December Events in Fountain Hills

The Hills are ‘A-light’ With the Sound of Music and Fun

#1 Stroll in the GlowDecember twilight comes early, framing spectacular sunsets, and our festive display of Holiday lights. Downtown twinkles with cheer, a perfect backdrop for musical events, the awesome 15 foot tall live poinsettia tree, and one of our most treasured community gatherings, the annual “Stroll in the Glow” on the first Saturday in December.


December 1-15:  “Elf on the Shelf” at the Fountain Hills Library

Compete to win free tickets to “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” with this free contest finding “Fiddlestix”, the Library’s pesky elf. He will be in a different place each day, so there are 15 chances to win!  Contact: Christy Valentine

December 3, 10, 17, 24:  Art on the Avenue and Farmer’s Market

#2 Barb Oakeson considers glass art from Terry and Marilyn AlexanderThe 30+ Artisans at Art on the Avenue create a wide range of one of a kind hostess gifts and special seasonal offerings for those special ones on your Christmas list. Satisfy the foodie in you at the weekly Farmer’s Market. Park behind Sonoran Lifestyle offices, and we’ll stow your special “finds” as you shop and dine on the Avenue. Four Thursday markets in December offer plenty of opportunity to put in special orders for food or customized gifts!

Avenue of the Fountains, in front of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate, 11-5 p.m.  December 3, 10, 17, 24


December 4:  Fountain Hills (Youth) Theater:  Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

#3 JunieB-300x300Theater Holiday Season is in full swing, but tickets are still available if you hurry!


December 4 – 20:  A Christmas Carol, The Musical

Fountain Hills Theater;  11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ


December 4:  Juried Art Registration (deadline!)

Friday, December 4 is the deadline for registration for the Fountain Hills Art League Juried Art Show. Open to all residents of Fountain Hills, the Verdes, and Goldfield Ranch.

Pre-registration is required for the annual January Show. Please consult FHCCA website for entry guidelines and the registration form. The Entry Form is found on line at, (keep the Contestant Form for your records). Return the Entry Form and your $25 fee by Friday, December 4, 2015. Checks are payable to FHCCA. Deliver your Entry Form and check to the attention of Jackie Miles, FHCCA Juried Art Show, 16317 E. Inca Ave., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.

December 4,5,6:  Christmas Market at Fountain Hills Artists Gallery
The Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery Christmas Market will take place on December 4, 5 & 6 with extended hours of operation for Friday and Saturday evenings. Hot chocolate, hot cider and Christmas cookies will be served. A “Holiday Bargain Table” will showcase items marked down at least 40% and many artists will be offering 10% discounts on all gallery items for these three days only.

16858 East Avenue of the Fountains;  480-836-9919

December 5:  Stroll in the Glow

Stroll in the GlowOn the first Saturday of December a town treasured event comes to life, called “Stroll in the Glow.”  After dark, a brief ceremony ends with the master switch being thrown, bathing the Avenue in a multicolored glow of holiday cheer!  For more information please call the Chamber of Commerce at (480) 837-1654

Saturday, December 5   5 PM – 8 PM (Santa arrives via Fire Engine at 6PM)

Sonoran Lifestyle Elves Village at Stroll in the Glow

Rudolph-Rockin’ pianist Billy Ward sets the mood for festive family crafts and fun. Bring your letters to drop in Santa’s special mailbox; Adult entertainment and beverages upstairs with the best view in the Valley of the Stroll in the Glow lights.


December 5:  Grand Re-Opening of the River of Time Museum

#6 river of time diaramaReserve Saturday afternoon for the Grand Re-Opening of the River of Time Museum Exhibition Space.

The River of Time Museum launches new interactive exhibits highlighting the development of our region as water from our rivers brought the desert to life.  Family fun and special membership rate of $25 per family to celebrate the new interactive educational exhibits.

10-4 p.m.  12901 N. La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


December 5:  Town of Fountain Hills Holiday Celebration at the Community Center

Trees and wreaths decorated by various community service groups deck the Halls at the Community Center.  Old time caroling, and refreshments will be served.

12-4 p.m.  12901 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


December 5,  Front Porch Performance, Fountain Hills Library

#7Campanillas del SolCampanillas del Sol is an auditioned, advanced level community hand-bell ensemble from Scottsdale, Arizona, plays seasonal and secular music in concert.

2-3 p.m. in front of the Library Museum complex in the Centennial Circle.

12901 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268



December 6 & 7:  Fountain Hills Community Chorus Holiday Concert

#9 Community ChorusThe non-audition Community Chorus thrills with uplifting musical array.  Free concert is presented at the Community Center Ballroom.

Sunday,  4 p.m.;  Monday,  7 p.m.

12901 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


December 10:  Farmer’s Market/ Art on the Avenue

#10 Lrg Pic Farmers MarketHand-made baby items, wearable art, southwestern-themed gifts from greeting cards to wood carving and photographs.  Flash-frozen wild-caught salmon, free range chicken and gourmet salts to name a few great foodie options.

11-5 p.m., Avenue of the Fountains


December 12:  Docent- led Art Walks

Early Morning Art Walk Docent Tour – 9-10:30

Centennial Circle in front of Library/Museum

Mid-Day Art Walk, Fountain Park – 11-12:30


December 12:  Lightbulb Lab at the Fountain Hills Library

Using cabbage juice, kids will test the acidity of various every day substances (i.e. Vinegar, Baking soda, Soda pop, etc.) to see how they react as an acid or a base. Children 6-8 Years Old; Library Conference room

→Registration required:


December 15:  Community Band Christmas Concert

#11 Community bandFirst Baptist Church of Fountain Hills,   10215 N. Saguaro Blvd,  Fountain Hills 85268

7 p.m.



December 17:  Fountain Hills Artists Gallery December Reception

5-7:00 p.m.   Imaginative gift options, refreshments and the opportunity to meet and get to know many of the 40+ artists who are part of this outstanding Artist owned and operated co-op.

16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains   480.836.9919


December 17:  Farmers Market and Art on the Avenue

Last chance to order unique items for Thanksgiving Dinners and Hostess Gifts

11-5 p.m., Avenue of the Fountains in front of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate


December 18:  Community Concert in the Park

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Fountain Park Amphitheater; Southeast corner of Saguaro Blvd and Palisades Blvd


December 19:  “Act Out” Performers Highlights Library concert Series

A special troup of youth performers from the Fountain Hills Theater is quickly becoming a valley favorite!  Enjoy a 30 minute musical performance of Broadway and holiday songs presented by the Fountain Hills Theater: Act Out! Artist Company.

Fountain Hills Library Reading Lounge;  2 p.m.

12901 N. La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


December 24:  Farmers Market and Art on the Avenue

Pick up last minute gifts and special orders from market vendors.

Avenue of the Fountains; 11-5 p.m.

Artisan Court on East end of Avenue; Farmer’s Market on the West End of market area.



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