With the holidays just around the corner, fun holiday events are popping up all around the state to help get you in the spirit and check everything off your list. We've rounded up some of the best local ones for this coming weekend, so check out our top picks and mark your calendar!
You can celebrate the holidays locally all month long by taking the pledge to Buy Local for the holidays and join us for Buy Local Month. Get all of the details including specials, events, gift ideas, and more here.
Here's our list of top events for the weekend of December 2-4, 2016:
Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:00pm 10:00pm, Phoenix
30+ local artists to shop from for all of your holiday gift giving! Details.
2. Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra Presents 'The Nutcracker'
Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3, Flagstaff
Experience the magic of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday adventure! Details.
3. Tempe Festival of the Arts
December 2 - 4, 2016, Tempe
This award winning fine arts fest offers FREE admission for the entire family and is the perfect place to pick up holiday gift items. Details.
4. World Bazaar & Phoenix Community Market
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00am 2:00pm, Phoenix
The event will feature over thirty unique vendors from the community to offer a local shopping experience with a global feel. Details.
5. Cultivate Tucson 2016: Holiday Pop-Up Market
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 9:00am 4:00pm, Tucson
Shop local & meet Tucson’s independent designers, makers & shops at a lively pop-up market. Details.
6. Localist 'Build-a-Gin' at Three Wells Distillery
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 4:00pm 6:00pm, Tucson
Matt and Chris of Three Wells Distilling invite Localists behind the scenes to conceptualize and build their own gin from scratch! Details.
7. Cottonwood Chocolate Walk
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 3:00pm 8:00pm, Cottonwood
Collect a variety of homemade OR gourmet chocolates at more than 30 shops up and down Main Street. Details.
8. Holiday Artisan Market at The Gladly
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:00pm 4:00pm, Phoenix
Grab your friends and family and find that perfect gift this holiday as you peruse this curated event of 20+ local artisans, from food and wine to art and craft. Details.
9. Handmade Holiday Pop Up Market at Pop-Cycle
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 11:00am 3:00pm, Tucson
Come out to celebrate Buy Local Month with Pop-Cycle for a popup market featuring exclusive, one-of-a-kind handmade items from local artisans. Details.