The Desert Botanical Garden celebrates 35 years of the popular holiday-lights series. More than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags line the trails and pathways of of the garden, inspired by the Mexican holiday tradition. Ten musicians and performers entertain throughout the garden each evening, including Dickens Carolers, Big Nick & the Gila Monsters and J.T.’s Island Steel. Make an evening of it and buy tickets for the buffet or order a la carte at the Patio Cafe. Bars scattered around the garden will serve holiday-themed cocktails and spiked hot drinks.
Details: Fridays-Sundays, Dec. 7-9, 14-23 and 26-30. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. $25, $12.50 for ages 3-12. 480-481-8188, dbg.org.