Looking for something to do today?

Looking for something to do today?

Looking for something to do today?

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 25 at 11:24 AM

PHOENIX -- If you're one of the many in search of a way to pass Christmas Day, you're in luck. Going out for Chinese food and hitting your favorite movie theater aren't your only options.

Two popular Valley attractions are open today, and they're both definitely worth a visit.

Sea Life Arizona at Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe is open until 5 p.m. Last admissions are at 4 p.m. As part of its holiday special, adult tickets are just $10 plus tax today. Christmas Day visitors also will receive a free goody bag that include a Sea life Arizona souvenir book, an Arizona Mills coupon book and a free Raising Arizona Kids subscription, among other things.

For more information, call 1-877-526-3960.

Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium in Litchfield Park also is welcoming Christmas Day visitors. It's the perfect chance for you to meet Winter. The baby white tiger is the newest resident of the zoo's nursery.

Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 600 species.

The zoo's last admission is at 5 p.m. The aquarium is open until 9 p.m.

Adult tickets are $29 plus tax; kids 3 to 12 are $14.25 plus tax. Aquarium-only tickets are $16.99 plus tax for adults and $8.99 plus tax for kids.

For more information, call 623-935-WILD (9453).

If animals aren't your thing, you can unleash you inner race-car driver at Octane Raceway. The indoor kart track is open noon-6 p.m. An adult race (16 and older with a valid driver license) is $20.95 and a junior race (10 and older) is $17.95.

Octane Raceway is location at 48th and Washington streets.

For more information, call 602-302-RACE (7223).

If you haven't been miniature golfing in recent history, now might be the time to test your skills. Mesa Golfland is open 3 p.m.-9 p.m.

You can try your hand at mini golf, laser tag and hit the video game arcade.

General admission golf is $7.25. replays are $4.58. A one-hour arcade game card is $8. A two-hour card is $12. Single games are $0.25.

Mesa Golfland is located at 155. W. Hampton Avenue.

Nothing says winter like ice skating.

You can enjoy public skating at Arcadia Ice Arena 1 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m. General admission is $5.50. Skate rental is $2.50

For more information, call 602-957-9966

Finally, there are also some free activities to consider.

You can spend the day at picturesque Lake Pleasant, check out one of the Valleys' many hiking trails or do some catch-and-release fishing at one of the many urban lakes in and around Phoenix.

 

 

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