Welcome to the Carefree Christmas Festival!

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

With Snow Sculpture by Famed Artist Ray Villafane

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.

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 ABC 15’s Iris Hermosillo, CBS 5’s Paul Horton, and Rich Dahlquist.

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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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