Thanksgiving Weekend Events in Sedona

Fun things to do Thanksgiving Weekend In Sedona, AZ

Light up the Mountain, Sedona Studio Tour, Elvis Tribute Show

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 happening’s for the weekend below including Lighting up the Mountain in Jerome! Have a wonderful, fun and safe weekend!

Verde Valley Weekend Events

Red Rock Artists Open Studio Tour
November 27th – 28th, 2015
Self Guided Tour (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Red Rock ArtistsAn exciting new group of professional artists in Sedona and Cornville are opening their private studios to show their latest work. Visitors can talk with the artists, experience their working environments and purchase art, all while enjoying the beautiful landscape of the Verde Valley, touring from one studio to the next. There will be a wide variety of mediums including: glass, ceramics, painting, mixed media, fiber, photography, jewelry, and watercolor. Brochures with a complete list of participating artists, including a map will be available at many locations around the Verde Valley, including hotels and restaurants, as well as the Sedona Arts Center and the Sedona Chamber’s Visitor Center in Uptown. For more information please visit

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
November 28th, 2015 (8:00 am)
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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Jerome Lights up the Mountain
Theme “Peace and Love”
November 28th, 2015
Jerome, azThanksgiving weekend will be a perfect time to see the decorations and start the holiday season! Saturday, beginning in the afternoon, Mingus Union High School students will serenade throughout the town in preparation for a special visitor coming to throw the switch for the annual holiday lights in the upper park of Jerome. The Mingus Union Band and Choir will be performing through out the day and at 5:30, a special reading of The Night Before Christmas will taking place the upper park. Bring the kids and take a photo with Santa at The Old Fire Station on Main Street. At 5:00 pm, the town will glow with the lights of 500 luminaria and then Santa will flip the switch to reveal the holiday light display at 6:00 pm in the upper park. For more information please visit the Jerome Chamber of Commerce.

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Anthony Mazzella In Concert
November 28th, 2015 (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Anthony MazzellaAdmission: $15/advance, $20/door
Guitar Wizard, Anthony Mazzella, will be performing a concert of his beautiful original music on guitar and piano in the Great Room at the Sedona Creative Life Center. This is a peaceful theater setting to sit and listen to his heavenly vibrations without distraction. Anthony is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso of the guitar who began his performance career as a concert guitarist in New York City. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Sedona Creative Live Center.

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Sedona Entertainment – Elvis Presley Tribute Show
November 28th, 2015 (7:00 pm and 9:00 pm)
Tickets start at $25
Chance ElvisIf you are a Elvis fan you will not want to miss Chance Tinder and Kentucky Rain at Sound Bites Grill for their Elvis Presley Tribute Show! Chance is more than your everyday Elvis Tribute Artist. He’s an accomplished actor, recreating a legendary character. Chance’s secret is believing that it’s not always the voice, that plays the most important part, but it’s knowing exactly how to become the man himself on that stage! Their will be two shows: Dinner Show starts seating at 5:00pm and show starts at 7:00pm, Late Show seating starts at 8:30pm and show starts at 9:00pm. For more information or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit Sound Bites Grill.

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Sedona Cinema – “Dough”
November 28th – December 1st, 2015
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members
dough_teaser“Dough” is returning to Sedona for encore screenings by popular demand after a sold out premiere as the opening night film of the recent Fall FilmFest earlier this month. Jonathan Pryce stars as an old Jewish baker whose faltering business is inadvertently saved by his young Muslim apprentice in the British dramedy “Dough”. Curmudgeonly widow Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) obstinately clings to his way of life and his livelihood as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London’s East End. For more information, showtimes or to purchase tickets to this Sedona event please visit the Sedona International Film Festival.

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Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service

Did you know that the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona offers a Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service? That’s right, if you are a guest of our Sedona hotel we’ll do the driving for you. We’ll take you anywhere within Sedona proper in our 12 passenger air conditioned van, then just call us and we’ll come back and pick you up! This free shuttle service is available to all of our guests from 8:00 am until last pick up at 9:45 pm.

  • Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
  • Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
  • Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
  • Don’t worry about a thing, you’re on vacation!
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