As the bell tolls at 5 p.m. on December 11, the lighting of 6,000 luminarias will fill the courtyards and walkways of Tlaquepaque’s Arts & Crafts Village in Sedona, Arizona, to mark the 46th year of this highly anticipated holiday tradition – The Festival of Lights.
The River of Life Tabernacle Choir will perform, now in its 25th year, as they carry on the cherished celebration of singing seasonal hymns and holiday favorites.
A visit from Santa, free cider and lively musical entertainment will be celebrated throughout the evening, and the festivities will run from 3-8 p.m.
Tlaquepaque, a Sedona landmark since 1970, treats visitors to a unique shopping and dining experience. It’s a favorite place to stroll, especially during the holidays.
This arts and crafts village, modeled after Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque, you will find beautiful shops, galleries and restaurants – the perfect place to do your holiday shopping.
On December 18 from 3-7 p.m. – the village will be adorned with decorative lights, reminiscent of A Christmas Carol.
However, It’s Tlaquepaque’s Sweet Stroll where Santa will be greeting the little ones, and carolers dressed in finery from Dickens era singing traditional songs.
There may even be a Grinch lurking through the courtyards. Shops will be open and filled with unique gifts and sweet treats.
Visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, located on State Route 179 in Sedona. Free trolley service will be available from the Uptown Municipal parking lot. Visit tlaq.com for more information.