Java Jingle Crawl

December 22nd
8:00 – 11:00 AM

Java Jingle Crawl

Another “first” this year during the Scottsdazzle event, the Java Jingle Crawl features tasting stops and individual shopping experiences at several of the popular locally owned coffee shops in Historic Old Town.

ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! Can’t wait to see you on Saturday.  Participants ages 16 and up can enjoy a tasting at each shop and entertainment such as a vintage car shows, coffee demos, live music, discounts on purchases and more.

Registered guests will receive a commemorative coffee mug (limited to the first 300) and tasting “passport” to redeem at each location. While guests are welcome to walk, bike or drive to each stop in any order of their liking, the City of Scottsdale is providing crawl participants the option to use a designated complementary golf cart shuttle that will run continuously, stopping at each participating coffee shop.

Upon completion of their coffee-tasting experience, guests can turn in their passports to a golf cart shuttle driver or to the participating coffee shops to be entered into the raffle to win coffee-fueled prizes donated by each participating coffee shop. The winners will be notified via the contact information they provide by January 3, 2019 and prizes can be redeemed at the City of Scottsdale tourism office.

Coffee Shops

Gold Palette ArtWalk

December 13th
6:30 – 9:00 PM

Arts District
Main Street & Marshall Way

Gold Palette ArtWalk

Scottsdale’s popular Gold Palette Artwalk on Thursday, December 13 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. celebrates the city’s finest art galleries, with special holiday Scottsdazzle flair! Guests can peruse the quaint streets of Historic Old Town while mingling with local artists in their own studios and at local galleries. Strolling carolers, and refreshments are sure to get guests in the seasonal spirit!

Canal Concerts

December 1, 8, 15, 22
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Soleri Bridge Plaza

Canal Concerts

On Saturday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., the Canal Concert Series at Soleri Bridge showcases the festive holiday sounds of local talent.

Concert Dates

  • December 1 – Marachi Corazon | This lively youth mariachi Group will feature holiday favorites from 19 youth performers. Mariachi Corazon participates annually in the Tucson International Mariachi Conference in the student showcase.
  • December 8 – Phoenix Boys Choir & Pete Pancrazi Quartet | Guests can enjoy the serene holiday sounds of the Phoenix Boys Choir, Arizona’s only Grammy-winning children’s choir which has been performing for more than 70 years, as well as the jazzy tunes of the popular Pete Pancrazi, jazz guitarist.
  • December 15 – Campanillas del Sol Handbell Ensemble | Experienced handbell performers of the Campanillas del Sol Handbell Ensemble dazzle attendees with their one-of-a-kind interpretations of holiday songs.
  • December 22 – MusicaNova Brass Quintet | This vibrant quintet from the popular MusicaNova Orchestra organization brings holiday songs to life with their brass instruments during this spirited concert.

Santa Wine Around and Ale Trail

December 15th
5:00 – 9:00 PM
No RSVP Required

Santa Wine Around and Ale Trail

This popular Wine Around now includes an Ale Trail option for beer lovers! Wine and beer aficionados can pick their poison — and their own path — while exploring the best of Scottsdale’s local wines or ales. Guests are encouraged to start at any of the participating wineries and breweries, whether choosing a past favorite or a yet-to-be-discovered hidden gem, and then let their “vino instincts” or “suds senses” lead them to their next tasting destination on the wine around or ale trail.

Participants that choose the ale trail will receive a commemorative pint glass, while those who prefer the wine trail will receive a commemorative wine glass — (one glass per guest). Each “stop” on the Wine Trail will offer three 1 oz. pours for $8 + additional specials for the Ale Trail to those who come dressed in holiday spirit — as Santa, Mrs. Claus or even an elf! Participating locations include:



Pre-registration not required!

In keeping with the spirit of the season, Scottsdale’s free trolley will be available to take participants from one stop to the next, and those partaking are encouraged to ride share or designate a driver.

Sugar Plum Avenue

December 8th
3:00 – 7:00 PM

5th Avenue

Sugar Plum Avenue

On Saturday, December 8 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m., 5th Avenue is transformed into Sugar Plum Avenue — a fairytale village including sugar plum fairies, princesses, a Snow King and Snow Queen, aerial performances, candy land bounce houses, Nutcracker ballet performances each hour and a brand new tea party in the street.

