11/23/13 - 1/01/14: World’s Largest Gingerbread Village - The World’s Largest Gingerbread Village is ready for all to tour this holiday season as part of Arizona Christmas City’s Events. The village is in the lobby of the Prescott Resort and Conference Center, 1500 Highway 69, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. There is no charge to see the village. Information: 776-1666.
11/28/13 -12/30/13: Valley of Lights, Fain Park, 2200 N. 5th St., Prescott Valley - This holiday presentation is viewed from the comfort of your car…and we promise there will be a surprise around every corner. Open 6 to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Information: Beverly Oleson at 772-8857; www.pvchamber.org
12/01/13 -12/22/13: Santa Claus Express - Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from Dec. 1 - 23 at Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale. Santa and Mrs. Claus entertain passengers throughout the four-hour rail journey. Information: 800-320-0718; www.verdecanyonrr.com
12/04/13 -12/08/13: Walk Through Bethlehem, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott - American Lutheran Church’s annual Christmas gift to the Prescott community! A 30-minute interactive, guided tour. Indoor seating and refreshments available while you wait for your tour to begin. Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Information: 445-4348.
12/04-5/13 -12/11-12/13: The Christmas Tree/Dinner Show - Dinner and a show at 6:30 p.m. at El Gato Azul, 316 W. Goodwin St., Prescott! A light-hearted one-act comedy starring Joanne Robertson and Sean Jeralds and directed by Linda Miller. Evening also includes family style tapas with a festive holiday beverage and dessert. All proceeds benefit Park Avenue Theatre at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Cost: $30; $20 for under 18 years. Information: Joanne Robertson at 445-4536 ext. 112, 445-1070 or www.aztrinitypres.org.
12/06/13: Holiday Festival of Lights - A festive celebration, which includes favorite seasonal songs, a giant Christmas tree lighting and a brilliant night light parade, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Civic Center. Information: 772-8857; www.pvcahmber.org.
12/07/13: 31st Annual Christmas Parade/”The Trees of Christmas” - This Years Theme is “The Trees of Christmas.” Annual Courthouse Lighting event will follow at 6 p.m. Historic Downtown Prescott. Information: 445-2000 ext.
12/07/13: 59th Annual Courthouse Lighting - Kick off “Arizona’s Christmas City’s” Courthouse Lighting with musical groups singing at 4PM and Ceremony at 6 p.m.
12/07/13: Frontier Christmas at Sharlot Hall Museum - An old fashioned Christmas on the frontier following the Courthouse lighting, 415 W. Gurley St. Information: 445-3122 ext. 17; www.sharlot.org.
12/20 & 12/21 Christmas Beer Tasting at The Hotel Vendome. Traditional Christmas Desserts and Christmas Beers Fri/Sat from 5-9pm
12/21/13: 3 International Tenors Christmas - The 3 International Tenors, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., features show stopping performances that pay homage to the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Enrico Caruso and other great vocalists. At the Elks Theatre, 117 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Cost: $22 - $30. Information: 777-1367, www.elksoperahouse.com.
12/21/13: Storytellers at the Smoki, 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott - Winter Solstice marks the day when stories begin to be told among our native people. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Smoki welcomes four Indian artists that will also share stories of their culture. Information: 445-1230 ext. 6212
12/31/13 - 01/01/14: Whiskey Row New Year’s Eve Boot Drop - Kick in “2014” on Prescott’s Historic Whiskey Row, 120 S. Montezuma St., with our Annual Whiskey Row Boot Drop. Enjoy Food, Music, Booths and Fun for the Whole Family! One Boot Drop at 10 p.m. for Early Birds/Second at midnight. Information: www.bootdrop.net.