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Mesa, Arizona's year-round event calendar is full of fun things to see, do and enjoy during your visit. Catch an off-Broadway show at one of our many theaters, including the state-of-the-art Mesa Arts Center. Or enjoy the wide array of exhibits featured in our nationally-recognized museums. Attend a farm-to-fork dinner down a fragrant peach orchard, or learn more about Arizona wine and local growers during a pairing dinner led by some of Phoenix and Scottsdale's notable chefs. Unleash your senses during harvest season at annual festivals such as the  Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party and the Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze. Spook yourself at Golfland Fright Nights or take a step back in time at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Let's not forget the abundance sporting events for every type of fan.

The discoveries are endless, see below for events by date.   

 

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Friday Dec 19, 2014

One-Time Events

December 19, 2014

Live Music and Happy Hour at Queen Creek Olive Mill

  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Every Friday and Saturday evening, listen to live music and enjoy Artisan Style Pizza for Happy Hour.  

December 19, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Riparian After Dark

The Riparian Preserve comes alive with a holiday glow! Stroll around the candle-lit trail at Water Ranch lake with hundreds of luminaries as well as numerous festive light displays at every turn. This is a rare opportunity for those who appreciate nature to experience the thrill of nighttime at the preserve. Event Dates, Times, Non-Profit Organization and Donation suggestions: Friday, December 12-5:30pm-9pm - United Food Bank- Canned Goods Saturday, December 13- 5:30pm-9pm- Gilbert Fire ... more

December 19, 2014 - December 25, 2014

Miracle on 34th Street

Based on the timeless movie of the same name, MIRACLE ON 34th STREET features a book and score by none other than Meredith Wilson (“The Music Man”). This holiday treasure will warm your heart and fill you with Christmas cheer.

December 19, 2014 - December 30, 2014

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Business has taken a turn for the worse for Eric, the shoemaker of Grimmsville.One day his daughter Shannon is confronted by a stranger who offers her a magical medallion that holds the charm of the elves.  The medallion beckons a pair of elves that show up night after night at the shoemaker’s home creating the most fabulous shoes EVER! With his shoes now wanted throughout the land, Eric and his family have more gold than they can count. But they quickly begin to realize that all the... more

December 19, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Holiday Light Display at the Mesa Temple

For over 25 seasons, the historic Mesa Temple with its beautifully manicured grounds has become the backdrop for a Christmas celebration of lights and music. This season, 750,000 colorful lights will blanket the front and garden areas at the Temple Visitors' Center. Free parking is available south of the Temple in adjoining parking lots and on neighboring streets.

December 19, 2014 - January 03, 2015

Winter Wonderland

  • Location: Schnepf Farms
  • Address: 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85242
  • Venue: Schnepf Farms
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

Enjoy ice skating, hay rides out to feed Santa's deer, vegetable picking, train rides and hot chocolate. Free admission; ice skating for 30 to 45 minutes, $8 (includes skates); train rides, $3; hay rides to feed deer, $3; $15 for ice skating and unlimited rides. Food and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Closed Christmas Day.

December 19, 2014 - November 16, 2015

Phoenix Reptile Expo 2014

Arizona's largest reptile and exotic pet vendors and exhibits.

On-Going Events

December 19, 2014

Flash Park Friday Festival (3rd Fridays) in Downtown Mesa

  • Location: Downtown Mesa between Main Street and Macdonald
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
  • Visit Website

Join your community and neighbors for an event like no other. Explore the urban "parks" of the downtown Mesa businesses, each created from scratch just for this event. Jive on some live music, art and culture and be a part of the transformation of Downtown Mesa! You can even sip on an adult beverage at various Downtown patios! New to flash parking? Have no fear, it's easy! Each business will be creating their own "parks" in front of their businesses for you to enjoy. Check... more

December 19, 2014

Happy Hour at Las Sendas Grille

Join us for Happy Hour daily, featuring a wide variety of food & drink specials including:   $5 Sliders, Street Tacos, Pretzel Bites, and Burgers, $3 dollar Craft Drafts, $3.50 Glass of House Wine and $5 Specialty Cocktails.    We have 12 HDTV's up to 70 inches to watch multiple sporting events and cheer your favorite team on. Please check our monthly events calendar for the latest sporting events including Sunday NFL Ticket, NHL Center Ice or MLB Extra Innings.

