Take trip to Sedona, Arizona for a magical Red Rock Holiday. Every year during the month of December, Sedona undergoes a transformation. Store front windows showcase frosted holiday vignettes, spectacularly lit Christmas trees can be found along Main Street, and lively music can be heard streaming from shops with fabulous gift ideas such as handmade jewelry and local arts and crafts. Each year Sedona transforms itself into a winter wonderland, the ultimate holiday destination in the Southwest.
Bring the family and family pet to see a variety of special events held throughout the month. The annual holiday tree lighting and Santa visit in Uptown Sedona, a First Friday Gallery Tour highlighting artists at receptions throughout participating galleries, the presentation of The Nutcracker by the Sedona Chamber Ballet Company, and the Sedona Railroaders Annual Christmas Model Train Show and other fantastic events. There’s more holiday excitement on the “Holiday Central Calendar.” This event is proudly sponsored by the City of Sedona, Sedona Chamber of Commerce, Sedona Main Street, Diamond Resorts, Aspey, Watkins and Diesel, Cowboy Climb and more.
One of the most fascinating things about Sedona, the beautiful red rock landscapes, are enhanced by the crystal clear winter air, seasonal foliage, and oftentimes snow. With the addition of holiday wreaths, Christmas décor, carolers wandering the streets, and the scent of free hot chocolate and cider, the spirit of the holidays is absolutely catching! Come share in the camaraderie and excitement this special place, Sedona, offers families and friends for this magical season.
A highly recommended place to stay to experience “Holiday Central” wonderland is El Portal Sedona Hotel. The boutique hotel was just named top 10 Hotels in the Southwest by Condé Nast Travelers Magazine, and the Best Pet Friendly Hotel in the U.S.A. by 10best.com and USAToday. The luxury inn prides itself on providing the best in Sedona lodging. With twelve spacious suites that are all unique in design and amenities, owners Steve and Connie Segner are happy to share a beautiful holiday season with their guests, the two and four-legged variety. It is a pet friendly hotel where there are no pet fees, only welcome baskets! El Portal offers personalized concierge services for Sedona to guests; planning guided Grand Canyon tours, jeep tours, wine tours, vortex tours, spa treatments, advising on hiking trails, mountain biking paths, hot air balloon rides and so much more.
Start a new winter tradition, make this year’s holiday experience unforgettable – take a trip to Sedona for “Holiday Central” and be a part of the magic!