The trees are lit, gifts are wrapped, and families are reuniting... Oh what a beautiful sight! The most wonderful time of the year is back and Mesa City Limitless© is coming to life with light shows, performances, holiday markets, and more. With all the yule-tide cheer in Mesa, where do you begin? You could start by checking out these FREE admission events going on in and around Mesa throughout the holiday season:
You heard us... FREE!
Maker's Market at Barnone: December 14
Yes, there’s lots of opportunity to do holiday shopping on Amazon, but for truly unique gifts made by a talented group of fellow Arizonans, visit the first annual Maker’s Market at Barnone in Gilbert. Barnone is a permanent collection of makers from machine shops to woodworking, letterpress to wine making. It’s located in a renovated vintage Quonset hut barn in the award-winning Agritopia® community. Admission is FREE for the market, and almost 60 of our fellow makers from around the Valley have been invited to join for an evening of shopping fun. Of course, Santa will be there too!
Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts: December 15
The Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts is a FREE event for the public featuring unique artist creations, music, and fun for the whole family. Find the special gift for that special someone you've been searching for before the gift-giving begins! Check it out on Macdonald Street in Downtown Mesa, and stay tuned for more dates in the New Year.
Zen Nights Block Party: December 21
Always Plantbased, always family friendly, and always FREE to attend, Zen Nights Block Party is back on December 21 on Main Street & Macdonald in Downtown Mesa! Shop local and give the gift of compassion from Arizona's only 100% cruelty-free Holiday marketplace. With live music, delicious food, amazing product vendors, and a great vibe, this event is worth a visit this season!
Mesa Christmas Market: Fridays & Saturdays thru Dec. 22
The Mesa Christmas Market joins with Merry Main Street to bring a magical and festive European-style market experience to Mesa! With more than 30 vendors near the Mesa Christmas Tree, the market will be open on Fridays and Saturdays until December 22. Shelves will be stocked with unique, Santa-approved gifts for all ages available for purchase, so don't miss this brand new holiday happening on Main Street! While you're there, don't forget to visit Santa in front of the Main Street Christmas Tree on Fridays & Saturdays.
A Night in Bethlehem: December 14
A FREE family Christmas event at St. Luke Lutheran Church so real you'll feel like you have time-traveled back over 2000 years! All ages will enjoy touring the town of Bethlehem, strolling through the marketplace, assembling a craft, visiting the live stable animals and listening to the Christmas story through songs and stories. There will be something for everyone! Children, parents and grandparents will all enjoy FREE hands-on activities, music and refreshments.
Gingerbread 5K/Kids Run: December 15
Come on down to Riverview Park and join RUN YOUR RACE for a family friendly 5k Run/Walk and help support Furnishing Dignity! Their mission is helping individuals and families dwell in dignity by providing furnishings and other essential household items to transform a house into a home. It costs $25 to register, but nothing to come out and support! Can’t make the date? Choose the “On Your Own” option to Run Your Race anywhere you like and earn your medal, simply report your time using the Contact Us form on our web site. You get motivation to stay active and the charity will benefit from your support! Your race packet will be mailed right to your door!
Voices of Christmas - 15th Annual: December 21, 22
Mesa South, Lehi, and Tempe Stakes present the 15th annual Voices of Christmas Choir & Orchestra at the Interstake Center! A multi-stake musical evening celebrating the biblical story of Christmas. You won't want to miss this beautiful concert! Bring your family and friends, all ages welcome. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Red Mountain Farmers Market: Every Saturday at MCC
Visit Mesa Community College and get local produce, meats, eggs, and many other local farmers market products. The Red Mountain Farmers Market is FREE to attend and has over 50 artisan vendors as well as food trucks to grab breakfast & lunch! Join them every Saturday and bring the whole family for a great morning of shopping and food!