Kicking off the festivities is the Town’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, “Carefree Lights Up,” on Saturday, December 3rd. Guests will be entertained by the Cactus Kickers, Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Carolers and Bell Ringers, along with local music talent, Kevin Glenn, who will delight us with the sounds of Christmas.
Carefree Lights Up: Saturday, Dec. 3, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Carefree Desert Gardens.
On December 15, Carefree Art Galleries come to life for Third Thursdays Art Walk. With 15 different galleries featuring unique art pieces, live demonstrations, artist lectures, and more. Begin at any gallery and stroll at your leisure, enjoying an evening of art, music, and culture. Live performances in Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion round out the experience for an evening to remember.
Third Thursdays Art Walk: Every Third Thursday, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm .
Celebrating its sixth year, Chanukah in Carefree brings the community together in celebration of the Festival of Lights. Featuring eight nights of themed activities, local Jewish organizations will take turns hosting the evening festivities and lighting the 6.5-foot-tall menorah in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion.
In addition to the holiday celebration, Chanukah in Carefree welcomes all to join in the ‘Spirit of Giving’ to those in need. This year’s selected charity is Foothills Caring Corps. Hosted among the Desert Gardens within the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, guests will enjoy music, food, drinks, raffles, and good company.
Chanukah in Carefree celebrations begin at 5:30 PM nightly:
Sun., Dec. 18 – Temple Chai
Mon., Dec. 19 – Desert Foothills Jewish Community Association
Tue., Dec. 20 – Valley of the Sun JCC Family Night
Wed., Dec. 21 – Jewish Social Group of Cave Creek & Carefree
Thu., Dec. 22 – Phoenix Holocaust Association
Fri., Dec. 23 – The Bauman Family (Shabbat)
Sat., Dec. 24 – Congregation Kehillah (Havdalah)
Sun., Dec. 25 – Community Night