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7 Things to Do this December Around Phoenix

December in the Valley is a sight to see and enjoy. The weather is gorgeous and it’s a great time to get out and enjoy yourself with family and friends. Here are 6 things to do this December in Phoenix.

1. ZooLights: 

  • When: December 4, 2017 to January 14, 2018, 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Where: Phoenix Zoo
  • How Much: With Dinos in the Desert: $21.95 peak pricing; $16.96 non-peak. Without Dinos in the Desert: $17.95 peak, $12.95 non-peak. See website for peak and non-peak nights.
  • What:  ZooLights shines with millions of lights, a three-story lighted tree, hundreds of glimmering light displays, lakeside Music-in-Motion shows and more!

2. Dinosaurs in the Desert:

  • When: December 4, 2017 to April 30, 2018
  • Where: Phoenix Zoo
  • How Much:  Adults $24.95; Children 3-13 $14.95
  • What: “As you embark on this self-guided expedition into the land of the lost, we hope the dinosaurs awaken your curiosity to the limitless beauty of nature that surrounds us all. The gorgeous colors and patterns of animals native to Arizona served as our inspiration for the design of some of the creatures in this breathtaking exhibit. This will be an unforgettable self-guided expedition back in time you won’t want to miss.”

3. Glendale Glitters:

  • When: December 4, 2017 to January 6, 2018 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Where: Glendale, AZ
  • How Much: Free
  • What:  This award-winning festival is one of the best-loved events for Arizona families year after year! Visitors of all ages will delight in holiday entertainment, delectable food, hand-crafted holiday gifts, a children’s snow field and petting zoo, shopping and, of course, visits with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick.

4. Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China

  • When: December 4, 2017 to May 6, 2018 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Where: Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
  • How Much:  $20
  • What: An extraordinary event that combines musical and archaeological treasures spanning nine thousand years of Chinese music and history.

5. The Art of Ice Cream Experience

  • When: December 4, 2017 to March 9, 2018
  • Where: 4224 N. Craftsman Court Scottsdale, AZ
  • How Much: $25 for Adults
  • What: According to the site The Art of Ice Cream Experience is “an instagrammable, experience celebrating Americas love of Ice Cream. You will find instagram worthy photo opportunities in each individually themed exhibit room, each paying tribute to a favorite Ice Cream flavor or frozen treat.”

6. Cruisin’ with Santa Holiday Car Show

  • When: December 8, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Where: The Shops at Norterrra
  • How much: Free
  • What: Enjoy FREE holiday fun for everyone at The Shops at Norterra’s annual Cruisin’ with Santa Car Show! Activities include a holiday-themed car show on Main Street, kids entertainment with music, games and prizes, live music, free food samples and giveaways, and of course SANTA CLAUS!

7. December Activities at OdySea Aquarium

  • When: December 9, 2017 to December 31, 2017 9500
  • Where: OdySea Aquarium
  • How Much: Regular admission prices apply
  • What: Every weekend in December, guests of the largest aquarium in the Southwest can enjoy SeaTREK Santa swimming in the Living Sea Carousel, Penguin Parades at the South Pole, and a Hot Chocolate Bar for children and adults alike!

Make your December cool as ice when you do these things around Phoenix.

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