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Phoenix Experiences to Gift for the Holidays
Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona takes the Symphony Hall stage in grand fashion with the holiday classic, ‘The Nutcracker.’ Celebrate the joy and wonder of the season with Ib Andersen’s ‘The Nutcracker,’ from December 9th – 24th as Tchaikovsky’s cherished score is masterfully performed by The Phoenix Symphony. Follow Clara’s wintry adventures as she battles mischievous mice and charms the Sugar Plum Fairy. Whether this is your first Nutcracker or your 101st, this heartwarming tradition never fails to enchant and draw smiles from all! Looking for good gift ideas, you can even give the gift of dance this holiday season with tickets to one of Ballet Arizona’s spring productions including Giselle, All Balanchine, and An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden. For more information on Ballet Arizona and its upcoming performances, please visit

The Madison Center for the Arts

The Swiss-based theater troupe, Mummenschanz, is coming to The Madison Center for the Arts this November 18th through 20th for its last U.S. performance of its 50th Anniversary production. For its anniversary production – aptly titled “50 Years” – MUMMENSCHANZ will be taking audiences on a journey filled with imagination and poetry, putting on the most beloved sketches from the foundation’s repertoire over the past five decades. To mark the anniversary, Artistic Director Floriana Frassetto has devised a production that will take the public on a 50-year journey through the fascinating world of Mummenschanz. It will take a look back at the most popular, most successful productions of years gone by, featuring legendary characters such as the Clay Masks and the Toilet Paper Faces. The show will also see appearances by the delicate, air-filled Giants, the Pipe Creature and plenty of other bizarre objects and shapes brought to life by the troupe. This fantastic journey through Mummenschanz is lively, humorous, full of affection and brimming with imagination. If you know someone who is a fan of the theatre, consider giving them tickets to one of the Madison Center for the Art’s spring productions that are full of delightful entertainment and storytelling. These productions include Ray on my Mind, All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Music City Hit-Makers: From Nashville, With Strings, and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de José Hernandez. For more information on the Madison Center for the Arts upcoming performances, visit

C2 Tactical
C2 Tactical’s first location opened in Tempe in 2013 and in that same year was voted, ‘Best Indoor Gun Range’ by Official Best of America. In addition to a range, customers can enjoy weapon courses, taser courses, disaster prep courses, fun group packages and shotgun weddings.

When C2 Tactical opened their second location in Scottsdale, it also won the ‘Best Indoor Gun Range’ award for the second time—that’s commitment to service. Families can enjoy the laser simulation room, similar to a video game with a projection screen that's great for target practice with non-weapons. For the adventurous someone who is hard to shop for, C2 Tactical also offers gift cards for both locations and the retail stores. To learn more, please visit

Take your family out to Skate Westgate to enjoy a quaint ice rink in the middle of the West Valley! Make magical memories with your loved ones as you glide through an unforgettable winter wonderland. All skill levels are welcome, whether you’re performing pirouettes or strapping on skates for the first time.

Tickets can be purchased near the rink in Fountain Park. Skating sessions are on a first come, first served basis. We accept credit cards (Visa/Mastercard) only. For more information and the schedule, please visit:

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat, an authentic western town, is nestled in the Tonto National Forest and Superstition Mountain Range. Tortilla Flat has a rich history and is owned and operated by self-appointed Mayor Katie Ellering. With historic sites, restaurant and saloon, country store featuring its world-renowned prickly pear gelato, mercantile and gift shop, museum, nearby hiking trails (ideal for wildflower viewing) and proximity to water activities, Tortilla Flat is the quintessential day trip for locals and visitors, especially during the holiday season. For more information regarding Tortilla Flat, please visit


FunBox Scottsdale

FunBox Scottsdale, also known as the World’s Biggest Bounce Park, opened in October 2022 at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. FunBox is a vibrant, Instagrammable and interactive multi-zone bounce park for children, families and young adults and will be open through February 2023. With 25,000 square feet of continuous jumping zones, there are 10 different play areas that make up this immersive and larger-than-life bounce park installation. For more information regarding FunBox Scottsdale, please visit or @REALFUNBOX on Instagram.