Holiday Events in Flagstaff
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.
For the most up-to-date information on holiday events and visiting Flagstaff throughout the year, call the Flagstaff Visitor Center at 800-842-7293.
Grand Canyon Railway • 1-800-THE-TRAIN • thetrain.com
The Polar Express comes to life when the train departs the Williams Depot for a journey though the dark and quiet wilderness for a special visit to the “North Pole”. Blackout dates exist. 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. departures.
DECEMBER HOLIDAY EVENTS
1175 West Route 66 • 928-773-9118 • radisson.com/flagstaffaz
Elegant holiday champagne brunch with omelettes, fresh seafood & sushi, carving station, entrees, desserts and all the accompaniments. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Missed brunch? Dinner served 5-10 p.m.
2515 E Butler Ave. • 928-779-7900 • flagstaff.littleamerica.com
An array of tantalizing options, including hand-carved succulent meats and a seafood display featuring king crab legs, shrimp, smoked salmon and more. Made-to-order omelets, waffles and crepes plus the customary brunch and holiday dishes and a chocolate fondue fountain! 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Flagstaff, AZ •
480-779-9679 • northpoleexperience.com
A one-of-a-kind Christmas adventure, and the only place in the US that brings an interactive North Pole to life. The North Pole Experience (NPX), is Santa's 8,500 sq ft Workshop in Flagstaff which opens for hundreds of families from Arizona and around the world during the Christmas season. 4 p.m.
1400 West Mars Hill Rd. • 928-233-3211 • lowell.edu
Winter Holiday Celebration 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. — Lowell Observatory will extend it's open hours and offer indoor programs and special tours during the day. After dark, numerous telescopes will be set up for viewing celestial objects. Closed at 5:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve.
23 N. Leroux St. • 928-779-1919 • weatherfordhotel.com
Ring in the New Year in classic Flagstaff tradition as the giant, LED-Lighted Pine Cone is lowered from the top of the Historic Weatherford Hotel. The pine cone will drop at 10 p.m. and again at midnight.
*Free public parking will be available at City Hall located just 3 blocks from the drop, west on Aspen st. Disabled parking will be provided in the city lot off of Leroux st. (entire lot - disabled only), turn from route 66 onto Leroux st. Other free parking and disabled parking areas can be found at Wheeler Park (corner of Humphreys and Aspen st.) and the Flagstaff Visitor Center (Route 66 and S. Beaver st.).