Holiday Fun in Sedona and the Verde Valley this Weekend

Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Family Holiday Fun this Weekend in the Verde Valley
December 20th – 22nd, 2013

Sedona Holiday events Holiday Fun in Sedona and the Verde Valley this WeekendCan you believe it, Christmas is only five days away!  Visit Sedona, Arizona this weekend and enjoy some family fun Holiday events and live entertainment in the Verde Valley! The entire family will have fun at the Sedona Heritage Museum with the reading of The Christmas Carol, or making vintage holiday ornaments. The little ones will enjoy the small holiday light display at Tinsel Town at Posse Grounds or how about a voyage on the Santa Claus Express at the Verde Canyon Railroad! Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village will also be having a  “Holiday Sweet Stroll” and the free event “Pilgrimage to Bethlehem” in the Tequa Festival Marketplace by Potter’s Hand Productions is in one word, Awesome! The Sedona Film Festival will also be having a live musical performance “Christmas with Barbra”  featuring award-winning Barbra Streisand tribute artist Sharon Owens! And if you are going to be visiting Old Town Cottonwood you will not want to miss “Winter Solstice Winter Dreams” featuring Nakai, Eaton & Clipman! Below you will find information on all these event. We still have a few rooms available at the Inn of Sedona, if you are interested in staying with us this weekend call us at 928.282.3072 and ask for the  “Winter Wonderful Special“!

Holiday Events in the Verde Valley this Weekend

Vintage Holiday Ornament Family Activity
Through December 30th, 2013 (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Sedona Heritage Museum Holiday Fun in Sedona and the Verde Valley this WeekendThe Sedona Heritage Museum’s volunteers will have an activity area set-up where you and your friends and family can create clever and nostalgic holiday ornaments. Supplies, instructions and samples will be provided. Get into the holiday spirit with these simple, old-time crafty projects. Take home what you make for your own decorations or maybe as a gift. This activity will not be available on December 24th 0r 25th. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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Pilgrimage to Bethlehem
December 20th – 22nd, 2013Pilgramage to Holiday Fun in Sedona and the Verde Valley this Weekend
Experience life over 2000 years ago with Potters Hand Productions “Pilgrimage to Bethlehem” in the Tequa Festival Marketplace. This event features and interactive Bethlehem Market and the beauriful musical presentation of the Live Nativity in the Christmas Musical. The Bethlehem Market is from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm and the Christmas Concert starts around 5:00 pm. This event is free but donations are accepted. For more information please visit Potters Hand Productions.

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“Christmas with Barbra” – Live Performance
December 19th – 22nd, 2013
reelin teaser Holiday Fun in Sedona and the Verde Valley this Weekend“Christmas with Barbra” comes to Sedona when it is performed live, onstage by world-renowned, award-winning Barbra Streisand tribute artist Sharon Owens, who is currently playing to sold-out shows in Las Vegas and all around the world. “Christmas with Barbra” will feature a variety of classic holiday favorites and many of the hits and Broadway favorites that have defined the career legendary performer Barbra Streisand. This live holiday concert and theatrical event will be presented by the Sedona International Film Festival at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre. For more information, showtimes or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque
December 20th & 21st, 2013
Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque Holiday Fun in Sedona and the Verde Valley this WeekendDiscover unique gifts, enjoy sparkling lights, strolling carolers and roasted chestnuts at the First Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque. Each day, the retailers will open their doors and celebrate the holidays with sweet treats, special give-a-ways, and discount offers. Featuring some of the best boutiques, galleries and restaurants in Sedona, you are sure to find some special presents for those on your gift list. For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.
December 20th, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
December 21st, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Winter Solstice – Winter Dreams – Cottonwood, AZ
Live Performances by Nakai, Eaton & ClipmanWilliam.Eaton  Holiday Fun in Sedona and the Verde Valley this Weekend
December 20th & 21st, 2013 (7:00 pm)
The concert will feature some of the world’s favorite Christmas melodies in new arrangements heard on Nakai & Eaton’s best selling Winter Dreams album. The trio will also play selections from Carry the Gift, Feather, Stone & Light, and their latest release Dancing Into Silence. This event will take place at the Old Town Center for the Arts located at 5th and Main. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit Old Town Center for the Arts.

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Santa Claus Express at the Verde Canyon Railroad (Clarkdale, AZ
December 21st and 22nd, 2013 (1:00 pm departure)
santa clause express Holiday Fun in Sedona and the Verde Valley this WeekendThe Verde Canyon Railroad specializes in old-fashioned family outings and one of the most magical events of the year is Santa Claus Express. Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from December 1st through the 22nd, the train pulls away from the depot with two VIEs (Very Important Elves) aboard. Santa and Mrs. Claus entertain passengers throughout the four-hour rail journey, singing carols, passing out Mrs. Claus’ homemade cookies and helping you create priceless photo memories. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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“A Christmas Carol”
December 21st & 22nd, 2013 (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Sedona Heritage Museum Holiday Fun in Sedona and the Verde Valley this WeekendSedona’s own award-winning actor, playwright and historian, Michael Peach will read Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in front of a fire in the Museum’s historic red rock fireplace. Enjoy Peach’s rendition of this holiday classic. This special Sedona holiday event is for all ages. Cost:Bring a food item for the Sedona Food Bank for each admission. For more information please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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Tinsel Town at Posse GroundsSnowman Holiday Fun in Sedona and the Verde Valley this Weekend
Through December 29th, 2013
Every Thursday through Sunday, from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Enjoy a small walk through the picnic area at the park while it is lit up with lights and decorations all created by Sedona businesses, organizations and community members. This display is perfect for the little ones. If you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona we will be more than happy to drop you off and pick you up from this event(our last pick up is 9:45 pm and you need to call the hotel for pick up).

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Have a Wonderful Weekend Filled With Holiday Joy!

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