Saturday, December 8
Christmas Party for Kids: 9-11 a.m. Riordan Mansion, 409 West Riordan Road. This annual party for kids is FREE. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus at Riordan Mansion where there will be cookies, crafts and stories. Pie the Belgian Draft Horse will be on hand for visiting and her sleigh will be a perfect backdrop for photos - we'll even print them for you. Just Desserts will be playing festive music in the West House. Don't miss this event. This is an annual event but it will be better than ever. 928-779-4395. www.azstateparks.com/riordan-mansion/events.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse, 11 W Cherry Ave. In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Audiences won't believe the mayhem, and the fun, when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on. Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy to be delivered to local children through Toys for Tots. www.theatrikos.com/.
Santa Saturdays at Aspen Place at the Sawmill: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aspen Place at the Sawmill, 332 Regent St. Come visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus every Saturday through Christmas at the Village at Aspen Place from. Photos are not provided but guests are welcomed to use their own photography. This is a free event. www.aspenplace.com/events/santa-saturdays/.
Breakfast with Santa: 9-10:30 a.m. Orpheum Presents, 15 W Aspen Ave. Save the date, because Breakfast with Santa is back! Breakfast with Santa is taking place at the Weatherford Hotel in Downtown Flagstaff this winter! Join Santa for pictures, a hot buffet-style breakfast, music, crafts, and holiday memories downtown. There will be two breakfasts, Dec. 8 and 15. There are only 60 tickets available for each Saturday, and will go on sale soon. Check back to this Facebook page for updates on when & where to buy tickets for Breakfast with Santa. www.facebook.com/events/529146674209748/.
NAU Annual Holiday Ceramics Sale: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ceramics Complex, Building 80, 1919 South Lonetree Road. A fabulous array of ceramic objects made by faculty and students will be for sale at affordable prices. Proceeds are used for student scholarships.
Annual Arts and Craft Fair: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Peaks Senior Living and The Peaks Health and Rehabilitation, 3150 N. Winding Brook Rd. The Peaks Senior Living Community & the Peaks Health and Rehabilitation annual Arts and Craft fair: Local vendors will be selling handmade gifts for the upcoming holiday season. The Arts and Craft fair benefits the Coconino Senior Living Foundation, a nonprofit charity formed in 1988 to help low-income seniors that need extra assistance in their homes.
Northern Arts Christmas Fine Art & Craft Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The American Legion, 204 W Birch Ave. Flagstaff artists, lunch available, raffle supporting local Post 3, Free admission.
The 40th Annual Holiday Program: 10:30-11:45 a.m. Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library, 300 W. Aspen Ave. Join library staff for stories, songs, crafts and a visit from a special guest.www.flagstaffpubliclibrary.org.
Youth Orchestra Northern Arizona Winter Concert: 3-4 p.m. Coconino High School Mini Auditorium, 2801 N. Izabel St. Youth Orchestra Northern Arizona presents its winter concert, featuring Bach, Corelli, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff, and featuring soloist Tanner Dodt. All ages welcome. Donations accepted at the door. www.orchestrana.org.
A Christmas Carol Suite in Modern Bare Feet: 7:30-9 p.m. Clifford E. White Theater, NAU Campus. The Holiday Classic like you've never seen it before — in dance! Join us for our premier performance of A Christmas Carol in dance. Director Gina Darlington and choreographers in Canyon Movement Company have created a NEW holiday show. Aerial dance, a stilt walker, youth dancers, multi-media including film, modern choreography and new music! 928-774-3937. $14-19. www.canyonmovementcompany.org.
Flagstaff Nissan Subaru's Inaugural Pawtraits Charity & Adoption Event: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Flagstaff Nissan Subaru, 4910 E Marketplace Drive. Bring the whole family, including your furry best friends, and snap a fun photo with Santa. Plus, let your pet run free in the dog park on-site while you enjoy some complimentary snacks and drinks. We're excited to partner with Coconino Humane Association. A $20 donation is recommended and 100% of the proceeds will benefit this CHA. Plus, if you're looking to meet your new best friend there will be animals on-site for adoption. www.flagstaffnissansubaru.com/pawtraits.htm.
Flagstaff Medical Center Code Red Blood Drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Flagstaff Medical Center / Northern AZ Healthcare Training Dept., 1000 N. Humphreys, Suite 241. Donors who make an appointment and keep it in December will receive an additional 700 points in our Rewards Store, enough for a $10 movie gift certificate. In addition, donors will receive a voucher for a pizza slice and soda, compliments of Fratelli Pizza. www.bloodhero.com.
Flagstaff Beginnings City Tours: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Enjoy Flagstaff / City RV Parking Lot, 116 W. Phoenix Ave. Discover the story of Flagstaff's Beginnings on a fun and informational 2-hour driving tour. Our journey will take us across millions of years of time, where we uncover the foundation of the place we now call home.www.enjoyflagstaff.com/flagstaff-tours/flagstaff-beginnings-city-tour/.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas: 9:30 a.m. The Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave. www.orpheumflagstaff.com.
