Christmas In The Desert

The holidays in Scottsdale is quite different than most places throughout the United States. There are plenty of places to get a white Christmas but very few places where you can play golf in shorts in December. If you’re tired of freezing your ass off in the bitter cold travel to Scottsdale and get a break. Glorious sunshine, no rain, sleet or hail and nights cool enough to snuggle up near a firepit. You may even be able to wear long sleeves some mornings.

 

DIG Scottsdale Christmas lights
Christmas lights are everywhere in Scottsdale.

 

How COVID Has Changed The Even Scene

Typically the month of December is punctuated with so many festivities it is impossible to see them all. But 2020 is a little different. The great thing about mild weather is that it’s perfect for outdoor events and social distancing. All of our restaurants have pleasant outdoor dining and are equipped with heaters in the event it is a little chilly. Sedona and Flagstaff are both open and doing well so if you’re really missing the snow, take a short drive and go skiing for the day. When you come to your senses, Scottsdale will be here waiting for you by the firepit with an adult hot chocolate and a glorious view.

 

DIG Scottsdale butterflies at butterfly wonderland
One of the butterflies you’ll see

Light Up Your Life

Here are some of the amazing light displays sure to get you your fill:

 

DIG Scottsdale winter sunset
Glorious sunsets in the winter in Scottsdale

Around 5ish Look West

No matter what you decide to do in Scottsdale in December, remember to stop what you’re doing to enjoy the sunsets. There’s really nothing quite like the sunsets in the desert. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

DIG Scottsdale butterfly wonderland
Beautiful colors in the rainforest at Butterfly Wonderland

Christmas At The Fairmont Princess

One of the most spectacular events in Scottsdale is the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess amazing display of lights and festivities with 7 million lights in play. If you do nothing else go to the Fairmont to ice skate and take a ride on the ferris wheel!  This event is so breathtaking, it deserves all your attention.

 

DIG Scottsdale Sugar Plum Avenue Scottsdazzle
DIG Scottsdale on Sugar Plum Avenue by Scottsdazzle

Scottsdazzle In Old Town

At the Waterfront in Old Town Scottsdale, you have to stroll down by the water for Scottsdazzle. The Waterfront is dazzling with lights and decorations. Scottsdale is transformed into a fairytale village with sugar plum fairies, princesses, a Snow King and Snow Queen, aerial performances, Candyland bounce houses, Nutcracker ballet performances each hour and a tea party you can join.

 

The desert cactus bloom beautiful flowers in the winter.

Holiday Activities Around Phoenix

Although DIG is focused on Scottsdale activities, you can’t miss the Zoo Lights at the Phoenix Zoo. The displays are available every night from 5:30pm-10:30pm.  Downtown Phoenix also has a tree with an ice rink at CityScape that’s beautiful to visit.

 

DIG Scottsdale butterflies at butterfly wonderland
One of the butterflies you’ll see

Light Up Your Life

Here are some of the amazing light displays sure to get you your fill:

 

DIG Scottsdale winter sunset
Glorious sunsets in the winter in Scottsdale

Around 5ish Look West

No matter what you decide to do in Scottsdale in December, remember to stop what you’re doing to enjoy the sunsets. There’s really nothing quite like the sunsets in the desert. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

 

DIG Scottsdale cactus saguaro sky
Scottsdale is flush with beautiful cactus

For Real, What’s The Weather Like?

2020 has been truly unpredictable but it’s safe to expect perfect temperatures for the majority of December. With highs in the 60s and 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s you can don shorts during the day while golfing. At night, you can dine outside as nearly every restaurant has tableside heaters, so you can wear that cute sweater with those amazing new boots but can leave the bulky jacket at home.

 

https://www.tiktok.com/@digscottsdale/video/6904575877804330245
Check out @digscottsdale on TikTok for more

 

Christmas Stuff In Scottsdale

Everyone is in the holiday spirit in Scottsdale because we don’t spend our days shoveling anything, driving thru a wintery mix or worried about the heating bill. So because everyone is happy, the festivities are a lot more fun. For instance, at the Scottsdale Quarter, you can sprawl out on the lawn for Christmas movies every Friday night. It’s too nice to be indoors. If movies aren’t your thing, cross the street to Kierland Commons for pictures with Santa! While you’re at Kierland, stop in for a cozy cocktail at Zinc Bistro, super swanky and a fun break from shopping.

DIG Scottsdale butterfly wonderland
Beautiful colors in the rainforest at Butterfly Wonderland

Christmas At The Fairmont Princess

One of the most spectacular events in Scottsdale is the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess amazing display of lights and festivities with 7 million lights in play. If you do nothing else go to the Fairmont to ice skate and take a ride on the ferris wheel!  This event is so breathtaking, it deserves all your attention.

 

DIG Scottsdale Sugar Plum Avenue Scottsdazzle
DIG Scottsdale on Sugar Plum Avenue by Scottsdazzle

Scottsdazzle In Old Town

At the Waterfront in Old Town Scottsdale, you have to stroll down by the water for Scottsdazzle. The Waterfront is dazzling with lights and decorations. Scottsdale is transformed into a fairytale village with sugar plum fairies, princesses, a Snow King and Snow Queen, aerial performances, Candyland bounce houses, Nutcracker ballet performances each hour and a tea party you can join.

 

The desert cactus bloom beautiful flowers in the winter.

Holiday Activities Around Phoenix

Although DIG is focused on Scottsdale activities, you can’t miss the Zoo Lights at the Phoenix Zoo. The displays are available every night from 5:30pm-10:30pm.  Downtown Phoenix also has a tree with an ice rink at CityScape that’s beautiful to visit.

 

DIG Scottsdale butterflies at butterfly wonderland
One of the butterflies you’ll see

Light Up Your Life

Here are some of the amazing light displays sure to get you your fill:

 

DIG Scottsdale winter sunset
Glorious sunsets in the winter in Scottsdale

Around 5ish Look West

No matter what you decide to do in Scottsdale in December, remember to stop what you’re doing to enjoy the sunsets. There’s really nothing quite like the sunsets in the desert. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
DIGSCOTTSDALE