ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS IN ARIZONA’S CHRISTMAS CITY

by Greg Mengarelli, Mayor, City of Prescott Nothing symbolizes Prescott more than the events that occur in our great city at this time of year. The annual Prescott Chamber Christmas Parade, the Christmas Courthouse Lighting, Acker Night Musical Showcase, and the famous Whiskey Row Boot Drop all bring thousands of residents and visitors to our … Read More…

SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

by Sheri Heiney, President & CEO, Prescott Chamber of Commerce We hear the phrase “buy local” often, yet do we ever really think about what it means? Buying local is so much more than shopping at a local business; it is about keeping jobs in our communities, supporting our youth and elderly; living a healthier … Read More…

WELCOME 2019 AT THE WHISKEY ROW NEW YEAR’S EVE BOOT DROP

by Tracey Horn, Helken & Horn Ad Agency 8th Annual New Year’s Event Rings in the New Year in downtown Prescott, Arizona 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1…Happy New Year! For those fortunate enough to be on Whiskey Row in downtown at the stroke of 10 p.m. or midnight will be joined in Northern Arizona’s best party with the spectacle of … Read More…

COME DOWNTOWN TO FEEL PRESCOTT’S HOLIDAY MAGIC!

The Prescott Downtown Partnership invites you to enjoy the magic of the holiday season in our historic downtown.  Each year the community comes together to live up to our designation as Arizona’s Christmas City and to make it a special time for all. The kickoff for the Christmas events was the 23rd annual Holiday Light … Read More…

ENJOY CHRISTMAS IN CHINO VALLEY

by Lorette Brashear, Director, Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Chino Valley has once again revamped our Christmas program. Every year it keeps getting bigger and better! This year’s event is called A December to Remember at Memory Park. Festivities are Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The park will be filled with lights, and … Read More…

ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS INDOOR TOUR OF LIGHTS RETURNS AT A NEW LOCATION IN DEPOT MARKETPLACE

Inside the previous Manzanita Outdoor business, behind Starbucks Coffee Presented by M&M Entertainment & Productions, Enchanted Christmas Indoor Tour of Lights opened its doors Nov. 23 for the fifth year. Enchanted Christmas is an indoor holiday light attraction with over 500,000 lights. There are 12 themed rooms, a large Department 56 Christmas Village and a … Read More…

WORLD’S LARGEST GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

On display at The Prescott Resort and Conference Center This stunning attraction is made up of is made up of hundreds of unique gingerbread structures that are handcrafted and displayed in a whimsical village at the resort. Prescott Resort and Conference Center 1500 East State Route 69 Prescott, AZ 86301 (928) 227-2313

1864: PRESCOTT’S FIRST CHRISTMAS

by Drew Desmond, Contributing Writer, Prescott Western Heritage Foundation Winter began early in 1864, “and by the middle of December the trails were mostly snowed under and lost — all but those often traveled, which led to the placer gold mines on Lynx Creek, or to Walnut Grove and the camps on the Hassayampa. The … Read More…

AT THE YAVAPAI COUNTY COURTHOUSE PLAZA, TREE MAINTENANCE IS A NEVER-ENDING LABOR OF LOVE

by David McAtee, Public Information Officer, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Since the planting of the first trees in 1879 at the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza in downtown Prescott, the Plaza has evolved into a popular gathering place for citizens and visitors alike, partly due to the inviting cool shade of the “urban forest.” Yavapai … Read More…