Mario Kart Double Dash Video Game Tournament: 3-5 p.m. Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 1520 S Riordan Ranch St. Once again Bookmans Flagstaff and Kikori Con are partnering up another video game tournament and this time we're going old school. Sign-ups start at 3 p.m. with the tournament kicking off at 3:15 p.m.. www.bookmans.com/events/mario-kart-double-dash-on-game-cube-tournament/.
Bookmans Ukulele Holiday Jamboree: 6-7:30 p.m. Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 1520 S Riordan Ranch St. A day of celebrating the ukulele. Our instructor, Kehau Kuhi Leitz, has years of ukulele performance and teaching experience. These Jam sessions bring us together through our shared love of music and this great little instrument. www.bookmans.com/events/ukulele-holiday-jamboree/.
Codependent Anonymous: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Northern Arizona University Eastburn Education Building, Room #208. 12-step program that steers us from a path of self-defeating behaviors towards healthy, loving relationships with our spirituality, ourselves and others. www.coda.org.
Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 6134 Black Bill Rd. (Just 7 miles past the Flagstaff Mall heading North). Get your Christmas shopping done in one place. You will find an assortment of Christmas gifts & decorations, crafts, Orthodox Christian gifts and books. We will also have delicious homemade baked treats that are sure to please every palate, including gluten-free goodies and homemade Baklava which may be ordered & reserved in advance. To reserve your 8″ X 8″ pan of Baklava, call Tammy at 928-526-1733. www.holycrossflagstaff.org/.
Rock Nine Returns to the Zoo!: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Museum Club, 3404 Historic East Route 66. Come out and celebrate the holiday season with us on the best dance floor in town. www.facebook.com/rocknine/.
Sunday, December 9
NAU Clay Club Annual Holiday Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ceramics Complex, Building 80, 1919 South Lonetree Road. A fabulous array of ceramic objects made by students and faculty will be for sale at affordable prices. Proceeds are used for student scholarships.
PineStories Story Slam: 4-6 p.m. Firecreek Coffee Company, 22 Historic Rte 66.The theme for this slam is "I Want To Believe" PineStories is a competitive, nonfiction storytelling event. Each storyteller will tell their true story on the theme "I Want To Believe" in under 12 minutes without notes. We have 6 storyteller slots available for this event. Judges will be selected before the show and will submit their anonymous scores at the conclusion. Scores will be tallied and the winner announced at the end of the show. Want to tell a story? www.facebook.com/pinestories.
Holiday Tours at Riordan Mansion: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Riordan Mansion, 409 West Riordan Road. The Mansion is festively decorated in turn-of-the-century style with wreaths, garlands, greenery, and a towering fir tree trimmed with old-fashioned ornaments. Guided tours include glimpses of folklore and traditions of Christmas, both past and present. Thursdays — Mondays; Tours on the hour. First tour is at 11 a.m.; last tour at 4 p.m. 928-779-4395.
Auditions for "Exit Laughing": 6:30-8:30 p.m. Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse, 11 W Cherry Ave. Theatrikos Theatre Co. announces auditions for "Exit Laughing" directed by Amelia Swann and Mickey Mercer. Roles for four women and one man. A weekly bridge night with the girls takes an unfortunate turn when one in the foursome inconveniently dies. But the longtime friends from Birmingham transform it into the wildest and most exciting night of their lives when they "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game. Performance Date(s): Weekends, Feb 1 — Feb 17, 2019. www.theatrikos.com/.
he Best Christmas Pageant Ever: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse, 11 W Cherry Ave. In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Audiences won't believe the mayhem, and the fun, when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on. Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy to be delivered to local children through Toys for Tots. www.theatrikos.com/.
Christmas in the Mountains - Master Chorale of Flagstaff: 3-5 p.m. NAU's Ardrey Memorial Auditorium, 1115 S Knoles Dr. Ring in the season as NAU's Harter Handbell Choir, Flagstaff High School Choir, Flagstaff Youth Chorale, and guest orchestra join the Master Chorale and Arizona Mountain Chorale. The whole family will enjoy this festive concert of sing-alongs and favorites old (Holst) and new (Whitacre). Christmas in the Mountains is during Chanukah this year, so we'll close the first half with a lighting of the candles and two pieces sung without pause as a set. 928-864-5887. www.masterchorale.net/christmas-in-the-mountains-2018/.
Emma's 15th Annual Absolutely Fabulouse Gift Show: 4-9 p.m. Casa Duarte, 1000 N Humphreys St. Local Handmade Art and Crafts Show. Casa Duarte has geneously donated their space to us Sunday night. Janeece Henes will have her Encaustic creations, Jets Jewlry, Soap Creek Soaps, Jill Sans Art, Rayvan Vialpando , High Style Flag, Landry Mc Means, ACK Creations and Emma Gardner will have ornaments and candles for sale as well. www.emmagardner.com.