Family Friendly Events (December 2021)

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December is here! The weather is perfect, we have so many family friendly events all around town. So fun!

We also have a new monthly article highlighting all of the local things we are talking about. Check out the latest post here that is highlighting our Top 3 from October {Top 3……AZ}

Our holiday gift guide is live, check it out here.

Are there any events that we haven’t covered or do you know of a future family friendly event our community should know about? Feel free to submit your event HERE

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Nov
30
Sing. Dance. Play. Learn.
Dance like monkeys and wiggle like snakes while spending quality time in musical play with your children. Join us for singing, dancing, instrument jam...
Nov
30
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
1
Uptown Farmer’s Market
CURRENT LOCATION + HOURS + DETAILS Days of Operation: Open every Saturday and Wednesday morning Saturday Hours: 8a-1p. Uptown Saturday is closed the d...
Dec
1
Christmas in the Rainforest
Bring family and friends to a seasonal holiday experience, “Christmas in the Rainforest,” featuring an abundance of butterflies from the rainfores...
Dec
1
Butterfly Wonderland Foundation | Adopt-a-Student Month
In this season of giving, give the gift of education with Butterfly Wonderland’s Adopt-a-Student program. A $10.00 donation allows the Butterfly Won...
Dec
1
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
2
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
2
Holiday Wine & Dine
Guests are invited to the SHOPS at Gainey Village at Scottsdale & Doubletree to enjoy the splendor of the holiday season on Thursday, December 2nd...
Dec
2
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
3
Tempe Festival of the Arts
An arts lover’s paradise, Tempe Festival of the Arts returns from Dec. 3-5 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Located on the city streets of downtown Tempe, ...
Dec
3
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
3
Reptile Encounter Talk
Join Assistant Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians Charlie DePuy as he introduces guests to some of Butterfly Wonderland’s most amazing and charismat...
Dec
3
Free First Friday Night at Children’s Museum of Phoenix
The museum is open from 5pm-9pm FREE OF CHARGE for everyone the first Friday of most months! Please note that the Museum’s Free First Friday hours a...
Dec
3
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
4
Uptown Farmer’s Market
CURRENT LOCATION + HOURS + DETAILS Days of Operation: Open every Saturday and Wednesday morning Saturday Hours: 8a-1p. Uptown Saturday is closed the d...
Dec
4
FREE PICTURES WITH SANTA
Join us this Saturday for a free event with Santa. Don’t forget to save your spot to get your pictures with Santa and the Grinch! It is a free e...
Dec
4
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
4
Sing. Dance. Play. Learn.
Dance like monkeys and wiggle like snakes while spending quality time in musical play with your children. Join us for singing, dancing, instrument jam...
Dec
4
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
5
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
5
Reptiles Up Close!
In this interactive experience, enjoy an educational talk with Butterfly Wonderland Reptile General Curator Lindsey Meder. Learn about the many reptil...
Dec
5
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
6
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
6
Babies Music Class
Come learn as we teach parents how to support music development in infancy and how to connect with baby through music using methods such as “pur...
Dec
6
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
7
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
7
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
8
Uptown Farmer’s Market
CURRENT LOCATION + HOURS + DETAILS Days of Operation: Open every Saturday and Wednesday morning Saturday Hours: 8a-1p. Uptown Saturday is closed the d...
Dec
8
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
8
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
9
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
9
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
10
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
10
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
11
Here Comes Santa 5K
Join StartLine Racing for their 3rd Annual Here Comes Santa 5K Run/Walk! Sign up now to jingle around a festive course and hang out with the man in re...
Dec
11
Uptown Farmer’s Market
CURRENT LOCATION + HOURS + DETAILS Days of Operation: Open every Saturday and Wednesday morning Saturday Hours: 8a-1p. Uptown Saturday is closed the d...
Dec
11
“Jingle Jam” Holiday Sing
Singing, dancing and making beautiful holiday music with your child! Music Together in Phoenix is offering a “Jingle Jam” class for famili...
Dec
11
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
11
Downtown Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade
One of the Valleys’ most unique holiday events and celebrated traditions returns at 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 as Tempe Town Lake hosts a festive boat parade...
Dec
11
Downtown Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade
One of the Valleys’ most unique holiday events and celebrated traditions returns at 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 as Tempe Town Lake hosts a festive boat parade...
Dec
11
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
12
Family Fun Holiday Fair and Marketplace
Enjoy live holiday entertainment and games on center stage while the kids visit with SANTA CLAUS, bounce in the bounce houses/slides and obstacle cour...
Dec
12
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
12
Bug Club
Little ones can learn about amazing insects in this fun story time and educational lesson geared for children. After story time, experts from Butterfl...
Dec
12
The Magic of Music and Butterflies
Take a seasonal stroll through the butterfly conservatory surrounded by gorgeous holiday décor, festive LIVE music, and thousands of dancing butterfl...
Dec
12
Reptiles Up Close!
In this interactive experience, enjoy an educational talk with Butterfly Wonderland Reptile General Curator Lindsey Meder. Learn about the many reptil...
