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5 6-31 10-13, 17-23, 26-30 of the studios grand opening.
Tumbleweed Tree Lighting Zoolights, 6-10 p.m. through Las Noches de Las Each class is 30 minutes long.
and Parade. Details on Page 43. Jan. 10. Phoenix Zoo. Features Luminarias, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Ages 4 and older; younger
2.5 million LED lights and more Desert Botanical Garden. More children should be with parents.
Holiday Fun Festival, 1 to than 500 lighted sculptures. than 7,000 hand-lit luminaries 4991 S. Alma School Rd., Suite
4 p.m. Watermark project. New this year is an illuminated line the Garden’s trails, buildings
6, Chandler. Preregistration
Lead by C3 Modern Storage, Komodo scene to celebrate and courtyards. Ten musical
area businesses join to offer the rare Komodo dragon, the groups perform each night and
games, hayrides, craft stations, zoo’s newest resident. Other for the first time, the Garden’s
a petting zoo, bouncy houses, highlights include “Music in new Berlin Agave Yucca Forest
12K’s of Christmas. See
free cocoa and cookies, and Motion,” a dancing tree show will be lit. All ages. $20-$25
details in “Ho, Ho, Ho-liday,”
photo opportunities with with music; horse-drawn wagon Adults, $10-$12.50 ages 3-12,
beginning on Page 43.
Santa. 2414 S. Gilbert Rd., rides; carousel and camel rides. free ages 2 and younger. A buffet
south of Santan Loop 202 and All ages. $7-$9 Sun.-Thu., dinner is available for $8.95 for
the new JC Penney, Chandler. $8-$10 Fri.-Sat., free ages 2 children and $16.50 for adults.
Polar Express, 6 to 8 p.m.
602-430-8289, 602-393-9370. and younger. 455 N. Galvin Purchase tickets in advance.
Tumbleweed Recreation Center.
Pkwy., Phoenix. 602-273-1341, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix.
A night of pajama wearing,
Jingle Bell Rock, 10:15 www.phoenixzoo.org
. 480-481-8188, www.dbg.org
story telling, crafts and cocoa
a.m. Chandler Sunset Library.
while children ages 3 to 7 and
Listen to Christmas stories, 8, 15, 22, 29 11, 18
and enjoy crafts and activities. Pre-K Storytime, 10:30 Baby Time, 10:30 a.m. Perry
parents wait for Santa Claus
Ages 2-5. Free. 4930 W. Ray a.m. Perry Branch Library. Branch Library. Introduce baby
to choose which child receives
Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2840, Preschoolers have fun to books, songs and fingerplays.
“the first gift of Christmas.”
or a c
. with flannel board rhymes, Ages newborn-18 months.
$2-$3 per child. 745 E.
ements dancing, songs, shakers, Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd.
Germann Rd., Chandler. www.
equir Snow Day, 2-5 p.m. Chick-Fil-A bubbles, parachute play at Perry High School, Gilbert.
at Crossroads Towne Center. and age-appropriate books. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org
Real snow, a Chick-Fil-A Santa, Ages 3-5 with a parent. Free.
When shopping ar holiday music and winter crafts 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at 11, 18
Guided Tree Tour, 1:30 p.m.
entertain children. All ages. Perry High School, Gilbert. Chess & Scrabble Club,
Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
Free. 2900 E. Germann Rd., 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org
. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Chandler Sunset
Learn about the towering
make a list of impor
Chandler. 480-812-1717. Library. Tweens and teens test
sycamore, cottonwood, native
9 their wits and make new friends
hackberry, mesquite and other
5, 19, 21 and 23 Chandler Fire Department during informal Chess and trees. All ages. $7.50 ages
Holiday with Horses, 1-3:30 Toy Drive, 9 to 11 a.m. Scrabble play. Free. 4930 W. Ray 13 and older, $3 ages 5-12,
educational p.m., Heart2Heart Hope Ranch. Tumbleweed Recreation Rd., Chandler. 480-782-2842, free ages 4 and younger.
