Arizona is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. It is bordered with New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California, and Mexico, and one point in common with the southwestern corner of Colorado.
Phoenix is the capital and the largest city of Arizona.
Other big cities and towns in Arizona include – Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Flagstaff, Lake Havasu City, Prescott, Bullhead City, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in Arizona include – Petrified Forest National Park, Grand Canyon, Saguaro National Park, etc.
Christmas Celebrations in Arizona (AZ) :
If you want to have a comparatively Hotter Christmas then Arizona is the place to be in.
Prescott, officially designated as “Arizona’s Christmas City” by Governer Rose Mofford in 1989, is the perfect place to be in for Christmas celebrations. The city and its surrounding communities offer a variety of holiday light decorations, displays, parades, and other activities with old-fashioned hometown charm. The Courthouse lighting is a tradition established in 1954 for residents and visitors to share family time in the spirit of joy and wonder that is the holiday season.
In you are in Phoenix area, then perfect place to be include – Christmas Lighting at the Princess Plaza, ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo, Santa at Castles ‘n’ Coasters, etc
Lighting Of The Luminarias tradition takes place in Tombstone, Arizona.
Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson is one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the country, and it is visited by hundreds of thousands of people from all over southern Arizona. Here people adorn their homes and gardens with lavish holiday displays.
Mesa Temple Christmas Lights is considered to be Arizona’s most spectacular live nativity with hundred of thousands of lights illuminating the grounds of the Mesa Arizona Temple. Every year more than one million visitors come to see this annual Christmas lighting event.
Another favorite Christmas tradition taking place in Arizona is the Lake Havasu City’s annual Boat Parade of Lights which takes place on first Saturday Night of December. More than 50 boats adorned with Christmas lights and decorations will pass through the channel and under the London Bridge as the parade tours the lake
Glendale’s award-winning holiday lighting event “Glendale Glitters Spectacular” has become a family tradition across the Valley and Arizona.
Arizona is also home to Christmas Tree Farms which allow for you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), etc.
Forget to mention a trip on the Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express which comes to life on a journey from the nighttime wilderness of Williams, Arizona, to the enchanted beauty of “the North Pole”
… and of course the A HUGE CHRISTMAS TREE, an annual custom at the Anthem Outlets. The tree is more than 110 ft tall and is normally the tallest in United States.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!