Welcome to the Carefree Christmas Festival!

Three days and two nights of FREE holiday festivities and live entertainment for the entire family.

Friday, December 9th, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 10th, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 11th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Electric Light Parade and Fireworks – Saturday, 6 p.m.

With Snow Sculpture by Famed Artist Ray Villafane

Carefree Desert Gardens & Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion
100 Easy Street • Downtown Carefree, Arizona


Electric Light Parade

Saturday, December 10th at 6 p.m. with special guest emcees including Paul Horton of CBS 5.

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Holiday Fireworks Extravaganza

Saturday, December 10th following the Electric Light Parade

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Holiday Food and Gift Market

Lighted Christmas Village with gifts, seasonal foods with all day and late night shopping !

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Pet Parade and Pet Pictures with Santa

Sunday, December 11th, 10 a.m.  Registration begins at 9 a.m. with Pet Adoptions from the Foothills Animal Rescue (FAR), and pet pictures with Santa.

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40 Tons of Real Snow

Sled down a snow slide and play in the snow. Hop on board a North Pole train or get pictures with Santa. Free for kids of all ages throughout the weekend

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Holiday Music & Dance

Live holiday music and dance performances, carolers, nativity scenes and more throughout the weekend!

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