Welcome to the West Valley Home Team's Blog "Out and About in Litchfield Park," featuring things to do in Phoenix's West Valley, including Litchfield Park, Goodyear and the surrounding areas. If you have an event that you would like to add contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd be glad to add it. Don't miss this week's fun events like holiday light displays, a luminary hike and Christmas dinner at the Wigwam!
Holiday Light Displays
Litchfield Park Home Tour of Lights. Every year the residents of Litchfield Park light up the town with their holiday light displays. So load up the family and some hot cocoa and enjoy!
Arizona Celebration of Lights now thru Jan 1st. Drive through a mile-long show featuring hundreds of animated figures, tunnels and arches made with more than 7 million lights! This 14th annual light show also has Santa's Village where you can take photos with Santa and sip hot cocoa. There's also a train ride, bounce houses and a giant slide. Located at the Phoenix Event Comples at 2209 N 99th Ave. The fee is $15 per car. For more information including hours visit www.arizonacelebrationoflights.com. Buy your tickets at Walgreens and save!
Glendale Glitters now through Jan 14th. Historic Downtown Glendale lights up with 1.5 million holiday lights from 6pm to 10pm each night. While your there shop for bargains in numerous antique stores and enjoy dinner at one of Glendale's restaurants. For more information visit the http://www.glendaleaz.com/events/ website.
Wednesday, December 21st
Winter Solstice Hike at White Tank Mountain Regional Park. Enjoy a dark hike under a sliver of a moon and learn about the history of the people that used this area between 400 and 900 A.D. Bring a flashlight to this 2 hour hike. No dogs allowed. Meet at Area 4. Hike starts at 7pm. There is a $6 per vehicle park entry fee. For more information visit www.maricopa.gov.
Thursday, December 22nd
Desert Wash Hike at White Tank Mountain Regional Park. Join the park rangers for this hike in the Mesquite Wash (could be challenging for small children or those with physical limitations due to the rough terrain). The ranger will discuss the local plants and animals and hikers will get a unique view of the geology that formed the White Tanks. Meet at Area 9 at 10am. No dogs allowed. There is a $6 per vehicle park entry fee. For more information visit www.maricopa.gov.
Friday, December 23rd
Luminary Hike at White Tank Mountain Regional Park. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy the beautiful view of luminaries lined up along the flat 1/4 mile Black Rock Short Loop trail from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm Friday night. Afterward enjoy marshmallows, and hot chocolate or hot tea by the campfire. No dogs allowed. Black Rock Short Loop is located at Area 4. There is a $6 per vehicle park entry fee. For more information visit www.maricopa.gov.
Sunday, December 25th
Christmas Day Family Dinner at the Wigwam in Litchfield Park. The Wigwam is offering two dining choices for Christmas dinner for those that don't want to cook. Red's Bar & Grill will be hosting a buffet from 11am to 7pm. The cost is $33 for adults, $17 for Children 4-12 and Children under 4 are free. Litchfield'd will be offering a three course dinner from 3pm to 8pm for $33 per person. For more information visit www.wigwamresort.com.