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Your future housing needs?

Predicting Your Future Housing Needs
What will your housing needs be in three to five years? If you can figure that out, you can watch the market, target areas and neighborhoods you might like to live in, and reap the benefits of planning ahead.
To begin the process, start by asking yourself the following questions: What will my family look like in three to five years? Will there be a new addition (or two) to your family? Will you have kids that are grown up and about to move out? What is the possibility that an elderly relative (Mom, Dad or grandparent) will be living with you?

What will change regarding work and school? Will a teenager be off to college? Will you or your spouse be retired? Will someone in your household be starting a home business? How will your lifestyle be different? Will you take up a hobby that you’d like to be able to reach easily (such as golf)? Do you see yourself wanting to live closer to shopping, theatre, walks in the woods, etc.?

Will you eventually be traveling more often and, therefore, not be at home as much? How is the neighborhood changing? Where is it heading relative to your future needs in terms of residents, noise, sense of community, local developments, etc.? Do you see yourself wanting to live in a quieter community, or a more urban center? Will the type of home you need change?

In three to five years, can you see yourself wanting a larger home? Smaller home? More bedrooms? Larger kitchen? What are your dreams? Do you dream of living in a particular area or neighborhood? Would you love to have a big backyard with a garden someday? Do you sometimes think, “It would be great to have a wooded park with walking trails just a few minutes away.” By looking three to five years into the future, you will be able to predict your housing needs and make plans – today – to ensure you get what you want in the future.

I am here to help you move when the time comes! Cathi (928) 273-0538

When the Outside Matters More Than Ever…

6 Curb Appeal Tricks To Make Your Home Irresistable During Coronavirus |®

6 Curb Appeal Tricks To Attract Buyers

By Lisa Marie Conklin | May 11, 2020

Beautiful luxury home exterior at twilight
hikesterson/Getty Images

Curb appeal: It’s the make-or-break first impression of your home. It either beckons a second look or turns buyers off entirely. And now, in the age of the coronavirus, curb appeal is more vital than ever—since buyers might not be able to tour your home and are placing more weight on the exterior, or might be limiting in-person tours to only their top choices.

If you’re trying to sell your home during this pandemic—and the facade is a little worse for wear—don’t panic!

1. Keep the yard green and pristine

The lawn is one of the first things buyers notice, whether they are pulling up to the curb or looking at an online listing. When it’s lush and green, it creates a favorable impression.

“One of the cheapest things you can do to enhance curb appeal is to keep your yard mowed and groomed,” Hire someone to mow it and keep it tidy, or take the time to keep it pristine.”

2. Mind your driveway and walkway

Hose down the driveway and walkway before showing your home or taking photos.
Hose down the driveway and walkway before showing your home or taking photos.Timber and Love Realty

You might be inclined to overlook the driveway and front walk—how much can you really do to make concrete look good? But, truth be told, these areas are like the red carpet of curb appeal: They lead buyers to the main event, the inside of your home.

A driveway and front walk with minor cracks and weeds popping up through the expansion joints (the straight lines that divide the driveway and walkway) are an eyesore.

Luckily, it’s an easy fix. Remove the weeds, and patch the concrete with caulk, Robertson suggests. Hose it down or power-wash it. For extra pizazz, finish a concrete driveway or walkway with a clear, glossy sealer.

At the very least, hose down the driveway and walkway before photos, or a video or in-person tour, to give it a fresh look.

3. Flaunt your nighttime appeal


Prospective buyers might be driving by after dark see what your house looks like at night. Turn on the charm with a warm glow from exterior lighting.

“I like to do a 60-watt clear lightbulb on both sides of the door, but one that has a warmer tone so it doesn’t feel like you have that overly LED blue light,” Caldwell says.

All exterior lighting on the house and garage should match or have the same style for continuity, if possible.

“I love having glass fixtures flanking the door because it’s more welcoming when you see the actual light,” he says. “Just make sure that all exterior lights—including the ones on the garage—have the same type of bulb for a unified glow.”

4. Don’t forget the garage

Match your garage door color to the trim.
Match your garage door color to the trim.Timber and Love Realty

The garage is a key component in curb appeal, too, especially if it’s attached to the house. But how do you spruce up this often dull space? Suggestion: painting the garage door the same color as the trim on the house. Garage doors with a row of windows are pleasing to the eye, too.

