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Phoenix Zoo Lights
The Phoenix Zoo is celebrating 24th year of Zoo Lights and this year they will be showcasing several new 3D and 4D light displays, as well as several new light sculptures!
Zoo Lights begins glowing Monday, November 23 through January 10, each and every night from 5:30pm to10:30 p.m.
For more information on purchasing tickets please visit: http://phoenixzoo.org/event-items/zoolights/
Phoenix Zoo | Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
455 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Save time by purchasing a pre-decorated Christmas Tree benefitting Phoenix Children's Hospital
In its fifth year, the Festival of Trees, PCH's signature holiday fundraiser, is back in the Neiman Marcus wing of Scottsdale Fashion Square from November 23 through December 1.
Using nine-foot tall trees as blank canvases, generously donated by Ace Hardware, the best of the Valley's interior designers spend weeks creating completely unique and festive works of art for the public to bid on for display in their home or business.
Trees will feature artistic holiday decor as well as some with completely original themes including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Marvel Comics and an all-wood Burning Man-inspired tree, which are sure to spark a bidding war amongst the biggest fans.
Bidding for the trees begins at $1,500 with many expected to sell for more than $5,000.
For those looking to support the hospital on a smaller scale, Scottsdale Fashion Square retailers are decorating wreaths to be put up for auction at the kickoff event, November 23 at 6pm. Themed wreaths from the likes of Z Gallerie, Victoria's Secret, Industrial Rideshop and Godiva, to name a few, will be suitable for display throughout the holidays but also contain merchandise and/or gift cards to enhance the value of each wreath.
Limited-edition ornaments designed by PHX Architecture will also be available for sale throughout the event with all proceeds going to PCH as well.
Learn more at www.pchfestivaloftrees.com.
Westgate Tree Lighting
On Tuesday, November 24th, Glendale will look like Christmas. Westgate’s Fountain Park will transform into a Winter Wonderland. The night kick off with a festive ice skating performance at 6:30pm followed by Santa’s official arrival and the lighting of the holiday tree.
Then at 7pm you can experience the very first snowfall of the season. For more information on this event visit: http://www.westgateaz.com/events/special-events/
CityScape Ice Skating
Enjoy some perks of the holiday season at the CitySkate Outdooor Holiday Ice Rink at CityScape. The rink is set to open this Saturday, November 28th as part of the celebration that will feature simulated snowfall, picture with Santa, live music and a tree lighting with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.
Tickets cost $12 during weekdays and $15 during evening and weekends. The rink will be open for skating daily through January 11th, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
For more information visit: www.cityskatephx.com.
Executive Chef Lauren Romanoff, fitness expert Dave Panozzo and entrepreneur Todd Chmelka, have turned their mutual love for incredibly tasty and healthy eating into a new meal delivery service called Clean Bellys. Clean Bellys currently delivers in East Valley cities, Scottsdale and Phoenix with plans to expand into the West Valley cities in 2016.
Chef Lauren Romanoff from Clean Bellys can offer some helpful tips for eating healthy during the holidays.
5 healthy eating tips for the holidays:
- It's the holidays so enjoy yourself but remember "everything in moderation." Try and avoid going back up for seconds and instead of trying every single dessert, limit yourself to one small piece. Also, don't load your plate up with so much food that you feel the "need" to eat everything on your plate even though you are full (this also avoids wasting food that you are unable to finish)
- Drink a lot water. Not only is this important at all times but it also fills you up so you aren't filling yourself up with "empty" calories.
- Don't go hungry to a holiday party. This leads to eating whatever you can get your hands on without any care in the world. Try and have something small and healthy before you go, such as a small salad.
- When preparing holiday meals, try to incorporate more vegetable dishes and less heavy starch dishes that are loaded with calories, fat and carbohydrates.
- When making dessert for a holiday party, try and make "bite size" desserts so you can have a taste of a few things but aren't eating multiple whole pieces of pie and cake. Also, make sure to include healthy alternatives as well such as a fruit platter.
Clean Bellys online ordering system allows users to order a specific meal plan that works with their budget and needs. They offer a variety of different five day weekly packages, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks that people can choose from in order to accommodate different and busy lifestyles. Each Clean Bellys' meal is served in a disposable plastic serving dish and delivered fresh to customers' doorsteps.
