6 Fun Things to Do in Phoenix in December

Phoenix and all of Maricopa County have events happening throughout December, and thankfully they require mask-wearing in public so that everyone can enjoy the festivities. The holiday season may feel a little different because of the atmosphere around us but that isn’t stopping some of your favorite things from going on. Here are a few fun things to do in Phoenix this December with a friend, family, or just yourself!

Moonlight Movie Nights

15449 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The pop-up drive-in theater in Sonora Village is perfect to enjoy a film outing this December! Starting at 6:30 PM on select evenings, you can go see holiday favorites like Eight Crazy Nights, A Christmas Story, or the much-loved live-action film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

APS Electric Light Parade

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Arizona Public Service Electric puts on an annual light show parade in celebration of the holidays. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Phoenix, you can enjoy the light show from the safety of your home! The light parade is scheduled for live streaming and televised reruns only, and they’ll be showcased on local channels listed all throughout the month of December!

UNWRAPPED: An Original Christmas Revue

1825 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004

Don’t forget to put a little music into your Christmas! At UNWRAPPED, your local Phoenix Theatre Company works to bring you all sorts of rockin’ Christmas hits on an outdoor stage to celebrate this time of year until the 23rd!

Ho-Ho Holiday Drive-Thru Fair Food

1826 W McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85007

Two special weekends, starting the 10th and the 17th, make it all the easier for you to enjoy the holidays carnival-style. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Phoenix with your kids, the state fair is putting its fried goodness into every car window. Guests can pay for their food with a credit card. Just remember to enter from 19th Avenue and Monte Vista to get your goodies!

Cocktails Under the Cosmos

5445 E Lincoln Drive Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Bring your facemask, a coat, and your sense of wonder to Mountain Shadows Resort, where you can watch the Geminid meteor shower and spy Sagittarius while sipping on cocktails themed after the skies themselves. Reserve your spot early — capacity is limited for safety!

Trolley Holiday Light Tour

1680 N 74th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

With Ollie the Trolley, you can reserve an entire trolley for you and up to 30 of your friends to enjoy a tour like no other. If you’re searching for the top things to do in Phoenix today, Dunn Transportation is showing families the holiday lights of Scottsdale. Relax with a warm cider or cocoa you bring along for the ride!

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