DIY garage window kits are available for most newer garage door models and allow you to remove a row of existing panels and add glass inserts. If you’re adding windows where people can see in, don’t forget to stage inside the garage, too.

5. Replace outdoor accents and give your landscaping some love

Photo by David Morello Garden Enterprises, Inc.

A shabby doormat, dingy house numbers, and a rusty old mailbox are hardly deal breakers, but they do leave a stale impression. If your outdoor accents have seen better days, replace them.

Then make sure your landscaping looks lush for any passersby. Prune overgrown shrubs and trees. Weed flower beds, and spread a layer of fresh mulch. “It’s like getting a new haircut for your house,” Caldwell says.

Add pretty-looking annuals if your yard is lacking color. Plant a Japanese maple to fill a bare spot and create symmetry.

Then wrap up by cleaning the windows and sweeping the cobwebs from the front porch. Tidy up and stage the front porch so buyers can imagine themselves relaxing there on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

6. Give your front door a face-lift

Would a shabby door with peeling paint, rusty hardware, and scuff marks entice a buyer to go inside?

“If you’re going to spend money on one thing to add curb appeal, make it a new door,” Front doors with glass inserts evoke a warm and welcoming feeling. If there isn’t room in the budget, rejuvenate your existing door with a fresh coat of paint and hardware.

“A fresh pop of color in red, yellow, or blue can bring life to your house immediately and catches people’s eyes as well,” Caldwell says. “It feels like thoughtful consideration has been put into the home, and ultimately that’s what we’re trying to do—to let the home feel like a home that’s been loved and cared for and thought about. A home that’s been cared for stands out.”

We’re all in this together…

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

During this trying time, it’s not surprising that so many homeowners are anxious and exhausted. Perhaps you’ve been feeling the same way. If so, keep in mind that the COVID-19 outbreak will eventually wind down and, hopefully, things will be back to normal soon.

We’re all in this together – and we’ll get through it.

As you probably already know, a key to getting through challenges like this one is to remember to reach out for help when you need it. That’s why I’ve been making myself fully available to those who have real estate questions or need advice and help.

As a real estate professional, I have access to the latest data and information, and can give you a clear picture of what’s going on in the local real estate scene. I can offer you some clarity, which is so important in a time of so much uncertainty.

So, please, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m here to help. Call today 928-273-0538… Cheers!

Home Shopping and the Four-Legged Stool

What kind of stool is most likely to keep you from toppling over when you sit on it? Of course, two-legged stools won’t even stand on their own. Three-legged stools are okay, but still unstable. Four-legged stools are rock solid.
What does this have to do with shopping for a new home? Well, if you want to find the right home quickly and for the best price, you need to have four things in place – the four legs of the stool. They will help ensure the experience goes smoothly. The first leg is your wish list. You need to have a clear picture of the type of home you want. How many bedrooms? A large deck? Don’t forget about the neighborhood. Do you need to be close to major highways for ease of commuting? The second leg is a pre-approved mortgage. Getting the financing handled upfront takes the guesswork out of what you can afford. And, sellers are more likely to take any offers you make more seriously. The third leg is realistic expectations. Of homes that sell, 99% sell at or near their current market values. That doesn’t mean you can’t find a good deal. It does mean you’re unlikely to find a “steal”. Fortunately, there are likely several wonderful properties available within your price range. The final leg of the stool is a great real estate professional. Choosing the right real estate professional is crucial to making your home shopping experience less stressful and more productive. So, when you’re hunting for a new home, make sure you start with a stable “four-legged stool”. It will dramatically increase your chances of finding a home that fits your needs and budget. Need help with that? Call Cathi today. (928) 273-0538

Open House, Sat. Feb 1, 2020

19907 N. 69th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85308, Lovely custom home on the 12th fairway of The Arrowhead Ranch Golf course! $379,000. 2,181 sq feet. Call Cathi Pospisil, HOMESMART Chandler for more info. 928-273-0538, text or email:

2020’s Smartest (and Dumbest) Remodeling Projects…What Pays Off vs. What You’ll Regret

By Jennifer Kelly Geddes | Jan 15, 2020

Jodi Jacobson/iStock

Has the new year prompted you to take a fresh look at some of the eyesores in your home? Maybe you’re itching to replace those drafty windows, or eager to install a spiffy new deck so you can finally accommodate all your friends when the weather warms up.

