The lights, the music, the festivities. The holidays are here and what better way to celebrate than by bringing the family to the Tempe History Museum and Petersen House to enjoy some quality time together. All events are free and family-friendly. For more information, visit www.tempe.gov/MuseumEvents.
Christmas at the Petersen House beginning Saturday, Dec. 2
The first three weekends in December, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday: 12/2, 12/9 and 12/16
Sunday: 12/3, 12/10 and 12/17
Experience a Tempe Christmas tradition by visiting the Petersen House Museum this holiday season. Celebrating turn-of-the-century style with a Danish flair in honor of Niels Petersen, the house will be festively decorated for the season. Enjoy refreshments and activities on the grounds, and learn about the history as you tour the house. This is sure to create lasting memories for your family and friends during Tempe’s Christmas at the Petersen House.
Petersen House Museum is located at 1414 W. Southern Ave, Tempe
Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.: PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM
Christmas with The SunPunchers
The SunPunchers are a group of merry musicians with a signature desert roots revival sound, with Lindsay Cates on bass, Dominic Armstrong on drums and Betsy Ganz on guitar and lead vocals. Their songs feature contemplative lyricism combined with a bedrock of stumbling rhythms and sliding textures.
While you’re there, visit Santa and his helpers outside the museum and check out the arts and crafts and karaoke elves next door at the Edna Vihel Center.
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.: PERFORMANCES at the MUSEUM
‘Tis the Season for Holiday Cheer!
Azure Family Concert with Tetra String Quartet
Tetra welcomes guest guitarist Brendan Lake, along with a special visitor from the North Pole. Presented by the Tetra String Quartet, Azure Concerts are fun, friendly and engaging performances tailored to children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum or have similar challenges. Azure concerts are approximately one hour in length. Family members and caregivers of all ages are welcome to attend. The performance will be followed by an instrument petting zoo. Free tickets are available at www.tetraquartet.org