Downtown Phoenix never seems more festive than during the winter season. Sculptures of giant red bulb ornaments decorate courtyards, holiday music wafts from outdoor speakers, and the neon lights of retail spots and restaurants cast a warm, colorful glow down on the crowds that mill about CityScape and its seasonal outdoor ice rink, CitySkate. And thanks to the “Stay & Skate” special package from Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Phoenix, Valley residents and visitors can enjoy myriad wintery delights for one low, smoking-hot price.
Though he's widely known as a punk rock icon, Henry Rollins, former frontman of California hardcore band Black Flag, also wears several other hats: writer, humorist, spoken word performer, publicist, DJ and actor, to name a few. Regarding the latter, Rollins is currently starring as lead character Jack in writer/director Jason Krawczyk’s He Never Died, a horror flick chock-full of sharp comedy and gore.
Photos with Santa, gift buying and on-site wrapping, and walking in a winter wonderland are just a few of the holiday traditions families have been repeating year after year. Whether you’re jingling bells or playing dreidel, the Valley has plenty of holiday-themed events for the jolly and festive at heart.
Have you checked your mail lately? Holiday card season is in full force, with cherubic, chubby-cheeked babies and multi-generational family photos making their way onto your fridge or mantel. Why not get your fur babies in on the fun?
It is true, as any cat lover will tell you, that cats can be awesomely attitudinal and incredibly diverse. And ailurophiliac attendees at the 23rd annual CFA All Breed Cat Show on December 12 and 13 will get to see more than 300 felines from 41 breeds, including the sultry Siamese, the smooth-skinned Sphynx, and the pouty-pudgy-faced Persian. And that's just the competition part of this massive feline fete.
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