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Y IL M A F IX N E O H P S N IO IT D A R T Y A ID HOL R L IS T !

U O Y O T D D A O T S IE IT IV T C FA M ILY A By Jill “MamaBug” Frier

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magic of the holidays! his is the season for the wonders and cial flavor to the spe The Sonoran Desert brings its own Christmas celebraboy holidays, with western scenes, Cow ble desert magic. etta org unf tions, stunning luminaria displays and desert like the the in ning Nothing warms the heart on a cold eve m tamales and war ic, mus ive soft glow of lights and luminarias, fest re a few of sha to t wan er. We posole, and some special holiday che , to give Sun the of ley Val the our favorite holiday traditions here is day in holi r you e mak you help you some ideas for new traditions to Arizona one to remember.

RIAS AT o LAS NOCHES DE LAS LUMINAEN CAL GARD THE DESERT BOTANI itions every year is visiting the DesOne of our favorite holiday trad hes de las Luminarias. More ert Botanical Garden to see Las Noc the many trails throughout than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags line holiday season. The lovely, the Garden every evening during the of different musical entertaintwinkling pathways lead to a variety eshments are available each ment areas, and dinner and warm refr e the beauty and magic of the night. It’s a perfect event to celebrat holiday season in the desert.

o ZOOLIGHTS

astic display of holiday ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo is a fant ghtful walk through the zoo. lights set to holiday music, with a deli s like a nightly snowfall, phoZooLights also features special activitie s and the latest art installment tos with Santa, carousel and camel ride of our favorite family tradiat the zoo. A perennial favorite and one -energy, loud music answer to tions, ZooLights is the bright light, high the Desert Botanical Garden’s the peaceful, gentle, serene setting of and fun way to celebrate the luminaria display next door. A festive ition for every family. season, ZooLights is a great holiday trad

S o GLENDALE GLITTER inning holiday tradition for people

Glendale Glitters is an award-w years, the twinkling light all over the Valley. For more than 20 Historic Downtown Glendale display has illuminated 16 blocks of est free holiday light show with its festive holiday charm. The larg a heart-warming seasonal in Arizona, Glendale Glitters is always e to enjoy the festive lights celebration for all ages, and a great plac of the holidays.

& SANTA'S o TALLEST TREE IN AR IZONA ANTHEM COTTAGE AT THE OUTLETS nsINis going to see

traditio Another one of our family’s favorite istmas Tree at the Outlets at Chr ed orat Arizona’s tallest living, dec the tree and visit Santa Claus Anthem. We always make a trip to see a great place for kids to get at his special Christmas cottage. It’s t they want for Christmas. their picture taken and tell Santa wha

DALE PR INCESS o FAIRMONT SCOTrsTS located at the Fairmont Scottsdale

Santa has a secret headquarte know how to celebrate the Princess – and the Princess certainly into a winter wonderland holiday season! The resort transforms to remember. Not only can kids and gives visitors a holiday festival dquarters on the property, they and families visit Santa’s Secret Hea es, s’mores, and magical light can also enjoy festive winter activiti photo taken with Santa Claus. shows while they wait to have their of the festive events that These holiday traditions are just a few all will make special holiday take place in the Valley of the Sun, but le you celebrate the season. Be memories for you and your family whi for more information about celsure to read www.LadybugsBlog.com ive, Western spirit of Arizona. ebrating the holidays in the unique, fest

! U O Y H IT W E B E C A E P D N A HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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