But jumping into a home remodeling project isn’t for the faint of heart, especially since you’ll want to make sure you can recoup a good part of your investment when it comes time to sell. To help you pinpoint the right projects, Remodeling magazine has just released its annual Cost vs. Value report highlighting how much various projects cost, plus their return on investment.

To come up with their 33rd edition of this report, researchers took a look at the top 22 home renovation projects in 101 metropolitan areas across the country. The report lists the cost of each renovation, the value of the project at resale (based on estimates by real estate professionals), the percentage of the project’s cost you can expect to recoup, and whether that value has increased or dropped from last year.

So which remodeling project really pays off the most? According to their data, the installation of manufactured stone veneer takes the top spot among remodeling projects, with a return on investment of 95.6%—nearly the full amount you’ll spend.

Inside Remodeling’s Cost vs. Value report: Why faux stone rules

Why is adding faux stone so hot, you might ask? As it turns out, making a good impression on possible buyers is the reason, which is also key to a potential sale.

“Manufactured veneer has been one of the top ROI projects over the past few years, in part because it reflects a wider trend of curb appeal investments tending to add more overall value than interior renovations,” explains Vincent Salandro, an assistant editor at both Remodeling and ProSales magazines.

Photo by Coronado Stone Products

In fact, 9 of the top 10 high-return projects in the report are ones that pertain to a home’s exterior. Replacing the garage door came in second place (and was first last year), where it now earns an ROI of 94.5%. Other top ROI projects include window replacement, outdoor decks, and new siding, which was broken out into two categories for the first time this year (fiber-cement and vinyl).

This leaves minor kitchen remodeling (such as installing new cabinet fronts, hardware, countertops, and flooring, and replacing old cooktops and fridges with more energy-efficient models) as the lone interior project in the top 10. Clearly, when it comes to ROI on home remodeling, it’s what’s on the outside that counts!

Why remodeling costs are up—and values down

This year’s findings also indicate an overall uptick in costs for all of these projects—as well as a downturn in their perceived value.

By comparison, last year’s report revealed that homeowners would make back 66.1% of the money they shelled out for remodeling projects, but in 2020 the overall number dropped to 63.7% of cost recouped.

This significant difference over the past year may be related to consumer confidence. Editor Clay DeKorne, who managed the cost/value report and wrote about its key trends, notes that Americans might be feeling leery about purchasing property due to the less-than-steady world markets and possible future trade wars that could unfold at any moment.

DeKorne’s trends analysis also notes that bigger, more personalized home projects like bathroom and kitchen makeovers don’t exactly appeal to the greater public. The bottom line: One person’s tile obsession is another’s worst nightmare—and a potential home buyer may end up wanting to rip out all of your carefully curated work.

Photo by Del Casa Homes

Wondering which project sits in last place on this year’s list? Alas, it’s the same as in 2019: an upscale master suite addition, which costs a shocking $282,062, while the resale value is just about half—$145,486, or a cost recoup of 51.6%.

Granted, if you’re pining for a new spa tub and heated floors and you’ve found your forever home, you might consider this money well-spent. But the rest of us are probably better off considering better shingles for the roof, or splurging on a new front door.

Ready to take a deeper dive into the data? Check out which home renovations will give you the best (and worst) return on your investment in the chart below.

A breakdown of the ROI for top home remodeling projects

2020 Phoenix Open

Waste Management Phoenix Open Repeats as PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year

Waste Management Phoenix Open Repeats as PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year

Phoenix-area TOUR stop also wins award for “Best Integrated Marketing Plan” in 2019

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Waste Management Phoenix Open (Scottsdale, Arizona) was honored by the PGA TOUR at the TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on November 20.

For the second consecutive season, the Waste Management Phoenix Open was named the PGA TOUR “Tournament of the Year,” marking the fourth time (2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019) in the last six years the event has taken top honors. The Phoenix-area tournament also won the “Best Integrated Marketing” award for its engaging and creative year-round integrated marketing plan.

