It's going to be one sweet stroll at Tlaquepaque Saturday
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village is truly the happening center for holiday fun. After the back-to-back Festival of Trees and Festival of Lights, it's time to motor on over for one last holiday bash, the second annual Holiday Sweet Stroll.
It takes take place Saturday, Dec. 20, 3-7 p.m. Come for non-stop entertainment -- festive seasonal music and song, Dickens carolers, delectable sweets in the boutique shops and galleries, and the sweetest holiday deals in town.
Admission is free and discounts abound on purchased items in the shops.
Tlaquepaque's walkways and courtyards will be transformed into a festive display of holiday wonder. And for children and the young at heart, where else will you find a life-size snow globe, or visits from the Snow Queen and Ice Princess of "Frozen" fame or the lovely Cinderella?
Princess lessons, story time, singing, and lots of photo ops will make this a special time for everyone. So write out your holiday lists, peruse the shops, enjoy the deals, savor some sweet confections, and be of good cheer.
Holiday Sweet Stroll Entertainment Line-Up
Meadowlark: 4 to 7 p.m. in Patio del Norte; Steve Sanders Trio 4 to 7 p.m. in Patio de la Fuente; Guitarist Gabriel Ayala 5 to 7 p.m. in the Tlaquepaque Chapel; Storybook Princesses: 3-5 p.m., balloon artist-Lollipop: 3-6 p.m., life-size Snow Globe: 3-7 p.m.; DiVom: 5-7 p.m. in Patio de las Campanas; and Strolling Dickens Carolers: 3-7 p.m. in Patio de las Rosas.
Here is a sampling of some of the Sweet Stroll offerings by Tlaquepaque's shops, galleries and restaurants:
Feliz Navidad will be offering bizcochitos, a traditional cookie from the Southwest.
Vom Fass Sedona will be demonstrating and preparing traditional egg nog with yummy liquors. Eisenart innovations will have homemade chocolate dipped pretzel sticks and rum balls on hand. Andrea Smith Gallery will be serving up Maui macadamia nuts covered with chocolate and caramel.
Inner Eye Gallery will have gourmet chocolates from around the world for all their customers and guests. Environmental Realists will be handing out delicious Lindt Lindor chocolates. Adorn collection will be serving up chocolate hazelnut bars. Eclectic Image Gallery will be offering sweets to eat.
Come in to Sedona Music Boxes for delicious cocomels. Oak Creek Brewery & Grill will be preparing free crepes with cherries jubilee and ice cream.
Red Rock Candle has a peppermint candle for each visitor! Mountain Trails Gallery will be serving candy and holiday cookies. Caravana Jewelry will be offering hot apple cider and chocolates.
Carré d'Artistes promises that for every painting sold they will give away a standard ebony or ivory frame ... no substitutions. Panara is offering candy canes. Nectar has sweet deals on holiday gifts and cookies. Rowe Gallery will be serving hot chocolate. Enjoy great holiday sweets at La Fuente Gallery! Kuivato Glass Gallery will serve delicious chocolates.
At Esteban's, enjoy lovely holiday chocolates. Bella will be offering Belgian chocchicks, cookies and sparkling cider. Echo of the Dreamer will be serving cookies. Bennali Outdoor Gear has sweets galore! Renee Taylor will offer champagne and cookies. Honshin Fine Art will be serving Mayan hot chocolate, organic nuts and dried fruit, with special gifts for kids. Natural Wonders will have candy canes. Sylvie & Bruno will be serving sweets.
Wendy Lippman, legacy co-owner of Tlaquepaque, founded by visionary Abe Miller who established the arts village 41 years ago, offers this: "May all your holiday celebrations be safe and may you have a prosperous and healthy New Year from all of us at Tlaquepaque."
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village is located at 336 State Route 179 in Sedona. For more information, please contact Tlaquepaque at (928) 282-4838 or visit: www.tlaq.com.