December 19, 2014

8th Annual Night in Bethlehem

  • Location: St. Luke Lutheran Church
  • Address: 807 N. Stapley Dr., Mesa, AZ 852013
  • Visit Website

A FREE family Christmas experience so real you'll feel like you have been there. Come tour the town of Bethlehem and experience the sights, tastes, smells and sounds of what life was really like on the night that Jesus was born. TOUR BETHLEHEM – FREE ACTIVITIES – ANIMALS – REFRESHEMENTS

December 19, 2014 - December 21, 2014

A Classic Country Christmas

Gather up the family and get set to two-step 'round the Christmas tree as you enjoy the yuletide twang of A Classic CountryChristmas! This knee-slappin' production includes perennial holiday hits made famous by Kenny Rogers, Faith Hill, Randy Travis, Loretta Lynn, and more. Join Million Dollar Quartet star/national touring artist Michael Goodman and "The Sweetheart of Branson" Kaci Bays as they share classics such as "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Hard CandyChrist... more

December 19, 2014 - May 01, 2015

Friday Night Franks

Friday nights will sizzle once again at Fort McDowell Adventures, thanks to the ever-popular Friday Night Franks that will resume October 3.  Held on the first Friday of every month through May 1, 2015, this old-fashioned wiener roast allows guests to cook their own brats, hotdogs, S'more and marshmallows over an open fire in a unique venue nestled in the beautiful Sonoran Desert.  Live music, horse wagon rides, cowboy games, movies under the stars hay rides and Yavapai stories round ... more

December 19, 2014 - May 05, 2015

"Hello Arizona!" 2014-2015 Dinner Show series

  • Location: Historic Mining Camp Restaurant
  • Address: 6100 E Mining Camp St, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
  • Venue: Historic Mining Camp Restaurant
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

"Hello Arizona!" show series, continue in the 2014-2015 winter season. Shows include our family style meal of BBQ beef ribs, roast chicken with dressing, oven baked ham, all the fixin's and a one hour performance. Prices exclude tax, tip, and beverages. Reservations are required.   Season Performers: 11/4-22/14, 12/2-14-1/3/15, 1/13-17, 3/17-21/15, 4/7-5/2/15 - Amazing McNasty Brothers: Country Bluegrass 11/25-29/14 & 3/31-4/4/15 - Dave Karl: Kenny Rogers Impe... more

Saturday Dec 20, 2014

One-Time Events

December 20, 2014

Live Music and Happy Hour at Queen Creek Olive Mill

  • Location: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Address: 25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • Venue: Queen Creek Olive Mill
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Every Friday and Saturday evening, listen to live music and enjoy Artisan Style Pizza for Happy Hour.  

December 20, 2014

An Irish Christmas

This wildly popular show brings dancing through the generations over brooms and on half doors, into the world of mythology and out again; singing that spins itself out of the mists and into the familiar Silent Night, Little Drummer Boy and Carol of the Bells, and superb music of the pipes, flutes, fiddles, button accordion and bodhráns are just the beginning of this great Irish night!

December 20, 2014

Riparian After Dark

The Riparian Preserve comes alive with a holiday glow! Stroll around the candle-lit trail at Water Ranch lake with hundreds of luminaries as well as numerous festive light displays at every turn. This is a rare opportunity for those who appreciate nature to experience the thrill of nighttime at the preserve. Event Dates, Times, Non-Profit Organization and Donation suggestions: Friday, December 12-5:30pm-9pm - United Food Bank- Canned Goods Saturday, December 13- 5:30pm-9pm- Gilbert Fire ... more

December 20, 2014

Santa&Superheroes

Santa will be joining forces with some of your favorite superheroes for a special visit to the museum! They'll be in the galleries ready for heroic photo opportunities!

December 20, 2014 - December 25, 2014

Miracle on 34th Street

Based on the timeless movie of the same name, MIRACLE ON 34th STREET features a book and score by none other than Meredith Wilson (“The Music Man”). This holiday treasure will warm your heart and fill you with Christmas cheer.

December 20, 2014 - December 30, 2014

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Business has taken a turn for the worse for Eric, the shoemaker of Grimmsville.One day his daughter Shannon is confronted by a stranger who offers her a magical medallion that holds the charm of the elves.  The medallion beckons a pair of elves that show up night after night at the shoemaker’s home creating the most fabulous shoes EVER! With his shoes now wanted throughout the land, Eric and his family have more gold than they can count. But they quickly begin to realize that all the... more

December 20, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Holiday Light Display at the Mesa Temple

For over 25 seasons, the historic Mesa Temple with its beautifully manicured grounds has become the backdrop for a Christmas celebration of lights and music. This season, 750,000 colorful lights will blanket the front and garden areas at the Temple Visitors' Center. Free parking is available south of the Temple in adjoining parking lots and on neighboring streets.

