Check out holiday happenings in Mesa City Limitless this season! 

Schnepf Farms Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland at Schnepf Farms

As your calendar continues to fill up throughout the holiday season, make sure visiting Schnepf Farms is on the top of your list. This fourth generation family farm is not what you would imagine as your typical farm visit experience. In fact, it is one of the largest Agri-tourist farms in the country and is known for putting on some of the biggest and best events in the state of Arizona. Not to miss is their upcoming Winter Wonderland event!

When: December 13 - January 3rd, 2015.
Winter Wonderland Hours:
Monday-Wednesday noon to 8pm
Friday- Sunday 8:30am to 8pm
*Closed on Christmas Day*

Imagine 50 tons of real snow and a 30 foot mountain for sledding, Yes - you heard me right. Real snow and sledding...right here in the heart of the desert.


Hop aboard the Winter Wonderland train and feed "Santa's deer. Oh, and make sure to bring your ice skates too. Yes - ice skates! Schnepf Farms has an Eco-Friendly Ice Skating Rink, open for everyone to enjoy. Hot chocolate is mandatory and find yourself snuggling up by the fireplace to get warm after skating on ice. For those with a sweet tooth, their Country Store has a wide collection of baked goods and you can even buy hotdogs to roast over the fire. 

Schnepf Winter 


Holiday Balloon Glow at SanTan Village 

When: Saturday Dec. 6, 2014 
Start: 5:00pm
End: 9:00pm

Balloon Glow


Dazzling hot air balloons will light up the night sky this Saturday at SanTan Village's 4th Annual Holiday Balloon Glow, presented by Superstition Springs Lexus.

Admission is FREE for the entire family!

Activities include:
-Balloon Glow with 18 Hot Air Balloons including special shapes
-Tethered Balloon Rides
- $25 for adults, $15 for children 10 and under
-Horse & Carriage Rides (complimentary)
-Live Holiday Music coordinated by the Town of Gilbert
-Holiday Bazaar by The Paisley Pumpkin (1pm-9pm)
-Kids Zone
-Holiday Treats
-Skydiver Finale
-Santa & Mrs. Claus

NE Corner of Williams Field Road & SanTan Village Parkway (south of Dick's Sporting Goods)


Holiday Light Display at the Mesa Temple

When: November 28, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Start Time: 5:00pm
End Time: 10:00pm


Holiday Light Display - 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.

Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors Center
Phone: (480) 964-7164
525 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201



Mesa Arts Festival

When: Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014
Start time: 10:00 a.m.
End time: 5:00 p.m.


Mesa Arts Festival


The 2014 Mesa Arts Festival is the premier place to find unique gifts for the holidays! The annual festival will feature original works of art for sale from local, regional and national artists in various mediums; live entertainment showcasing local and national talent on two stages; live artist demonstrations; the Bookmans Family Activity Area and an array of culinary delights.

Phone: (480) 644-6500
1 E Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

Riparian After Dark


When: Friday, December 12, 2014 - Saturday, December 13, 2014
Start: 5:30 p.m.
End: 9:00 p.m.


Friday, December 19, 2014 - Saturday, December 20, 2014
Start: 5:30 p.m.
End: 9:00 p.m.


Riparian After Dark 


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. 

Phone: (480) 503-6234
2757 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234


Queen Creek Holiday Festival & Parade

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014 
Start: 2:00 p.m.
End: 7:00 p.m.


Join the Town of Queen Creek for their annual 32nd Festival & Parade. The festival begins at 2:00 pm and the parade starts at 3:00 p.m. The parade will run north on Old Ellsworth Road and will end at the Recreation Annex/Library where attendees will continue to enjoy the fabulous holiday festival until 7:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy craft vendors, food vendors, live local entertainment, activities, photos with Santa and so much more. Be sure to stay for the Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Library area at 6:00 p.m.

25 Days to Christmas on the Desert Bell Cruise Boat

Twas the night before Christmas on Saguaro Lake, not a creature was stirring, not even a snake! To what to my wondering eyes appears, but The Desert Belle Tour Boat bringing laughter and Cheers...

Tis the season to celebrate with many fun specials on board!

Monday's: Crazy Hat Monday-Prize will be awarded to the best Hat every Monday before Christmas!

Tuesday's: Candy cane Tuesday

Wednesday: Eggnog and Brandy specials

Thursday: Christmas Kisses

Friday: Peppermint Schnapps and Hot Cocoa Day! Minus Schnapps for the kids!

Saturday: Santa will be onboard for all the little ones! Bring your camera to capture the special moment. Santa will have a surprise for each child!

Sunday: Ugly Sweater Contest-Prizes will be awarded to one lucky winner each Sunday before Christmas!

Sunday, December 21st 2:45pm Music Cruise with The Southwest Surfers! Enjoy a Beach Boys Holiday Music Cruise! A cruise not to be missed!


Phone: (480) 984-2425
14011 N Bush Hwy, N Fr206A, AZ 85264


Super Snowy Saturday at Mesa Riverview

When: Saturday, December 6th
Start: 12:00pm
End: 3:00pm

On The Mesa Riverview Promenade near Cinemark Theatres

First 100 kids to join in the fun receive FREE Tickets
To Penguins of Madagascar
In Cinemark's new Luxury Lounger seats!

Play in REAL SNOW and Visit with Jolly SANTA. There will be FREE Carriage Rides, Penguin Characters, Fun Prizes, Balloon Art, Face Painting, Music & Merriment and more! Click here for details.


Phone: (480)461-0050
1061 N Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85201

Breakfast/Lunch with Santa at Schnepf Farms

When: December 13th, 2014 bring the little one for Breakfast/Lunch with Santa. Pay only $25 per child and enjoy a wonderful day on the farm with Jolly Ole St Nick.



10:00am Pancake Breakfast

10:30am Santa Arrives

11:00am Lunch

11:30am Photo's with Santa

1:00pm Santa heads back to the North Pole.


Children can take go sledding, take hay rides out to the deer, enjoy unlimited train rides, petting zoo and play yard throughout the day.


Phone:(480) 987-3100
Address: 24810 S Rittenhouse Rd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142