Friday, Nov. 13

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Field Trip Friday Anthem 

The GMAZ crew traveled to Anthem to experience the America's tallest fresh cut Christmas tree and the outlet shops at Anthem.  

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Here are links and information to places GMAZ visited in Anthem.

The Tallest Christmas Tree at Anthem

America's tallest fresh cut decorated Christmas tree stands at 115 feet. This tree was hand selected from the Shasta Trinity Forest at the California/Oregon border
The tree traveled nearly 750 miles on a 75-foot stretch flatbed trailer.
180 strands of LED lights stretching 3 miles will light up this tree 
25,000 ornaments decorate this tree
The copper 3-foot star was handmade to represent the state of Arizona
The forest was replanted with saplings from this tree to replenish the area.

The actual lighting and ceremony takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at 7pm, and our masters of ceremony. is our very own Javier Soto! 

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The Outlet at Anthem

Outlets at Anthem is the winner of the 2015 "Best of Our Valley" outlet shopping for the fourth consecutive year. Come visit us; just 15 minutes north of the 101 on I-17 at exit #229. 

The Outlets open early for Black Friday, and they'll be giving away five iGlides, valued at $600. You might be a lucky winner, find out how to participate!

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One of the best places to get your sweat on in Anthem is at "Sweat." Its high energy and a great place for a workout! They're celebrating 10 years in business...if you live in Anthem, this is the place to be! Also, on Friday 13th Sweat has a special offer to anyone wanting a good workout. Since it is Friday the 13th, they're offering 13 workouts for $13 each. That's $169 total. They are also collecting new toys for the "Smile Train" to help families in need at Christmas.

For more information visit:

3655 W Anthem Way 
Ste A129
Anthem, AZ 85086 
(623) 551-5753

Gio's Pizza

A Family-Owned, authentic Italian/Sicilian New York style Pizzeria in Anthem that everyone says you've got to experience!  

For more information visit:

Dine-in or Carry-out
(623) 500-2350
Open 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Monday - Saturday
Closed Sunday

4205 W Anthem Way, Suite 104
Anthem, AZ 85086

The Daisy Mountain Railroad

The Daisy Mountain Railroad is a 24 inch gauge railroad located in the community park at Anthem, Arizona a planned community about 25 miles north of Phoenix. Originally opened during the community's grand opening in 2000, the railroad resumed operations in October of 2002 after a several month hiatus for reasons that vary depending on the source.

The beautiful landscaping is a highlight of this park railroad. Featured on the DMRR are a trestle across a small lake, a tunnel through a faux rock outcropping, lush green landscaping, several sparkling water falls and an eye-catching playground for young children.

Altogether the leisurely ride lasts about 10 minutes. The Candy Cane Express runs during the winter and Holiday hours. Come and enjoy festive lights and special treats and share in the beauty and joy of the Season!
For more information visit:

Ticket Information
Anthem Residents: $3.00 each ticket (I.D. required)
Non-Residents: $3.50 each ticket
Book of 14 Tickets: $28.00 (only $2.00 per ride!)
(Children under 1 ride free with a paying adult)

41703 N Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086
Anthem & Gavilan Peak Pkwy
(623) 551-5880

Pioneer Living History Museum

For more information visit:

3901 W. Pioneer Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85086

Brother's Kitchen

One of the best breakfast joint's in Anthem is Two Brother's Kitchen. We check it out! Along with using the best ingredients and highest quality, Two Brothers refuse to own deep fryers, so the food will never be deep fried. And, they only purchase items that are free of high fructose corn syrup and free of monosodium glutamate. They also offer gluten free items and eliminate cross contamination to provide a nut allergen safe environment.

Two Brothers Kitchen
Anthem Marketplace
3655 W Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086
(623) 551-2276

The Dickens Carolers

Established in 1983, Dickens Carolers is a unique holiday season entertainment company providing professional Christmas caroling quartets for any venue or occasion throughout the metropolitan Phoenix area. 
Quartets consist of two women and two men dressed in authentic Victorian era attire created exclusively for Dickens Carolers. Dickens Carolers are appropriate for any type of event, including business functions, luncheons, office or private parties, Christmas season birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, tree lighting ceremonies, office lobbies, senior centers, retail stores, shopping malls and resorts.

Reserve your Dickens Carolers quartet today by calling: 480-994-3666.

Just Seconds Apart Band

Just Seconds Apart is a pop band consisting of 3 siblings, triplets who were born 'just seconds apart'. They're original music is featured on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Sirius XM and MTV. They will also be performing at 5pm tomorrow night, Saturday for the tree lighting ceremony. They are definitely worth a listen!

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NASCAR returns to Phoenix International Raceway November 12-15 for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race event weekend.

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San Diego Zoo 2015

The San Diego Zoo is making its way back to Phoenix next month for the AAA Travel Show on Nov.14th, from 9 am to 4 pm. at the Glendale Conference and Media Center at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa. The event and parking are free.

For more information visit:

9495 W. Coyote Blvd
Glendale, AZ 85305