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Through January 13
This grand event glows with millions of LED lights, including a three-story-tall Christmas tree, lakeside music-in-motion shows and 3-D light sculptures of flamingos, an alligator, dragonfly and other critters. Live reindeer and a 200-foot-long polar slide add to the fun, plus, new this year – entrance to the Stingray Bay and 4-D Theater are included with admission. 5:30-10:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, phoenixzoo.org, 602-286-3800.
Through December 2
Discover what it means to grow up, grow wise and take control of your own destiny as this drama focuses on the dangers of creating a Utopian society that is devoid of real pain and joy. Call for times. $13-$19. Musical Theatre of Anthem, 42201 N. 41st Dr., Anthem, musicaltheatreofanthem.org, 623-336-6001.
Through December 24
Dancing toys, mischievous mice, waltzing flowers and sparkling snowflakes dance to Tchaikovsky’s grand holiday score in this seasonal classic. Ballet Etudes: through Dec. 2, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680; and Dec. 7-16, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500. Ballet Arizona accompanied by The Phoenix Symphony: Dec. 13-24, Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096. Phoenix Ballet: Dec. 14-23, Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, phoenixballet.org, 602-996-8000. Ahwatukee Foothills: Dec. 15-16, Desert Vista Fine Arts Theatre, 16440 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, afnutcracker.com, 480-706-6040. Call for times.
Through December 2
Holiday Market (FREE)
Local vendors offer wreaths, train sets, organic soaps, jewelry, apparel, photography, paintings, candles, homemade dog treats and more. DJ Alanzo, a live band, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, putting contests and a Toys for Tots charity drive are included. Sa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Encanterra, a Triology Resort Community, 36460 N. Encanterra Dr., San Tan Valley, trilogylife.com/encanterra, 480-347-9899.
The action on the ice continues Dec. 1, 6 p.m., vs. St. Louis Blues; Dec. 6, vs. Washington Capitals; Dec. 8, 6 p.m., vs. San Jose Sharks; Dec. 18, vs. New York Islanders; Dec. 20, vs. Montreal Canadiens; Dec. 22, 5 p.m., vs. Colorado Avalanche; and Dec. 30, 6 p.m., vs. Vegas Golden Knights. 7 p.m. faceoff unless noted. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, coyotes.nhl.com, 480-563-PUCK.
Through December 2
Dear Evan Hansen
The Tony Award-winning musical focuses on a high school senior with crippling anxiety who, through a misunderstanding, is thrust into the center of a rapidly evolving controversy and is given the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to be somebody else. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.