Arizona is famous for spectacular holiday light shows. If you haven’t already, start a holiday tradition. View the lights in a limo or party bus.
Since the winter weather in Phoenix is so moderate, businesses and families can take their time and put together fabulous holiday light displays.
Many of these holiday light displays will grow year after year. Since the mild winter does very little damage to holiday decorations here in the desert. These decorations can last for years.
This means holiday decorating aficionados can just add to their displays year after year, instead of having to replace decorations damaged by the ice and snow. Just one of the many benefits of our mild Arizona winters.
It may seem too soon. Halloween wasn’t that long ago. Yet, it is that time. If you want to take a holiday light tour this year then now is the time to schedule your holiday light tour. Book your limo or party bus before they are all gone.
Mirage Limousines has a long history of providing the best holiday light tours. Trust us to know where to find all the best holiday light shows.
With Mirage Limousines and holiday light tours, you can just sit back and relax. Enjoy your guests, family and friends. Don’t sweat traffic or parking.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will hold its annual Christmas at the Princess Tree-Lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Grab the family and head on over to enjoy the many festivities planned for this event.
The festivities included in this Christmas at the Princess Tree-Lighting ceremony are:
A visit from Santa Claus
Spiced cider and cookies
The opening of our 6,000 square foot Desert Ice Skating Rink
The lighting of our four-story, musically animated Christmas tree with 70,000 LED lights that twinkle and dance to your favorite holiday songs
Entertainment provided by the Scottsdale Christian Academy’s Rockettes, Ice Den Skaters and the Funergy Team
If you cannot make the tree lighting have no fear. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will maintain their holiday light show through January 3, 2016.
This year the Princess has added more fun to this season long event. First, there are a cast of Santa’s new character friends visiting from the North Pole. They’ve also added a new Christmas Petting Zoo and S’mores Land.
Santa’s New Character Friends
The new cast of characters this year include delightful holiday friends visiting from the North Pole:
Christmas Princess Noel
Peppermint the Penguin
and Selfie Elfie.
You can meet them every night through December 24th.
Christmas Petting Zoo
The Christmas Petting Zoo is new this year. Get your animal love on with:
And an alpaca
The Christmas Petting Zoo is open from 5-9pm during the entirety of the festival and is complimentary.
Near the petting zoo is S’mores Land, a Christmas campfire area with seven fire pits and a Christmas Carousel, where dozens of galloping horses glitter ‘round and ‘round. It is open evenings and rides are complimentary.
Parking and Entrance Fee
The resort is pleased to offer complimentary self-parking for the night of the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Parking and Entrance Fee are complimentary for hotel guests
Valet parking and entrance fee for local residents are complimentary with a $75 purchase at any resort restaurant
Entrance fee and parking for non-hotel guests: $30 for self-parking with up to 9 people per vehicle or $40 for valet after 4pm without dining
Please note: Light shows, rides on the Princess Express Train and the Christmas Carousel are complimentary. Skating, Santa photos, shopping and dining are priced separately.
Christmas at the Princess festival events and activities are open to the public.
ZooLights, powered by SRP EarthWise Energy, is a magical experience guaranteed to illuminate your holiday season. ZooLights at the Phoenix zoo includes:
Millions of lights
Hundreds of sparkling displays
Jengo the Talking Giraffe returns with his pal Tortuga the talking tortoise
Stingray Bay touch tank *
Carousel and camel rides*
* Additional fee required.
Several new 3-D light sculptures featuring stingrays, flowers, humming bird and tiger
Search for the new 2-D butterflies and lion cubs
Enjoy two new Music in Motion shows featuring music from the movie Polar Express and Winter Palace by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Watch as an ice sculptor magically makes an animal appear out of a 300 pound block of ice every Thursday during ZooLights starting Thursday, November 26.
Every year the Phoenix zoo decorates with holiday lights. This year the event, called ZooLights, will run from November 23, 2015 through January 10, 2016. You are invited to enjoy the splendor every evening from 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
ZooLights will also be open on holidays, including November 26, December 24 & 25, December 31 and January 1.
Opens to the public on the Monday prior to Thanksgiving.
Make ZooLights a family tradition and enjoy one of the largest holiday light shows in the country!
Also This Year
The 4-D Theater will be showing The Polar Express 4-D Experience nightly.
Ice Sculptor – Every Thursday evening 6 – 8 p.m.- Watch as an ice sculptor magically makes an animal appear out of a 300 pound block of ice! Located hillside across from Komodo dragon.
ZooLights is one of the only venues to use such a wide variety of lighting techniques. These include rope lights, LED lights, light strands, black light, fiber optics, lasers, gobos, strobes, lights programmed to music and net lighting in trees or shrubbery. These large mesh nets were created and used first by the Zoo.
This is the Zoo’s largest special event fundraiser. It is vital to their success since they are a private non-profit zoological park. They receive no outside funding and rely on revenue from events, admission, donations, private events, educational programs, camps and memberships, food and gift shop sales.
Animal viewing is limited during ZooLights to only a few exhibits with low lighting. ZooLights is an evening holiday event that does not offer the same animal viewing opportunities as a daytime visit. Although, possible sightings include zebra, flamingo, javelina,, Komodo dragon and otter.
You can let us take you on our proprietary Holiday Light Tour. We have tours designed for every side of this town. You can leave the driving to us.
If you want to design your own tour we have loads of help for you here. Check out blog posts and a page dedicated to Holiday Light Tours. No matter where you are in this Valley of the Sun there is something for you.
If you need a little convincing, check out this blog post. In it you will find information about starting a new tradition. It also includes some of the downside of holiday light tours. They are all things that you can handle, especially if you book with Mirage Limousines. Build memories and a tradition.
Holiday light tours in a limo are a tradition for many in Arizona.
Sit back and relax.
Take the family. Start your own tradition.
Plan on spending at least three hours winding through this city we love. You will be taken to see displays that will definitely delight your entire party.
Light Tour Options
You can be treated to our proprietary, trade secret, holiday light tour route. Or you can make up a route of your own. Either way it will be the easiest holiday light tour you have ever taken. No need to concern yourself with parking or traffic congestion. Sip on some champagne and leave the driving to us.
Arizonians go all out on our holiday decorations. Lack of snow plays a role in this in two ways. First, it is easier to string the lights and place the decorations when the weather is pleasant. Secondly, due to the mild weather, more people are going to come out and see the light display. This often motivates people to go that extra mile when decorating their homes or business.
Holiday Lights in Glendale, AZ
The whole city of Glendale, Arizona gets involved in the festivities. They call it Glendale Glitters. The decorations continue for several city blocks. The Glendale Civic Center is draped from stem to stern in the latest in holiday light design. Have you seen the lights that twinkle downward on a sheet of strings that make them appear like snow falling? They have them there.
There will be weekends with special events and horse drawn carriages. The last few weekends there will be hot air balloons in the street. The city of Glendale may even truck some snow in for the kids to play. There is always musicians and artists.
Glendale has turned the holiday lighting season into a full fledged event.
Don’t miss your chance to take in the lights in style.
Mirage Limousines has been doing holiday light tours for thirty years. Trust us to take you to the biggest displays and displays with the kind of novelty only scene in Arizona, like saguaro cactus’s draped in lights. You won’t see that too many other places.
Get More Info Here
If you are designing your own tour, then we have help for you here. All the best displays, all those little extras, find them all here. For more information check out our Holiday Light Tour page.