Mesa Arts Festival
DECEMBER 13 AND 14
This is an event too good to be true for parents. Enjoy a day of helping your kids become more cultured by exposing them to great art and music, get holiday shopping crossed off your list and enjoy time with your family.
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, 480.644.6627, mesaartscenter.com, 10 a.m., free
MythBusters: Behind the Myths
Science-filled and Emmy-nominated, MythBusters are taking to the stage to showcase some crazy experiments, debunk some myths, and guests even have a chance for audience participation. If you’re a fan of the show then you’ll understand just how cool this show will be.
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa, 480.644.6627, mesaartscenter.com, 7:30 p.m., $37-$152
Zoppé- Italian Family Circus
DECEMBER 26 THROUGH JANUARY 4
Everyone loves the circus, and every parent loves it more when it’s educational. The Zoppé Italian Family Circus honors the old-world Italian traditions. A sixth-generation circus performer helps navigate the audience through the journey, captivating the audience with everything from acrobatics to beautiful horses.
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Phoenix, 480.782.2680, chandlercenter.org, times vary, $15-$34
Benevilla’s Festival of Cheer
This unique festival focuses on what is important about the holiday—tradition. Celebrating cultures, families and holidays from around the world, there will be snow crafts, cultural exhibits, a village and kids zone, and of course, Santa Land!
Centennial Plaza Park, 8401 W. Monroe Street, Peoria, 623.584.4999 benevilla.org, 10 a.m., free
Outdoor Adventure Family Day
Winter in most places may mean snow and heavy jackets, but in Phoenix it means beautiful weather. At Adventure Day, families can enjoy a guided tour through the regional park, get survival tips from the Desert Search and Rescue team and enjoy venders who will be in the park for the event. Families are encouraged to pack a lunch and enjoy the great outdoors.
White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 N. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell, 623.935,2505, maricopa.gov, 8 a.m., $6