The holidays are in the air and celebrations will be underway soon. Winter in Sedona is a great time of year to explore as the town is a little quieter than fall and spring, the temperatures are crisp but inviting, and the festivities are special. Browse our list of Sedona Holiday Events that shouldn’t be missed.
12/1/1/7: Tlaquepaque Tree Lighting & Santa Visit
On Friday, December 1, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Tlaquepaque North, enjoy the Tree-lighting, refreshments, local entertainment and Santa visits with children. Free event presented by Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau.
12/9/17: The Festival of Lights
Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. This one day event – A cherished tradition which involves visitors and locals to help light six thousand luminarias in Tlaquepaque’s courtyards and walkways at 5:00 p.m. Entertainment abounds with carolers, choirs and musicians.
12/14/17 – 12/17/17: Sedona Northern Lights
Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season in Sedona with USA’s largest Projection show on a natural canvas: Sedona Northern Lights. Produced by LA-based PaintScaping, a world leader in 3D projection mapping, this massive holiday light show will occur for only four nights from December 14-17, 2017, and will showcase Sedona’s profound beauty, thriving arts scene, dark skies and enchanting landscapes. This large-scale light-art show will be visible from all of Uptown Sedona and Gallery Row, with 5-6-minute art projections taking place at 6:00pm, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 every night from December 14-17. Sedona’s breathtaking scenery, considered one of Earth’s greatest treasures, will come to life in this once-in-a-lifetime event.
*Enjoy a front row seat from you guest room at Orchards Inn, with a direct view of the show.
A Short Drive Away:
11/25/17: Lights up the Mountain
Santa will turn on the switch to the park lights 6:00 p.m. in Jerome to officially start the holiday season.
12/2/17: 63rd Annual Christmas Parade
Starting at the Verde Valley Fair Grounds around until Main and Cactus Street beginning at 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.