If you are coming to Flagstaff for the Christmas, New Year’s, and December holiday season, there are tons of things to do. You will never be bored during your stay here! Not only can you do the typical skiing and snowboarding that comes with being in this cute and adventure-centric mountain town, but you can also enjoy the annual Christmas events that make people flock here from all over the country! Check out our Christmas Guide to Flagstaff.
Lights at the Station
Head to the Flagstaff Visitor Center so you can check out an amazing light display that will keep you and your kids “oohing” and’ “ahhing” for hours on end! Head to the corner of Route 66 to check out the light display in historic downtown — and after, head to one of the nearby restaurants for a drink or a cafe for a cup of hot chocolate!
Another fun activity for you to do with the kids, or with adults, is to do the Polar Express at the Grand Canyon Railway. Hop on the train and head to the “North Pole” — although you may have to really use your imagination! You can show your kids Santa Claus during the ride, have some milk and cookies, and even see the reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve.
Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival
Flagstaff is known for its annual Shakespeare Festival at the Coconino Center for the Arts for a week in the middle of December! Poets, artists, and those who appreciate a good time will enjoy these incredible performances, the history of culture in the area, and dedicated actors who want to put a smile on your faces.
How can you go to Flagstaff without having Christmas dinner? Head to the Little America Hotel in Flagstaff to get a filling dinner during one of your days in this mountain town. We recommend making a reservation and enjoying the local food, like a fresh soup, mouthwatering seafood, and sweet dessert option that is going to keep you full for the entire night.
Of course, how can you go to Flagstaff without going to Arizona Snowbowl? This incredible and jaw-dropping mountain offers amazing views of the surrounding area. You can ski and snowboard high above the clouds, gazing out at the incredible nearby San Francisco Peaks. You will be thousands of feet in the air as you go on the gondola up the mountain, cruise down to the blue trails, or risk your luck on the black diamond slopes!
Plus, you don’t have to worry — even if you are a beginner. The trails and runs on the mountain are 22% beginner trails, 43% intermediate trails, and 22% advanced trails, meaning that you will have plenty of options to go skiing, learn the basics, and feel confident on the slopes!
Plus, you can go to one of the nearby apres-ski places after you spend an entire day on the mountain! We recommend going to the Agassiz Lodge and Restaurant in the Arizona Snowbowl to get a cup of hot chocolate, beer, snacks, or a filling meal after whizzing down the mountain and working up an appetite!
Accommodation in Flagstaff, AZ
If you are thinking of going to Arizona for the upcoming Christmas holiday, you want to stay somewhere that is relaxing, stress-free, comfortable, cozy, and modern. But what if all of the hotels are already booked, they are overpriced, and they are not big enough for you and your family? What now?
Luckily for you, we have you covered. We offer large homes, spacious condominiums, cute apartments, and cozy cabins that are perfect for parties of various sizes. It doesn’t matter if you are coming here with your best friend, partner, or extended family — we have accommodation options that can work for your unique needs.
We offer private rentals that have private outdoor spaces, making it easy for you to sit outside in the morning on your deck or spacious patio to sip on a cup of coffee and gaze out at the incredible mountain in the background.
Our rentals also have plush and cozy interior spaces, making it ideal for those who want to sit together, play a game of cards, watch TV, and chat with one another about the day. The cozy furnishings, comfortable furniture, and chill vibes are great for those who want to watch TV or relax after a long way of being on the slopes.
Plus, our rentals are filled with modern amenities and high-end touches. We have stainless steel kitchen appliances, like a stove or oven, that makes it easy for you to whip up a snack, make a filling five-course dinner, or serve appetizers to your guests.
No matter what you need, we have it! Contact Porter today to book your luxurious Christmas rental in Flagstaff, AZ.