- Carefree Desert Garden Glitters
December 1st - January 5th 5 PM to 10 PM Stroll and enjoy the beauty of the Gardens this Holiday season! Marvel at our 26' Christmas tree housed beneath the largest Sundial in the western hemisphere.
- Foothills Christmas Pageant
DECEMBER 1-2 2018 AT 7 PM SPUR CROSS RANCH // 43993 N SPUR CROSS ROAD CAVE CREEK, AZ 85331 ABOUT THE EVENT / THE DESERT FOOTHILLS CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will once again delight hundreds of spectators from Cave Creek, Carefree and visitors from throughout the metro Phoenix area. Preparations are beginning for this traditional, free community event, which was started by the Cave Creek 4-H Club in 1952, as a re-enactment of the Christmas story showcasing the 4-H Club members’ animals. PLAN TO ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES EARLY. SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. PLEASE BRING BLANKETS AND/OR CHAIRS. COMPLIMENTARY HOT CHOCOLATE PROVIDED BY THE CACTUS SHADOWS DRAMA CLUB.
- Chanukah Menorah Lighting
December 2nd - December 9th from 5 PM to 6 PM at Sanderson Lincoln Pavillion 101 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377 Congregants from Temple Chai, as well as members of the Jewish Social Group of Cave Creek and Carefree will host a Chanukah Menorah Lighting every evening beginning Sunday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 9, from 5–6 p.m. in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Local families will be invited to light the menorah each evening, with a special ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 9 that will include the Temple Chai Cantor and Choir. Each evening’s service is open to attendees of all denominations and faiths.
- Christmas in Carefree
December 7th from 10 AM to 9 PM at Town of Carefree 8 Sundial Circle, Carefree, AZ 85377 Christmas in Carefree returns to the Carefree Desert Gardens, with a full weekend of holiday-themed events, as well as special celebrations to welcome in the spirit of the season. A full weekend of holiday-themed events begins on Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m., with Christmas in Carefree returning to transform the Carefree Desert Garden into a weekend-long “winter” wonderland, featuring an open-air Holiday Market, live music daily, and a Holiday Happenings area for families, which will include jolly bounce houses, family-themed activities and Santa’s Carefree Workshop. On Saturday, Dec. 8, Breakfast with Santa will be held at 9 a.m. in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, the Carefree Community Holiday Parade has been cancelled, and a Holiday Fireworks display will launch beginning at 8:30 p.m. The festivities continue through Sunday, Dec. 9, with a Holiday Pet Parade and Blessing, a Christmas Cookie Contest, and more seasonal fun. For more information about these events, including how to become a sponsor, parade participant or vendor, visit ChristmasinCarefree.com, or call 480-488-3686.
- Carefree Farmer’s Market
December 7th - December 28th from 7 AM to 1 PM - Town of Carefree - 8 Sundial Circle, Carefree, AZ 85377 Every Friday – located near the Sundial in Carefree*. Limited Vendors. Specializing in the fine flavors of the Southwest! Range-fed beef, sustainably caught salmon, one fresh produce vendor and various others. The weekly Farmers’ Market is held every Friday from 7:00am till approximately 1:00pm. The Market is usually held at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion stage area in the summer, where shade and misters cool the area. Carefree Farmers Market, Fridays, Sundial Circle, Carefree Arizona *If a special event is scheduled, the Market is moved to parking lot behind Town Hall.
- Breakfast with Santa - The Horny Toad
Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 8 AM to 10 AM at The Horny Toad - 6738 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Enjoy breakfast with Santa and Mrs Claus. Cost is $14 for children & $19 for adults if purchased prior to December 8th by calling 480-488-9542 to make reservations. Day of event cost is $17 for children & $22 for adults and includes breakfast and will be first come, first serve.
- Carefree Breakfast with Santa - Sanderson Lincoln Pavillion
Saturday, December 8th from 9 AM to 10 AM at Sanderson Lincoln Pavillion 101 Easy Street, Carefree, AZ 85377
- 10th Annual European Christmas Market - Frontier Town
Saturday, December 8th - Sunday December 9th from 10 AM to 5 PM at Frontier Town 6245 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85337 FREE admission, Live entertainment. an apperarance from St. Nikolous, German mulled wine booth and more! See event calendar at Carefree-Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce website below.
- Carefree Community Holiday Parade
December 8th from 3 PM to 4 PM at 8 Sundial Circle, Carefree, AZ 85337 The Carefree Community Holiday Parade will kick off around the town at 3 p.m., and a Holiday Fireworks display will launch beginning at 8:30 p.m.
- 5th Annual Holiday Open House - Zona's Essential Oils & Art
December 9th from 10 AM to 5 PM at Zona's Essential Oils & Art - 4705 E Carefree Hwy #112, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Join Yoga Breeze and Zona's Oil's for our 5th Annual Holiday Open House! Free Yoga, Trunk Show, Food, Local Vendors, and more! Call 480-575-9662 for more information.
- Frontier Town's Polar Express
Sunday, December 9th at 4 PM at Frontier Town Free Movie Screening, cookies, hot chocolate bar, santa, golden ticket, Polar Express bell and giveaways. Children are welcome to come in their pjs!
- Stagecoach Christmas
December 14th - December 16th from 10 AM to 5 PM at Stagecoach Village 7100 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Celebrate the Holiday season, featuring a wide variety of jury selected fine Arts and Crafts. Enjoy open air shopping, dining, wine tasting and musical entertainment in the high Sonoran desert surrounding Cave Creek and Carefree.
- 2nd Annual Creeker Christmas
Saturday, December 15th at Roadhouse 6900 E. Cave Creek Rd. Cave Creek,AZ 85331 40 TONS of SNOW!! // Kids events from 11 AM to 4 PM // 2-6 PM Live Music with Tres Amigos // 7PM Ugly Sweater Contest // 8 PM UTV Chirstmas Light Parade // 9PM Live Music by Tonny Grills Band
- Christmas Eve at Cartwrights
December 24th from 1 PM to 7 PM Cartwright's Modern Cuisine 6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Cartwright’s is the perfect setting for any special occasion.We will be serving holiday specials as well as our regular menu for Christmas Eve.
- Magic Bird Festivals Presents - The Art of Fun Markets Next to Outlaws
December 28 - 31 from 10 AM to 5 PM next to Outlaws - 6705 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 These spectacular weekend events run from October-March in the quaint cowboy town of Cave Creek. Shop a diverse selection of boutique western apparel, artisan giftware, Native American designs, handcrafted jewelry, and gourmet culinary treats.
- New Years Eve at Cartwrights
December 31st from 4 PM to 11 PM at Cartwright's Modern Cuisine 6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Cartwright's is the perfect setting for any special occasion.We will be serving holiday specials as well as our regular menu for New Years Eve.