Crazy Christmas Light Displays Are A Phoenix Tradition

Dec 13, 2009

Have you ever noticed the tendency of Phoenix residents to go overboard with Christmas lights during the winter? Some say it is to compensate for the lack of snow, while others suggest that these people simply have too much time on their hands. Whatever the case, elaborate Christmas light displays are an annual tradition among Phoenix residents.

But of course, you don't want to waste your time looking at a couple of strings of icicle lights dangling from the roof of some guy's garage. You want to see the best light displays in town, and they're all listed here on the North Phoenix Blog!

ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo - Phoenix, AZ
Lights: 2,500,000
Dates: November 28 - January 12, 2014
Time: 6pm to 10pm nightly
Price: $7 Sunday-Thursday, $9 Friday-Saturday
Check out more than 500 custom made displays of lights at the Phoenix Zoo! Great fun for the whole family! Visit the Phoenix Zoo website for a complete event schedule and information about special discount days.

Glendale Glitters - Glendale, AZ
Lights: 1,500,000
Dates: December 1st - January 10, 2014
Time: 6pm to 10pm nightly
Price: FREE
The City of Glendale continues its tradition of excellence with the 16th annual Glendale Glitters event. Enjoy fantastic colored light displays along with food and beverage vendors, a 30-foot tall Christmas tree, and live music on select nights. Horse-drawn carriage rides are also available for $25.

Private Christmas Light Displays
If driving around to look at Christmas lights is more of your style, then I highly recommend you check out the Christmas Light Maps published by The Arizona Republic. They have maps of the best private displays in the whole valley, so check it out!

Some Phoenix residents have even put together their own websites detailing their elaborate Christmas light displays. One site you absolutely must visit is (formerly Ahwatukee Holidays). Not only does their display feature over 150,000 lights (one of the largest private displays in the state!), but their website is also a comprehensive guide to other fantastic displays around town.

If you know about a great Christmas light display near you, please post a comment below and tell us about it! No registration is required!


Myke Locksmith said...
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Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Ahwatukee Holidays!! Thanks!


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