It’s time to celebrate the holidays! Whether you’re looking for a festive family outing or are interested in the spirit of giving, here are some suggestions for avoiding the holi-daze and making #ChandlerMemories in Arizona this holiday season.

Sugarland in Downtown Chandler


Take a sweet holiday stroll in Downtown Chandler through Sugarland, an interactive experience of holiday decorations on display in Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West from Saturday, November 26th to Monday, January 2nd. Snap selfies in a candy sleigh next to the famous Tumbleweed Tree, slide down a “fruit rollup” slide, dance through candy canes, and climb over giant marshmallows spilling out from a life-size cup of hot chocolate. In the evening, from 5 to 10 p.m., Sugarland’s Canal of Lights illuminates the Commonwealth Canal walkway with more than 500 colored lights timed to dance holiday music.

AR Workshop - DIY Kit at Home

AR Workshop - Chandler

One way to make memories in Chandler during the holidays is to create something made especially by you. For some inspiration, check out AR Workshop, a DIY studio where you can craft holiday sentiments via hands-on classes that teach you how to build custom home decor from raw materials. Or you can purchase DIY to-go projects that allow you to choose a design, project and paint colors with materials and instructions provided, such as holiday ornament kits.

Burst of Butterflies

Burst of Butterflies

Continue your holiday crafting with additional DIY kits from Burst of Butterflies, offering pottery, canvases, and crafts to-go boxes or make your way to Arizona Soap Supply to gather supplies to make homemade soaps, lotions, bath bombs and lip balm– perfect for holiday gifting.Shea Butter Bar

Shea Butter Bar

Need a little self-care and have a knack for more DIY activities? You absolutely should check out the Shea Butter Bar in North Chandler. Not only do they sell top-quality, 100% organic unrefined Shea butter from Ghana along with natural hair products, you can also enjoy one of their 'Sip & Whip" where you can make your own custom shea butter. 

Mingle + Graze Board

Mingle + Graze

Love cheese and charcuterie boards? You're in luck! Mingle + Graze, located in Historic Downtown Chandler, has monthly cheese board classes. Be sure to check on their website for details. Enjoy a bottle of wine and learn the art of charcuterie! If you're not able to attend a class, be sure to head over for "Wine Wednesdays" where you can sip on a bottle of wine and enjoy a cheese board or pop in for a date night on Fridays from 4pm - 8pm for a board and bottle with your loved one!

Down Time Wines - Wine Rack

Down Time Wines

Want to put a unique twist to wine tasting? Head over to Down Town Wines and enjoy a selection of their 40+ handcrafted wines. For even more fun, custom make your own wine label! Tastings are available during their normal business hours.  

Chandler Fire Department Holiday Toy Drive

Chandler Fire Department Holiday Toy Drive

Give a local child the joy of discovering a new toy under the tree by donating a gift to the annual Chandler Fire Department Holiday Toy Drive. Benefiting Chandler children in need, the drive will be held on Saturday, December 3th from 2 to 7 p.m. at Chandler Fashion Center, in the valet parking lot of the south-facing entry point near the Food Court. Drive-up drop-off only toy donations will be accepted in the Southwest parking lot next to the valet parking area. Anyone who donates a new, unwrapped toys or giftcards receives a ride in the fire truck. 

Any donation of new, unwrapped toys, or gift cards will be provided a ride in the fire truck. All donations will be distributed to Chandler children in need.

In addition, toys can be dropped off from Nov. 14 through Dec. 12 at all of Chandler’s fire stations and the Fire Administration Headquarters (HQ) located at 151 E. Boston St.

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