The Musical Instrument Museum in north Phoenix is open on Christmas Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a beautiful museum, and its somewhere a family of all ages will enjoy.
Go to the movies
All the favorites are out, newly released and holiday favorites.
You really can’t go wrong with a hike in Arizona. Stay in town, go to the mountains, our even south towards Tucson, but there is always beauty to be found in our desert. Many are open on Christmas Day. Check online or call before you go. It will be a great opportunity to try out any new gear you received for Christmas. Here are a few hiking trails that should be open are Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak, South Mountain, Cave Creek Regional Park, Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, and McDowell Mountain Regional Park.
Go to ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo
From 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., the Phoenix Zoo is open for ZooLights, with almost 4 million lights and hundreds of displays. The lights are inspired by the zoo’s residents animals. You won’t be able to see many animals at night, but it’s really all about the lights. Use your imagination and walk the Zoo’s amazing holiday night feature.
CitySkate in Downtown Phoenix will be open on Christmas Day. It’s an outdoor skating rink on real ice. Can you believe it? Here in the desert. There are also several synthetic ice skating rinks set up just for the holidays. Check the holiday events schedule to find these rinks, which are typically located at shopping malls or local resorts. To skate indoors on Christmas Day, visit AZ Ice.