After the back-to-back Festival of Trees and Festival of Lights, it’s time to motor on over for one last holiday bash, the Second Annual Holiday Sweet Stroll on December 20th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.
Come for non-stop entertainment— festive seasonal music and song, Dickens carolers, delectable sweets in the boutique shops and galleries, and the sweetest holiday deals in town! Admission is free and discounts abound on purchased items in the shops.
Tlaquepaque’s walkways and courtyards will be transformed into a festive display of holiday wonder. And for children and the young at heart, where else will you find a life-size snow globe, or visits from the Snow Queen and Ice Princess of “Frozen” fame or the lovely Cinderella? Princess lessons, story time, singing, and lots of photo ops will make this a special time for everyone. So write out your holiday lists, peruse the shops, enjoy the deals, savor some sweet confections, and be of good cheer!
Holiday Sweet Stroll Entertainment Line-Up
Meadowlark: 4 to 7:00 pm in Patio del Norte; Steve Sanders Trio 4 to 7:00 pm in Patio de la Fuente; Guitarist Gabriel Ayala 5 to 7:00 pm in the Tlaquepaque Chapel; Storybook Princesses: 3-5:00 pm, balloon artist-Lollipop: 3-6:00 pm, life-size Snow Globe: 3-7:00 pm; DiVom: 5-7:00 pm in Patio de las Campanas; and Strolling Dickens Carolers: 3-7:00 pm in Patio de las Rosas:
Sweet Stroll offerings by Tlaquepaque’s shops, galleries and restaurants:
Feliz Navidad will be offering bizcochitos, a traditional cookie from the Southwest. Vom Fass Sedona will be demonstrating and preparing traditional egg nog with yummy liquors. Tlaquepaque Toy Town has 10% off every purchase. Eisenart innovations will have homemade chocolate dipped pretzel sticks and rum balls on hand with 10% off all purchases. Andrea Smith Gallery will be serving up Maui macadamia nuts covered with chocolate and caramel, and if you mention a sweet deal you’ll get a 20% discount. lnner Eye Gallery will have gourmet chocolates from around the world for all their customers and guests. Environmental Realists will be handing out delicious Lindt Lindor chocolates. Adorn collection will be serving up chocolate hazelnut bars and a 10% discount on all wine-themed items. Eclectic Image Gallery will be offering sweets to eat…and a sweet deal—half price on mini and mini me photos. Come in to Sedona Music Boxes for delicious cocomels. Oak Creek Brewery & Grill will be preparing free crepes with cherries jubilee and ice cream…wow! Red Rock Candle has a peppermint candle for each visitor! Mountain Trails Gallery will be serving candy and holiday cookies. Caravana Jewelry will be offering hot apple cider, chocolates and a 15% discount on all purchases! Carré d’Artistes promises that for every painting sold they will give away a standard ebony or ivory frame… no substitutions. Panara is offering candy canes and 10% off everything in the store. Nectar has sweet deals on holiday gifts and cookies. Rowe Gallery will be serving hot chocolate. Enjoy great holiday sweets at La Fuente Gallery! Kuivato Glass Gallery has 15% off any item, served up with delicious chocolates. At Esteban’s, enjoy lovely holiday chocolates. Bella will be offering Belgian chocchicks, cookies and sparkling cider. Echo of the Dreamer will be serving cookies. Bennali Outdoor Gear has 15% off of everything in the store and sweets galore! Renee Taylor will offer champagne and cookies. Honshin Fine Art will be serving Mayan hot chocolate, organic nuts and dried fruit, with special gifts for kids. Natural Wonders will have candy canes and 10% off of everything in the store. Sylvie & Bruno will be serving sweets and 20% off on jewelry, except consignment.
Wendy Lippman, legacy co-owner of Tlaquepaque, founded by visionary Abe Miller who established the arts village 41 years ago, offers this: ”May all your holiday celebrations be safe and may you have a prosperous and healthy New Year from all of us at Tlaquepaque.”
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village is an Arizona and Southwest treasure and for 41 years has delighted visitors the world over. Located at 336 State Route 179 in Sedona, AZ., The Art and Soul of Sedona, Tlaquepaque, is the home to 45 world-class shops, galleries and four premiere restaurants. For more information, please contact Tlaquepaque at (928) 282-4838 or visit: www.tlaq.com, and shop online at www.shoptlaq.com.