Feliz Navidad Fiesta

December 1st
12:00 – 4:00 PM

Historic Old Town

Feliz Navidad Fiesta

Scottsdazzle’s inaugural Feliz Navidad Fiesta event in Historic Old Town is on Saturday, December 1 from Noon – 4:00 p.m. This new event for 2018 is free and will feature poinsettias for sale, unique piñatas, tamale tasting and sales as well as live entertainment (mariachis, Las Posadas, ballet folklorico and an hourly piñata bash), kids activities and more.

Tree Lighting Ceremony & Sing-Along

November 24th
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Soleri Plaza, Scottsdale Waterfront

Tree Lighting Ceremony & Sing-Along

Scottsdazzle begins on Saturday, November 24 with the official Holiday Tree Lighting and Sing-Along event from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Scottsdale Waterfront’s Soleri Bridge. This magical start to the season lights up the Scottsdale night with more than 1 million customizable colors on the specially designed tree; and guests can warm their vocal chords with hot chocolate and holiday goodies before 99.9 KESZ host Marty Manning kick-offs the spirited sing-along featuring locally renowned orchestra MusicaNova comprised of over 50 musicians/instruments.

Download Sing-Along Songbook HERE.

The sing-a-long will also feature special guests:

 Francine Reed performing “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” | Born in Chicago and raised in Phoenix, Francine is an American blues singer, solo artist, and regular singing partner of Lyle Lovett since the 1980s and member of Lovett’s Large Band. Reed has also recorded duets with Willie Nelson and Delbert McClinton and others, and continually blesses audiences with her amazing vocals and vibrant personality; she is truly a musical experience that should not be missed.

Raun Alosi performing “Jingle Bells” | Singer, songwriter, recording artist, producer and proud member of The Scottsdale Charros, Raun has been rockin’ the Valley and the southwest for over 35 years — and loving every minute of it! His passion for music coupled with his high energy onstage performance has made him a valley favorite.

Cory McCloskey performing ” We Wish You a Merry Christmas” | Cory McCloskey is the friendly weatherguy on FOX 10 Arizona Morning, but for many years before entering the weather business, made his living in theater, film, and television. He has performed on stages in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Baltimore, in roles as diverse as Josephine in Sugar, The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, and young Michael Hudson on NBC’s Another World. Cory is also a busy stand-up comedian, shining his funny light on marriage and kids and work and pets, and what it’s like to be sentenced to an afternoon at Joann Fabrics…

Fire Chief Tom Shannon performing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” | Tom joined the Scottsdale Fire Department as the City’s Emergency Manager in 2009 and was promoted to Executive Assistant Fire Chief in 2011. He was appointed Fire Chief in October of 2012 and oversees all areas of fire service delivery in Scottsdale today.

Rico performing “Feliz Navidad” | Rico is a Phoenix native and has been with iHeartMedia since 2013. Rico’s daily goal on-air is to deliver the most exciting entertainment for all of his listeners with spontaneously wild and comedic stunts and ideas. Hernandez is a firm believer in working hard and chasing his dreams, and hopes that his advice and own life experiences encourage the listeners of his show El Patron on 93.7FM, to reach their own personal and professional goals.

Police Officer Christian Bailey performing “Frosty the Snowman” | Christian is a 13 year Police Officer with the City of Scottsdale. He works as a part of the bike unit that is often seen in the downtown entertainment area and special events throughout the City. He has been a member of the bike team for 10 years. Christian plays an active role in the downtown growth by reaching out to businesses and stakeholders in the area.

Tim Hattrick performing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” | Tim wakes up the Valley as part of the Tim Ben and Brooke Show every morning on 102.5 KNIX. Not only is Tim an Arizona native, he grew up right here in Scottsdale and graduated from Scottsdale High! Tim’s proud to be back on the radio- especially at KNIX which is celebrating its’ 50th year of playing Arizona Country.

Gary Sprague and his Horse Dusty performing “Deck the Halls” | Every Saturday from November through April, you can find “Arizona’s Singing Cowboy” in and around Old Town, with Gary leading Dusty through the Rusty Spur Saloon’s doors at the end of each Old Town visit! Their performances include jokes, anecdotes about the Wild West lifestyle and even poetry.

Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane performing “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” with City Council Members | Mayor W. J. “Jim” Lane served for four years on the Scottsdale City Council beginning in June 2004, and began his first term as Mayor in January 2009. He was re-elected to the Mayor’s Office in 2012 and began his third term in January 2017.

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