Holidays in FlagstaffHigh Country Holidays

The High Country Holidays in Flagstaff bring together the warm memories of past holidays with new traditions for family and friends to embrace. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, Flagstaff is abuzz with plenty of holiday spirit and residents and visitors alike will share in the joy of the season.

With crisp mountain air and roaring fireplaces, Flagstaff will warm your soul and refresh your spirits. We invite you to experience the High Country Holidays and make Flagstaff your new holiday tradition.

Click here for a print friendly pdf download. For the most up-to-date information on holiday events and visiting Flagstaff throughout the year, call the Flagstaff Visitor Center at 1-800-379-0065.


Snow Biking

This winter try snow biking at the Flagstaff Nordic Center. Their fleet of Surly Pugsleys will be available to rent all winter long, regardless of snow conditions. The Nordic Center is open with 25 kilometers of dedicated multi-use trails groomed and available for snow biking, in addition to dedicated cross-country skiing and snow shoeing trails.

Tours at Riordan Mansion

  • Through December - Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ·
  • (928) 775-4395

Guided tours include glimpses of folklore and traditions of Christmas, both past and present. Complete with turn-of-the-century style wreaths, garlands and a towering decorated fir tree.

Holiday Lights Festival

Each year the Little America Hotel in Flagstaff decorates the grounds with millions of lights in a stunning holiday display.

Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express

  • Through January 4 - Grand Canyon Railway (Williams) ·
  • 1-800-THE-TRAIN

A special chance for the entire family to travel to the “North Pole” and visit Santa Claus. Advance reservations required, call today.

Winter Holiday Celebration

  • Thursday-Tuesday, December 26-31 - Lowell Observatory ·
  • (928) 233-3211

Lowell Observatory extends its hours and offers indoor programs and special tours.

The Great Pine Cone Drop

A New Year’s Eve tradition and a fun event for all ages. The Pine Cone will drop at 10 p.m. for families and again at midnight.