Prescott - Holiday Shopping


Arizona’s Christmas CityPrescott is Arizona’s Christmas City, and if you visit during the holidays you’ll quickly learn why.

Discover unusual, one-of-a-kind gift items. Enjoy the cozy, hometown feeling the Prescott area has to offer. Get in the Christmas spirit by joining holiday revelers in the historic bars and restaurants. Plan a romantic getaway and stay in one of the Prescott area’s charming hotels or B & Bs. Visit the many shops, galleries and boutiques throughout downtown and at the Prescott Gateway Mall.

Come on up to historic Prescott, Arizona’s Official Christmas City and the state’s first territorial capital, and bask in some of that seasonal glow. The Prescott area has a wide variety of events for the holiday, as well as a great selection of shops to help you with your gift list.

Go to their website at and scroll down to see the “Arizona’s Christmas City” tab where you can learn about all the holiday events taking place throughout November and December.


The Phippen MuseumPrescott’s three museums are a great place to begin to get a fix on the area’s culture and history. The Phippen Museum (4701 N. Highway 89) features an extensive permanent collection of Western art, and throughout the year they feature a number of traveling exhibits and shows.

Sharlot Hall Museum (415 W. Gurley St.) is built around the site of the first Territorial Governor’s Mansion, which acts as the center-point for seven other historic buildings. An extensive collection of artifacts dating beyond Arizona’s early territorial days brings the past to life for visitors.

The Phippen Museum

The Smoki Museum (147 N. Arizona Ave.) documents early Native American history of regional tribes through a variety of basketry, pottery, weavings and many other artifacts.


Art walk in PrescottPrescott boasts a wide variety of venues featuring the visual arts, with some galleries such as the Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery (228 N. Alarcon St.) offering classes and workshops.

Twenty-one area galleries participate in the monthly Fourth Friday Art Walk which, as the name suggests, take place on the fourth Friday of the month. These galleries extend their hours for an open-house atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy the art on display and take in some live music, food and beverages. Pick up maps at participating galleries, the Prescott Chamber of Commerce or online at

For more information about events, activities, lodging, shopping and more in Prescott, go to or call 800-266-7534.


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