The holiday season will get off to a festive start in Downtown Phoenix with the annual tree lighting and opening of the seasonal ice-skating rink at CityScape, on Saturday, November 26.

Great news – this year’s rink will be double the size of last year’s version and yes, it will be made of real ice! Enjoy holiday music, entertainment and refreshments while skating on the only outdoor ice skating rink around.

Hot chocolate, coffee and holiday treats will be on hand to keep tummies full and spirits bright and merry, and Santa Claus will pay a visit to listen to our secret and not-so-secret wishes for the season. It’s a winter wonderland in our own Downtown.

If You Go

Where: Patriots Square at CityScape, on Central Avenue between Washington and Jefferson Streets. map and directions

Time: Ice skating rink opens at 4:00 p.m., festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the tree lighting. (The rink will be open through January 11, 2012.)

Cost: The event is FREE and open to the public. $10 rink admission includes skate rental.