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Where to See Christmas Lights in Scottsdale (2022)

November 7, 2022

November is upon us! For many, this means that it is time to kick off the holiday season. If you're traveling to Scottsdale over the holidays and want to see some amazing Christmas lights while you're here, then check out some of the festive spots on this list! 


Christmas at the Princess: 

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is an iconic place to spend Christmas in Scottsdale. Each year, families and friends come together and enjoy magical light displays in the Princess's illuminated holiday paradise. There's a huge musical tree, an ice rink, trains, holiday characters, and, of course, millions of lights. 


Enchant is a brand-new light display. It is sure to be a hit! They'l host huge light displays plus ice skating and an artisan shopping village. Tackle the Christmas light maze and take pictures by the brightly lit Christmas tree. While there, the kids can meet Santa and adults (21+) can grab a drink at the Ice Bar.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park: 

Each year, the railroad illuminates the night sky with sparkling lights! For a unique, exciting experience, take a ride on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad, which will take you through a winter wonderland of lights and displays. Keep an eye out for Santa at the park! He'll make an appearance on select nights. 


World of Illumination: 

Did you know that Arizona is home to the country’s largest drive-through animated holiday light show experience? World of Illumination is a gorgeous holiday attraction that features millions of brightly colored lights masterfully choreographed to your favorite holiday songs. It is sure to put you in a festive mood! 


This winter, Phoenix Zoo will come to life with hundreds of glimmering displays. They're amping up the fun this year with all-new animal lanterns and light displays, an enhanced Santa experience, and a brand-new music and light show. 

More events are expected to be announced in the next month, so you'll have lots of options to pick from. Know of a light display we missed? Tell us in the comments!