January 3
First Friday
Thousands take over the streets of downtown Phoenix for the First Friday art walk each month to view museums and gallery exhibits, peruse funky boutiques and outdoor vendors, enjoy indie bands and street performers and check out nearby restaurants and bars.

January 3
Merry Main Street
Downtown Mesa celebrates the season big-time with an outdoor ice rink, four-story Christmas tree, food truck village and photo station. Crafts activities and local vendors will be onsite.

January 4 and 26
Fleabag Telecast
See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag. Originally broadcast live to cinemas in London’s West End, Phoenix Art Museum presents this show as a telecast. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at a gal dealing with so much baggage that she has nothing to lose.

Through January 5
World of Illumination
Discover a symphony of sight and sound at this 25-minute drive-through holiday light spectacular. Featuring more than two million LED lights animated and synchronized to the tunes of holiday classics, World of Illumination is a family-friendly event. Just turn up the volume, roll down the windows and drive.

Through January 5
City Skate
Enjoy the crisp, winter air as you skate on this outdoor rink in downtown Phoenix.

Through January 5
Holiday Lights
Thousands of lights adorn the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale.

Through January 11
Glendale Glitters
This annual holiday festival illuminates the historic downtown area with more than 1.6 million lights.

Through January 15
Art on the Wild Side
Artists Jennifer O’Cualain, Linda Budge and Susan Richey-Schmitz showcase their vision of wildlife and conservation. Art is available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Phoenix Zoo’s conservation initiatives.

Through January 19
ZooLights: Glow Wild
The beloved annual holiday event returns with millions of LED sparkling lights, hundreds of dazzling displays, live reindeer, a Polar Slide™ and Wildlife Lantern Safari, which features more than 60 creatures all aglow. Festive food and drink are available for purchase.

Through March 15
On display at Scottsdale Fashion Square, visitors will interact with 13 immersive and thought-provoking artworks spread across a huge exhibition space.

Through May 10
Wild Rising
An installation of more than 1,000 colorful animal sculptures made from recyclable plastic are on view at Desert Botanical Garden. The creatures featured in Wild Rising not only capture the magnificence of nature, but also address global and local sustainability and conservation issues.