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Free and Festive Events

From our Tree Lighting and First Snowfall to Skating to Nightly Snowfall and more, holiday cheer is here. Get in the holiday spirit as Tempe Marketplace transforms into a winter wonderland, starting on November 27. Don’t miss these free, fun and festive events for the entire family!

Salvation Army Angel Tree

November 21 – December 22

Monday – Saturday, 11AM – 7PM

Sunday – 12:30PM – 6PM

Near The District Stage

Help fulfill the Christmas wishes of more than 50,000 children in Arizona. Stop by the Christmas Angel Tree located by The District Stage, pick a tag, shop and donate a gift for a child in need.

See a Salvation Army volunteer near The District Stage or visit salvationarmyphoenix.org to learn more.

Holiday Tree Lighting and First Snowfall

Wednesday, November 27

The District Stage, 6:30pm

Get in the spirit of the holiday season with a professional ice skating performance, followed by the official lighting of our 60-foot holiday tree and the first magical snowfall of the season.

Nightly Snowfall

November 27 – December 31*

The District Stage, 7pm & 8pm

Experience snowfall every night at 7pm and 8pm near The District Stage! Watch as snow magically falls from the sky, turning Tempe Marketplace into a living snow globe. Plus, enjoy snowfalls every hour from 11am-8pm on Christmas Eve.

*Excludes Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Holiday Skating

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 29 – December 1

Friday and Saturday, 11am-9pm
Sunday, 11am-6pm

Near The District Stage

Enjoy free holiday skating near Dave & Buster’s for children 5 and older. Skates are provided, just bring socks.

Candy Cane Lane

On View Now – December 31

The District Street Near The Holiday Tree by H&M + CPK

Step into a delicious holiday dreamland filled with giant gumdrops, larger-than-life lollipops, colossal chocolates, gigantic gingerbread men and a hot cocoa pond, complete with massive marshmallows. Take your sweet tooth to a whole new level and experience this edible-inspired art installation with nearly 100 treats, towering four-feet to eight-feet tall.

Get your cameras ready and find sugar-coated surprises up and down The District Street. Stroll through and snap shots with all the super-sized sweets. Be sure to use #SweetOnTMP when posting photos.

It’s Snowing Every Hour!

Tuesday, December 24

The District Stage, 11am-8pm

Enjoy the magical snow all throughout the day! Today, it will snow every hour on the hour starting at 11am until 8pm near The District Stage at Tempe Marketplace.

Live Music

Every Friday & Saturday Night

Starting at 7pm

Enjoy free concerts every Friday and Saturday night on The District Stage! Visit tempemarketplace.com for the full lineup.