12 Things to Do When You Spend the Holidays in City Limitless | Visit Mesa

December 01, 2022

12 Things to Do When You Spend the Holidays in City Limitless

Step out on the streets of Downtown Mesa and embark on a festive holiday adventure this holiday season with Merry Main Street. Throughout the month of December, Mesa guests can experience the magic of the season by participating in different festive activities like ice skating, visits with Santa and the food truck forest.

Lights at the Farm is Arizona’s largest walk-through lights display. Thousands of dazzling lights create a beautiful show that brings friends and family together to enjoy such a joyous time of year. With over 2 million LED lights and thousands of computer channels controlling them, Lights at the Farm is something you won’t want to miss.

Create your White Christmas right here in the desert and go ice skating at Mesa City Center. This attraction is a part of Merry Main Street, but offers a whole experience of its own. Operating throughout the month of December, the rink is decked out with holiday decorations and is sure to bring you and yours holiday cheer.

Throughout the month of December, Mesa displays a large menorah in Downtown Mesa. There is a lighting ceremony to celebrate the true meaning of Hanukkah as well. Come see it for yourself and celebrate Hanukkah with your loved ones.

Enjoy Hale Centre Theatre’s heart-warming rendition of Dicken’s classic tale: A Christmas Carol. Bring friends or family and join in on the holiday festivities. Enjoy Christmas carols, beautiful costumes and notable characters that bring such a traditional Christmas story to life.

Each year, Mesa guests can look forward to a festive market with some of Downtown Mesa’s favorite local vendors. This year, Main Street Harvest’s Holiday Market will host 18 vendors selling exciting products from jewelry to festive home decor and so much more. The market offers online shopping for in-store pickup or convenient in-store hours.

Just outside of Mesa lies Queen Creek and the celebration of the holiday season does not stop here. Enjoy the Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade with an assortment of vendors and food trucks that line the streets of Downtown Queen Creek. Later in the evening, a full Christmas parade is led through the streets surrounding the festival area. Bring family and friends and enjoy a day celebrating the holidays together.

Celebrate the holidays with a holiday theater classic: The Nutcracker. Follow Clara along her magical journey as the stage is filled with dazzling snowflakes, life-size mice, beautiful dance ensembles and none other than the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Millennial Choirs & Orchestras presents Star of Night. This production includes a musical show full of hundreds of talented musicians. Among these musicians are the Grand Chorus, the Youth Choirs and the Symphony Orchestra, all of which are full of brilliant performers. This concert captures the essence of Christmas in the heart of Mesa at Mesa Arts Center.

The Desert Botanical Gardens are beautiful on their own, but this holiday season brings even more beauty with the dazzling lights of Las Noches de Las Luminarias. A spread of twinkling holiday lights creates a desert wonderland, perfect for enjoying the holiday season with friends and family. This event also brings musical performances, entertainment and holiday treats.

Buy your tickets and come enjoy breakfast with Santa in Downtown Mesa. The breakfast includes French toast sticks, holiday activities and, of course, quality time with the jolly old man himself. Tickets are $7 for adults and children over the age of one.

Among the Musical Instrument Museum’s many holiday-themed concerts for the season, The Miracles Holiday Concert shines. A few of Motown’s many famous groups are scheduled to present a holiday concert full of jubilant, holiday songs.