Holiday Weekend Events in Sedona, AZ

Featured Holiday Weekend Events in Sedona, Arizona

December 11th – 13th, 2015

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Wow, I don’t know about you, but all of us at the Inn of Sedona are ready to dive into some holiday fun this weekend! There are a lot of great family friendly events taking place including the Festival of Lights at Tlaquepaque, Christmas in the Park at the Sedona Heritage Museum, The Old Town Center Holiday Show in Cottonwood, a Jazzy Christmas Concert, a special Hanukkah Dinner at Sound Bites Grill and more. Below you will find the featured events for this weekend but you can find even more on our Sedona Events Page. Have a great weekend and we hope to see you in the red rocks.

Featured Weekend Holiday Events

Potter’s Hand Productions: “The Christmas Gift”
December 11th – 13th, 2015
7:00 pm every night, Saturday 3:00 pm matinee
Free Event
Christmas GiftDon’t miss “The Christmas Gift” presented by Potter’s Hand Productions taking place at the Wayside Bible Chappel located at 401 State Route 89A. Costumed actors, dancers and singers will mingle with the audience prior to the musical production, creating the atmosphere of 2000 years ago. Enjoy animated storytellers, colorful characters and being transported to a time long ago. The audience will be seated indoors for the original Christmas Musical, The Christmas Gift, which includes a live nativity, celebrating the birth of the Messiah and Savior, Jesus Christ. A perfect performance for the entire family! This spectacular production is a multi-denominational community event. Reserved Row Seats are available for a cash donation of $5.00 per seat, ONLY at the door, beginning one hour prior to each performance. For more information please visit

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Christmas in the Park
December 12th, 2015 (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)canes
Free Event
The Sedona Heritage Museum is pleased to present “Christmas in the Park”! Visitors will be treated to hot apple cider, holiday cookies and free entertainment and activities! Warm up by the red rock fireplace of the old Jordan house and enjoy the vintage holiday decor. A tumbleweed ‘snowman’ will greet all guests. The museum is located at 735 Jordan Road, for more information please visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.

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Festival of Lights at Tlaquepaque
The lighting of 6,000 Luminarias
December 12th, 2015 (3:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Festival of lightsA cherished tradition which involves the lighting of six thousand luminarias in Tlaquepaque’s courtyards and walkways. The Festival of Lights will start at 3:00 pm and offers various entertainment throughout the day The lighting of the luminarias will begin at 5:00 pm. Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village is always a beautiful place to visit, but when the luminarias are lit it is a wondrous sight to behold. 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. For more information please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Old Town Center Holiday Show (Cottonwood, AZ)
Traditional and Modern Holiday Classics
December 12th, 2015 (7:00 pm)
Tickets: $18 advance, $20 door, $25 priority
JeppersonThis year’s show promises to be the best ever, with a program of both traditional and modern holiday classics, performed by some of the best singers and musicians in Northern Arizona. The very popular and talented entertainer, Shondra Jepperson, will lead the headliners, with her incredible vocal talents and masterful stage presence Also appearing in the show are nationally-acclaimed guitarist, Bo Wilson, who will be joined by the equally talented Dan Bresnan, backed by the core Blues Dawg band of Hutch Hutchinson on bass, Gino Romeo on drums and bluesman Joe Neri. Blues Dawg has been a blues staple in Northern Arizona for the past decade, steeped in the traditions of American blues and roots music. This event will be taking place at the Old Town Center of the Arts located at 5th Street and Main in Cottonwood, Arizona. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event please visit Old Town Center for the Arts.

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A Jazzy Little Christmas Concert
December 13th, 2015 (3:00 pm)
Sedona Jazz at the Church presents their annual “Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas” concert with Renee Patrick and friends featuring: Renee Patrick, Vocals Beth Lederman, Piano + John G. Willis, Double Bass. This concert will take place at the beautiful Saint Luke’s Church located On Hwy 179 between Back ‘O Beyond & Chapel Road “Roundabouts”. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit Sedona Jazz at the Church.

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Bubbie’s Hanukkah Dinner at Sound Bites Grill
Hosted by Rabbi Alicia Magal
December 13th, 2015 (6:00 pm)
Cost: $39 per person
Enjoy a Traditional Holiday Meal with new friends. There is a story behind every candle that is lit on the menorah and the guests share in the stories. Meet new people and leave with new friends.

  • Sound-Bites-GrillBubbie’s (Jewish Grandma) traditions with fun, food and music.
    Learn the story of Hanukkah
  • Light the Menorah (a nine-branched candelabrum)
    Sing Songs, Play the Dreidel (four-sided spinning top) Game
  • Receive a Hanukkah gift (a surprise) and Hanukkah Gelt (chocolate coins)
  • Rabbi Alicia Magal begins the evening with explaining the holiday

For more information or to make reservations (required) please visit Sound Bites Grill or call 928.282.2713.

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2015 “Winter Wonderful” hotel special at the Inn of Sedona

  • Inn of SedonaThis special rate is only available for the month of December 2015. Excluding December 25th – 31st.
  • Save $20 to $40 per night
  • Our complimentary “About Town” Shuttle will get you to most of the Sedona holiday happenings!
  • Our Concierge will be happy to assist you with holiday dining reservations or tours.
  • Must make reservations by phone directly with the hotel – 928.282.3072 or 800.292.6344.
  • Tesla Charger and EV-60 evCharger now available for our guests! (Complimentary for our Inn of Sedona Guest only, a fee will apply if you are not a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona).
  • FREE full hot breakfast buffet
  • Warm cider available in the lobby to ward off winter chill
  • Make your reservations now, like snow in Sedona, this offer won’t last long!
  • For more information on our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona!
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