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Reminiscent of a cherished Norman Rockwell piece of art, historic downtown is adorned in tens of thousands of sparkling lights, lamp posts are decked with wreaths, and a retired steam engine provides a beautiful glistening backdrop for must-have holiday photos.
Bundle up and grab the mittens to capture the magic of the holiday lights at the station located in the heart of historic downtown. This light display is free to all during the holiday season. Be sure to take a short stroll east of the Visitor Center to the corner of Route 66 and San Francisco to the 1911 Baldwin Steam locomotive, Old Two Spot, offering a dazzling light display.
Lighting up the holidays! In November, Little America Hotel will flip the switch and turn on millions of beautiful holiday lights covering the grounds in a stunning display for all to enjoy through January 2024.
The Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance (FDBA) sponsors free family holiday events for visitors and the community to enjoy the historic downtown.
December ArtWalk and Santa Sighting
December 1, 2023
Breakfast with Santa
December 2, 9, and 16, 2023
9 - 11 am
Winter Wonderland & Tree Lighting
December 2, 2023
2 - 8 pm
Window Decorating Contest
December 1-31, 2023
12 Bars of Christmas
December 9, 2023
2 - 7 pm
Holiday Parade of Lights
Presented by the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
December 10, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Winter Movie Series
December 2, 9 and 16, 2023
Noon Year's Eve
December 31, 2023
10 am - Noon
The Great Pinecone Drop
The Weatherford Hotel
December 31, 2023
10 pm & 12 am
Downtown Flagstaff is the place to be this holiday season!
Flagstaff Enjoy a festive-filled morning with the big man himself. Reserve your tickets today for breakfast and a photo opportunity with Santa. The Little America Breakfast Buffet is served from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM on select days throughout November and December. Book your tickets today!
North Pole Experience
November 17 - December 24
Delight in the magic of the holiday season at Santa's enchanting, 400-year-old workshop. Join us for an unforgettable North Pole experience inside the toy factory, Mrs. Claus' Bakery, Elf University, Santa's Sleigh hanger, and family time and photos with St. Nick himself.
Share in the joy at Little America Hotel with a family-style take-out menu for two to four people or a prix-fix dinner in the beautiful Silver Pine Restaurant for in-person dining. Menu items will feature seasonal soup, salad, an amazing choice of entrees, and delicious dessert options including Little America’s renowned bread pudding with rum sauce.
Tis the season at Woodlands! Plan your Holiday 3-Course Dinner at Woodlands located at the DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff, just off Historic Route 66! Rekindle family connections and celebrate together to make the day perfect. Traditional Christmas offerings are accompanied by an assortment of decadent desserts. Monday, December 25, 2023. Reservations are required. Please call 928-773-8880. Happy Holidays from the DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff.
November 24 - December 17, 2023
This is not your Grandmother’s A Christmas Carol. The most popular form of theatre in the UK; complete with audience participation and parodies of popular music. A traditional fairy tale for the kids with an adult level of humor for Mom and Dad.
*Masks are strongly encouraged but not required.
Based on the classic children’s book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, Grand Canyon Railway will take you on a journey to the North Pole! Departing from Williams (33 miles West of Flagstaff), this enchanting train will arrive at the North Pole, where Santa Claus and his reindeer merrily wait to hand out presents. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by Santa’s chefs during the train ride.
Grand Canyon Railway also offers the Ultimate Polar Express experience, which allows families and businesses to rent an entire train car for a private trip to the North Pole! This experience is highly customizable and is the perfect way to make holiday memories that will last a lifetime.