9 Ways to See Holiday Lights

Dori Wittrig December 21, 2020

Do you have a family tradition of driving around to see holiday lights? Instead of wandering aimlessly while the kids get restless, check out these great locations for lots of oohs and aahs.

Avenue of the Fountains

This is a great place to get out of the car and walk along the light display. The sidewalk down the middle of the boulevard offers a safe way to view away from traffic.

Light the Town Holiday Drive

The Town of Fountain Hills has organized a fun holiday light drive, complete with a map and a fun competition. Drive past each of the homes and vote using the QR codes placed in the front yard of each entry home. CLICK HERE to get a map and addresses for each entry.

Neighborhood Property Owners Association Competition

Each year, the NPOA holds a holiday light contest for its members. Visit npoafh.org to download a map of participating homes. Learn more HERE.

Fountain Hills Community Center

The Community Center has a long-standing tradition of displaying Christmas trees that are decorated by local clubs and organizations. Each has a unique theme. Visit on December 18 and you’ll also get to see the annual model train display.

Desert Botanical Garden

Experience the simplicity and beauty of Las Noches de las Luminarias with 8,000 flickering luminarias and twinkling lights throughout the garden. Enjoy a festive drink while listening to holiday melodies. CLICK HERE.

Phoenix Zoo Lights

The Valley’s most cherished holiday tradition is filled with millions of twinkling lights, dazzling animal sculptures, and the Wildlife Lantern Safari. This year offers walk-thrus, cruise-thrus, and more. CLICK HERE.

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

What are the winter holidays without a trip to see the lights at the Train Park? Ride the train and the carousel and enjoy the spirit of the season. CLICK HERE.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Not only will you see loads of lights, but you can enjoy a wide range of other fun activities, too. Roast marshmallows, go ice skating, ride the train, and more. CLICK HERE.

Butterfly Wonderland

Enjoy the festive décor, beautiful butterflies, and live music during your visit to Christmas in the Rainforest. CLICK HERE.
Each location is implementing careful plans that follow CDC guidelines for events. Visit each website to find important information before making your plans. And don’t forget to let the kids follow NORAD’s Santa tracker at NoradSanta.org or by downloading the mobile app. This Christmas Eve tradition has continued every year since 1955.

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