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As we approach the Christmas Season, many families continue to be in need of assistance. The Foundation is asking families and businesses to join us in helping the Camp Verde Kiwanis Adopt-A-Family program by providing a toy or gift certificate (Wal-Mart) for children between the ages of 4 through 15. Children over 13 appreciate gift cards rather than a toy. Donations can be brought to the Verde Valley Archaeology Center through December 9.
Join us this holiday season for our annual “Wildlights and Animal Sights” at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary! The holiday light display will be opened to the public every Friday and Saturday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm beginning November 29th through December 28th, 2019. The park will be lighted with festive holiday decorations and spectacular light displays.
Special event admission fee is $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members. Light concessions will be available during the event times inside as our unique gift shop. Remember to purchase that special holiday gift while you’re here. For more information, please call (928) 778-4242.
This event is sponsored by the City of Prescott Office of Tourism, Great Circle Radio and Springhill Suites Marriott.
Also please join us Sunday, December 8th, 2019 for “Santa with the Animals.” Santa will be bringing presents to the animal residents here at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary from 1pm to 3pm! Kids will have their chance to sit on Santa’s lap and let him know what they want for Christmas at the end of the event.
This Christmas season, the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival is proud to present Charles Dickens’s classic tale A Christmas Carol, the premiere of our very own adaptation by Claire Wittman.
In this creative retelling of a holiday classic, we meet all of our favorite colorful Dickens characters such as Jacob Marley, Nephew Fred, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and most importantly, Ebeneezer Scrooge. Ebeneezer Scrooge hates Christmas, particularly because tidings and good cheer threaten his coin purse. But fortunately for Mr. Scrooge, three ghosts interrupt his slumber to give him some timely perspective through glimpses of his own past, present, and future. In one night, Scrooge learns the importance of love, generosity, and holiday spirit.
FlagShakes revitalizes this classic play with their characteristic style. Our veteran actor, director and choreographer, Hannah Fontes, last seen co-directing and choreographing Indecent, brings her fast-paced and movement-oriented direction to the play. Weaving through this story we have an inclusive mix of familiar Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holiday tunes arranged by Claire Wittman and music directed by Maya Rappaport. Furthermore, Mary Guarauldi will richly costume our star-studded group of local favorites: Jim Dugan (Scrooge), Lee Bryant (Narrator) and Jed Hayes (Bob Cratchit), among other familiar faces.
This sensory and spiritual delight will take place in Northern Arizona University’s historic Ashurst Hall from December 13th-29th. For more information about the play, visit us at FlagShakes.org. And to purchase tickets to A Christmas Carol, just click the link: https://flagshakescarol.brownpapertickets.com.
We did the modern Nutcracker for fourteen years, the longest consecutive run of the Nutcracker in Flagstaff. Last year, we felt it was time for something new and exciting. It was a risk doing a new show, but our audience and supporters loved this new production and saw it as a refreshing change from the traditional dance production of the season. We anticipate alternating dance performances in the future each December with the Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol.
Since this is a new show for us and our patrons, we especially need your help getting the word out. An interview, front page photo (or any photo) would be fabulous, and/or an article about our encore performance of A Christmas Carol in Dance. There are about 50 dancers, young and old, who could liven up an article or a picture.
- We will perform for over 1000+ students free on Friday December 6th (like the FSO lollipop show, but we take it to their school) including Leupp School, Coconino High School, De Miguel Elementary, and St. Francis de Asis. On Thursday, December 12, we will perform for Thunderbird School from Tuba City.
- We have a cast of over 50 community members who want their friends and neighbors to know about their show.
- This is a community event, utilizing dancers from all over including FALA, Canyon Dance Academy, NPA, Momentum Aerial, local independent dancers and choreographers, and NAU theater department.
- Our annual performance is seen by thousands of people, who count on you to let them know when it’s happening.
- We are a 501-c-3 non-profit organization, including a professional adult dance company that tours internationally, and a school of dance to train young dancers and give them opportunities to perform.
- Ticket prices are relatively low. A family of 4 can attend for about $66.
As you can see, we do our best to present our event to the community, doing numerous free performances, trying to reach all different groups of people. If you can, we would love your help to get the word out. Thank you for all you do to help us and other arts organizations.
The next event in Downtown Flagstaff is Breakfast with Santa, which is on December 7th and December 14th from 9am-10am at the Historic Weatherford Hotel. Grab your family & friends to enjoy a warm and tasty buffet-style breakfast, holiday crafts, carols and music. There are only 60 tickets available for each Saturday, to reserve and purchase your tickets call 928-779-1919 ext. 430. For updates, check out our Facebook page.
When: Saturday, December 14 from 9-2pm
Why: Because this is where you see the best holiday cheer!
Sugar Skull Rolling Cafe will be there too.
Annual Christmas Craft Bazaar & Parade of Lights
Camp Verde Parks & Recreation reminds every one of our annual Christmas Craft Bazaar and Parade of Lights Saturday, December 14th. Register now for your entry in the parade for its 19th year. The parade kicks off at 6:00 pm along Main Street in Downtown and registration is free. Floats should be decorated with plenty of lights for this night time parade to make a bright spectacle for our parade watchers. There is no theme for the parade, just a fun time for all and a chance to use your imagination to decorate. Get your community group, business or friends together and schedule a fun night. Past entries include ATVs, firetrucks, big commercial trucks and construction equipment as well as, of course, horses and wagons. Free registration forms are available through Visitcampverde.com then click on events. The parade also includes the official arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in their sleigh followed by time with Santa afterwards.
The Christmas Craft bazaar is held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Community Center Gym at 51 E. Hollamon Street with 45 vendors from the Verde Valley and beyond. Come browse the large selection of Christmas decorations and unique handmade gifts for family and friends in our warm indoor facility, plus a few outside. This is a great chance to find special gifts for Christmas and maybe something for yourself.
.After the parade come to the Community Center Gym for your chance to talk to Santa and take your own pictures. There is no admission charge for the Craft Bazaar and no registration fee for the Parade of Lights. Contact Camp Verde Parks & Recreation to register or with questions 395 S. Main St. Camp Verde or (928)554-0820 and press 3 or Visitcampverde.com.
The Town of Camp Verde Parks & Recreation is excited to announce their annual Christmas Craft Bazaar at the Community Center Gym—51 E Hollamon Street. The bazaar will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Browse unique crafts, decorations, and Christmas gifts from crafters of the Verde Valley and beyond. Admission is free. Follow this event on the Town of Camp Verde Parks & Recreation Facebook page.
The free Winter Movie Series at the Orpheum Theater which starts on Saturday, November 30th! We’ll show family favorites every Saturday morning, November 30th to December 21st. We will be showing The Grinch (2018) 11/30
Home Alone 12/7
Polar Express (with a special surprise!) 12/14
Elf 12/21 Doors open at 9:30 am with crafts and fun activities, and the movie begins at 10:00 am!
The Grinch is showing 11/30