Your December Scouted | Events Around the Valley
Your Scouted guide to December in the Valley is here! With so many festive events and holiday pop-ups happening as we head into December, we rounded up the top events on our list to help you connect with our community this month, gear up for the holidays, and support local businesses. Cheers to lots of happy jingling and mingling during this season of celebrations!
ARTS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY
12.2 | Full Circle Gala The Be Kind People Project’s annual gala includes a dynamic onstage production by THE BE KIND CREW. The event raises funds to deliver character education to help children thrive emotionally and academically and to help them build respectful and responsible interpersonal relationships and social skills.
12.4 | Arizona Costume Institute Luncheon As a support group of Phoenix Art Museum, ACI hosts the annual Holiday Luncheon to benefit the Museum’s fashion-design department. Taking place on the first Monday in December, the annual Holiday Luncheon features a champagne reception, a program with the keynote speaker, and a luxury raffle featuring high-end items from both local and nationally recognized designers, boutiques, and businesses. This year, fashion designer Jonathan Simkhai takes the stage as the keynote speaker.
12.1-12.30 | “Canvassing” New Works by Michael Carson World-renowned contemporary artist Michael Carson is known for his dynamic and expressive figurative paintings on panel, with nondescript, abstract backgrounds that highlight the emotions and gestures of his subjects. For the first time in nearly 20 years, Carson is revisiting canvas in a brand new collection that will be unveiled at Bonner David Galleries Scottsdale on December 1st.
11.29-12.30 | Heather Hutchinson | From Here to Here In her first solo exhibition with Bentley Gallery, Heather Hutchison is showcasing a brand new suite of eco-feminist constructions that capture the phenomenological essence of light in natural environments. Opening Saturday, December 2
SHOPPING, SPECIALS & SERVICES
11.30-12.3 Celine Daoust Trunk Show Build Your Holiday Wish with Metalmark beginning with the Celine Daoust be sure to check out the special selections of @jenniferdemorojewelry in Phoenix for the holidays! Rooted in the vibrant cultural nostalgia of the 1970s, Jennifer pays homage to the era’s iconic color schemes, shapes, patterns, and forms.
11.29-12.5 Receive a FREE Snow globe with MacKenzie-Childs purchase of $200 or more at Cornelia Park, while supplies last!
12.2 Jacques Marie Mage Event A treat for collectors: for those purchasing multiple frames, enjoy limited numbered & signed prints by artist Gino Belassen and a bottle of ‘Nevermind’ Rosé courtesy of Wine Cult @postinowinecafe‘s premier wine club (while supplies last). Plus, savor hand-picked wines all day from Postino’s premier wine club, Wine Cult.
12.7 A Night of Shopping, Art, and Cheer Desert Style AZ’s collaboration with @carlisle.burch View of Camelback,” will make its debut and be available for purchase at the event. Cave + Post Trading Co. will be serving up whiskey, ranch water, Prosecco, and treats! With a limited edition of just 200✨of these hand-finished with color, you’ll want to grab one of your art collection!
12.8-12.11 Twelve Days of Gifting Event Stock up and save on your favorite beauty brands this December!
12.9 & 12.16 Santa is Coming to Town | Santa! Yep, we know him. And he’ll be coming to…
12.31 Cold Water Immersion in Nature 4th Annual New Year’s Eve event. This isn’t just a gathering; it’s a meaningful way to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new with a fresh perspective.
Holiday Made Simple Let Benedict’s provide the perfect holiday meal for your family and guests with our customizable pick-up menu. All sides are fully prepared, and ready to be heated with included instructions. Order through 12.17!
Step Out of the Hustle and into Hydrate Revitalize your during the busy holiday season with a dose of wellness and energy at Hydrate IV Bar. If you’ve been signing up for Hydrate IV Bar membership, now is the time with their most popular service – the Myers Cocktail – on special promotion for members throughout December.
HYDRATE IV BAR | Details
Give Yourself the Gift of Organizing | The O.C.D elves are ready to un-deck the halls for you! With a few days open in December and January, schedule this seasonal service now to help you start the new year organized!
O.C.D ORGANIZE CREATE. DESIGN | Details
The Grand Opening of Global Ambassador | No expense was spared and no detail overlooked by Sam Fox, the prolific hospitality innovator, who opens The Global Ambassador in Phoenix this month, marking his official debut as a luxury hotelier. The 141-room, high-design hotel, inspired by Fox’s global travels, has been the most hotly anticipated hotel in Arizona in recent years. Be the first to experience firsthand what’s been long in the making.
SIGNATURE VALLEY EVENTS
12.16 The Fiesta Bowl Parade