Holiday event traditions are returning to Pinal County! After last year’s adjusted or canceled plans, cities and towns are returning to their tried-and-true forms, as of press time. Check out Pinal Now! available on racks throughout the area or at pinalnow.com for updates.
Winter Wonderland, Electric Light Parade & Tree Lighting
Dec. 4, 2-7 p.m.
Peart Park, 350 E. 6th St.
Winter Wonderland will feature photos with Santa, an ice-skating rink, food trucks, face painting, game booths, craft tables and more from 2-5 p.m. at Peart Park. The Electric Light Parade begins 5:45 p.m. and spans Florence Boulevard from Colorado to 2nd Street. More info: facebook.com/cityofcg/events. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring Mayor Craig McFarland and guests begins at 6 p.m. in front of City Hall, 510 E. Florence Blvd. (across from Peart Park). More info: facebook.com/cityofcg/events.
Dec. 3, 5-9 p.m.
Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Merry Copa is a holiday celebration for the entire family with crafts, entertainment, food trucks, snow, synthetic ice rink, vendors/shopping, tree lighting and, of course, a very special visit from Santa! More info: maricopa-az.gov/departments/community-services/special-events/events-calendar.
Christmas Light Parade
Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
San Carlos Park, 300 W. Central Ave.
The City of Coolidge is planning to hold its traditional Christmas Light Parade, inviting businesses, churches and organizations from across the Casa Grande Valley to participate, with live entertainment before the parade. Cash prizes: $250-$150-$100. More info: coolidgeaz.com/parks.
Christmas in Eloy
Dec. 11, 4-9 p.m.
Main Street Park
Main Street Park activities including live music, food vendors, crafts, games, rides and more available from 4-6:30 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony begins 6:45 p.m., followed by the start of the Electric Light Parade at 7:15 p.m. More info: eloyaz.gov.
Christmas on Main Street & Light Parade
Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m.
Historic Downtown Main Street
Will feature pictures with Santa, character appearances, vendors, businesses offering special presentations and the annual Light Parade, which starts at 7 p.m. More info: florenceaz.gov
Miracle on Main Street
Dec. 10, 4 p.m.
Free train rides and activities set to begin at 4 p.m., with the parade starting at 7 p.m. Visits to Santa in the Besich Park gazebo will follow the parade — with free goodie bags for the first 300 in line! The seasonal fiesta will combine with Superior Second Friday for even more local shopping and fun. More info: superioraz.gov.