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Viewing Areas & Activities

Places to View the Show

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SaltRock at Amara Resort & Spa will be offering two specialty cocktails (see below) and a holiday pre fixe of 4 courses for $55.00 per person, including a complimentary bubbly toast. Reservations are encouraged!


The Courtyard will have heaters, blankets, fire pits, speakers for audio portion of show, and the best views in town.


Satellite Bar (for purchase): Limited bar and two specialty holiday cocktails, hot chocolate, warm cider, beer, wne, sodas, bottled water.


Concessionaire (for purchase):  S'mores kits by the fire $10.00 each; bulk candy & bars $5.00 each; popcorn $5.00 each.


Specialty Cocktails:
Naughty Turtle - pecan infused bourbon, gingerbread caramel reduction, aztec chocolate bitters, gingerbread cookie garnish. $15.00
Desert Snow - vanilla infused reposada tequila, eggnog, spiced froth and nutmeg. $15.00

Best Western Plus Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas in uptown Sedona - on Oak Creek! Steps from restaurants, shops, and galleries. As the tallest building in Sedona, the 5-floor hotel offers spectacular unobstructed red rock views from private balconies and/or patios.

Sedona Northern Lights Offer:

Sit on your private balcony with the best views to watch the Sedona Northern Lights show.  Please call 928.282.4001 and mention SL17 for a 15% discount on your room.  Offer good between December 14th - 17th, 2017.

L'Auberge de Sedona: One of the Top 50 Hotels in the US by Conde Nast. AAA Four Diamond luxury accommodations in 88 meticulously appointed guest rooms & cottages in 6 distinctive settings: Creekside, Hillside, Spa and Garden Cottages, the Lodge and the Creek House. Creekside Dining at Cress on Oak Creek.

Canyon Breeze Restaurant & Bar: Best patio view. Starbucks coffee, fresh squeezed juices and smoothies, Mexican food, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads, ice cream, snow cones, full bar.

Complimentary hot chocolate and holiday glitter tattoos at our concierge booth located next to Wildflower.


Complimentary holiday arts and crafts in Starbucks


Seating at two great viewing areas by Starbucks and Cold Stone Creamery


The Art of Wine - open late (until 9 PM) - big discounts on wines by the glass, as well as bottles for those who want to take wine with them. We have a knowledge base of what constellations are visible, dim lights for better viewing and a romantic setting.  Complimentary glow necklaces and games and coloring books are in our toy box in the store for kids to rummage through, while the parents ae busy wine tastings.

Sedona Arts Center special hours December 14–17: Open 10am - 8:15 PM


Book signing by children’s author Patricia Saxton on December 15 and 16 from 6 - 8 PM
-The Book of Mermaids, A Book of Fairies, and Book of Dragons, plus her 52 Weeks of Peace postcard book and Mermaid Dress-up toy will be available.


Saturday, December 16 - Sedona Poetry Slam beginning at 7:30 PM in the Theatre ($12 per ticket) - details here


Sedona Arts Center will also be offering:
- 3 (or more) spectacular viewing areas, including a fire pit in the newly redesigned Kiln Yard behind the Historic Art Barn
- Extended Gallery Hours and special Holiday Discounts on art purchases*
- Creative arts and crafts for kids and the whole family in the Theatre Studio located inside the Art Barn
- Hot Cider and Holiday Cheer
- Candlelit Tables

*certain restrictions apply, see gallery for details

At Open Range Grill and Tavern dine with the most spectacular view from the dining room. Contemporary American cuisine. Children's menu. Outdoor patio to be enjoyed year round with heat.

Hideaway House: We are cooking up homestyle curious country Italian foods, with some twists on the favorites. Home made bread, soups, desserts, pizzas, and also offering daily specials. Join us for incredible views, food and service!

Hillside Sedona: A renowned shopping destination and home to a collective of restaurants for all distinguishing tastes, fine art galleries offering a diverse portfolio of art, sculpture, pottery and jewelry alongside boutiques that more than satisfy with their collection of shoes, fashion and home décor.

December 16:  Santa from 2 - 4pm.  Red Rock Rockapella Chorus with Jeannie Carroll playing from 1 - 5pm.

Javelina Cantina - Where you get the wonderful taste of Mexico and the beautiful view of Sedona, Arizona. Perfect location to view the Sedona Northern Lights.

The Hudson an American eatery, welcomes you daily for lunch and dinner with chef-driven food, great cocktails and wine, and a fun, inviting, family-like atmosphere. Our place is industrial chic with an open dining room, central bar, lounge and the best deck in town.

Matterhorn Inn: Located in uptown Sedona with spectacular red rock views from every room. Heated outdoor pool (seasonal) and year-round hot tub and outdoor fireplace.Walk to restaurants, galleries, & historic main street Sedona Northern Lights viewing.

Sound Bites Grill: Sedona's premiere Entertainment Restaurant! Premeire Heated Viewing Patio. Live music every night.  Northern Lights Specialty Cocktails and Special Priced Pre-Fixe 3 Course Dinner Menu for only $40 available IN ADDITON to our regular dinner menu! Reservations suggested
 
Candy Cane Martini - Vodka, Crème de Cocoa, Cream, shaken and served up with a crushed Candy Cane Sugar Rim $13
 
Sedona Connection - Grand Marnier, Hennessy, Frangelico and Coffee with Whip Cream $12
 
Arizona Snow Ball - Arizona Distilling Co Mission Vodka, Kahlua, Crème de Cocoa and a splash of cream. Served up with a nutmeg sprinkle $13
 
Aspen Fire Ball - Irish Cream, Fireball Whiskey and Coffee topped with Whip Cream $10
 
Hot Tub - Irish Cream, Kahlua, Frangelico, and Coffee topped with Whip Cream $10

Pink Java Café & the surrounding patio at the Pink Jeep Plaza will be offering Hot Drip Coffee / Hot Chocolate w Whip Cream Drink Specials (only) beginning at 5:30pm  We will also be giving a complimentary Holiday Cookie out to all the patrons who come through the Cafe.

Come and take your picture with Santa! 
It is free and open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Official Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center (look for the blue sign!) We're located at 331 Forest Road & SR 89A in Uptown Sedona. 
For more information call us at 1-800-288-7336.

From Wildlife Safari to Diamond Back Gulch to Seven Canyons, Safari Jeep Tours offers a variety of tours for every member of the family. Safari guides are the most educated and experienced in Arizona. With Jeeps outfitted for your ultimate safety and comfort. Ride with the best. Life is a Safari!

El Portal Sedona Hotel is dedicated to providing an extraordinary lodging experience for guests and their pets in unpretentious luxury, while at the same time offering guests the best in modern amenities and unparalleled concierge services for the Sedona area. AAA Four Diamond Hotel. Pet friendly.

Forest Plaza's Sedona Northern Light's Viewing Area is between Chipotle and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.  Sponsored by the Cheers companies, Indian Garden’s Cafe & Market will be selling local Hot Apple Cider, Hot Cocoa and Holiday Treats in our viewing area with the sales proceeds to benefit Sedona Community Food Bank and the Yavapai Food Council.