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Find inspiration below for future travel to capture Flagstaff's crisp mountain air and experience the perfect landscape for lasting holiday memories and traditions.
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.
Based on the adventures of the classic children’s book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, the 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. Those interested are encouraged to call early to make reservations.
Live streamed Nov. 27, Dec. 3 & 20
This Texas-sized Christmas comedy offering hilarious, non-stop, high energy performances written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. The play is both an affectionate commentary and withering satire of small town, Southern life and attitude set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas.
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
December 11 – 20, 2020
Coconino Center for the Arts
The final production of the 2020 Season, the famous Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Jim Warren, Artistic Director and Founder of the American Shakespeare Center Dec. 4–20 at Coconino Center for the Arts. Every performance in 2020 will be available digitally and patrons can determine how they would like to attend (whether in person or online.)
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. Social distancing guidelines and protocols will be followed.
Lighting up the holidays! On November 12, 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 10, 2021.
The Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance (FDBA) sponsors free family holiday events for visitors and the community to enjoy historic downtown. Feel festive with the Winter Wonderland Luminaria Stroll, 12 Bars of Christmas and holiday shopping.