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 historic downtown to embrace the spirit of Christmas and the holidays.

These widely anticipated events kickoff a festive and joyous time in our community. It is almost impossible to walk and shop in downtown Prescott during the holidays and not be infused with wonder and delight.

The magical Courthouse Plaza has dozens of trees aglow in the colors of the season, and the courthouse itself is adorned with angels, wreaths and giant candles.

Our calendar is filled with music and joy, and I encourage everyone to sample the many offerings this December.

The Yavapai College Performing Arts Center offers holiday performances, the Elks Theatre and the Performing Arts Center all have their own special performances. It’s easy to get into the spirit with all of this taking place.

Come out and enjoy all that Prescott has to offer for the holidays, and don’t forget to support our local establishments – remember to Shop Prescott-Start Here for the holidays and all year long.

To learn more about the wonderful events this season, go to prescott-az.gov, or visit-prescott.com.

Finally, on behalf of the City of Prescott, from our family to yours, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


2018 Prescott Christmas Parade and Yavapai County Courthouse Lighting

Dec. 1 from 1 to 8 p.m., downtown Prescott, free.

Sharlot Hall Museum Annual Frontier Christmas

Dec. 1 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., immediately following the Courthouse Lighting, Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St., two blocks west of the Courthouse Plaza. Free for Museum members; $5 for nonmembers; 17 and younger free.

Enchanted Christmas Indoor Tour of Lights

Nov. 23 through Dec. 30, various times, Downtown Prescott in the Depot Marketplace.

Acker Night Musical Showcase

Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., musicians playing throughout downtown Prescott.

World’s Largest Gingerbread Village

The World’s Largest Gingerbread Village is on display at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center. For details, visit: prescottresort.com/planning-ahead-for-the-holiday-season/

Whiskey Row New Year’s Boot Drop

Dec. 31, two ball drops, 10 p.m. and midnight, free, on Whiskey Row.


Various special holiday shows are planned for the season. Learn more at: prescottelkstheater.com,

ycpac.ticketforce.com or pca-az.net

Greg Mengarelli, Mayor, City of Prescott