Phoenix Zoo

With its wild shape-shifting sculptures and millions upon millions of bright, twinkly bulbs, ZooLights takes holiday magic to a whole new level. Wander the enchanting earth-friendly displays and encounter glowing animals of all shapes and sizes, all while munching snacks and sipping hot cocoa. Bonus: real-life animal encounters await at the Phoenix Zoo too, from squirrel monkeys and sloths to zebras and more! Hot tip: arrive early to beat the inevitable crowds. ZooLights is one of Arizona’s most popular holiday happenings, so scoring your spot for the nightly music-in-light shows is an absolute must. Book your Phoenix party bus crew to drop the whole squad off right at the entrance for prime positioning.

Address: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: (602) 273-1341

Desert Botanical Garden

This annual celebration brings the spirit of the Southwest to life with as many as 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags lining the trails, beckoning visitors into an enchanting world of twinkling lights and vibrant displays. Journey through the sunken garden paths and marvel at the talents of Arizona’s Native American artists, whose works will surround you at every turn. While it’s undoubtedly one of the most magical places in town come the holidays, Las Noches delivers more than just eye candy. You’ll find endless entertainment across the grounds, from gourmet food trucks and local craft brews to world-class music and dance performances that capture the heart of Arizona’s Native cultures. Do yourself a solid and spring for those luxury Primera Clase tickets—that primo parking spot alone is worth its weight in gold.

Address: 1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: (480) 941-1225

Glendale Glitters

Bringing all the glitz and glam of the season to Phoenix’s very own backyard, the iconic light display of Glendale Glitters is a Valley mainstay that’s not to be missed. Cruise down the 1.6-mile trail of brilliant LED bulb displays while grooving to choreographed tunes that sync up with the over 1.6 million shimmering lights. And the newly extended route for 2021 brings more whimsy and spellbinding visuals than ever before! Pro tip: Time your visit right to ensure you catch the nightly light shows. They dazzle every 30 minutes from 5-10PM. And if you really want to up the enchantment, rent a party bus with your own speaker system to bring your own merry melodies along for the ride.

Address: 5850 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301

Phone: (623) 930-2299

Scottsdale Waterfront

For those who like their holiday celebrations with a side of swank, Scottsdazzle delivers all the glitz and glam you’d expect from the toniest of Phoenix suburbs. Browse the European-style Christmas markets and find one-of-a-kind treasures for all your tribe, from custom soaps and stained glass art to imported chocolates and exquisite jewelry pieces. Then swing through the wineries and craft breweries to sample the region’s finest sips—hey, they don’t call it a “wine-derful” season for nothin’. All that shopaholic-ing is bound to work up an appetite, so make a dinner reservation at one of the Waterfront’s acclaimed eateries like Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila. Or grab a cozy VIP cabana by the falls and watch twinkle-lit boats cruise the canal as you soak up the ambiance. Lived-in luxe realness that’ll turn any Grinch’s frown upside down!

Address: 7135 E Camelback Rd #235, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone: (480) 312-7777

Village at Shea

This sparkling seasonal celebration brings all the glitz and glamor of Phoenix living to the shopping and entertainment area of Fountain Hills at the Village at Shea. Whether you go for just an evening or make it a whole-weekend extravaganza, be prepared to get swept up in the twinkling magic. Lose yourself in the 3.5 million-bulb illuminations, synchronized to holiday tunes sure to get your whole crew jingling along. Cap it all off with a stroll along the Cactus Gardens Trail winding through Fountain Park, or take the youngsters for a spin on the carnival rides and get your fill of funnel cake and hot cocoa. For the ultimate holiday indulgence, splurge on tickets to their wildly popular Illumination Run—a 5K course winding straight through the heart of the glittering holiday lights displays.

Address: 7001 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone: (480) 389-7675

Downtown Glendale Glow

A fresh spin on the traditional holiday lights spectacle, the Downtown Glendale Glow turns the suburb into a twinkling wonderland with millions of luminarias and more than 100 custom lighting displays. While shorter than the Glendale Glitters showcase, this route makes up for the abbreviated length with mind-bending displays using the latest and greatest in lighting technology. Hit the trail after the sun sets (7PM is prime time) and find yourself transported into a Valley-inspired holiday fantasyland complete with glowing cacti, howling wolves, and even tributes to local sports icons. Grab some cocoa and snacks from the vendors and make a night of it, or schedule your visit alongside Glendale’s Carriage Rides, Ugly Sweater Run, or local craft markets for a holly jolly date night or outing with the whole fam.

Address: 7121 N 67th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301

Phone: (623) 930-2299


Head to the Wild West for a Christmas you’ll never forget at the Arizona’s Authentic Wild West Town! As one of the state’s top-rated year-round attractions, this heritage park brings the rugged spirit and iconic imagery of the Old West to vivid life—and the holidays are one of the best times of the year to experience it. From an authentic 1890s-inspired Christmas Village to the annual Luminaria Nights, there’s something magical in store for visitors of all ages. Beyond the light displays, catch live musical acts, theatrical productions set to classic holiday tales, visits with Santa, and all the frontier-style family fun you’d expect from one of the nation’s premier frontier towns. And if the crisp Arizona winter bites a little too hard, simply mosey on over to the on-site Trail Hands Saloon for a piping hot cup of cider or cocoa.

Address: 201 Old West Experience St #1, Williams, AZ 86046

Phone: (928) 283-1109

Westgate in Glendale

With vibrant light installations filling the air and animatronic displays bringing classic characters to life, the Trail of Lights is a pure celebration of all things Christmas at Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District. Start your journey at the iconic Westgate Pedestrian Plaza and wander through an enchanting winter wonderland illuminated by millions of shimmering bulbs. For the full experience, swing by for a carriage ride (they make for great photo ops!), catch one of the nightly light shows, take a whirl at the skating rink, or cozy up by the fire pits and toast s’mores while soaking in the festive ambiance. And with the area’s best shopping and dining just steps away, you can easily make a full evening out of your lighted adventure.

Address: 6770 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305

Phone: (623) 385-7502

Rent With Phoenix Party Bus Company To Hit Every Attraction

Feeling that holly jolly spirit yet? Phoenix truly comes alive with holiday cheer in the final months of the year—but as you can see, there’s almost too much to experience in a single trip. That’s where the party bus professionals at Phoenix Party Bus Company come in clutch. Whether you’re a local looking to pack in as many stops on your seasonal hit list as possible or an out-of-towner hoping to make the most of your Valley vacay, our luxury charter bus rentals make it easy to hit every must-see attraction. From compact sprinters and minicoaches for smaller crews all the way up to monster 50-passenger party buses, we’ve got the perfect whip to shuttle you and yours around Phoenix in pure comfort and style. Crank that holiday Spotify playlist over the premium sound system, cruise between destinations with a complimentary beverage in hand, bring all your IG props and snap all the selfies your heart desires—heck, you deserve it after all that hard work planning your legendary holiday adventure. This season is all about cutting loose and enjoying quality time with the people you love most, so let Phoenix Party Bus Company handle the transportation logistics while you make merry memories that’ll last a lifetime. Ready to book the ultimate party bus for a holiday hoorah you’ll never forget? Our reservation experts are standing by 24/7 at (480) 546-5014. Spread that seasonal enthusiasm and hit the town in a ride that’s sure to be the envy of everyone on the Nice List!