Fall in Scottsdale

Well it’s actually only a month until Winter is officially here. In Scottsdale you will be excused if you had hardly noticed Fall underway. But at my open house this afternoon in Cactus Acres I managed to snap a couple of pictures that at least show some signs of the Autumnal season.

Fall in Scottsdale
Fall in Scottsdale
Leaves Do Fall in Scottsdale. Sometimes.
Leaves Do Fall in Scottsdale. Sometimes.

Of course there are far more beautiful displays of Autumn leaves in Arizona than this. Don’t rule out a road trip to Flagstaff or Payson. Still it’s nice to see some Fall colors in the 85260 area 🙂

Scottsdale Holiday Events

This morning I was with my family at the McCormick Stillman railroad park and another hint of the season was a foot. The laying out of lights for their beautiful night time train rides through millions of Holiday lights. This year the festivities begin on December 9th.

Yesterday at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall my children spotted Santa Clause. In my opinion he should be far too busy at this time of year to be spending time at the mall. He should at least wait until Thanksgiving is over!

Coming up very soon is the Kierland Commons Miracle on Main Street launch. That is always a great time with kids playing happily under the ‘snow’.

Miracle on Main Street Holiday Event Series Kick-Off

November 26, 2011, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive in a horse-drawn carriage on Main Street12pm – 4pm
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Scottsdale will collect new toys for Toys for Tots

12:30pm – 5:30pm
Storytime with Mrs. Claus every hour on the half

12pm – 8pm
Photos with Santa (please note: fee applies)

1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Gingerbread cookie decorating with kids

3pm – 6pm
Live, festive music

Official Holiday Tree lighting

6pm, 7pm, 8pm

6pm – 9pm
Horse-drawn carriage rides