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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
If you're looking to give a gift of Arizona this holiday season check out these local online stores.
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.
The Museum Store offers Arizona-themed merchandise, including jewelry, toys, kitchen tools and books.
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.
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.
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.
Before you know it, summer will fade into the beautiful Arizona horizon. Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 2) lets you savor the last precious moments of vacation season. Whether you crave just one more relaxing day by the pool or want to accompany the kids on an adventure before school gets into full swing, Labor Day weekend is your window of opportunity. To help you make the most of the holiday, we have gathered our favorite Labor Day weekend events in Greater Phoenix.
The 9th Annual Phoenix Cooks! will ignite your appetite on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. Phoenix Cooks! is a food-lover's paradise, designed to make taste buds salivate and stomachs satisfied. For one day, the Valley's best chefs convene to share tasty dishes that will intrigue your palate and broaden your culinary experience — all while benefitting Phoenix Children's Hospital. Tickets are $75 in advance and $90 at the door.
Spend the day or an afternoon tubing the Lower Salt River in the beautiful Tonto National Forest. Just minutes from Phoenix, the cool waters of the Salt River are the perfect complement to a hot, late-summer day. You can choose a two-, three- or five-hour trip along this mountain stream. The trips include float time and a shuttle-bus ride, weather and water flow permitting. Tube rentals and shuttle service are available seven days a week starting at 9 a.m. Costs is $17 per person/tube. The 2013 season for the Salt River begins to wind down after Labor Day with tubing reduced to only Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September.