“On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I am thrilled to congratulate the Waste Management Phoenix Open on once again being named the ‘Tournament of the Year,’” said PGA TOUR Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer Andy Pazder. “The Thunderbirds and title sponsor Waste Management continue to reach new heights each year with an unparalleled fan experience, seamless title sponsor integration and record charitable impact, all while continuing their mission as a zero-waste event.”

The 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open, won by Rickie Fowler, continued to reach new levels with its fan experience, marketing and social media strategy, and charitable impact. In recent years, the tournament has enhanced the overall experience for general admission holders, adding and expanding public venues along the closing stretch of holes at TPC Scottsdale, beginning with its famous coliseum-style 16th hole. As part of a sold-out, four-night concert series, more than 38,000 fans enjoyed 11 musical acts, with headliners including Old Dominion, Jake Owen, The Chainsmokers and Snoop Dogg.

Working closely with the PGA TOUR, Skratch and Golf Channel, the tournament reached new audiences with engaging content through the “Legends of the Green” campaign, celebrity influencers and an unforgettable moment shared between 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open champion Gary Woodland and Special Olympics golfer Amy Bockerstette. More than 50 million people have since watched Amy, who has Down Syndrome, sink a par putt on the 16th hole during a practice round with Woodland, making it one of the most viewed Facebook videos in PGA TOUR history. The moment has been covered by all major sports and news outlets, and garnered new attention when Woodland won the 2019 U.S. Open and reunited with Amy on the TODAY Show.

“We’re extremely proud to be acknowledged by the PGA TOUR in back-to-back years and we want to say thank you to our fans, sponsors and the community for their commitment to our event,” said Chance Cozby, 2019 WM Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman. “The Thunderbirds could not achieve this success without the tireless effort of so many involved, starting with our title sponsor Waste Management. Our goal each year is to make the Waste Management Phoenix Open better than the last so we can continue to grow our charitable give to the Valley of the Sun.”

As the tournament continues to grow, so does the charitable impact. Proceeds from the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open generated a record $13.2 million for local charities, the highest single-year charitable donation in tournament history. Since Waste Management became title sponsor in 2010, the tournament has raised more than $81 million for local charities.

“Since Waste Management became title sponsor in 2010, we are proud of the positive impact the Waste Management Phoenix Open continues to bring to benefit the community and the environment,” said Jim Fish, President and CEO of Waste Management. “Together, with our partners The Thunderbirds, we strive to find new ways to improve one of the top sporting events in the world, and this recognition acknowledges our collaborative effort. We’re thrilled to be the title sponsor of this event for the next decade to come.”

The 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open, won this year by Rickie Fowler, will be held January 27 – February 2 at TPC Scottsdale.


By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide.

The PGA TOUR, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 28 countries and regions (93 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to 226 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving. In 2018, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $190 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.84 billion.

Fans can follow the PGA TOUR on PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, on the PGA TOUR app and on social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Things to do in Phoenix this weekend! – Mail

Disney On Ice – Mickey’s Search Party
Thu. 01/16 – Sun. 01/19, times vary
Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix
This brand-new immersive ice skating experience brings the magic closer to fans than ever before through engaging elements that take place on the ice, in the air and in the seats. $20
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Thu. 01/16 – Sun. 01/19, times vary
Great Arizona Puppet Theatre, Phoenix
Lots of laughs, beautiful puppets, and plentry of special effects make Cinderella an audience favorite. $8+
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The Temptations & The Four Tops
Fri. 01/17, 8pm
Comerica Theatre, Phoenix
Two legendary groups from the classic Motown era will guaranteed a legendary night of all their favorite hits.
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Agatha Christie’s “And Then There
Were None”

Fri. 01/17 – Sun. 01/19, times vary
Blackbox Theater, Scottsdale
“And Then There Were None” tells the story of ten people who were lured onto Indian Island by a man named U. N. Owen. Once all ten people were in the house on the island, the story picks up when someone is poisoned. $25
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57th Annual Fine Arts Competition
Fri. 01/17 – Sun. 01/19, 10am-5pm
Sahuaro Ranch Park, Glendale
Features paintings, sculpture and mixed-media works by artists from throughout Arizona. Proceeds provide scholarships supporting all forms of art in the Glendale community.
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Performance – Charlotte’s Web
Fri. 01/17 – Sun. 01/19, times vary
Theatre Works, Peoria
E.B. White’s award-winning work about a friendship between a determined spider and a livestock pig in a heart-warming theatrical presentation.
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27th Annual Winter Carefree Fine
Art & Wine Festival

