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Fountain Hills’ “Stroll In the Glow” December 3rd



The Stroll in the Glow Festival brings the magic of the holidays to the streets of Fountain Hills. Every year, the town spends the fall putting up thousands of lights – more than 65,000 to be more exact – on the Avenue of the Fountains. On the first Saturday of December, the lights are turned on for the town’s “Stroll in the Glow” event, where the street come alive with the multicolored cheer of the holiday season. Guests can also enjoy live music on the streets, holiday-themed snacks, and even a live nativity scene. At 6:00 pm, Santa will arrive in his personal fire truck,

Join us at the Sonoran Elves Village at the Stroll in Glow, as we get into the holiday spirit, and enjoy the fun by doing festive family crafts. Bring your letters to drop in to Santa’s special mailbox, and for all you adults take time to pop upstairs for to enjoy beverages upstairs with the best view in the valley of the Stroll in the Glow lights.

The fun is 5-8 pm in the Sonoran Lifestyle Courtyard, Saturday December 3rd.   It’s fun for all ages!

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 http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp

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 www.fhcca.org, (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  www.fountainhillsartistsgallery.com

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:  http://evanced.mcldaz.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp


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.



Fountain Hills Celebrates the Season with Multiple Events on December 6th

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate Hosts “Elves Village” During the Stroll In the Glow Avenue Lighting Celebration , December 6th

Elf Logo SonoanThere’s no better way to kick of the Holiday Season than the Fountain Hills “Stroll in The Glow,” bringing the town together to celebrate all things festive, including the recently renovated Avenue of The Fountains center median.  Shops on the Avenue stay open late and many offer treats for their visitors. There are musicians that stroll the Avenue to provide a festive mood, a live nativity, petting zoo and then, just after dark, the lighting ceremony culminates with the Avenue of The Fountains glowing amid thousands of lights in holiday trees and festive scenes.

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate invites you to join our staff and Nova Home Loans to ring in the Holiday Season.  Downstairs, we’ll have the “Elves Village” with crafts for kids to make and take home; there will be live piano music in the courtyard and upstairs, a warm respite for the adults with some light refreshments and Holiday Cheer.

Earlier in the day, visit the Fountain Hills Community Center to help the Town of Fountain Hills celebrate it’s 25th Anniversary with a variety of events.  For more information go to HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOUNTAIN HILLS!

Stroll in the Glow runs 5-8 pm, and Santa arrives on the Fire Engine at approximately 6:00.  Be sure to dress warm!

Elves Village and “Stroll in the Glow” come to Fountain Hills

Elf Logo Sonoan

Stroll In the Glow:  Saturday Evening, December 7 

The Annual Stroll in The Glow brings the town together to celebrate the Holiday season with all things festive on the Avenue of The Fountains. Shops on the Avenue stay open late and many offer treats for their visitors. There are musicians that stroll the Avenue to get you in that festive mood, and just after dark the lighting ceremony culminates in the Avenue of The Fountain glowing in all the lights that have been carefully draped on the trees that run the length of the Avenue’s median.

Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate invites you to join our staff and Nova Home Loans to ring in the Holiday Season. There will be crafts for the children to make and take home and we shall be offering light refreshments and Holiday Cheer.

Fountain Hills lights up ready for the Holidays on Saturday December 7th from 5-8pm!

Fountain Hills’ Stroll in the Glow Kicks Off Holiday Season

Fountain Hills Holiday Lights, Stroll in the GlowSaturday, December 1 is the official kick-off of the Fountain Hills holiday season.  A variety of activities provide fun for all ages…just one of the JOYS of living in a small, event oriented community!

STROLL IN THE GLOWSaturday, December 1, 5:30 pm • Avenue of the Fountains

Enjoy street music, a live nativity scene and a ceremony for the official lighting of the Avenue of the Fountains, where 60,000 lights provide a wonderful holiday glow, various holiday scenes and a fun place to enjoy winter evenings.   Local businesses stay open late, offering lots of warmth and good cheer.

Santa and his elf arrive on the Avenue, so have your list ready!        Admission is free

“ELVES VILLAGE” BY SONORAN LIFESTYLE  At Stroll in the Glow, Saturday, Dec 1  5:30-8 pm

Bring the kids by Elves Village at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate during Stroll in the Glow for an ornament craft and cookie.  There’s also a North Pole Mail Box for Letters to Santa.  Adults will enjoy the “Adult Time-Out” inside with beverages and good cheer.  We’ll have letters to sign for the troops, too!


BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Saturday December 1, 9am, Fountain Hills Community Center.

This is a popular annual event sponsored by the Fountain Hills Noon Kiwanis.  Kiddies get to dine with Santa and have a photo opportunity.  Cost is $7…check to make sure tickets are available…they are not sold at the door!  Santa Breakfast

Fountain Hills, Arizona, Pointsettia Tree, Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association

The Memorial Pointsettia Tree is a popular holiday sight on the Avenue of the Fountains

FOUNTAIN HILLS POINTSETTIA TREE – This year’s Poinsettia Tree will be placed on the Avenue of the Fountains on Nov. 29.   The Tree is a fundraiser for the Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association and offers pointsettias at a cost of $20 to have a pointsettia placed in honor of a friend or loved one.


Sponsored by Burling’s Ton of Trains, view the display December 1, through January 3rd.

Fountain Hills Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa

Kids will enjoy Breakfast With Santa on December 1

GINGERBREAD JUNCTION:   Tree Decorating & Kids Crafts, Community Center

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 8 when Gingerbread Junction, comes to the Fountain  Hills Community Center from 10 am to 2 pm.  Participate in tree decorating, ornament crafts, a sing-a-long, visit from Santa and musical performances.  Visit the Train Display, too!

ART IN THE PARK:   Saturday, December 1, 9am – 4pm, Plaza Fountainside, 12645 N. Saguaro Blvd.

A delightful way to spend a Saturday morning…check out Art in the Park where local artists display loveley gift-giving ideas…or just a little something for yourself!  Stop in at Euro Cafe for a view-tastic break, lunch or dinner.  Located at the Plaza Fountainside overlooking the Fountain. Free Admission. Free Parking

RIVER OF TIME MUSEUM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE;  Saturday and Sunday, December 1 – 2;  Community Center

Looking for an unusual holiday gift?  Something unique to our Town?  You can find it in the River Bank Store!  Enjoy Free Admission to the River of Time Museum, along with with cookies and punch. Explore the captivating past of the Lower Verde Valley and the fascinating story of the Four Peaks Amethyst mine. 480-837-2612, www.riveroftimemuseum.org