As the weather cools down in Arizona, outdoor activities become more enjoyable. Surprise, AZ, and Phoenix’s West Valley have plenty of family-friendly seasonal activities that will help you enjoy fall and winter in the desert. Whether you’re visiting or are planning on buying a home in Arizona, you’ll have fun exploring in and around the 10th largest city in Arizona. Take a look at the wide range of fall and winter activities you can take part in.
Arizona Fall League
The Arizona Fall League is an off-season sports league owned and operated by Major League Baseball, which operates every fall at six different baseball complexes throughout Arizona. Check the schedule for Surprise Stadium to catch a game or two with your family.
Arizona Fall Fest 2023
The 2023 Arizona Fall Fest is a celebration of local Arizona featuring over 200 local vendors, restaurants, food trucks, music, and more. The event is held at Margaret T. Hance Park on November 4, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dusk Market, the “largest indie marketplace in Phoenix,” occurs on November 11, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 901 N. Central Ave in Phoenix. The market promises to turn Central & Garfield in Downtown Phoenix into a hub of creativity, culture, and food.
Phoenix/Tempe Water Lantern Festival
The Water Lantern Festival returns on November 11, 2023, at Kiwanis Lake at Kiwanis Park from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA Today, the Water Lantern Festival includes food, games, activities, vendors, music, and the release of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope, and dreams on the water.
Artisan Treasures Christmas Market
The Artisan Treasures Christmas Market occurs on November 25, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Mark Coronado Park in Surprise, AZ. The market includes holiday shopping from the finest vendors, businesses, and local artisans and also includes food trucks, face painting, and music.
Desert Botanical Gardens’ Las Noches de las Luminarias
Each December, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix puts on a display of beautiful, hand-lit luminarias. You can visit the attraction between December 3-31, though it is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The event features live music and food trucks.
Holiday Lights in the Phoenix West Valley
Take your kids to see Phoenix West Valley’s largest walk-through Christmas lights experience at Desert Farm Lights. The event opens on November 17 and runs through December 31, with closures on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Surprise, AZ, has become a popular destination for young families, retirees, and winter visitors. Its beauty, cultural and entertainment attractions and proximity to gorgeous mountain ranges and hiking trails offer plenty to love for visitors and residents of all ages. If you’re planning on buying a home in Surprise, AZ, or the Phoenix West Valley, our team at Home Realty can help. Call us today at (623) 209-3200 or contact us online to get started.