Radar: To Do In PHX 11.24-11.28

Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo. Photo from azfamily.com.


This week in Phoenix there is much to be thankful for, like a Thanksgiving dinner at the Blue Hound, Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo, and the Ornament Marketplace at Heard Museum. Note:All descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity. 


Thankful Weekend at Greenwood Brewing
Come on out to Greenwood Brewing for our Thankful weekend. Greenwood is thanking its friends and family all week with beer specials starting on Wednesday. Various prices. 4 p.m.- 12 am. Greenwood Brewing: 922 N. 5th St. Phoenix, AZ; greenwoodbrews.com // @greenwoodbrewing


Thanksgiving Buffet in The Gold Room
The elegant Gold Room, the resort’s original dining hall, will be presenting an incredible Thanksgiving celebration to suit any age and palate, full of delicious options such as a raw bar, a carving station and a great range of classic kid’s favorites. The chance to share Thanksgiving with loved ones will feel extra special this year, so mark the occasion in true Biltmore style. 12-6 p.m.. Various prices. Arizona Bitmore: 2400 E Missouri Ave. Phoenix, AZ; arizonabiltmore.com // @arizonabiltmore

Thanksgiving Dinner at Blue Hound
Join us for Thanksgiving dinner. Savor the classics with a Blue Hound twist. Three course meal by Executive Chef, Brian Peterson. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. $65. Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails: 2 East Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ; bluehoundkitchen.com // @bluehoundkc


The magic of ZooLights presented by Salt River Project is just around the corner. Experience millions of twinkling lights, dazzling animal sculptures, two Music-in-Motion Light Shows on our main lake and more. 5:30-10:30 p.m. $20. Phoenix Zoo: 455 North Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix, AZ; phoenixzoo.org // @phoenixzoo

CitySkate Grand Opening
Phoenix’s Real, outdoor ice skating rink is back! Enjoy a fun, holiday experience while skating under the stars. Join CitySkate for their grand opening event in downtown Phoenix with special performances, celebrity guests, giveaways and the first 50 people in line will be invited to VIP skate for one hour for free. 3-5 p.m. $18. CitySkate: 11 W Washington St. Phoenix, AZ; eddevelopment.com // @cityscapephx


Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market
Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market is committed to seasonally grown, local foods, and products. They take immense pride in their weekly, urban event where residents and visitors can shop for community farmers and small businesses year-round. Open, rain or shine. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Free. Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market: 721 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ; downtownphoenixfarmersmarket.org // @dtphxfarmersmarket

Santa Claus at Park West
Park West invites guests to get into the spirit of the holidays with a visit from Santa himself. Santa will be onsite for photos with a holly jolly backdrop featuring a classic airstream camper and Christmas trees, all beautifully decked out for the season. DJ Pulse will be spinning classic and retro holiday tunes for guests to enjoy as they await their turn with Jolly Old Saint Nick. Photos with Santa are complimentary. 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Free. Park West: 9744 West Northern Ave. Peoria, AZ; shopparkwest.com // @shopparkwest


Ornament Marketplace
Let your home for the holidays reflect your one-of-a-kind style. Decorate your home this holiday season with handmade Native American ornaments acquired at the Heard Museum Shop’s Annual Ornament Marketplace. You will find unique ornaments in a variety of styles and mediums for each person on your holiday list or branch on your tree. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free. Heard Museum: 2301 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ; heard.org // @heardmuseum

Inspirational Ikebana Workshop
Learn traditional Japanese flower art, Ikebana, in a beautiful garden. Lead by master Ikebana teacher, Ping Wei, you will learn the essential Japanese flower arranging and the meaning of flowers. The workshop includes the learning about the principles of ikebana, how to create your own, and an evaluation of the arrangements to help you further understand Ikebana aesthetics. 9 a.m. $45+. Japanese Friendship Garden: 1125 N 3rd Ave. Phoenix, Arizona; japanesefriendshipgarden.org // @jfgphx

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