Desert Botanical Gardens

I love our gardens. Love being a member, even if I don’t get there as often as I would like. Last year the Desert Botanical Gardens had the Dale Chihuly: Nature of Glass exhibition. Because of the exhibit, the gardens increased their revenue last year by 45%.

With so many of the museums, parks and other community facilities facing closure due to the economy and lack of funds, I am glad The Desert Botanical Gardens is doing so well.

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What’s Happening around Scottsdale

We are in the heart of the Holiday Season, so a few seasonal inspired activities are on the list for this week;

  • Las Noches de las Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden 5:30 – 9:30pm check their calendar for dates. Wander thru the Gardens lit up by luminaria, enjoy several different musical acts, my favorite is the bell choir. Bundle up, the evenings are chilly and get your tickets early. These evenings are magical and usually sell out.
  • “A Christmas Carol” at the Herberger Theater shows at 2 and 7pm
  • Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo nightly from 6-10 bring the whole family for the most beautiful holiday light display with 2.5 million lights, Zoolights is spectacular.
  • Polar Express the Grand Canyon Railway brings Christmas alive with a trip to the North Pole. This is the family holiday excursion. Trains leave at 6:30 and 8:00 most evenings

That should put you in the holiday spirit…