I just returned from a pre-holiday escape, soaking up some sun and relaxation in Scottsdale, Arizona! I stayed at the always festive Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. It’s one of my favourite places to stay n Scottsdale. They know how to get you in the festive spirit… their decorations and activities are all festive and magical. It will make you forget about snow for the holidays! You need to get here to experience Christmas at the Princess. From two skating rinks to s’mores stations, a chance to meet Santa, food and beverage stations, so many fire pits and an incredible light display. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess knows how to do holiday!
Scottsdale is the ultimate holiday escape…
Mother Nature can keep her snow and icy temperatures! Scottsdale’s turning up the heat this holiday season in more ways than one! From November through New Year’s Eve, Scottsdale is ablaze with festive light displays, hot holiday gift ideas and warm, sunny days that are perfect for outdoor explorations and al fresco dining. There’s something for everyone here.
The holidays without chilly temperatures and snow might seem a bit strange for Canadians, but there’s still lots of festive activities…
Scottsdale’s mild climate, wide variety of resorts and hotels, and myriad festive activities for the whole family to enjoy, make it the perfect destination to heat up the holidays.
The city offers more than 75 resorts to fit any budget. They have on-property programming including everything from ice rinks, s’mores by the fire and photos with Santa, to special holiday dinner menus.
Plus, you can’t beat Scottsdale’s lineup of seasonal events. Take in Scottsdazzle, the ZooLights at Phoenix Zoo, and the Holiday Lights train ride at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. Of course there is Christmas at the Princess and the all-new Enchant event at Salt River Fields.
Scottsdale is perfect for any winter getaway–not just the holidays!
Yes! Now is such a great time to plan that winter escape–because once January rolls around we’re all going to need it. Outside of the holiday merriment, with 330 days of annual sunshine and Scottsdale is prime for enjoying the great outdoors. Travelers of all ages can make a winter trip memorable by exploring the Sonoran Desert on a hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. You can take a flight in a hot air balloon with Rainbow Ryders or Hot Air Expeditions. Or embark on an off-road adventure in an ATV or Hummer with Stellar Adventures. Horseback riding at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch is another great option. Or even kayaking on the Lower Salt River with REI Co-op Experiences. Scottsdale has plenty of room to roam!
Find more reasons why you’ll want to heat up your holidays, or winter, in Scottsdale at HolidaysInScottsdale.com.