Learn to safely groom, halter Center. Anyone who brings a www.chandlerlibrary.org
. Located 45 minutes east of
and walk horses. Feed them new, unwrapped toy donation Mesa on US-60 near Milepost
carrots, play games and lead line receives a ride around the 12 223. 520-689-2811, http://
ride on a horse. Make a holiday park in a Chandler fire engine. Dine with Santa 8:30 to 9:30 arboretum.ag.arizona.edu
edti horse craft and take a picture 745 E. Germann Rd., Chandler. a.m., Dec. 12 at Old Chicago
with your favorite animal. $46 www.chandleraz.gov/fire
. at Fulton Ranch Towne Center. 26
Rio Salado classes start
per child per day. Preregistration Have breakfast with Santa Claus Arboretum Rocks!, 1:30 p.m.
required. 858 W. Kingbird Dr., 9, 16, 23, 30 and tell him wishes for the
Boyce Thompson Arboretum. This
Chandler. 480-786-9696. Wiggle Worms, 10:30 or holiday. Complimentary goodie
geology walking teaches about every Monday, with
11:15 a.m. Perry Branch Library. bags are given to the children.
the rocks and volcanic formations
6 Tots have fun with flannel $10. Preregistration required.
seen along the main trail,
many in 8-week formats.
Family Yoga, 4:30 p.m. Joyful board rhymes, songs, shakers, Located on the southwest corner
spanning almost two billion years
Yoga Studio. Get an introduction bubbles, parachute play and of Arizona Avenue and Ocotillo
of geologic history. Learn why
We offer 500+ online to breath, focus and relaxation. age-appropriate books. Ages 18 Road, Chandler. 623-582-9599,
the rocks make this region one
Learn traditional yoga poses months-3 years with a parent. www.fultonranchshopping.com/
of the world’s richest in copper
and explore various partner Free. 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. townecenter.
classes in more than 50 and how an active geologic past
poses. Yoga games, stories at Perry High School, Gilbert.
shaped the landscape of today.
and music are included, too. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org
. Chandler Fire Department Toy
All ages. $7.50 ages 13 and
program areas – and it’s
Ages 5 and older. Free with a Drive, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Chandler
older, $3 ages 5-12, free ages 4
suggested donation of $5-$10 10 Fashion Center. Each donation
and younger. Located 45 minutes
affordable* too! per family. 3900 W. Ray Rd., Knit Happens, 2:30-4 p.m. of a new, unwrapped toy earns
Chandler. 480-726-6399. Perry Branch Library. Teens a fire engine ride around the
east of Mesa on US-60 near
. learn to knit and crochet mall. The collection point is near
Milepost 223. 520-689-2811,
courtesy of The Common the valet parking area outside
You can get it all here!
6, 19 Threads Knit and Crochet Club. the food court on the south
Plants of the Bible guided Free. Preregistration required. side. Also featured are Sprinkler
26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
walk, 1:30 p.m. Boyce Thompson 1965 E. Queen Creek Rd. at the Clown, Team Chandler
Zoppé Family Circus, 4 and
Arboretum. Inspect more than 24 Perry High School, Gilbert. Holiday Carolers and CFD’s
7:30 p.m. Dec. 26, noon and 4
plants mentioned in the Bible. All 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org
. Pipes and Drums. Southwest
p.m. Dec. 27, 7 p.m. Dec. 28-31,
ages. $7.50 ages 13 and older, corner of Loop 101 and
4 p.m. Jan. 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m.
$3 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and 10, 12, 19 Chandler Boulevard, Chandler.
Jan. 2, noon and 4 p.m. Jan. 3 on
younger. Located 45 minutes Santa’s House, 6 to 8:30 www.chandleraz.gov/fire
the lawn of Chandler Center for
east of Mesa on US-60 near p.m. Dec. 10, noon to 5 p.m.
the Arts. This one-ring circus in
Milepost 223. 520-689-2811, Dec. 12 and 19. Bring the Self-Defense & Grand
a 500-seat tent offers acrobatic
. kids to A.J. Chandler Park Opening Event, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
feats, equestrian showmanship,
in downtown Chandler to United Studios of Self Defense. canine capers, clowning around
*Tuition is $71/credit for Maricopa County residents. Financial aid, tuition payment plan, and textbook 6-16 have their picture taken at Have fun while learning to stay and audience participation.
savings program are available. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Chanukah Wonderland. See Santa’s House for free. www. safe during free one-on-one self- $15-$35. 250 N. Arizona Ave.,
details in “Ho, Ho, Ho-liday,” chandleraz.gov/special-events
. defense and martial arts training Chandler. 480-782-2680,
beginning on Page 43. classes, given in celebration www.chandlercenter.org
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