Take a train ride on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad through a winter wonderland of lights and displays. Take a ride on the historic Charros Carousel and visit the park’s one-of-a-kind Model Railroad Building.
During the Gold Palette ArtWalk on Thursday, Jan. 3 from 6:30-9 p.m., Arizona designer Julie Romanenko will be at French Designer Jeweler to speak about her design processes and how her inspiration strikes while guests enjoy cookies and wine. The designer will also be in-studio from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 5 to meet with guests and discuss her works.
Every Monday, join an Education Specialist in the Chrysalis Emergence Gallery and learn about the Tropical Butterfly release. Then, walk into the Conservatory and watch as brand-new butterflies take their first flight in their new home. Touching of the delicate butterflies is not permitted, but feel free to take as many pictures as you wish, free with admission.
Enjoy local Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian community artist Alice Manuel as she demonstrates how to weave Native American baskets. She will share information about the art of basket weaving and its significance to their culture. Ambassadors the SRPMIC Community will be on hand to share about cultural traditions and history. Free with admission.
The Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction returns to WestWorld Jan. 12-20, bringing hundreds of the world's finest collector automobiles and thousands of spectators to Scottsdale. The auction also features an exhibitor marketplace and hours of live worldwide television coverage on Discovery Channel and Velocity.
The musically themed running series, now in its 15th year, is known for bringing live music and entertainment to the course. The annual event includes the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and KiDS ROCK! races. The two-day health and fitness expo will showcase vendors and official partners featuring the latest in running gear, nutrition and training, and is free and open to the public.
Famed master goldsmith Barbara Heinrich returns for her annual show, bringing her most recent collection in 18-karat gold and platinum. “Beautiful, ethereal and super-light, super-thin strands of gold are coiled, wrapped, swirled and knotted to create cuffs, necklaces and rings.” Her work is enhanced with precious and semi-precious gems.