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Easter Events in Phoenix 2014

Easter in Phoenix

There are lots of great Easter events in Phoenix to enjoy this year! From easter egg hunts, to scrumptious brunches and more, we've got you covered:

Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Bunny Photos

Free Easter Bunny Photos at Westgate
Capture this year’s Easter memories with a photo op at Westgate Entertainment District. Bring the kids to meet the Easter bunny starting April 4th and receive a free downloadable photo and gift!

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. Free admission, Friday, April 4 - Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Daisy the Bunny Photos
Daisy the Bunny will be making a special appearance at the Outlets at Anthem! Kids will receive a gift bag and an activity book and get to have their photo taken with Daisy the bunny.

Details: Outlets at Anthem, 4250 W. Anthem Way, Anthem. Free admission, Saturday, April 19, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunt
Hang out with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny themselves! Kids will have the chance to hunt for candy, ride ponies and hop around on some fun inflatables. There will also be a petting zoo, face painting and carnival games for the whole family to enjoy.

Details: Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria. Free admission with a canned food donation. Saturday, April 19, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Maricopa Easter Egg Hunt
Maricopa is celebrating Easter with one of Maricopa’s biggest Easter egg hunts. There will be games, an Easter egg hunt, the Easter Bunny and so much more!

Details: UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin, 16000 Maricopa Rd, Maricopa. Free admission, Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

4th Annual Governor’s Easter Egg Roll and Festival
Kids and families will be delighted at this year’s festival, with live entertainment, an Easter egg hunt, animal encounters, and crafts. And of course, a special appearance from the Easter Bunny!

Details: The Wigwam, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park. Free admission, Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Easter at the Wigwam Resort

Easter at the Wigwam Resort


Chandler Eggstravaganza
An Easter egg hunt with more than 6,000 eggs will be the topic of conversation for your child for weeks to come! Hope Covenant Church will be giving out prizes, free breakfast and an outdoor worship service at 10 a.m.

Details: Tumbleweed Park, 745 E. Germann Rd, Chandler. Free admission, Sunday, April 20, 9 a.m.

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Valentine’s Day in Phoenix 2014

Valentine's Day in Phoenix

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it! We don't want to see anyone left scrambling last minute, so we're here to help you plan a romantic evening with these dinners and events happening this Valentine's Day in Phoenix.

Want to make a weekend out of it? Check out these special romance packages from our local resorts and hotels.


Valentine's Day at Milagro Grill

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a four-course dinner of unique Mexican/American cuisine. Enjoy special menu items such as ahi tuna salad, roast prime rib, apple cider-glazed bone-in pork chops and white chocolate cheesecake for dessert.

Details: Available February 13-16; 4280 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix; $50 per person

Sweethearts Menu at LON's

For Valentine's Day, Executive Chef James Ducas and the LON's culinary team will be preparing a multi-course Sweethearts Menu with the option of wine-pairing, which will be available alongside LON's regular a la carte menu.

Details: Available February 13-16; $65 per person, Optional wine pairing for an additional $35 per person; 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley

LON's at The Hermosa

LON's at The Hermosa

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Things to Do: New Year’s Eve in Phoenix

New Year's Eve 2014

The time has come to bid farewell to 2013 and welcome in the new year! We've rounded up all the things to do in Phoenix on New Year's Eve.

Free Valley Metro Light Rail and Bus Rides
Celebrate safely this New Year's eve. Valley Metro will be offering free rides on bus, light rail and ADA Dial-a-Ride service beginning at 7 p.m., with light rail service running until 2 a.m.

For Families:

Yote's Family New Year's Eve Party at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Bring your family to Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort to celebrate the New Year's. Enjoy dinner for up to four people, lots of activities, arts and crafts, dancing and plenty of family fun. End the evening watching the ball drop at 10 p.m. with a sparkling cider toast!

New Year's Eve Kids Party at Scottsdale Gymnastics-Trampoline 
Keep the kids entertained this New Year's Eve at the Scottsdale Gymnastics-Trampoline New Year's Eve Overnight Kids Party! Admission includes dinner, snacks, drinks, party favors, noise makers, games and prizes.

Noon Year's Eve at the Phoenix Zoo
Ring in the new year a little early with the kids at Phoenix Zoo! Celebrate with tons of snow, snowball target practice area, prize drawings and giveaways, live music and fun and games with Radio Disney. The event comes to a close at noon with a special cider toast for the kids to ring in the New Year!

Golfland New Year's Eve Party
Ring in the new year at Golfland in a family friendly environment! Enjoy unlimited attractions and video games, DJ, dance floor and midnight balloon drop!

