Seasonal Events

Discover a variety of family-friendly seasonal activities happening at The Phoenician, including our annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k, Breakfast with Santa, traditional Holiday Cactus Garden Tour, and more.

Holiday dining options can be found under individual restaurant pages or visit our culinary offerings page for holiday brunch reservations Culinary Offerings.  


Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5k


7:30 am
Get your workout in before all of the turkey! Click below for more details and registration information.

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Glow in the Dark Golf


Have some fun on the golf course after dark, with our glow in the dark supplies.
Parent supervision is required.
For resort guests.

S'mores & Stargazing


Join a local astronomer as he unlocks the mysteries of the skies above, all while enjoying our S’mores Buffet.
For resort guests.

Breakfast with Santa


9:00am – 12:00pm
A holiday favorite that is sure to capture the spirit of the season. This time honored tradition includes a delicious brunch at Mowry & Cotton, cookie decorating, and a keepsake photo with Santa Claus. Open for local residents and resort guests.
For reservations, dial 480-423-2530.

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Santa's Workshop


Delight in the magic of the holidays and discover the fun of being an elf during the month of December at our very own Santa’s Workshop! Kids and adults alike can participate in complimentary festive games, crafts and culinary activities all while listening to festive music to get in the holiday spirit!
Parent supervision is required.
For resort guests.

Meet Santa Claus


6:00pm – 8:00pm
Get into the holiday spirit as our carolers sing some of your Christmas favorites. Feel free to sing along and don’t forget to stay warm with our fresh hot chocolate and yummy cookies! Santa will be there for all of those last minute requests, so don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures!
For resort and restaurant guests.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

12/22/19 & 12/23/19

Seating 1: Sunday, Dec. 22 at 10:00am
Seating 2: Monday, Dec. 23 at 3:30pm
Spend the hour with Mrs. Claus as she tells some tales about your favorite holiday characters.
The show is complete with magic tricks and enjoying delicious treats. Don’t forget your camera for pictures!
For resort guests.

Holiday Cactus Garden Tour


Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 6:00pm
Enjoy a narrated tour through the resort’s two-acre desert retreat, all adorned with holiday lights. Complimentary cup of hot cocoa or apple cider provided. 24-hour reservations required, dial ext. 2572.
For resort and restaurant guests.

Letters to Santa


Daily, All month long
Is there something special you would like to say to Santa before the holidays are over? Take a moment to leave a special note for Santa in our mailbox outside of Funicians Club. Just address your letter to the North Pole and we will take care of the rest.
Located in the Main Lobby.

S'mores & Stargazing


6:30-7:30pm Join a local astronomer as he unlocks the mysteries of the skies above, all while enjoying our S’mores buffet.
For resort guests.



At Sunset (approx. 5:25pm)
Celebrate Hanukkah with menorah lighting and sufganiyot.
For resort and restaurant guests.




Have a hopping good time with fun activities like face painting, balloon artist, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and our Phoe Phoe’s Easter Egg Hunt!

Memorial Day


Join us for a great kick off to summer. The Phoenician is FIRED UP and ready to cool you off with fun activities, face painting, good treats, and more!

Independence Day


Celebrate America’s Independence in style with tons of fun, food and fireworks at The Phoenician. Don’t miss our weekend full of activities for all ages!

Labor Day


Take time to relax and enjoy the final days of summer here at The Phoenician. Play all day and splash all night with a Dive-In Movie and Glo-at-the-Pho pool party. Fun for all ages!