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Calling All Carolers!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Tenor, Alto, Soprano, Bass, Baritone, or Tone Deaf, CityScape in Downtown Phoenix invites you to bring your singing voice, and your holiday spirit, to the NRG Ice Rink Friday at noon for a “random act of Christmas culture kindness.”

67505_004It’s sorta like a green and red flash mob, minus Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Thousands of carolers of all ages and talent levels are expected to take part in this mass sing-along of all the holiday favorites from noon to 12:30.  A similar vocal venture was masterminded last year at Scottsdale’s Fashion Square.

Kay Randolph of Scottsdale’s Mountain View Presbyterian Church will lead the cavalry of carolers through all the Christmas classics, capped by a rousing Hallelujah chorus.

After the caroling is done, everyone is encouraged to stay and use the ice rink for $10/each. The fee includes rental valuable coupons for CityScape restaurants and retailers. Caroling, skating and a late lunch perhaps?

Ample parking for this event is available in the CityScape garage at 1st Street and Washington.

The Holidays Happen Here

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Christmas is a little over a week away, which  means Downtown Phoenix’s holiday event calendar is reaching a crescendo.

If you’re looking for a special holiday date idea or ways to occupy visiting friends and family, Downtown Phoenix offers a unique blend of music, theater, dance, comedy and parties that encapsulate the spirit of the season.

Saturday, Dec. 17 / Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding

Now in its 11th year, the Valley’s own jingle bell rocker Alice Cooper hosts this star-studded event at Comerica Theatre, which includes Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, Arizona Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Tubes, a performance from Alice Cooper himself, and much more. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets begin at $38. For more information visit

Saturday, Dec. 17 / Adam Carolla

Popular radio personality and former host of “The Man Show” and “Loveline,” comedian Adam Carolla, returns to Downtown’s historic Orpheum Theatre to offer up his unique takes on the holiday season and to support his recent book release, “In 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks.” Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are priced $32.50-$56.45.

snowdaySunday, Dec. 18 / Snow Day

It’s a winter wonderland at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, with hands-on activities for kids of all ages. 20 tons of snow will fall on the museum’s front lawn for children to frolic in. The fun starts at 9 a.m. and admission is $11. For more information visit

Tuesday, Dec. 20 / Great Russian Nutcracker

Comerica Theatre again plays host to the exquisite dancing, music and costumes of the Great Russian Nutcracker. Every year’s performance is different from the last and the 2011 version offers an Act II setting in the “Land of Peace and Harmony,” and sees the introduction of a new character, the Christmas Dove.  Show starts at 7:30 and tickets are $20-$85.

Every Day / Ice Skating at CityScape

The NRG Ice Rink is back at CityScape and nearly double the size of last year’s sheet! Rink hours are as follows:

Through Sunday, Dec. 18 the rink will be open Monday-Friday 5-11 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 3-11 p.m.

Dec. 19-Jan. 1 the rink will be open daily 3-11 p.m.

Jan. 2-Jan. 11 the rink will be open Monday-Friday 5-11 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 3-11 p.m.

Rink use is $10, which includes skate rental.

Wednesday, Dec. 21 / Holiday Family Program at Rosson House

Families are invited to historic Ross House Museum at Heritage and Science Park for a day of making holiday decorations and munching on holiday treats. Receive complimentary admission with the donation of any new or slightly used book to benefit local charities. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information visit

With 366 events in 48 days, Downtown Phoenix has something for everyone this holiday season.

NRG Ice Rink Returns To CityScape

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Why should outdoor holiday ice skating be reserved for Rockefeller Center and backwoods ponds in the Midwest?

CS Ice Rink-9WEBCityScape and NRG have again joined forces to bring skating to the most unlikeliest of places: Downtown Phoenix.

This Saturday, the holiday season gets a fantastic kickstart with the opening of the NRG Ice Rink at Patriot’s Square, along with the ceremonial lighting of CityScape’s holiday tree.

The fun begins at 4 p.m., with the tree lighting commencing at 6:30. There will be a visit from Santa, hot chocolate, and other treats.

Double the size of last year’s inaugural rink, the NRG Ice Rink will be open throughout the holiday season. Admission is $10 per person, which includes skate rental. Dates and hours of operation are as follows:

Nov. 25 through Dec. 18

Monday-Friday 5-11 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday 3-11 p.m.

Dec. 19 through Jan. 1

3-11 p.m. daily

Jan. 2 through Jan. 11

Monday-Friday 5-11 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday 3-11 p.m.

For more great holiday events in Downtown Phoenix visit the Holidays Happen Here home page.