Our Favorite Places in the Valley to Get You Into the Holiday Spirit!

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Christmas at the Princess

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the splendor of the season at the AAA Five Diamond award-winning Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.

Witness the resort transform into an enchanting winter wonderland during their Seventh Annual Christmas at the Princess festival going on now through January 1, 2017.

Details here: http://www.scottsdaleprincess.com/Seasonal-Events/Christmas-at-the-Princess.

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Holidays at the Heard

A Southwestern tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a must-see for your family, friends and out-of-town guests. The excitement starts on Monday, December 26, and continues through Friday, December 30, 2016.

Visitors can experience American Indian music and dance performances including crowd favorites like hoop dancing and fancy dancing. Also, enjoy delicious fry bread and fry bread tacos every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Find out more: http://heard.org/event/holidays/.

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Breakfast with Santa at Neiman Marcus

December 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. (NM Cafe, Level One)

Treat the entire family to a festive holiday tradition. Enjoy breakfast, holiday music and, of course, Santa Claus! For reservations, call 480.990.2100 ext 2068.

Or RSVP here: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/stores/scottsdale/az/scottsdale#.

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CitySkate Holiday Ice Rink

Get into the spirit of winter by skating on a real ice rink in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Central Avenue is transformed into an ice skater’s dream, decorated with a massive holiday tree and thousands of twinkling lights. Bystanders watching over the rink from Patriots Park will enjoy a nightly snowfall at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Santa will make an appearance every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for photos from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

New this year, guests can expect experiential holiday décor placed throughout CityScape that is interactive and selfie-worthy, like massive lighted presents that you can walk through. Plus, ArtLink will have art installations and murals on display from local artists. You can also grab a cup of hot cocoa from the Hot Chocolate Bar at Patriots Park.

Additional info here: http://www.phxicerink.com/.