For those looking for something to do this weekend, here's some suggestions:
Friday, January 4, 2013
Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs at AZ Science Center
Explore the largest touring collection of dinosaur skeletons and robotics while following the evolutionary course of these super-giants. Titans up to 70 feet long and 24 feet tall include the world’s largest meat-eating dinosaur, the longest-necked of all plant-eaters, an Argentine giant with bizarre long double spines, the unicorn-spiked duckbill from China, and the exotic, little-known Asian ancestors of horned, duckbilled and plate-backed behemoths.
Details: $8-$24, Arizona Science Center 600 E Washington St, Phoenix
Polar Express Train
Polar Express comes to life when the train departs the Williams Depot for a journey through the dark and quiet wilderness for a special visit to the "North Pole." Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to the magical story. Watch the joy on the children's faces when the train arrives at the North Pole, where Santa Claus and his reindeer are waiting! Santa will board The Polar Express and hand each child their own special gift. Make this a family holiday tradition. Call today to make your reservations because space is limited to those who truly believe in the spirit of Christmas!
Details: Jan 4, Adults $32 and Children $20. Book online at http://www.thetrain.com/ or call 888-848-3511. Grand Canyon Railway, located off Interstate 40 in Williams AZ.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Run, Walk and Roll at Tempe Town Lake
Kick off 2013 with a 5K. 10K, one-mile fitness walk or a half-mile kids fun run to benefit Arizona Disabled Sports, a group dedicated to sports and recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
The event begins at Tempe Town Lake Beach Park and is fun for all ages and ability levels.
Details: 7a.m. registration; first race 8a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 Tempe Beach Park, 80 W Rio Salado Parkway, Temp. $35 day of events, $15 for half-mile kids fun run.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Citystate! Holiday Ice Rink at Cityscape
This year the Valley's largest real ice rink will be at CityScape in downtown Phoenix. Guests can enjoy special deals with their skate rental wristband at many CityScape locations
Guests can also purchase beer, wine and hot chocolate from Chloe's Corner to enjoy in the park while they watch the skaters.
Details: 3pm-11pm, $12 per person and includes skate rental. Cityscape Phoenix 1 East Washington St, Phoenix AZ