Sedona AZ (November 25, 2016) – Cozy sweaters, fuzzy boots, crisp air, and flushed faces. Fall has arrived with winter right on its coattails. The city of Sedona Parks and Recreation department offers myriad activities, programs and events to keep you bustling throughout the holiday season.
During December, Tinsel Town comes to life. This festive, animated, walk-through holiday light display has moved locations this year and will twinkle nightly at the beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Larger than before, Tinsel Town is helping to breathe life back into the much missed Red Rock Fantasy event. By partnering with Tlaquepaque and others, this favorite holiday event returns, free of charge for the community and its visitors.
Every evening during the month of December from 6 to 9 p.m. lights on community displays will sparkle, tree lights will dance, and good times can be had for all.
Visitors are encouraged to park in the main parking lots in Tlaquepaque or use the municipal parking lot in Uptown at 260 Schnebly Road and take advantage of the free trolley service on Friday and Saturday evenings; there will be no trolley service Christmas weekend.
We invite you to enjoy and vote on your favorite local light display. Community businesses and organizations donated their time to create holiday exhibits for the event.
On given nights additional special events may be happening within Red Rock Fantasy. Enjoy carolers, outdoor movies, food for sale, and more.
Take your holiday spirit with you on Saturday, Dec. 3, for Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 10 a.m. at the transformed Posse Grounds Hub in Posse Grounds Park. Wonderful community volunteers will be on hand to help dish up free pancakes and eggs provided by the Sedona Elks Lodge. Following breakfast there will be crafts for the kids and time to take a picture with Santa Claus.
Maybe you’re looking to keep your energetic children involved throughout the season. Children between first and sixth grades are invited to register for Grasshopper Basketball League. Practices will begin on Monday, Nov. 28, and games will be held every Saturday from Jan. 7 through March 4.
Looking for something memorable to do for New Year’s Eve? We hope you’ll consider ice skating at Tinsel Town in Tlaquepaque.
A temporary synthetic ice skating rink will be open on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 30 and 31, for everyone. Join others at Tlaquepaque for ice skating from 3 to 9 p.m. on both days. This is a free opportunity and skates are provided.
Tinsel Town, Breakfast with Santa, Grasshopper Basketball, and ice skating are just some of the great offerings your local parks and recreation department has to offer this fall and winter.
It is always best to check our events calendar at SedonaAZ.gov/Parks to ensure you don’t miss out on events like Yappy Hour, water aerobics classes, and more. We also offer eNotify online.
Sign up at SedonaAZ.gov/Notify to receive email notifications about upcoming parks and recreation news and events.
You can also follow along with the daily activities on Instagram @SedonaRec. So much to do and all of fall and winter to do it in.