Fri. 01/17 – Sun. 01/19, 10am-5pm
Carefree Desert Gardens
This festival features 150 world-class artists from throughout the globe, wine and micro-brew tasting, spirit sampling, delectable edibles, sweet treats and live music. $3
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Humana Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona
Marathon & ½ Marathon 

Fri. 01/17 – Sun. 01/19, times vary
Tempe Beach Park
Participants will experience great runner support and community engagement as they move along to the music with live on-course bands.
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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Car Auction
Fri. 01/17 – Sun. 01/19, 8am-end varies
For nearly 50 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions, named America’s No. 1 Attraction for Car Lovers in the 2019 USA Today Readers’ Choice Contest. $12+
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Chandler International Film Festival
Fri. 01/17 – Mon. 01/20, times vary
Harkins Chandler Fashion 20
Featuring over 120 films from more than 35 countries, includes a red carpet, opening ceremony, award ceremony, and more. $10+
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Superhero Saturday
Sat. 01/18, 12pm-5pm
2120 N Central Ave Phoenix
There will be an auction, food, exhibitors, a car show, AZ local VIP guests, costumers, cosplayers and a costume contest.
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Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts
Sat. 01/18, 10am-4pm
MacDonald Street, Mesa
DT Mesa Fest is a free event featuring unique artistic creations, music, food and fun for the whole family. 
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Jurassic Hike
Sat. 01/18, 10am
Skyline Regional Park, Goodyear
Journey back 66 millions years ago as we invite families to brave the park during the Jurassic time period.Free, but pre-registration is required. Bring a camera, water, and closed-toe shoes.
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Gilbert Winter Art Walk
Sat. 01/18, 9am-1pm
Water Tower Plaza
With an array of artists showcasing their creation in many art mediums like painting, jewelry, ceramic, woodworking, photography and much more. Also enjoy live music. Free admission and parking.
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Red Mountain Farmers Market
Sat. 01/18, 8am-1pm
Mesa Community College
Shop local produce, artisan vendors, local meats, and much more.
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Phoenix Symphony: Mendelssohn
and Schumann 1

Sat. 01/18, 2pm & 7:30pm
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
The Phoenix Symphony focuses on the similarities and contrasts of the works of Mendelssohn and Schumann.
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30th Annual Celebration of Fine Art
Sat. 01/18, 10am-6pm
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale
Meet 100 of the finest artists in the country, watch them work and share in the creative process.
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 Movies  In Theaters     Rated
Dolittle       PG
Like A Boss   R
Bad Boys For Life         R  New DVD Release  Rated     Critics Say
The Addams Family    PGZombieland: Double Tap       R Jexi      R

Pro Sports
@ 5:00pm
GOLF TOUR The American Express
times vary
La Quinta, CA
Golf Network
ScheduleARIZONA HOCKEY@ Edmonton
@ 1:00pm

 Men’s Basketball
vs Utah
01/18 @ 7:00pm
Women’s Basketball
@ Washington
@ 8:00pm
@ Washington State
Men’s Basketball
vs Colorado
@ 12:30pm
Women’s Basketball
@ Washington State
@ 8:00pm
@ Washington
@ 1:00pm

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Things to do in Phoenix this weekend! – – Mail

