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Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Desert Ridge Marketplace

November 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Kickoff the holiday season at Desert Ridge Marketplace’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 20. From 6 to 8 p.m., the center will light up for the first time with a plethora of holiday celebrations.

Enjoy photos with Santa, an LED Drum Line, live entertainment, the first snowfall of the season, drinks for CB Live’s outdoor bar, appearances from the Grinch and Mrs. Claus, caroling, holiday crafts, the unveiling of Christmas in Color (the center’s seasonal art installations) and more! The event is free and open to the public.

Through Dec. 31, Desert Ridge Marketplace will transform into a living snow globe with its Nightly Snowfall every evening at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. near AMC Theatres (excluding Christmas Day). Plus, enjoy snowfall every hour on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Continuing the holiday spirit, Desert Ridge Marketplace invites guests to partake in its Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree. The center has partnered with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts to children in need. Through Dec. 22, guests can visit the table near Dave & Buster’s, pull a tag and shop for a gift.

Christmas in Color, photo opp installations lit up in vibrant shades, will remain lit up for all to enjoy through the month of December. Stop by Nutcracker Nights, which features massive Nutcrackers standing four to ten feet tall, framing the fireplace near AMC Theatres. Head towards Dave & Buster’s and stroll beneath a canopy of illuminated spheres and catch a glimpse of the 20-foot-long Starry & Bright star tunnel filled with vibrant new pops of color. Finally, pop over to the 40-foot-tall Holiday Tree at the main entrance that is sure to make the perfect seasonal shot.

To learn more about Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, visit shopdesertridge.com.


Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 North Tatum Blvd
Phoenix, 85050 United States
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