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Sedon'a Red Rock Fantasy Lights Display - Enjoy a Sedona Christmas Tradition


Red Rock Fantasy

Snowmen at Red Rock Fantasy - Sedona

Copyright: Elizabeth R. Rose

Red Rock Fantasy:

Red Rock Fantasy is a festival of more than a million lights providing a holiday tradition in the shadows of the beautiful Sedona Red Rocks. With almost 50 displays created by families from the Southwest, the festival will wow the little ones.

Los Abrigados Resort - Location of Red Rocks Fantasy:

Dates and Times:

Lights On for the 19th Annual Red Rock Fantasy will take place this year at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2009. The event will last through the New Year, ending with “Lights Out” on Saturday, January 2, 2010. The festival is open each evening (weather permitting) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.


$5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children aged 5-12 and is complimentary for children 4 and under. Blocks of 20 tickets or more are sold at a discounted rate of $4 per person. For more information, call 928-282-1777 or toll free 800-521-3131.

Who Benefits from the Event?:

Proceeds from the event have been earmarked for charity since its inception, providing tens of thousands of dollars to organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs of Northern Arizona, Institute of EcoTourism and Verde Valley Santuary.

Enjoying the Red Rock Fantasy:

It's easy to follow the winding path through the displays. There is a route with arrows marked in reflective tape. This is a great project for the little ones - be a guide for the night. The displays are a concentration of holiday yard displays. Some are beautiful but most are just plain bright and fun.

Parking and Transportation:

Parking at Los Abrigados is limited but free. The RoadRunner Shuttle Service offers additional parking with drop off at Tlaquepaque, which is adjacent to the resort.

Video Tour of Red Rock Fantasy:

Enjoy the displays and viewing tips from the comfort of your computer.

Enjoying the Red Rock Fantasy:

If you are looking for a lighted display of natural beauty, this may not be your event. While you will be in the shadows of the Red Rocks, the fun of this event is the brightly colored home made displays of holiday yard art. Dinosaurs, cartoon characters and cowboys all compete for prizes. In the hour that it will take you to see the displays children will be exited by all the holiday glitter and lights. It is fun for everyone but especially great for a family outing.

Los Abrigados is right behind the little arts village named Tlaquepaque. I highly recommend stopping in for dinner, perhaps at El Rincon, and a little shopping while you wait for the sun to set and the lights to come on at the Red Rock Fantasy, just steps away.

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