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Special Event: For the Family, Children, Holiday, nature
Christmas in the Rainforest
Bring family and friends to a seasonal holiday experience, “Christmas in the Rainforest,” featuring an abundance of butterflies from the rainforests of Costa Rica, Africa, and Asia. See Butterfly Wonderland decked in festive décor and enjoy live music from...
Butterfly Wonderland
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21 - Sat 12/25/21 at 9am-5pm
Special Event: For the Family, Holiday
Winter Waterland® at OdySea Aquarium
Be part of the wonder and magic at OdySea Aquarium as it transforms into an enchanting Winter Waterland® amidst incredible holiday décor and festive music. Visit Arizona’s only SeaTREK Santa who takes center stage, interacting with Guests as he appears und...
OdySea Aquarium
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21 - Sun 1/2/22
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser, Holiday
Butterfly Wonderland Foundation - Adopt-a-Student Month
In this season of giving, give the gift of education with Butterfly Wonderland’s Adopt-a-Student program. A $10 donation allows the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation provide field trips that provide meaningful nature experiences to low-income, underserved st...
Butterfly Wonderland
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21 - Sat 12/25/21
Special Event: Nature, Children, For the Family, Holiday
Christmas in the Rainforest
Bring family and friends to a seasonal holiday experience, “Christmas in the Rainforest,” featuring an abundance of butterflies from the rainforests of Costa Rica, Africa, and Asia. See Butterfly Wonderland decked in festive décor and enjoy live music from...
Butterfly Wonderland
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21 - Sat 12/25/21 at 9am-5pm
Special Event: Animals, Holiday, Children, For the Family
Winter Waterland® at OdySea Aquarium
Be part of the wonder and magic at OdySea Aquarium as it transforms into an enchanting Winter Waterland® amidst incredible holiday décor and festive music. Visit Arizona’s only SeaTREK Santa who takes center stage, interacting with Guests as he appears und...
OdySea Aquarium
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21 - Sun 1/2/22
Art: Art Show
Chihuly in the Desert
A new exhibition of monumental works by Dale Chihuly is now on view at one of Arizona’s most iconic landmarks and the state’s only cultural UNESCO World Heritage site, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed home and studio, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale. A historic ...
Taliesin West – The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21 - Sun 6/19/22 at 10am-4:30pm
Music: Holiday Music, Irish/Celtic, World Dance
Christmas From A Celtic Table
An authentic Irish Christmas celebration featuring the music and dance of Ireland.
Kerr Cultural Center
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21 at 7:30pm
Special Event: Holiday, Food/Tasting
City of Scottsdale Presents Scottsdazzle
Scottsdazzle, the City of Scottsdale’s popular holiday extravaganza that brings a variety of festive activities and fun events to residents and visitors alike, kicks off Saturday, November 27 with the signature Sing-Along & Tree Lighting Ceremony, during w...
Scottsdale Waterfront
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21
Thu 12/9/21
Fri 12/10/21
Sat 12/11/21
Sun 12/12/21
Special Event: Painting, History/Science
Immersive Van Gogh
The blockbuster exhibit was seen by over 2 million visitors in Paris. Be immersed in 600,000 cubic feet of stunning projection animating the masters’ brushstroke, detail, and colour as you have never experienced them. Experience the organic landscapes of V...
Lighthouse Artspace
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21 at 1pm
Wed 12/8/21 at 2pm
Wed 12/8/21 at 3pm
Wed 12/8/21 at 4pm
Wed 12/8/21 at 5pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Circus
Mahjong: Beginner
Want to learn how to play Mahjong? Join us! Whether you have never played or simply want a refresher, this is the class for you. Mahjong cards must be purchased before the first session.
Martin Pear JCC in the Valley of the Sun
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21 at 10am-12pm
Wed 12/15/21 at 10am-12pm
Wed 12/22/21 at 10am-12pm
Special Event: Class/Workshop, Circus
Mahjong: Intermediate
Learn strategies and techniques to improve your game. Though this class includes a brief overview, it is for those who have already taken a beginner class. Playing with instructor assistance will help you take your game to the next level.
Martin Pear JCC in the Valley of the Sun
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21 at 12:30pm-2:30pm
Wed 12/15/21 at 12:30pm-2:30pm
Wed 12/22/21 at 12:30pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
SJ Rozan discusses Family Business. (virtual event)
SJ Rozan discusses the latest Lydia Chen and Bill Smith PI novel, Family Business. Signed books available. (virtual event)
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21 at 5pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Stephen Spotswood discusses Murder Under Her Skin. (virtual event)
Stephen Spotswood discusses a Pentecost and Parker 1946 mystery, Murder Under Her Skin. Signed books available. (virtual event)
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ

Wed 12/8/21 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Theater: Comedy, Musical
13 Days of Christmas
Fountain Hills Theater announces the opening of 13 Days of Christmas. Featuring holiday tales woven with both traditional and unique holiday music, 13 Days of Christmas is a perfect show for the whole family. 13 Days of Christmas tells everyone’s stories,...
Fountain Hills Theater
Fountain Hills, AZ

Thu 12/9/21 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
Fri 12/10/21 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
Sat 12/11/21 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
Sun 12/12/21 at 2pm-4pm
Thu 12/16/21 at 7:30pm-9:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Jungle Reds Christmas Cheer Celebration (virtual event)
BYOB and join in the Jungle Reds Christmas Celebration with authors Rhys Bowen, Lucy Burdette, Deborah Crombie, Hallie Ephron, Jenn McKinlay, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Julia Spencer-Fleming. (virtual event)
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ

Thu 12/9/21 at 5pm-6pm
Special Event: Holiday
River of Time Holiday Mart Fundraiser 2021
The L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time annual “funraiser” Holiday Mart 2021 shopping event will return to its original location in the Museum/Library lobby and on the patio beginning on Monday, November 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Address: 12901 N....
River of Time Museum
Fountain Hills, AZ

Thu 12/9/21
Sat 12/11/21
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Tell Bell and Luke McCallin in Conversation
Ted Bell discusses Sea Hawke. Luke McCallin discusses From a Dark Horizon. (virtual event)
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ

Thu 12/9/21 at 12:30pm-1:30pm
Art: Jewelry/Gems
Tree of Life Pendant
The Tree of Life is a wonderful symbol. It represents our personal development, uniqueness and individual beauty. Using wire and chip beads, you will twist your way to an individualized tree pendant. You will learn to make the frame, and all parts of t...
The Holland Center
Scottsdale, AZ

Thu 12/9/21 at 10am-12pm
Theater: Children's Theatre
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells at Fountain Hills Youth Theater
“Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.'s fun. So when Junie B. draws...
Fountain Hills Theater
Fountain Hills, AZ

Fri 12/10/21 at 7pm-9pm
Sat 12/11/21 at 7pm-9pm
Sun 12/12/21 at 2pm-4pm
Fri 12/17/21 at 7pm-9pm
Sat 12/18/21 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures
Kevin Hearne Party (live)
Bring your books to a meet and greet party with Kevin Hearne.
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ

Fri 12/10/21 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
    

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