While Christmas brings to mind images of snow-covered trees and families wrapped up in coats and scarves, this meaningful holiday doesn’t have to be chilly to be well-enjoyed or memorable. In fact, Sedona, Arizona provides the warmth you crave and the Christmas spirit you’re looking for when December rolls around without the windchill. Find your way to Arizona this year in the name of the holidays for a one-of-a-kind experience that takes a new look at how to best spend Christmas together. From lights to sights and the hiking trails between, a Sedona Christmas has a little something for everyone around the holiday season.
Tlaquepaque Christmas Lights
The Tlaquepaque Arts & Craft Village is one of Sedona’s most well-loved areas for its many boutiques and shops selling regional and hand-crafted goods. It’s a beautiful place to stroll any time of year but when you’re here at Christmas in Sedona and in the mood for some lights, this is the place to be. The village is decorated in its holiday finest, so feel free to make your way through the twinkling streets for some holiday spirit alongside a bit of creative inspiration.
Sedona Christmas Trolley
One of the best routes to seeing the city from the convenience of an open-air car is to take a ride on the Sedona Trolley. During the holiday season, this mode of transportation takes on the added bonus of being a great way to get a comprehensive look at the city’s holiday décor! Choose between a 55-minute or two-hour tour for the chance to take in incredible sights, enjoy a narrated trip and of course, find yourself immersed in the spirit of the season!
Bell Rock Path
No matter what time of year you arrive in Sedona, it’s a destination that’s best experienced from the beautiful vantage point of a hiking path and the Sedona Christmas season is no exception. Make some time to trek the Bell Rock Path with a trailhead access point at 4999 State Route 179. This path is recognized as easy to walk, making it a perfect family hike destination. Amazing photographs and stunning scenery await when you make this your holiday hiking plan in Sedona.
Make It a Christmas to Remember
You’ve come this far, so don’t limit yourself now. Christmas time is one of the most magical times to experience northern Arizona in all of its glory. Many people are surprised to learn that Arizona gets snow. Just a short 30-minute drive from Sedona, you won’t regret a visit to the alpine air of Flagstaff. Sitting at over 7,000 feet, if you’re lucky there will be snow and you can go sledding. A visit up the San Francisco Peaks will guarantee some powdery fun, whether it’s sledding you have in mind or a day pass to Snowbowl Ski Resort. With a quaint downtown area, there’s plenty to explore. Or check with a local outfitter about cross-country ski or snowshoe rentals.
Another destination not to be missed is the Grand Canyon. Truly this wonder of the world is absolutely breathtaking in the winter months when the air is still, the snow is scattered, and the crowds are minimal. Head to the El Tovar Lodge for a cup of hot cocoa and soak in the breathtaking views from the warmth of their fireplace. You won’t believe the giant elk that peruse the area in search of food and the giant birds of prey that glide above the layers of canyon. When the outside gets too cold, head to the Imax Theater for an up-close view of this magnificent landmark.
All the Comforts of Home
No matter how you choose to spend your Christmas vacation, Sedona.Org is ready to ensure you have a cozy spot to come home to. Whether you desire a large private residence tucked into the towering red rocks on the outskirts of Sedona or a luxurious condo that comes with all the amenities you crave to make this trip special (like a hot tub with magnificent views of the red rock layers illuminated in the moonlight), we’ve got you covered. Not only that, but each residence comes with all the comforts of home. A full kitchen complete with a coffee pot and all the gadgets you need to make the holiday special, welcoming common areas that beckon you and your guests to gather together on the sofa or at the dining table, and luxurious bedding atop quality mattresses within the private bedrooms—these are just a few of the things you can expect when you book with Sedona.Org.
Stay and Savor Time in Sedona
When you’re planning a holiday trip for Christmas in Sedona, skip the stress of trying to book a hotel and let the team at Sedona. Org helps you find the perfect, personalized vacation rental home. We’ll keep you close to the landmarks you’re excited to explore while providing a home that gives you that holiday feels you’re here to experience. Contact us today for more information on how to get started planning your getaway! Check out these awesome Christmas rentals in Sedona today! Browse our 3-bedroom vacation rentals too.