December 20, 2014 - January 03, 2015

Winter Wonderland

  • Location: Schnepf Farms
  • Address: 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85242
  • Venue: Schnepf Farms
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

Enjoy ice skating, hay rides out to feed Santa's deer, vegetable picking, train rides and hot chocolate. Free admission; ice skating for 30 to 45 minutes, $8 (includes skates); train rides, $3; hay rides to feed deer, $3; $15 for ice skating and unlimited rides. Food and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Closed Christmas Day.

December 20, 2014 - April 18, 2015

MACFest Mesa Arts and Crafts Festival

  • Location: North Macdonald St., between Main St. and Pepper Pl.
  • Address: 4 N. Macdonald St., ,
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday
  • Visit Website

MACFest is an Arts and Crafts market that is FREE to the public!!! MACfest is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from October to April. Dates : Oct 4th & 18th, Nov 1st & 15th, Dec 6th & 20th, Jan 3rd & 17th, Feb 7th & 21st, Mar 7th & 21st, Apr 4th & 18th      

December 20, 2014 - November 16, 2015

Phoenix Reptile Expo 2014

Arizona's largest reptile and exotic pet vendors and exhibits.

On-Going Events

December 20, 2014

Happy Hour at Las Sendas Grille

Join us for Happy Hour daily, featuring a wide variety of food & drink specials including:   $5 Sliders, Street Tacos, Pretzel Bites, and Burgers, $3 dollar Craft Drafts, $3.50 Glass of House Wine and $5 Specialty Cocktails.    We have 12 HDTV's up to 70 inches to watch multiple sporting events and cheer your favorite team on. Please check our monthly events calendar for the latest sporting events including Sunday NFL Ticket, NHL Center Ice or MLB Extra Innings.

December 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014

Live Nativity

  • Location: Boulder Mountain Community Church
  • Address: 9390 E McLellan Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

Boulder Mountain Community Church invites you, your family and friends to our Live Nativity. Gather around the fire and listen to Christmas music; hear the story of the birth of our Savior as actors perform the events of that first Christmas at the manger. Other fun activities include a photo booth with nativity costumes, a petting zoo, a tractor pulled hay ride, leather crafts and refreshments. This is a FREE event. We are located in North East Mesa off of Ellsworth Rd; “Follow the S... more

December 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014

A Classic Country Christmas

Gather up the family and get set to two-step 'round the Christmas tree as you enjoy the yuletide twang of A Classic CountryChristmas! This knee-slappin' production includes perennial holiday hits made famous by Kenny Rogers, Faith Hill, Randy Travis, Loretta Lynn, and more. Join Million Dollar Quartet star/national touring artist Michael Goodman and "The Sweetheart of Branson" Kaci Bays as they share classics such as "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Hard CandyChrist... more

December 20, 2014 - May 05, 2015

"Hello Arizona!" 2014-2015 Dinner Show series

  • Location: Historic Mining Camp Restaurant
  • Address: 6100 E Mining Camp St, Apache Junction, AZ 85119
  • Venue: Historic Mining Camp Restaurant
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

"Hello Arizona!" show series, continue in the 2014-2015 winter season. Shows include our family style meal of BBQ beef ribs, roast chicken with dressing, oven baked ham, all the fixin's and a one hour performance. Prices exclude tax, tip, and beverages. Reservations are required.   Season Performers: 11/4-22/14, 12/2-14-1/3/15, 1/13-17, 3/17-21/15, 4/7-5/2/15 - Amazing McNasty Brothers: Country Bluegrass 11/25-29/14 & 3/31-4/4/15 - Dave Karl: Kenny Rogers Impe... more

December 20, 2014 - June 13, 2015

Carnival of Illusion: An Evening of Magic, Mystery & OOOH La La

  • Location: Arizona Biltmore
  • Address: 2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Visit Website

STEP RIGHT UP and get ready to Laugh, Have Fun, and Celebrate a magical night out. This top-rated show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending their "Around the World in 80 Minutes" travel theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Great for Date-Nights, Anniversaries, Celebrations, and Special Nights Out. Shows on select Saturdays at the Mesa Arts Center and Arizona Biltmore Resort. Carnival of Illusion is Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La!

 

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