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2016 Holiday Guide | Sponsored by Children’s Museum of Phoenix

The most wonderful time of year is here!

Our 2016 Holiday Guide, brought to you by the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, is filled with just what your family is looking for to help you spend quality time and bring you closer together this holiday season. 

The arrival of perfect temps is one thing to celebrate, let’s add even more excitement and joy this season by creating memories that will last a lifetime at these east valley family friendly events! 

Spend a night at a fun concert in the park with Tempe or Chandler. Enjoy a Saturday afternoon with your little fashionista.  Complete your holiday shopping by buying local at a boutique or take in the beauty of art and twinkling lights.

 The east valley gives us so many options to explore, learn, create & shop!


You can view the guide in the flip book below or download it as a PDF.

You also have the option to download and print the guide so you can have on hand all the information on hand so you won’t miss anything!

EVMB 2016 Holiday Guide downloadable printable



Children's Museum of Phoenix

Give the gift of Membership this holiday season!  

Children’s Museum of Phoenix is one of the top three museums in the nation! A wondrous place of imagination, inspiration, creativity and just plain fun!

Over 48,000 square feet of space! It offers more than 300 play experiences, spread throughout three floors in the historic Monroe School Building. 


Tempe Tales

Head over to Downtown Tempe for Tempe Tales!

Tempe Tales project is a public arts project turned scavenger hunt!
Downtown Tempe residents and visitors alike can be curious and inspired by the environment in which they stroll, taking just a few moments to explore these whimsical additions to Downtown Tempe’s streetscape.

Can you find all 14? 

Beyond the Bricks

Head down to Hayden Square Amphitheater every Thursday for Live Music, Beer + Wine, and Food from Downtown Tempe Eateries.

Bring a blanket and get ready to listen to some tunes or round up your work squad for the best happy hour ever.

Best of all, Beyond the Bricks, Thursday Night Live is completely free to attend.

Hope's Treasures Holiday Boutique

This year’s boutique will begin with an Opening Night on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 4-8:30pm for past customers, friends and relatives of our crafters.

Come shop for one-of-a-kind gifts among our quality HANDCRAFTED items, with special music and more throughout the evening. What a great way to get all your shopping done in one place!

Fashion Week 4 Kids

FW4K is an annual event boasting a week-long schedule of fashionable events including playful family activities, fashion shows, special retail events & discounts, celebrity and media bashes and much more.

This year’s festivities will be November 7-12, 2016, culminating with a full day of fashion shows and children’s activities on Saturday, November 12 at the Scottsdale Waterfront at 10 a.m.

Fashion Week 4 Kids, @ Scottsdale Quarter, Presented by SLE, Photos by

Rock the Block!

The seventh annual Rock the Block! returns to Downtown Chandler Saturday, November 19, 2016. This year’s event will run from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the heart of Downtown Chandler.

Rock the Block! is an annual FREE, family-friendly block party that celebrates the fun, dynamic lifestyle the City of Chandler offers.


Fantasy of Lights Opening Night

For over 20 years the Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade sponsored by Wells Fargo, brings over 35,000 spectators to downtown Tempe. This beloved community tradition brings a varied lineup of parade units including floats, marching bands, and novelty units.

Following the parade, Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital sponsors our annual tree lighting ceremony at Centerpoint plaza. Santa’s lap is then available for requests and photos.


Tempe Festival of the Arts

 More than 300 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience.

Live entertainment stages will provide entertainment for festival-goers. Performances by a number of well-known local musicians keep audiences in high spirits throughout the day.


Val Vista Academy Holiday Boutique

Get excited for the first year of the Val Vista Academy Holiday Boutique!
55 unique vendors, raffle prizes every hour, food trucks and more!
Join us on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00am-5:00pm at Val Vista Academy on Val Vista & Germann |4102 S Val Vista Dr.

First 50 shoppers with receive a canvas tote bag with a raffle ticket, to win amazing prizes donated by the vendors!


Tempe Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade

The event kicks off at 4:30 pm with live music, selfies with Santa, food trucks, face painter, caricature artists, Four Peaks Beer truck, wine and more!

Come out early, get your spot, a bite to eat and listen to some great music while making new friends with your neighbors.
The parade launches off at 7 pm and complete with a colorful display of fireworks at 8:45 pm. Come early, stay late!

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This is a sponsored Holiday Events guide brought to you by the Children's Museum of Phoenix and participating listed events. Every one has the EVMB stamp of holiday approval and we personally solicited events for inclusion.
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