Christmas in Carefree, A Season of Traditions...

Celebrate Christmas, "Carefree" style in 2017!
This year the Town is building upon the "already popular" annual Christmas Festival and extending the season, allowing for more visitors to enjoy the activities over a longer period of time! Don't miss the holiday magic!

DATES: December 1-23, 2017!
(Check-in frequently for additions to the calendar)

Sampling of the season's magic:

Friday, December 1
SPIRIT OF CAREFREE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

~ Phoenix Boys Choir - Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion
~ Candle light walk in Desert Gardens to Sundial 
~ Tree Lighting at the Iconic Sundial 
~ Kick-Off Party-Entertainment, food & fun!  
~ Meet and Greet with SANTA!
~ Carefree Desert Garden "Glitters"

December 2-3 Weekend Highlights
~ Breakfast with Santa and his elves 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
~ Christmas "Jazz Concert" 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
~ Open Air "Holiday Themed" Gift Market
~ Carefree Desert Garden "Glitters"


December 9  & 10 BIG Weekend Highlights 
~ Saturday, 10 a.m. Foothills Community PARADE
~ Carefree Snow Village - New 35' Alpine Slide!, real
snow play ground, Carefree snow globe and more!

~ "Holiday Themed" Open Air Gift Market
~ Photos with Santa and his elves 
~ Local Entertainment 
~ Family Activities/Arts & Crafts/Ornaments
~ Carefree Desert Garden "Glitters"

December 16 & 17
~ Breakfast with Santa and his elves
~ Family Entertainment
~ Photos with Santa and elves 
~ Carefree Desert Garden "Glitters"

December 23
~ Photos with Santa in Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion
~ Carefree Desert Garden "Glitters"


Check back for updates as we unfold a special line-up of activities and "celebrate the season" for weeks of holiday Carefree magic! 


Contact Vicki @ 480.488.3686 or email CHRISTMAS IN CAREFREE  if you would like to be a vendor in the Holiday Gift Market.  

Parade inquires? Contact the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce @ 480.488.3381

Activities are centrally located at 
101 Easy Street in downtown Carefree home of the iconic Carefree Sundial, Carefree Desert Gardens and the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. 


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Santa will be available on the weekends for photos December 1 -23!
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Photo provided by the Town of Carefree