Sedona at Christmas time is a season favorite! Check out all there is to do:
DECEMBER 1-31: OLD-TIME ORNAMENT MAKING
Come to Sedona Heritage Museum in Uptown Sedona from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This is a free event. Visit SedonaMuseum.org or call 928-282-7038 to find out more about how every age can enjoy making holiday ornaments at the free activity table. Create small gifts, adornments for holiday packages or trees and wreaths, or just spend some quality time with family or friends. This is a ‘make & take’ activity to do on your own, though instructions and samples are provided.
DECEMBER 3-5: FESTIVAL OF TREES
Head to Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village in Uptown Sedona where from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., you'll experience the Holiday Trees at Tlaquepaque for free. Area artists and galleries will have over 45 art-inspired trees fully decorated in unique ways. Kick of your holiday season with a beautiful themed tree already pre-decorated. Trees will be on display and up for silent auction Calle Independencia. Proceeds benefitting Toys for Tots, Marines Helping Marines, Yavapai Food Council, Sedona Public Library and College Scholarship funds. Visit Tlaq.com or call 928-282-4838 for more information.
December 3 - January 3: TINSEL TOWN
At the Posse Grounds Park Remadas in West Sedona, Thursday through Sunday evening in December, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., enjoy a walk through the picnic area at the park while it is lit up with animated lights and decorations all created by Sedona businesses, organizations and community members like you. This event is free and you can visit SedonaAZ.gov/Parks or call 928-282-7098 to find out more.
DECEMBER 4: SEDONA'S TREE LIGHT & SANTA VISIT
Grab the fam and head to Canyon Breeze Plaza in Uptown Sedona where from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. you can watch the lighting of the community’s 20’ tree and Santa’s arrival. Let your kiddos tell Santa all their hopes and dreams. All the while, hear seasonal favorites from local carolers and youth music groups, and enjoy hot cocoa or cider and cookies. This free family event is presented by Sedona Main Street Program with Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau and the City of Sedona to start the holiday season and it's free!
DECEMBER 5: BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
At the Sedona Teen Center at Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. come have a pancake breakfast, then, when you're tummies are full, children can enjoy making winter crafts, as well as sitting on Santa’s lap. Parents, don’t forget to bring your camera if you would like a picture of your child with Santa Claus. This event is free of charge! Visit SedonaAZ.gov or call 928-282-7098 for details.
DECEMBER 5-6: THE NUTCRACKER
Come see a holiday classic at Sedona Performing Arts Center in West Sedona on December 5, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and December 6, 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Prior to October 1: Gold $25 for an adult, $15 for a Child; Platinum $35 for an adult, $18 for a child. After October 1: Gold $30 for an adult, $18 for a child; Platinum $40 for an adult, $25 for a child
Visit SedonaChamberBallet.org or call 928-554-4059 to find out more.
DECEMBER 11-13: THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
Come Indoors at Historic Wayside Bible Chapel in Uptown Sedona at 7:00 p.m. each night, with additional 3:00 pm matinee on Saturday. The cost is free although donations are accepted. The Christmas Gift is a holiday musical production you won't want to miss! IT's an uplifting and relevant story that moves between modern day characters, and costumed actors from the first Christmas, including a Living Nativity. Reserved seating available at the door. Visit PottersHandProductions.com or call 928-300-8882 for complete details.
DECEMBER 12: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS - THE LIGHTING OF 6,000 LUMINARIAS
Head to Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village in Uptown Sedona from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. to experience a cherished holiday tradition which involves the lighting of six thousand luminarias in Tlaquepaque’s courtyards and walkways at 5:00 p.m. Entertainment, Santa and hot Cider will be available all evening and the River of Life Tabernacle Choir will perform. Stores and galleries will be open until 8:00 p.m. Restaurant reservations are recommended.
DECEMBER 24: CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Come to The Master's Bible Church in West Sedona at 6:00 p.m. Escape the hustle and bustle of the season to remember God’s amazing gift of love, hope, peace, and joy – the birth of Emmanuel, God with us. Our service features traditional Bible readings and familiar carols. Join us to celebrate the Light of the World together. Go to MastersBible.com or call 928-282-2155 to find out more.