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Holiday in Scottsdale


Alright, so perhaps we took it a bit too far with the snow. Here in Scottsdale, us desert dwellers take pride in having 70 degree winters with the sun all out and shining! Scottsdale really is the most bright and cheery place to explore, enjoy and get into the holiday spirit. So what’s all this madness we are talking about you might ask, well we are about tell you below, and we cannot wait to share!   

Tis’ the season for holiday cheer, and with that the Valley is quickly changing. With the weather only dipping down a couple degrees at night, the winter time out here is a very appealing time of year. One can indulge in going out without a heavy coat and never have to worry about their car getting stuck in ice while trying to buy the best gifts for their loved ones. Parents can go out with the kids to numerous holiday themed events. And couples can enjoy quality time at some of the most magical Winter Wonderland themed places.

Bright Lights, Big City


So where in the Valley are these places? Here, the staff from The Scottsdale Resort made a list of their top 3, and stop one is the Desert Botanical Gardens. Every night until December 31st, the park closes at 4:00pm  for their Las Luminarias de las Noches--an event where each aspect of the park lights up and dances in sync with other lights. This effect in all creates a fantasia like wonder for the eyes. Next stop is the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park and their own special parade of lights. There, you and your children can take a ride around the park in a train just like the one from Polar Express! And if so inclined later, hop on the merry-go-round there for a nice 360 view! Ready for some adventurous fun? The last stop we recommend for some holiday light cheer is The Phoenix Zoo’s, Zoo Lights! Go get crazy and have some wild fun by kicking it with the wild animals there and see the park from a whole new perspective! Watch as your favorite animals and their exhibits become illuminated by an array of twinkling lights!



Once all tuckered out, return back to your casita styled room here at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. Dress down and indulge in a nice hot meal from Kitchen West restaurant and enjoy hot chocolate by the fireplace! For adults, grab one of the new seasonal cocktails like the Peppermint Patty from Bar Six40 and enjoy a night just off the beaten path. The Team at the Scottsdale is waiting to serve you and make your holiday extra special!

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