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Festival of Lights
Dec. 14, 3-8 p.m., Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179)
One of Sedona’s most popular traditions, the Festival of Lights involves the lighting of 6,000 luminarias in Tlaquepaque’s festive courtyards and pathways at 5 p.m. The evening also features musical performances and refreshments. Tlaquepaque galleries and boutiques stay open until 8 p.m. so you can tackle your holiday shopping. Parking tip: Ride the free trolley from the Uptown Municipal Parking Lot.
Christmas in the Park
Dec. 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sedona Heritage Museum (735 Jordan Road in Uptown)
Museum open house, crafts, caroling and refreshments.
Sedona Railroaders 19th Annual Christmas Model Train Show
Dec. 14-28, contact for times, Oak Creek Factory Outlets (6601 SR 179 in the Village of Oak Creek)
Model train exhibit.
It’s a Wrap
Dec. 20, contact for times, Posse Grounds Park (525 Posse Ground Road)
928-282-1695; Suggested donation of cash or canned goods for Youth Food Pantry
Do you dread wrapping all those gifts? Let volunteers from the Sedona YMCA do it for you. Gifts will be wrapped in paper created by children from the YMCA afterschool program. You can also purchase handmade wrapping paper, and kids can create their own gift wrap at special stations.
A Christmas Carol
Dec. 21, 3 p.m., Sedona Heritage Museum (735 Jordan Road in Uptown)
928-282-7038; Donation of one canned food item for the Sedona Community Food Bank
Actor Michael Peach reads Charles Dickins’ A Christmas Carol in front of the museum’s fireplace.
Holiday Sweet Stroll
Dec. 20-21, Fri., 4-7 p.m., Sat., 3-7 p.m., Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179)
Enjoy lights, strolling carolers and roasted chestnuts while you finish your shopping. Galleries and boutiques will be handing out treats, so bring your sweet tooth.
Pilgrimage to Bethlehem
Dec. 20-22, market, 3-4:30 p.m., concert, 5 p.m., Tequa Festival Marketplace (7000 SR 179 in the Village of Oak Creek)
Stroll the ancient streets of Bethlehem, sample food, meet pilgrims and receive shekels to purchase items. The market is followed by an outdoor Christmas concert and living nativity.
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