Searching for some fun and memorable activities for the whole family this holiday season? Look no further than Outlets at Anthem. The shopping center in north Phoenix has many holly jolly events to fill up your calendar. It’s a great place to start the season right!
On November 17th, the holiday celebrations begin with the annual tree lighting and free concert event. In addition to the ceremonial flip of the switch, guests will enjoy a free holiday concert featuring Epic Recording Artist, AJ Mitchell, Disney Channel Star, Sofia Wylie, and The All-American Boys Chorus from Los Angeles, not to mention a special appearance from Santa himself.
The free concert and tree lighting event have been synonymous with the beginning of the holiday season for 17 consecutive years. This year, shoppers will marvel at the tallest fresh-cut Christmas tree in Arizona, standing more than 80-feet tall. The spectacular white fir is decorated with more than 5,000 ornaments and bows, 1.5 miles of LED lights and a three-foot copper star at the top.
Other holiday happenings at Outlets at Anthem this season include:
- Moonlight Madness Shopping. This event takes Black Friday shopping to a whole new level. Shoppers can tackle their holiday wish lists early at Outletsat Anthem on Thanksgiving evening starting at 8 p.m. Shoppers can work off their turkey dinner with a DJ, prize giveaways and the deepest discounts of the year!
- Santa’s Cottage is a magical experience for those who believe, starting Nov. 18 through Dec. 24. With the smell of fresh-baked cookies wafting through the air, kids will be enamored with the jolly guy and parents will be thrilled to know they can avoid the lines and make reservation times online at outletsatanthem.com.
- Ever wonder what Santa eats for breakfast? Join Outlets at Anthem for its annual Breakfast with Santa event Dec. 1 from 8:30 -10 a.m. Tickets are $5 and include a delicious breakfast and story time with St. Nick. Make sure you make your reservations soon. The limited spots fill up quickly.
- New this yearis the Santa Cares On Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 from 9-11 a.m., this event provides a sensory-friendly opportunity for special needs families to visit Santa (in partnership with Autism Speaks).
- And don’t forget Fluffy and Fido. They will love the Santa Paws Stop by Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 for photos of your beloved pet with Santa.
Outlets at Anthem is located in Phoenix off the I-17, just 15 minutes north of the Loop 101. The center offers pedestrian and pet-friendly open-air shopping with top designer brands for men, women and children. The center features amenities including a food court, free Wi-Fi services, flat-screen TVs, a children’s play area, more than 300 covered parking spots, electric car charging stations and more. For more information visit www.outletsanthem.com or www.facebook.com/OutletsatAnthem.
Written by: Amy Wolff
Amy Wolff is a freelance writer, public relations and communications specialist based in Phoenix, Ariz. She has a passion for sharing client’s success stories through written pieces and print and broadcast media coverage. Amy earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State University. She is married to her high school sweetheart and is a proud mama to two amazing daughters.