Sedona, Arizona Weekend Guide

Your Weekend Guide to Sedona, Arizona

November 24th – 26th, 2017

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a fabulous one at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona and are now looking forward to a fun holiday weekend! If you are visiting us in the red rocks you will find the Verde Valley’s happenings for the weekend below including the Tlaquepaque Tree Trail and Lighting up the Mountain in Jerome! Have a wonderful, fun and safe weekend!

Weekend Featured Events: Tlaquepaque Tree Trail, Jerome Lights up the Mountain, Legendary Master Guitarist Esteban at Sound Bites Grill, Guided Bird Walk and Guided Ethnobotany Hike at Red Rock State Park, Ron Carlos from Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community at Montezuma Castle and Guided Meditation at the McLean Institute. Find all the featured entertainment and events taking place this weekend below, to see a full listing please visit our Sedona Events Page.

Featured Events and Entertainment

Tlaquepaque Tree Trail
November 24th – December 2nd, 2017
Get into the holiday spirit while helping to raise funds for Toys for Tots. This year Tlaquepaque will host the Tlaquepaque Tree Trail featuring over 20 ornately decorated Christmas trees designed by the creative folks in our shops and galleries. The tree trail winds through their establishments providing a wonderful way to get a special taste of all Tlaquepaque has to offer. You can download the tree trail map, or pick it up at the host tent sponsored by the Sedona Marine Corps. If you fall in love with the perfect tree for your home or business, purchase a $25.00 raffle ticket and the tree might be yours! The drawing will be held Saturday, December, 2nd. Smaller trees, with your kind donations, will be offered to families in need. So, be sure to bring the kids and enjoy hot chocolate and an opportunity to have your picture taken with Santa in the host tent. For more informaton please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
November 25th, 2017 (8:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
HOME_653Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Montezuma Castle National Monument
Native American Heritage Month – Ron Carlos
November 25th, 2017 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
November is Native American Heritage Month! In honor of Native peoples’ contributions to American culture, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will host special events each weekend in November to commemorate National Native American Heritage Month. Native Americans have added to every area of endeavor in American life. They built North America’s earliest cities, domesticated its first crops, and developed its earliest great civilizations. On Saturday Ron Carlos from Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will demonstrate the rare tradition of paddle and anvil pottery, knowledge carried since the time of the Sinagua and Hohokam. For more information please visit Montezuma Castle National Monument on Facebook.

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Jerome Lights up the Mountain
November 25th, 2017 (3:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
Free Event

Enjoy the holiday lighting of Jerome! Bring your camera and take a picture of your children with Santa! There will be holiday music by Mingus High School, luminaries throughout the town and of course the reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas. Santa will throw the switch to light up the Park at 6:00 pm! For more information on this fun night of holiday fun please visit the Jerome Chamber of Commerce!

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Sedona Entertainment – Legendary Master Guitarist Esteban
November 25th, 2017 (7:00 pm)
Show only tickets start at $69. Show & Dinner tickets start at $149
Sound Bites Grill is proud to announce the return of Esteban for his 2017 “Private Concert” season at Sound Bites Celebrity Show Room in beautiful Sedona, AZ. This venue is a must-see-fan favorite. Sit not five feet from Esteban and watch his fingers fly as he performs.This is an intimate dinner theater where you may enjoy a rare and unique experience of music mastery at its finest that cannot be duplicated. Esteban’s concerts are memorable moments of the heart, as he performs with Teresa Joy on violin, Joe Morris on drums and Raul Yanez on keys, the experience is a sensational expression of the inner soul. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
November 26th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike. Our volunteer guides explain how plant life is interconnected with indigenous cultures, pioneer settlers, people in our contemporary time and wildlife. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2.5 hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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McLean Meditation Institute – Guided Meditation
Sarah McLean & expert meditation mentors
November 26th, 2017 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
meditation-CDEveryone is welcome to join the discussion and introduction to meditation and mindfulness with an expert meditation mentor including Sarah McLean, Devani Page, Eva Maurice, and Joy Nanda. Each week a different meditation is offered, including Loving Kindness Meditation, Mindfulness, Visualization, Breath Awareness, Body Appreciation, Chakra Meditation, or Gratitude Meditation. No experience is necessary to attend. Walk ins welcome, though you must arrive on time to participate and be 13 or older. $5 donation. This event takes place at the McLean Meditation Institute, 411 State Route 179 (at the junction of 179 & Schnebly Hill Road) in Sedona. For more information please visit the McLean Meditation Institute.

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Sedona Entertainment: Phil Rossi on the Baby Grand
November 26th, 2017 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
No Cover
Sound Bites Grill is pleased to present Phil Rossi! Phil Rossi is a versatile piano player who’s mother Lillian was a musician and taught Phil the basics of the piano when he was eight years old. From that point he progressed by practicing until he was sixteen years old at which point he formed a trio with two neighborhood friends a drummer and bass player and began his career by playing church socials, school sock hops etc. He had been fortunate during his musical career to have worked with The Chairman of the Board Frank Sinatra Sr. and also with his son Frank Jr. and drummer Buddy Rich to name a few. His music will take you back in time (from Cole Porter, the Gershwin’s, up to Billy Joel ) creating memories of long ago. For more information please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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2017 – 2018 “Winter Wonderful” hotel special at the Inn of Sedona

  • This special rate is only available for reservations made for December 1st through December 21st, 2017 and January 5th through 25th, 2018.
  • Save $20 to $40 per night.
  • Reservations must be made by phone, directly with the hotel – 928.282.3072 or 800.292.6344 and ask for the ‘Winter Wonderful’ rate.
  • Our full hot breakfast buffet and our About Town Shuttle are included.
  • Warm cider will be available in the lobby to ward off any 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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