Phoenix Symphony New Year's Eve Celebration
End the year on a high note as Randall Craig Fleischer, a Leonard Bernstein fellow, conducts The Phoenix Symphony in the Valley’s most popular New Year’s Eve Celebration. Enjoy famous Strauss Walztes and seasonal classics from Puccini, Gershwin and Gilbert and Sullivan.

For Adults:

Circle K New Year's Eve Block Party
This New Year's Eve event will bring impressive high-energy video dance clubs to the streets creating a party like never seen before. Mill Avenue will be filled with local entertainment and attractions, a variety of gourmet food trucks, beer gardens and champagne lounges, and a midnight countdown consisting of a shimmering firework display and confetti blast.

New Year's Eve Celebration at Lon's
Ring in the New Year in luxury at LON's at the Hermosa with an optional three- or five-course dinner (with still or sparkling wine pairings for an additional fee), a champagne toast at midnight and live entertainment.

Ho Lotta Shakin' Goin' On New Year's Eve at Hotel Valley Ho
Ring in 2014 with a retro-themed celebration - named after the 1957 hit song by Jerry Lee Lewis -including dinner, dancing, and a rooftop Champagne toast.

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Shop Phoenix stores online

Heard Museum Shop

Heard Museum Shop

If you're looking to give a gift of Arizona this holiday season check out these local online stores.

Heard Museum

The Heard Museum Online Shop and Bookstore is part of the world-famous Heard Museum. The shop offers a broad selection of traditional and contemporary American Indian art directly from the artists.

Phoenix Art Museum

The Museum Store offers Arizona-themed merchandise, including jewelry, toys, kitchen tools and books.

Desert Botanical Garden Shop

The Garden Shop has everything you need for the gardener in your life. A portion of the proceeds help the Desert Botanical Garden and its programs.

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Things to do: Holiday Events in Phoenix

CitySkate Phoenix

Enjoy a real outdoor ice rink in the heart of downtown at CityScape Phoenix

Celebrating the holidays in Phoenix is about more than just Christmas lights on a saguaro cactus. We've got timeless holiday concerts and performances,  real outdoor ice-skating rinks, horse-drawn carriage rides, twinkling light displays, and you can even watch it snow in the desert! However you like to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year, there is a holiday event in Phoenix for you.

The Polar Express: Through January 4
Every winter the Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express comes to life on a journey from the nighttime wilderness of Williams, Arizona, to the enchanted beauty of "the North Pole," where Santa Claus and his reindeer are waiting with a keepsake present for every good boy and girl.

Christmas and Ice Skating at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess: Through January 4
Christmas at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess festival events and activities are open to the public and include ice skating, a four-story tall Christmas tree, photos and visits with Santa, holiday menus and much more.

Nightly Snowfall at Westgate Entertainment District: Through December 24
The only place in the West Valley to see it snow nightly is at Westgate Entertainment District! Watch as Fountain Park magically turns into a living snow globe each evening with a snow show twice a night.

Photos with Santa Claus at Westgate Entertainment District: Weekends and select weekdays through December 24
Get your photo taken with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas. Free gift for all kids visiting Santa!

ZooLights: Through January 12
When the sun goes down and the animals go to sleep, the Phoenix Zoo magically transforms into one of the largest holiday lighting events in the Southwest with 3.7 million lights and more than 700 light displays. New this year is the Wizard of Oz Music in Motion show.

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Thanksgiving in Phoenix 2013

Things to do in Phoenix for Thanksgiving

Whether you’re looking for home cooked comfort food to-go, a luxurious dinner out on the town, a day of family fun or a healthy way to burn off those extra holiday calories, Phoenix has it all for your turkey-day weekend.

Thanksgiving Day brunches and dinners

Thanksgiving Day Harvest Feast

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Heard Museum with a menu that incorporates American Indian culture and indigenous ingredients.

Thanksgiving Day at Capital Grille 
The Capital Grille in Phoenix will be featuring handcrafted traditional Thanksgiving fare as well as a a la carte dinner menu.

Thanksgiving Brunch at bistro 24 
Dig in to a feast at the Ritz-Carlton Phoenix's bistro 24 with a Thanksgiving prix fixe brunch.

Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
The resort's Garden Court Restaurant brunch will feature carving station serving roasted turkey with giblet gravy and orange peel cranberry sauce, blackened prime rib with rosemary au jus, and pit ham with pecan cane syrup. Traditional sides and desserts will also be available.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Remington's 
Remington's at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort will be offering a three-course dinner with selections of traditional holiday entrees, delicious apple, pumpkin, and pecan pie and live jazz entertainment.

Thanksgiving Brunch at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 
Four dynamic restaurants and five talented chefs come together to present a Thanksgiving feast. Chefs from BOURBON STEAK, La Hacienda, The Grill at the TPC and Ironwood American Kitchen will each bring their own special culinary talents and themed menus to the table.

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