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Scottsdazzle brightens Downtown beginning Nov. 25

The holiday season will be much more festive this year with the debut of Scottsdazzle links to external site-- a month-long holiday celebration in the Downtown through December.

The fun begins with a tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at the Soleri Bridge. The city’s new holiday tree is sure to become a community landmark, with more than 1.2 million customizable lighting options aglow nightly. 

The Nov. 25 lighting celebration will feature a variety of live performances, including Jazz vocalist Dennis Rowland and the Greg Warner Trio, Country Western singer Paula Erlene and other entertainers. Local chef, author and media personality Jan D-Atri will host.

The tree-lighting festivities are just the beginning of a most special season. Scottsdale is a gift-givers wonderland, filled with unique, one-of-a-kind stores. 

Small Business Saturday celebration 

There’s no time better to celebrate those eclectic offerings than during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26.

The Coach House restaurantlinks to external site, 7011 E Indian School Road, gets things rolling from 8 to 10 a.m. with a pancake breakfast.  Later that day, Downtown’s 5th Avenue shopslinks to external site will be celebrating their 60th anniversary. Stop by the Kiva Plaza, 7121 E. 5th Ave., at 1 p.m. for some birthday cake, a gift wrap station and a variety of live entertainment sprinkled throughout the Downtown. 

From 1 to 4 p.m. 5th Avenue transforms into Sugar Plum Avenue, abuzz with ballerinas and nutcrackers. Meanwhile, Old Town celebrates a Cowboy Christmas with free horse-drawn rides and Western entertainment. 

While you take in the festivities, you can also support your favorite local businesses s by tagging them on social media.  Use the #ShopSmallScottsdale tag this holiday season – and you may earn a reward.

Here’s a sampling of other activities taking place as part of Scottsdazzle:

  • I Spy Santa ArtWalk: Main Street and Marshall Way Art Galleries host a fun scavenger hunt starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 8.  Elves in festive costumes will direct guests with clues. Other activities include holiday music, a Santa’s House and costumed characters
  • Fridays on 5th Avenue featuring live music from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23
  • Cowboy Christmas family entertainment, activities and free horse and wagon rides in Old Town on Main Street and Brown Ave from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 and 17
  • Sugar Plum Avenue family entertainment, décor and activities along 5th Avenue between Stetson and Marshall Way from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10 and 17
  • Free horse and carriage rides on Thursday night ArtWalks 7 to 9 p.m. in December 

For more information go to www.scottsdazzle.comlinks to external site.

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