December 9 – January 1 (excluding December 24, 25 and 31), 6:30 – 9 p.m.
The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park lights up Scottsdale with the most unique holiday event in the Valley. Take a ride on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad through a winter wonderland of lights and displays. Opening night festivities on December 9 include live music, a tree lighting ceremony and a visit from Santa, who is at the park nightly through December 23. Train rides on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad are $4 (two tickets) and rides on the Charros Carousel are $2 (one ticket). Children two and under ride free with a paying adult.
Experience a one-of-a-kind visit with Santa in a historic train car or vintage train depot. Santa will be at the park nightly through December 23 and photos are $5.
Overflow parking is available on the east end of the Scottsdale Seville, which is where the banks and financial institutions are located. Overflow parking is not permitted in the other areas of the Scottsdale Seville, including the areas near Wildflower Bread Company. Park visitors who park in non-permitted areas within the Seville development risk having their vehicle towed.
Overflow parking is available at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort each Sunday during Holiday Lights (December 11, December 18, January 1). These areas will be easily identified by signage. Parking is only permitted in the areas designated by signage.