonderland at SEA LIFE, is $15.99 per person. However, there are also many free holiday events in Phoenix, such as Christmas at the Petersen House Museum, the Holiday Fair and Market on the Arizona Boardwalk, Glendale Glitters, or the famous Mesa Temple Christmas Lights and International Nativity Display. But the free event with some of the brightest holiday lights in Phoenix is approaching its second birthday. Downtown Phoenix will be transformed this year to make way for Winter Wanderland – a holiday festival complete with progressive performances, flamboyant holiday lights and décor, and delicious food and drinks for a merry celebration of downtown’s rich cultural past and vibrant present.

You can find a complete list of holiday light displays, shows, events, and more on Phoenix’s tourism website here.

Are there any Christmas towns in Arizona?

Fun fact: in the 1930s, the Talbott family moved to Kingman, and in 1937, Santa Claus, AZ, was established. In its prime, this Christmas destination was a popular tourist stop with a local restaurant named the Christmas Tree Inn, a gift shop, a train for children, and an incorporated post office. Despite its popularity, visitors never bought property, making the employees the only residents of Santa Claus. With the closure of its final holiday attraction in 1995, the townspeople moved on, and the town lies deserted – but the Christmas spirit lives on.

Experience Endless Holiday Cheer at Christopher Todd Communities!

There’s no place like home for the holidays, so ignite your holiday cheer at a stunning holiday light show in Phoenix and then return to a private rental home that feels all the more merry and bright. Design a delectable holiday dinner in your luxury kitchen with advanced smart home technology, cozy up with loved ones by the poolside fireplace on a crisp Arizona night, or feel energized to create new holiday traditions and memories with ease in a maintenance-free, single-story rental home in one of our Christopher Todd communities. Home is where the heart is, and here, home is aglow with warm merriment and resort-inspired living.

Light up your life with innovative living this holiday season and discover A New Way to Live® by contacting our team at Christopher Todd communities today!

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Christopher Todd Communities creates neighborhoods and communities for people to enjoy, share, and live. Here, you’ll find luxury, single-story, rental homes in gated, planned communities that are professionally managed. These come complete with amenities designed for socializing, energizing, for peace of mind, and even for pets.