Sedona is an increasingly bustling vacation destination as the years go by, and it definitely makes for one of the best spots to visit in the state of Arizona. Not only is the surrounding environment absolutely gorgeous regardless of the season, but the thriving arts and culinary communities continue to provide new and unique experiences for visitors to enjoy.

Christmas is certainly no exception to this, as the town loves to get in the holiday spirit and provides plenty of different events and festivals for visitors and locals alike to enjoy. While you’re in town, you’ll be able to light festivals, live music, nature outings, and so much more.

The Festival of Lights

Witness 6,000 luminarias being lit at the culmination of this festival that will be happening on December 11th. This is an event that has been running 45 years strong and is one of the most cherished holiday events in the town of Sedona. While you await the main event, there will be hours of fun filled entertainment for you and the family to enjoy. The kids will be able to meet with Santa and take some pictures, and you’ll also enjoy the different live music offerings that take place over the course of the afternoon and evening. You won’t want to miss this event.

See the Lights at Tlaquepaque

This arts & crafts village is an absolute must see destination during any trip to Sedona, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint during the Christmas season, either. This may very well be the spot where most of the holiday parties happen, but even when nothing in particular is going on, it will be lit up for the holiday season. The entire plaza will be lit up throughout the month, and it’s the perfect place to spend your afternoon or evening while enjoying the seasonal spirit.

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Holiday Sweet Stroll

On December 18th, the arts village will be lit up and decorated to be reminiscent of A Christmas Carol, and carolers dressed in era appropriate dress will be walking around singing all of the classic Christmas carols you’ve come to know and love. Santa will be here greeting the children as well, and you might even find the Grinch lurking around the courtyards creating mischief. While you’re enjoying the songs, the nearby shops will be open for business, offering up gifts and treats for attendees.

Board the Sedona Christmas Trolley

If you want to get a comprehensive view of the city and all of the different sights it has to offer, this is the way to do it. You’ll be aboard an open-air car for either an hour- or two-hour-long tour depending on how in depth you want your trip to be. This tour can be informative, too, as the on-board narrator will give you bits of interesting information about the history and decor you’ll be seeing.

Christmas Journey on the Verde Canyon Railroad

Happening throughout the entire month up to Christmas Eve, you’ll enjoy taking the kids along on this magical journey on Santa’s secret tracks to the North Pole. You’ll have a fun filled evening seeing all of the different attractions along the way, like the Bird’s Eye Village and brightly lit “North Pole”, where Santa will come aboard and give a gift to all of the kids on board the train. Not just aboard for the gift giving, though, Santa will stay aboard throughout the return trip to talk to all of the passengers and spread Christmas cheer.

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Christmas Dinner at Your Vacation Home

Though you’ll be able to experience your fill of fine dining while you’re in town, there’s no substitute for the classic Christmas dinner at home with your family. Just because you’re out of town for the season doesn’t mean you can’t cook up the perfect meal, because our vacation homes come equipped with fully furnished kitchens to make sure you’ll have everything you need to cook up a Christmas feast. Our modern appliances will provide you with all of the comfort you’ll find at home and then some, and you and the family can enjoy your favorite Christmas dishes.

When you’ve finished cooking it all up, you’ll also love our finely furnished dining room areas. Have the whole family gather around and enjoy the good company, and when dinner’s done, you’ll have plenty of space in the living room to gather around and share your gifts with each other.

A Sedona Christmas Is Waiting

Though you’ll be out of town, you’ll feel like you’re at home when you stay at one of our beautiful vacation rentals. Whether you’re looking for a private getaway to enjoy a quiet Christmas, or you’re bringing along friends and family to share the holiday spirit with, you’ll be able to find a home of the perfect size. Our team of agents is highly trained and has first-hand experience with all of our properties, meaning they’ll be able to match you with just the right rental. Get in touch with us now to get your Sedona Christmas getaway started!

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