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Holidays in Tempe

Spend the Holidays in Tempe, Arizona

It’s the most wonderful time of year for cozy sweaters, hot cocoa, twinkling lights and beloved holiday and Christmas events in Tempe, Arizona. We invite visitors and residents to enjoy the holiday season with festive fun. Christmas shopping excursions, outdoor patio dining and magical events are all happening in Tempe.

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Events and Festivities in Tempe

Spending the holiday season in Tempe offers endless possibilities. From seeing the sights to festive lights, this season’s lineup of events is sure to deliver holiday magic to the entire family.

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Hackett House Holiday shopping

Shop Local For Gifts This Year

Shop Tempe’s locally owned businesses for those who cherish one-of-a-kind gifts. Explore specialty shops, boutiques and more to find unique art, treats, apparel and experiences for everyone on your list. Added bonus: You’ll feel good about supporting small businesses.

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Holi-Stay at a Tempe Hotel

Take a holiday break! Stay in one of Tempe’s welcoming hotels or invite your friends and family to visit you this season. Explore our hotels and find one that’s the perfect fit.

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Shopping at Arizona Mills

Holiday Shopping

Take your holiday shopping game to the next level at Tempe Marketplace, Arizona Mills or Downtown Tempe. Your friends and family will thank you.

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Celebrate the season with Tempe’s holiday treats and drinks

Now that we’re in full holiday swing, we encourage you to check out our list of holiday items at Tempe’s restaurants, bakeries and bars.

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Dec 1 – Dec 3

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe

Downtown Tempe

December 1, 2023 – December 3, 2023

The Tempe Festival of the Arts offers visitors a distinct shopping experience each fall and spring in Downtown Tempe. More than 300 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork.

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