Back by popular demand, on December 15 from 11AM -1PM, meet Jingles, Snowflake, Buttons, Tinsel, and more of the North Pole’s friendliest elves as they lead young and old through a variety of the Workshop’s favorite games and activities throughout Desert Ridge Marketplace. For more information, visit shopdesertridge.com/.
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If you spend any time watching Lifetime’s Countdown To Christmas, you’d get the impression that the Holiday season is about families filled with peace and love gathered around golden turkeys cooked to perfection. But of course we know that’s not always reality. Extended family gatherings are more like minefields embedded with family conflict. People are […]
This past week my boys and I went to visit Santa at his Headquarters at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Getting to meet with Santa and talk to him one-on-one is probably one of the most exciting days in a kid’s life. But when you get to visit Santa’s HQ and check out the Naughty or Nice […]
When I was growing up, one of my favorite Christmas traditions was buying a new Christmas book each year. The fun thing about this tradition is that after the first few years we started finding some truly unique holiday stories to add to our collection. This year, thanks to many of the books I accumulated […]
Christmas is my favorite season. As a child, I always enjoyed the decorations, the yummy fudge my aunts and grandma would make, and listening to Elvis and Alabama play holiday classics on the old jukebox in my dad’s bar room. My mom conveniently placed herself behind the gigantic, 1980s, RCA camcorder that rested on her […]
The holiday season is a special time of the year for families, but it can also bring unwanted stress because of how quickly time seems to fly at the end of the year. Below is a guide to help provide you with information to make your holiday shopping go more smoothly. This includes holiday hours […]
Every night from November 20 – December 31, Desert Ridge Marketplace is transformed into a living snow globe with nightly snowfall at 7pm and 8pm every evening (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) and every hour on Christmas Eve starting at 11am-8pm. Plus, enjoy holiday shows featuring local community groups throughout the season!
On November 18 from 6PM-8PM, Desert Ridge Marketplace will be hosting the inaugural Tree Lighting PLUS First Snowfall! Guests are invited to take a journey to the North Pole as Desert Ridge Marketplace transforms into a winter wonderland filled with living snowflakes, stilt walking princesses, life-size toys, and holiday favorites, including joyful elves and Frosty the Snowman. Experience a cirque-style show leading up to the magical tree lighting by Santa.
Everywhere you look the “Christmas Creep” is happening. Holiday music is hitting the radio, decorations are going up and stores are all in full-blown Christmas mode. The holidays, and related expenses, are approaching whether you’re ready or not. Having kids is expensive year-round, but the holiday season can be especially tough on the wallet. We […]
The holidays are quickly approaching, and I can’t wait! If you are like me, you may already be thinking of gift ideas and making lists. My husband is a typical guy, and what he wants never really changes – cologne, golf items, shirts, pants, fishing items, etc. I love to do romantic things for my […]
A clean house doesn’t have to seem like such a chore. Let’s get right to it, during the holidays people tend to “pop over” either on short notice or no notice at all, and the last thing we want them to walk into is a house that looks like a tornado swept right on through. […]
The busyness of the holidays can be a huge stress. Decorations to hang, parties to attend, elves to hide, you name it. The expectations for creating the perfect day for your family can be panic inducing. In my family our oldest son’s birthday occurs at the midway point between Thanksgiving and Christmas, adding additional demands […]
We excitedly partnered with Arizona Mills to bring you this post and are bursting with joy for the holiday season!Hello Holiday Season. This time of year is pure magic for our sweet kiddos—Santa, presents, holiday baking, the list goes on. For us parents working behind-the-scenes, this time of year can bring stress and seemingly mile-long […]
This post is sponsored by Goodwill of Central Arizona. With so much pressure to get the perfect gift, set the perfect table, and have a perfectly decorated home this holiday season I know we all feel like the holidays are sometimes more stressful than they should be. Why can’t it all feel as magical as it once […]