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Some fun festive things to do this weekend in Arizona November 30 until December 2

88.7 The Pulse has found 14 fun things for you to do this weekend!

We aim to keep you entertained the next three days, Friday through Sunday, November 30th to December 2nd.

It’s a family fun adventure at the 30th Annual Peoria Old Town Holiday Festival. 20 tons of snow will be imported to play in. There are pony rides and carnival rides. Food and drink vendors are ready to serve you. Who can forget holiday shopping? It’s everything you need for fun! 5 to 10 p.m. in Old Town Peoria. Visit peoriaaz.gov/specialevents for more information.

The Tempe Center for the Arts presents Movies on the Edge: The Nightmare Before Christmas. Are you or a friend a fan of Robot Chicken ? Enjoy a FREE meet and greet with stop motion animator Rich Zim from The Cartoon Network’s comedy series, Robot Chicken. No RSVP or tickets needed. The event will take place Friday, November 30th at 6 p.m. It will be followed by the full-length feature “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Rich Zim will host a question and answer session after the film. The entire experience is FREE! Need more details? Go to tempecenterforthearts.com

88.7 The Pulse mix-master DJ Tsunami will be blending the beats at Stacy’s @ Melrose. Not just any club, this is Stacy’s @ Melrose…. located at the heart of the popular downtown Melrose District near the iconic curve on 7th Avenue just north of Indian School Road. The party starts at 9 p.m Friday November 30th and goes until 2 a.m the next day. Expect his signature sound of 80s, 90s, and now. Craft brews on tap, spacious patio, and the friendliest bartenders in town combine to make an unforgettable Friday night out! Whether it’s girls or guys night out, birthday celebrations, or a craving to dance, Stacy’s is the place! Casual atmosphere with an ambiance and charm of an old-world cathedral featuring walls with local community artists work. Call 602 264 1700 for more info and online at stacysatmelrose.com

Seeking a scholarship for your hard-working student? The theme for the 2018 Christmas Idea House is “A Family Christmas.” Christmas Idea House Luxury Tour & Holiday Shopping is an annual fundraiser for Desert Club of Mesa, a non-profit women’s organization for over 70 years. This year promises to be a “destination to remember” for visitors and shoppers alike who crave something truly unique for the holidays! All purchases awarded as scholarships for East Valley High School students. To date, Desert Club of Mesa has gifted more than $2 million in scholarships. Desert Club works all year long to make Christmas items available to the public at the annual Christmas Idea House & Luxury Home Tour located in Gilbert. The soiree kicks off Friday, November 30th from 4 to 8 p.m. It continues Saturday, December 1st from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Tickets and more information are available at ChristmasIdeaHouse.org.

The 36th Annual Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade will go down Friday and Saturday afternoon. The festival launches Friday, November 30th from 5-10:30 p.m with a carnival. 12 awesome attractions for both kids and kids at heart will be in play. The festival marches on Saturday, December 1st from Noon until 11 p.m. A community parade will begin at 3:30 p.m that day featuring beautifully decorated floats. Each year there are 1,000 parade participants. Indulge in an assortment of mouthwatering grub such as corn dogs, hot dogs, southern comfort food, gourmet grilled cheese, Hawaiian BBQ and so much more. Need to know more? queencreekparade.org

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It’s the 50th Anniversary of the Tempe Festival of the Arts! That means back in 1968, your Mom, Grandma, or Aunt were likely strolling the same sidewalks you are today. Maybe even your Dad, Grandpa, or Uncle were there! The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a well-loved community event that showcases over 350 artists from around the country. Celebrate the achievement starting Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd, located on Mill Avenue in Tempe. Each day will offer food, drink, art, and fun from 10 a.m until 5:30 p.m. Get the 411 at tempefestivalofthearts.com

The 23rd Annual Arizona Asian Festival will happen at Scottsdale Civic Center Park, Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd. The festival is representing 18 diverse Asian cultures throughout the world. Beginning at 10 a.m through 5 p.m, the event includes cultural performances, a fashion show, marketplace, and tea garden. You also cannot forget the delicious culinary taste of Asia! FREE to attend for all ages. More info at arizonaasianfestival.com

When it comes to fun, the Annual Holiday Boutique is hard to beat. Looking for unique and memorable gifts for your loved ones? How about beautiful décor to add to your home? The 23rd Annual Hometown Holiday Boutique is the perfect event! The boutique not only features incredible craftsmanship by local talented artisans and crafters, but also an array of activities such as DIY make and take crafts, pictures with Santa, a book sale, live entertainment and much more. This event is FREE and friendly for all ages. 9 a.m to 4 p.m Saturday, December 1st at Sundance Crossings. More details at buckeyeaz.gov.

Magic on Monroe is a FREE family event. Wear your jammies, bring your chairs and blankets for a fun holiday evening. All activities including cookie decorating, hot cocoa bar, ornament making, candy cane hunt are free of charge while supplies last. Food vendors will be onsite with treats for the movie. At dusk (approx. 6 p.m) the Christmas classic film, Elf will be shown. The 3rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will immediately follow the film. Saturday, December 1st from 4 to 9 p.m. buckeyeaz.gov

It’s not a mall. It’s not a flea market. It’s not even a craft fair. It’s Phoenix Holiday Market. Shop local this holiday season & make a difference in your community! Sunday, December 2nd from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Over 25 vendors are on site. $5 admission includes drinks, a limited-edition tote bag, fun DIY projects, holiday portraits and photo booth fun, gift-wrapping, and more! uniquemarkets.com/phoenix

Check back often as we update our list of things to do this weekend in Arizona.

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.




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