Festival of Lights at Tlaquepaque in Sedona, Arizona

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Festival of Lights, The lighting of 6,000 Luminarias!
December 14th, 2013

Festival of lightsA cherished tradition, the lighting of six thousand luminarias in Tlaquepaque’s courtyards and walkways, takes place this coming weekend on Saturday, September 14th. Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village is always a beautiful place to visit, but when the luminarias are lit it is a beautiful sight to behold. This is one event you really don’t want to miss!

This special event will start at 2:30 pm and offers various entertainment throughout the day (see below for the entertainment line-up). The lighting of the luminarias will begin at 5:00 pm. Specially designated luminarias honoring cancer survivors can be purchased in advance for $10.00 by calling 928.282.4838. You can ride the free trolley from the Uptown Municipal Parking lot to Tlaquepaque with continuous service from 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm. If you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona we will be happy to drop you off and pick you up from this event in our complimentary “About Town” Sedona shuttle.

Entertainment Schedule

  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Ron Tolson & Bryan Pace with fill the Chapel with traditional holiday music
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Award Winning flutist Sherry Finzer will perform in the Chapel
  • 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Santa Claus will be making a special visit to Tlaquepaque in Patio Del Norte and Tom & Shondra will entertain with holiday songs.
  • 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Ritmo Latino, featuring the vocals of Andres Martinez will mesmerize you in Patio De Las Campanas
  • 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Paul McDerman on steel drums is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit in Patio De Las Rosas.
  • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Don’t miss the enthusiastic and powerful performances of the River of Life Choir, a long-time Festival favorite in Plaza De La Fuente
  • 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    Gabriel Ayala will perform flamenco and classical guitar as well as his own pieces in the Chapel.
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The Swingtips will have you dancing with their interactive performance in the tradition of Vaudeville’s golden age of variety entertainment in Patio De Las Campanas
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The Steve Douglas Quartet will ring in the season with their inspired jazz rhythms in Patio Del Norte

For more information on this free Sedona event please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.


Inn of Sedona Offering Special Hotel Rates for Sedona World Wisdom Days!
January 17th – 20th, 2014 Sedona World Wisdom
We would like to welcome the attendees of the World Wisdom Days to Sedona, Arizona by offering special room rates for all those attending! Our central location and complimentary “About Town Shuttle” will make your experience not only enlightening but stress free. The World Wisdom Days discounted rate will only be available through the following link and only during World Wisdom Days; January 17th – 20th, 2014. To take advantage of these discounted rates please click here. For those who have not heard about the first annual Sedona World Wisdom Days, see below for more information. Stay tuned to this Blog for updates and insights on events and activities as the festival draws closer.

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