Scottsdale Update - Dec. 7, 2017


Ecolab, Intersys among latest to put down roots at SkySong. Ecolab is a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Intersys is an information technology consulting firm that focuses on big data and data management. Learn more.

Deadline extended to Dec. 31 for Scottsdale flag design. The city is seeking design concepts for a new city flag through an open design challenge. Scottsdale hopes a new flag will become an immediately recognizable symbol of the proud and accomplished desert community known around the world for its blend of western heritage, natural beauty and modern art and culture. Designs may be submitted via the city's website or during business hours at any Scottsdale Public Library.

Support Scottsdale Cares at Holiday Lights, tonight. Scottsdale Cares supports a variety of social service agencies that, in turn, assist thousands of Scottsdale residents. City staff will be on-site at Holiday Lights from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, providing refreshments and activities and collecting donations. Those not attending the event can still donate to Scottsdale Cares.


New video series celebrates and promotes small business in Downtown Scottsdale. "Downtown Spotlight," was created to bring more value and awareness of local small business in the community. Learn about "Sip, Coffee and Beer."


Scottsdazzle events continue in December. Spread the holiday cheer through the end of the year - Canal concerts, wine tastings, Cowboy Christmas and more. Here's the Scottsdazzle calendar.

Holiday Lights continues through Jan. 7. Festivities take place from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly, with just a few exceptions, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. The Holiday Lights experience on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad is $5 with children 2 and younger riding free with a paying adult. Avoid lines by buying a fast pass. Get event details.  

Browse the city calendar for more events.


Help Scottsdale Police name new crisis response K9. After the passing of K9 Fozzie, Zona Labradors donated an 11-month-old English Chocolate Labrador to the department. The new dog will comfort crime victims and witnesses and serve as a goodwill ambassador. Cast your vote for one of five nominated names. Voting closes at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11.

Pancake breakfast fundraiser to assist Scottsdale Historical Museum. Proceeds from the breakfast will go toward the repair and restoration of the museum and its collection. A flood from a broken water pipe caused the damage. The event runs from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Scottsdale Historical Museum. The suggested donation is $20 a person.

Take control of your irrigation controller. Adjusting your irrigation controller to match the weather is one of the easiest ways to save water. At a minimum, change your controller seasonally. Learn more about how much and how often to water your landscape with our free watering guide.

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Craft Beer 101, Wednesday. Join Andrew Bauman from Uncle Bear's Brewhouse and Grill as he shares the story of this popular beverage. Included will be info on beer through the ages, styles of beer and trends in brewing. Sorry, no tastings. The free program takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Mustang Library Auditorium.

Via Linda Senior Center art show draws gallery-caliber talent, Dec. 15. Artwork students and instructors will be on display at a reception starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the center. Admission is free with one canned food item to benefit the Vista del Camino Food Bank. Call 480-312-5810 for details.

Free Downtown Cultural Trolley Tours showcase city's rich past, exciting future. Free Cultural Trolley Tours take place at 10:30 a.m. the second Saturday of every month. Participants will tour the Old Mission and then board a trolley for a two-hour guided tour of the arts district, Civic Center campus, Hotel Valley Ho and the Waterfront.

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