Dec
12
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
13
Homeschool Days
Reserve a Homeschool field trip with special pricing! Visit the Homeschool page under Group Events on ButterflyWonderland.com to learn more. A minimum...
Dec
13
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
13
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
14
Homeschool Days
Reserve a Homeschool field trip with special pricing! Visit the Homeschool page under Group Events on ButterflyWonderland.com to learn more. A minimum...
Dec
14
“Jingle Jam” Holiday Sing
Singing, dancing and making beautiful holiday music with your child! Music Together in Phoenix is offering a “Jingle Jam” class for famili...
Dec
14
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
14
Vibration Emergence – Gong Meditation
Take a deep breath and relax with gentle gong meditation in the Chrysalis Emergence Room. This hour-long class begins with a short walk through the tr...
Dec
14
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
15
Uptown Farmer’s Market
CURRENT LOCATION + HOURS + DETAILS Days of Operation: Open every Saturday and Wednesday morning Saturday Hours: 8a-1p. Uptown Saturday is closed the d...
Dec
15
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
15
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
16
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
16
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
17
“Jingle Jam” Holiday Sing
Singing, dancing and making beautiful holiday music with your child! Music Together in Phoenix is offering a “Jingle Jam” class for famili...
Dec
17
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
17
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
17
Butterfly Brush Strokes at Night
Plan a night out with friends or a special date at Butterfly Wonderland. Enjoy light refreshments while learning to paint a beautiful, abstract butter...
Dec
18
Uptown Farmer’s Market
CURRENT LOCATION + HOURS + DETAILS Days of Operation: Open every Saturday and Wednesday morning Saturday Hours: 8a-1p. Uptown Saturday is closed the d...
Dec
18
Waking Up with Butterflies
Check in at 8:15 a.m. Enjoy a quiet hour photographing the butterflies, birds, or reptiles. Entomologist Derek Kellogg will be available to answer que...
Dec
18
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
18
Dino Weekend Festival
This FREE weekend event will feature interactive Dinosaur Live Shows and meet and greets, live reptiles from Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary, Dino in...
Dec
18
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
19
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
19
Dino Weekend Festival
This FREE weekend event will feature interactive Dinosaur Live Shows and meet and greets, live reptiles from Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary, Dino in...
Dec
19
The Buzz About Bees
of AZ Backyard Beekeepers. Visit her in the Conservatory at the Honeybee Exhibit. There will also be a special Q&A. Honey is available for purchas...
Dec
19
Reptiles Up Close!
In this interactive experience, enjoy an educational talk with Butterfly Wonderland Reptile General Curator Lindsey Meder. Learn about the many reptil...
Dec
19
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
20
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
20
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
21
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
21
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
22
Uptown Farmer’s Market
CURRENT LOCATION + HOURS + DETAILS Days of Operation: Open every Saturday and Wednesday morning Saturday Hours: 8a-1p. Uptown Saturday is closed the d...
Dec
22
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
22
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
23
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
23
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
24
Kierland Santa Wonderland
Santa Magic is Back The magic of the holiday season comes alive with a visit to Santa’s winter wonderland. Santa will be here starting December 2 an...
Dec
24
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
25
Uptown Farmer’s Market
CURRENT LOCATION + HOURS + DETAILS Days of Operation: Open every Saturday and Wednesday morning Saturday Hours: 8a-1p. Uptown Saturday is closed the d...
Dec
25
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
26
Bug Club
Little ones can learn about amazing insects in this fun story time and educational lesson geared for children. After story time, experts from Butterfl...
Dec
26
The Magic of Music and Butterflies
Take a seasonal stroll through the butterfly conservatory surrounded by gorgeous holiday décor, festive LIVE music, and thousands of dancing butterfl...
Dec
26
Reptiles Up Close!
In this interactive experience, enjoy an educational talk with Butterfly Wonderland Reptile General Curator Lindsey Meder. Learn about the many reptil...
Dec
26
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
27
Snow Much Fun Event
It’s all about FUN as Arizona Boardwalk hosts the ultimate holiday celebration complete with MASSIVE amounts of falling SNOW!! Bring the family out ...
Dec
27
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
28
Snow Much Fun Event
It’s all about FUN as Arizona Boardwalk hosts the ultimate holiday celebration complete with MASSIVE amounts of falling SNOW!! Bring the family out ...
Dec
28
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
29
Uptown Farmer’s Market
CURRENT LOCATION + HOURS + DETAILS Days of Operation: Open every Saturday and Wednesday morning Saturday Hours: 8a-1p. Uptown Saturday is closed the d...
Dec
29
Snow Much Fun Event
It’s all about FUN as Arizona Boardwalk hosts the ultimate holiday celebration complete with MASSIVE amounts of falling SNOW!! Bring the family out ...
Dec
29
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
30
Snow Much Fun Event
It’s all about FUN as Arizona Boardwalk hosts the ultimate holiday celebration complete with MASSIVE amounts of falling SNOW!! Bring the family out ...
Dec
30
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...
Dec
31
Phoenix Zoo Lights
ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets must be purchased in advance.  Children two and under are free.  ZooLights Walk-Thru tickets are valid for use o...

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