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Scottsdale Amps Up Holiday Spirit with Scottsdazzle

Posted on: November 23rd, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

I realize that it is only October and we haven’t even passed Halloween at this point, but is it ever too soon to start thinking about the holidays? I can use all the help I can get, so the earlier I start thinking about it, the better. The City of Scottsdale has the same idea. This year they are planning on making the holiday spirit bigger and brighter with Scottsdazzle!

Scottsdazzle is going to kick off with a tree lighting ceremony on Friday, November 25th at 5:30pm. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, along with members of the Scottsdale City Council will be there to light the awe-inducing Arizona tree. The tree has been imported from Italy and will feature over one million customizable lighting options that will glow nightly on the Soleri Bridge.

In addition to the tree lighting, Scottsdazzle will feature additional events scattered throughout the month of December and are worth checking out.

Scottsdale Amps Up Holiday Spirit with ScottsdazzleWe’ve got the line-up here to make mapping out your Scottsdazzle schedule easier!

Christmas Tree Lighting at Soleri Bridge | November 25, 2016 at 5:30pm

In addition to the tree lighting ceremony, there will be sweet treats and cocoa along with live music.

Small Business Saturday | November 25, 2016 beginning at 10am

Downtown merchants will be offering various sales and promotions including a free, commemorative Scottsdazzle tote bag with the purchase at participating merchants. There will be a cake cutting ceremony to celebrate 5th Avenue’s 60th anniversary. The date and time of the cake cutting ceremony will be announced on the Scottsdazzle website later this month.

I Spy Santa Art Walk | December 8, 2016 beginning at 6pm

The Marshall Way Art Galleries will be hosting a fun scavenger hunt. The event will include improvisational elves on the streets in festive costumes that will direct guests with clues along the ArtWalk. There will be additional clues in the featured galleries as well as special engagements. There will be holiday musical elements along the streets of the ArtWalk, Santa’s House and costumed characters that will elevate the holiday spirit and fun factor.

Santa Wine Around | December 15, 2016 at 6pm

You are invited to join the Scottsdale Wine Trail wineries for a wine tasting extravaganza. You’re invited to come dressed as Santa or Mrs. Claus and you’ll receive a commemorative wine glass.

In addition to these specific calendar events, there will also be ongoing events that the whole family can enjoy.

Throughout December you’ll find Cowboy Christmas themed decor and entertainment in Old Town. You’ll be able to experience Gary Sprague the Singing Cowboy singing and reading excerpts from his book, “How a Cowboy Saved Christmas” on Saturdays beginning on November 26th and recurring on December 3rd, 10th and 17th between 1pm and 5pm.

There are a variety of other activities that will be taking place throughout the Scottsdazzle event. Make sure to take a minute to check out the complete listing of events and times.

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© Taryn Jeffries 2016

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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