Additionally, Clean Bellys offers weekday family entree meal plans for busy families on the go who want to ensure they have nutritious options in the refrigerator ready to heat and serve.
To order online or more information visit: www.cleanbellys.com
Free Race Day at Octane Raceway
Bring in 10 cans of food and get a free race today at Octane Raceway! It's to help out their November Food Drive. The race is valued at $20, so it's a good deal, plus you can feel charitable while taking the kids to a fun place while they're off for the upcoming holidays. And, when you bring in five or more canned food items for the entire month of November, you get $10 off two races. Octane is collecting non-perishable food items to help under privileged families during the holiday season.
Fun fact... Their donation bin is like no other bin you've ever seen, it's actually a NASCAR filled with cans of food. And, during winter break, they offer food and drinks, mini bowling, a new upgraded arcade, and of course racing.
For more information visit: www.octaneraceway.com or call 602-302-RACE
9119 E Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Deals Diva Alicia Markham tell us about the Best Toy Deal for Black Friday
The Black Friday event is going on NOW at Kohl's! You'll earn $15 Kohl’s cash for every $50 you spend and get an extra 15% off your purchase with code TURKEYTIME. They have an AMAZING Black Friday small appliance deal going! Head over here to pick up a highly rated Bella Panini Maker. It's usually $39.99, marked down to $19.99. Use code TURKEYTIME to get the price down to $16.99. This is where it really gets good, head over here to check out a rebate offer. You'll get a $10 Visa prepaid card back. You can get up to FIVE rebates on different items! You could also pick up the Stir Crazy West Bend popcorn maker and the DASH GO Rapid Egg Cooker. Your total would be $50.97, plus you'd get $30 back in Visa Gift cards AND you'd get $15 Kohl’s cash to spend on anything in the store! Check out the rebate to see all of the appliances eligible.
Toys R Us
Black Friday is going on NOW at Toys r Us for Rewards members (it's totally free to join the rewards program). Go through Ebates. Search for "Toys r Us," click "Shop Now" and you'll automatically get 2% of whatever you buy back into your Ebates account. They mail a check a couple of times a year. PLUS you'll get a $10 gift card with your first purchase of $25+ when you go through dealsinaz.com.
My daughter really wants dancing water speakers this year (don't ask me why), and today with code BLACKFRIDAY they're $19.99 at Toys r Us. Shipping is free on orders $19. The same water speakers are $49.99 on Amazon.
Have a soccer fan in your life? With code BLACKFRIDAY you can get a 7 foot soccer goal with training accessories (including the ball) for $29.99. On Amazon the same thing is $80.46.
Know a 3-6 year old child who would love a Range Rover ride on car? Today you can get one for $99.99 with code BLACKFRIDAY (usually $199).Don't forget to go through Ebates to get even more money back!
Toys at Target
Today you can head over here to get 20% off your entire toy purchase at Target with code TOYS. You'll also get an extra 5% off with your Redcard (head over here to get one).
The huge gift this year is the hoverboard. Today you can head over here to get the Swagway-x1 Hands-Free Smart Hoverboard for $499. Code TOYS brings the price down around a hundred bucks and using your Target Red Card gets the price down to $379.24.
Fry's Holiday Floral
Delana Woods, Fry’s Floral Field Specialist tells us about Fry's Floral Services.
They have many different varieties of floral centerpieces and floral items available at all Fry's Locations. If our customers are going to someone's house for Thanksgiving Dinner, they can visit any Fry's store to get a Floral Arrangement and perhaps a bottle of wine to take to their host.
Can I get a custom arrangement from any Fry's Store? Yes, we have floral designers throughout Fry's Food Stores and we can do any custom arrangement or design from holidays to weddings to funerals and other special occasions. At Fry's Floral we have a large variety of flowers with many different price points for any table setting or to give as a gift. Flowers always show you care.
Does Fry's have floral delivery? We currently have seven stores throughout Fry's that can deliver. Just visit www.FrysFood.com to order a beautiful or arrangement or to locate stores that deliver. Customers can also call our customer service number at 800-828-5235 to place floral orders as well.
Packing Light Fashion
All fashions can be found at the Scottsdale Quarter.