Wow, it is hard to believe that it is already the weekend before Christmas! My holiday shopping is almost done, my dinner planned and I am so ready to relax and enjoy this festive weekend. If you are going to be visiting Sedona and the Verde Valley this weekend and need to finish up your holiday shopping I highly suggest visiting Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village for their Holiday Sweet Stroll on Saturday! You will find some unique and fun gifts, holiday treats, giveaways and some great discount offers. Even if you have finished your shopping I would still go to the art village and check out the holiday decor, it is beautiful.
If you are traveling with your kids I would definitely visit the Sedona Heritage Museum on Sunday for a very special reading of the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol”. Tinsel Town at Posse Grounds will also be open for the weekend and I hear through the grapevine that Santa will be stopping by today, December 19th! If you enjoy vintage holiday decor, mixed in with some history, I would visit the Fort Verde State Historical Park in Camp Verde and take in the beautiful Victorian decorations. Above all else this weekend, enjoy your family and take in all the warmth and love this season brings.
We hope you have a fabulous weekend and if you are staying at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona this weekend please take advantage of our complimentary “About Town” Shuttle and visit with our Concierge, she will be happy to help you with reservations and ideas!
Holiday Events for the weekend of December 19th – 21st, 2014
Victorian Christmas at Fort Verde
Through – January 4th, 2015
Fort Verde State Historic Park in Camp Verde, Arizona will be decorated for the holidays. Visitors can glance into the past and see how those who once resided at Fort Verde celebrated Christmas on the Frontier. Christmas trees and fireplace mantels will be adorned with unique Victorian decorations, while wreaths and garlands help spread the holiday cheer. For more information please visit Forte Verde State Historical Park.
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Tinsel Town at Posse Grounds
December 18th – 21st, 2014
Every Thursday through Sunday, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 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). For more information please visit the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation.
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20th Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque
December 20th, 2014 (3:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Discover unique gifts, enjoy sparkling lights, strolling carolers and roasted chestnuts at the Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque. 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 on this Sedona Holiday event please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.
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A Christmas Carol Reading
December 21st, 2014 (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Don’t miss award wining actor Michael Peach at the Sedona Heritage Museum for the reading of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” in the historic Jordan House in front of a fire in the fireplace. Encounters with the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future teach miserly Ebenezer Scrooge what it means to be human in this perennial holiday favorite. The cost for this event is a non-perishable food item for the Sedona Food Bank. For more information on this Sedona event please call 928.282.2038 or visit the Sedona Heritage Museum.