Dine in Igloos, Enjoy Additional Safe Activities at Hilton Sedona’s Winter Wonderland

From Dec. 15 through the end of the year, guests and locals alike at Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock can look forward to a unique and elevated holiday experience, from winter wonderland décor to igloo dining and much more. Featuring Executive Chef Brandon Park’s seasonally inspired entrees and a selection of artisan cocktails, the resort’s whimsical igloos are the perfect way to celebrate the holidays in an intimate and safe setting under the stars. Following dinner, guests are invited to gather around the igloo’s private fire pit to roast marshmallows and enjoy Sedona’s star filled skies. The translucent spheres accommodate groups of two to six guests, making them an ideal private, socially-distanced outdoor dining option for couples, families and small groups alike.


Located in the resort’s scenic outdoor garden at ShadowRock Tap + Table, the globes are beautifully furnished and frosted with festive holiday décor.

Hilton Sedona’s igloos are available to resort guests and locals for nightly seating times at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. allowing for a 30-minute deep cleaning and sanitation break between each seating. As the sun sets, the igloos’ sparkling lights illuminate the resort’s scenic outdoor garden, bringing holiday cheer to everyone near.

With wide open spaces and colorful landscapes home to more than 200 hiking and biking trails, social distancing is in Sedona’s DNA. The enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures along with the resort’s commitment to the Hilton CleanStay program remain a top priority throughout the entire resort. Families and guests can enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay from check-in to check-out with new procedures including contactless digital check-in and a Hilton CleanStay room seal to indicate that guest rooms have not been entered since being thoroughly cleaned.

In addition to festive igloo experiences, guests can indulge in a full calendar of holiday events and activities including a holly jolly happy hour, story time with Mrs. Claus, firepit s’mores, festive fitness classes, and much more. A full calendar of activities can be found here. For staycations or remote getaways, guests can book the exclusive Stay & S’more package and save $25 each day.

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is located at 90 Ridge Trail Drive, Sedona, Arizona, 86351. For questions or to book a reservation, please contact the hotel directly at 928-284-4040 or visit www.hiltonsedonaresort.com/save.

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12th Annual Festival of Trees – At Home for the Holidays A Virtual Affair

Join the Greater Equality Chamber of Commerce (GPECC) and make plans early this year to privately preview the 12th Annual Festival of TreesAt Home for the Holidays A Virtual Affair on either December 1st, 2nd or 3rd at your convenience. Then sign up and plan to watch the big virtual celebration on Friday, December 4th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.  The 12th Annual Festival of Trees will benefit Kids in Focus. 

An estimated 200 to 300 people are expected to tune into the virtual celebration, including LGBT business owners, allies, local, state and national leaders, and members of the community. There will be one dozen trees on display.  The event will feature trees donated from local organizations, GPECC members, and talented designers. Trees will be auctioned and raffled throughout the evening, and then delivered to winners following the event. Some of the 2020 travel raffle items include an all-inclusive 5-day trip to Puerto Vallarta including all meals, airfare and hotel, plus another 5-day trip to Hawaii including airfare and hotel accommodations. Tickets for the virtual celebration are just $25 or $75 for the VIP experience.  Purchase tickets here.

Legacy Gallery Presents Small Works Show

Legacy Gallery, located at 7178 East Main Street, within the Scottsdale Arts District, is pleased to announce the return of its Annual Small Works Show just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. The exhibit will debut on Thursday, December 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Scottsdazzle-theme Gold Palate ArtWalk; it will remain on display through Thursday, December 31.

Photo courtesy of The Legacy Gallery

Holiday Wine & Dine

Enjoy the splendor of the holiday season with the SHOPS Gainey Village on Thursday, December 3rd from 4:00pm-7:00pm during their fifth annual Holiday Wine and Dine Christmas event! Guests will have plenty of space to social distance while enjoying live music by the Volcano Steel Drum Duo, Electric Violinist, Natasha, The Sahanas Brothers Guitar Duo and Miguel de Maria on Spanish Guitar throughout the expansive shopping center. To put guests in the spirit, festive horse and carriage rides by Scottsdale Horse and Carriage will be available in addition to festive baked goods, coffee and hot chocolate by Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. For those 21 years and older, complimentary wine tastings will be available at selected restaurants. The event is free to attend.

Photo courtesy of The Shops Gainey Village

It’s A Wrap

Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) is seeking groups and individuals to help sponsor and spread joy to families in need this holiday season by participating in the annual JFCS holiday program It’s A Wrap, the only program in the Phoenix area that serves families for both Chanukah and Christmas.


Interested individuals should complete the online form at https://www.jfcsaz.org/donate/ by November 30.  Financial donations to the program will also be graciously accepted.

Questions should be directed to Jayne Plotkin at 602-567-8334.

JFCS clinicians identify families with the most need and compile a brief “wish list” for each. The clinicians match these families with generous sponsors.

Sponsors receive a wish list sharing details about the family and instructions for wrapping the donations at home and dropping off the donations at Martin Pear JCC on Dec. 4. All gifts are tax deductible.

On the day of the event, JFCS staff and volunteers will be waiting curbside to take items from your car. Masks will be worn by all staff and volunteers.

Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash


Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque

Discover unique gifts, and strolling carolers at the Holiday Sweet Stroll on December 19th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The retailers will have their doors open till 7:00 pm celebrating the holidays with sweet treats, special give-a-ways, and discount offers. Featuring some of the best boutiques, galleries and restaurants in Sedona, you are sure to find some special presents for those on your gift list. https://www.tlaq.com/annual-events/sweet-stroll

Photo Courtesy od Tlaquepaque

Yuletide Yoga

Rise and shine! If there’s one thing we all need more of during the holiday season, it’s relaxation. Guests are invited to stave off seasonal stress with a socially-distanced Zen session on Marshall Way Bridge hosted by CA Yoga Barre on Sunday. Purchase tickets here: https://scottsdazzle.com/event/yuletide-yoga-dec-20/

Yuletide Yoga

Rise and shine! If there’s one thing we all need more of during the holiday season, it’s relaxation. Guests are invited to stave off seasonal stress with a socially-distanced Zen session on Marshall Way Bridge hosted by CorePower Yoga on Saturday. Purchase tickets here: https://scottsdazzle.com/event/yuletide-yoga-dec-20/