 Mesa Turkey Trot
Thu. 11/28, 4am-1pm
Red Mountain Park, Mesa
One of Arizona’s oldest running events. Each age group winner will receive a Pie.
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Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Day Parade 
Thu. 11/28, 9am
Downtown Fountain Hills
A lot of the local businesses participate as well as the VFW, classic cars clubs, Girl Scout troops, school groups and many others. With a few dozen floats, marching bands, dance routines, motorcycle shows, and Santa, it is sure to entertain.
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Arizona International Auto Show
Thu. 11/28 – Sun. 12/01, times vary
Phoenix Convention Center
Over 500 of the latest cars, trucks, crossovers and more are set to take over the Phoenix Convention Center Thanksgiving weekend.
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Rawhide Snowy Christmas
Thu. 11/28 – Sun. 12/01, times vary
Rawhide Western Town, Chandler
The Town will be decked out with holiday décor and thousands of lights. Rawhide will feature holiday festivities nightly. $9.95+
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Holiday Lights Maricopa Live Steamers
Fri. 11/29, 6-9pm
Maricopa County Steamers, Glendale
Our 13th year of having Holiday Train Rides and lights. Take a trip past the North Pole around our 1.5 mile decorated train route. Lights, animations and our 50′ tall Megatree.
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Merry Main Street Kick-off and Tree Lighting!
Fri. 11/29, 5-10pm
Downtown Mesa
Join us for the opening night for the holiday festivities along Main Street. 5pm – Holiday music, 5:45pm – Tree lighting, 6pm – live music, ice skating rink opening and more.
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Fantasy of Lights Opening Night Parade
Fri. 11/29, 4pm-9pm
Downtown Tempe
Take a free selfie with Santa, get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Holiday Market, enjoy live entertainment and watch the streets of Downtown Tempe as they light up with festive décor.
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26th Annual Glendale Glitters
Spectacular Opening

Fri. 11/29 & Sat. 11/30, 5-10pm
Murphy Park, Glendale
Glendale lights up with 1.6 million twinkling lights. Enjoy holiday entertainment, food, crafts and play in a snowfield.
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Surprise Arts Festival
Fri. 11/29 & Sat. 11/30, 10am-5pm
Mark Coronado Park, Surprise
The Surprise Festival of Arts returns featuring jury selected Fine Arts and Crafts, Gourmet Food Trucks, Wine and Beer Garden, Confectionery booths.
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Holiday Pops Concert
Fri. 11/29 – Sun. 12/01, times vary
Symphony Hall, Phoenix
Experience the magical music of the holiday season with The Phoenix Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and acclaimed Broadway vocalists. $25+
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Ballet Etudes presents “The Nutcracker”
Fri. 11/29 – Sun. 12/01, times vary
Chandler Center for the Arts
Let Clara’s magical journey surround you as she encounters life-size mice, swirling snowflakes, dancing confections and the Sugar Plum Fairy. $25+
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Santa’s Wonderland
Fri. 11/29 – Sun. 12/01, times vary
Cabela’s, Phoenix
Phoenix-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering free 4×6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games.
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Feeling of Fall Festival
Sat. 11/30 & Sun. 12/01, 10am-3pm
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Superior
Bring your out-of-town guests here Thanksgiving weekend for two days worth of live music, spiced cider and arts/crafts vendors. $5+
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Sing-Along & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sat. 11/30, 7-9pm
Scottsdale Waterfront
Family-friendly kickoff of Scottsdazzle welcomes guests of all ages to enjoy a magical evening of a Sing Along led by local celebrities and Tree Lighting. Hot chocolate and holiday treats for purchase.
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Festival of Lights Holiday Kick-Off Party
Sat. 11/30, noon – 8pm
Desert Foothills Pkw., Ahwatukee
Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Carnival rides, community entertainment, Beer Garden, Marketplace Street Fair and the Motorcycle Parade
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Sun. 12/01, 3pm & 7:30pm
Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix
Trans-Siberian Orchestra is a staple of the Christmas Season. Every year this progressive rock orchestra brings the holiday spirit all across North America. 
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Pro Sports
@ 2:05pm
State Farm Stadium
     vs Denver
@ 7:00pm
    Resumes 12/04
Golf Network
@ 4:00pm
vs SJS
@ 6:00pm
vs Arizona
@ 8:00pm
Men’s Basketball
Resumes 12/03
Women’s Basketball
Florida Gulf Coast Showcase
vs Maine
@ 3:00pm
vs TBA
vs TBA
Women’s Volleyball
@ Arizona
@ Arizona State
@ 8:00pm
Men’s Basketball
Wooden Legacy
vs Pepperdine
@ 9:00pm
11/29 TBA
12/01 TBA
Women’s Basketball
vs UC Riverside
@ 4:00pm
vs Arizona State
@ 12:00pm