One may be surprised at how festive Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona, are this time of year. From the nightly snow fall at Tempe Marketplace, to the magical Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo, there is something for everyone right around the corner from Tempe Mission Palms!
The sunny and moderate temperatures in the mid 60’s make visiting Tempe a treat all in itself, however there are so many reasons that Arizona is such a fantastic place to vacation in December. The annual Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden has 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags with ten musical groups performing nightly, and makes a fantastic “date night” when combined with dinner right in the garden’s Patio Cafe. For an evening with the family, visit Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo. In its 20th year, guests are dazzled by over 3.5 million lights and 600 glimmering light displays.
Shop-till-you-drop in Tempe Marketplace’s 1.3 million square foot of retail space. Outdoor concerts, open spaces with outdoor fireplaces and water features, and nightly snowfall will make the shopping fun for the whole family. Also, find unique gifts in historic Mill Avenue District in Tempe, with more than 100 restaurants and retailers.
Shopping, unique dining, and entertainment right in our backyard makes Tempe Mission Palms Hotel the perfect choice for your December vacation!