At the end of the month, Scottsdazzle is kicking off for another year. So if you are looking for a festive and fun way to celebrate the holiday season, don’t miss the Scottsdazzle Holiday Extravaganza in Scottsdale, Arizona.
This annual event features stunning lights and decorations, the best in dining and shopping, and will feature more than 45 incredible events for the whole family.
Scottsdazzle has been a Valley tradition since 2015, and this year, it is going to be bigger and better than ever. The city of Scottsdale has announced that it will introduce new decorations and entertainment to level up this popular event.
Here are some of the highlights of Scottsdazzle 2023 that you can look forward to:
- Sing-Along & Tree Lighting Ceremony – November 25th – This is the kick-off event of Scottsdazzle, where you will enjoy holiday music, live entertainment, drinks, and a lighting ceremony at the Scottsdale Waterfront.
- Meet Santa at the Market – November 25th, December 2nd, 9th and 16th – Children can visit with St. Nick at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market near 1st Street and Brown Avenue. This is a great opportunity to take photos with Santa while you shop for fresh produce and local goods.
- Small Business Saturday – November 25th – This is a day when you can support local retailers and businesses in Old Town Scottsdale, many of whom will offer seasonal goodies and festive discounts. You can find unique gifts and souvenirs for your loved ones and yourself.
- Scottsdazzle Stroll – December 2nd, 9th and 16th – This is a chance to admire the holiday lights and décor along the banks of the Scottsdale Waterfront. You can also take a photo at the Scottsdazzle tree, drink hot cocoa or coffee, and support local vendors selling treats. There will also be live musical entertainment to add to the festive atmosphere. Don’t worry if you cannot make it one of those evenings, you can experience the lights and decorations from November 25th through December 31st.
- Gold Palette ArtWalk – December 7th – Old Town Scottsdale is known for its weekly ArtWalks and once a month, they have a special and themed walk called the Gold Palette. During the ArtWalk, you can explore the Scottsdale Arts District and its many galleries. There will be strolling carolers, hot cocoa, and holiday decorations. Admire the artworks of local and national artists and buy some for your collection.
These are just some of the free festive events that you can enjoy at Scottsdazzle 2023. Other activities include a Sugar Plum Tea Party, the Live Nativity at the Old Adobe Mission, whiskey tasting, magic shows, hands-on classes and workshops and so much more! (Note: Some of the events like workshops and the tea party are paid events.) You can find the full list of events and details on the official Scottsdazzle website.
Definitely head to Old Town and the Scottsdale Waterfront to experience Scottsdazzle firsthand!