Holidays in Carefree

Celebrate the magic of the season with your loved ones in beautiful Carefree!


Carefree Lights Up! Tree Lighting Ceremony   

Dec. 2, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion | Watch the recording here

Join us as we light up the Town for the holidays! Local music talent, Kevin Glenn, will delight us with the sounds of Christmas. 


Chanukah in Carefree - Nightly Menorah Lighting and Celebrations  

Dec. 7 -14, 2022 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion

For the 7th year, Chanukah in Carefree will host its nightly holiday celebration including menorah lighting and Chanukah songs   for all eight nights of Chanukah.  The event will take place from Thursday 12/7 to Thursday 12/14, starting each night at 5:30 pm in the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion in Carefree, AZ. Each evening there is a program hosted by a different organization and many nights will feature Chanukah delicacies like latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts).   Coffee and hot chocolate will be served every night. The celebration will feature raffles and silent auction items that have been generously donated by the local business community to help to raise money and awareness for the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF), who is this year’s Spirit of Giving recipient.   Nightly schedule is as follows:

1st Night (12/7)

Temple Chai Musical Night with Cantor Ross Wolman and the Temple Chai Adult Choir

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2nd Night (12/8)

Bauman Family (Shabbat) with a Performance by the Cave Creek Unified School District Choirs.  Our chosen Tzedakah this night (charity recipient):  Purse-Impressions

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3rd Night (12/9)

Congregation Kehillah (Havdalah) with Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman of Congregation Kehillah

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4th Night (12/10)

Valley of the Sun JCC Family Night of Games, Arts & Crafts, Songs and More.  (Donations Will be Collected for Foothills Food Bank)

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5th Night (12/11)

Phoenix Holocaust Association with Featured Holocaust Survivor and Author, Dirk Van Leenen

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6th Night (12/12)

Desert Foothills Jewish Community Association.  a night of music (Donations Will be Collected for Jewish Family Children’s Services)

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7th Night (12/13)

Jewish Social Group of Cave Creek and Carefree will Lead a Traditional and Meaningful Celebration

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8th Night (12/14)

Community Night with Center for Jewish Philanthropy, including Olive Oil Tasting with Challah Bread

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This year Chanukah in Carefree is generously supported by the Center for Jewish Philanthropy, Kiwanis, APS, Spirit in the Desert, and Temple Chai.  Please see the attached flyer or go to our website for more information on the event, our sponsors, our contributors, live streaming links and details on the complete schedule.   This is an outdoor event, is free to attend and open to attendees of all denominations and faiths.  Enhanced security measures will be in place.

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View the Chanukah in Carefree schedule here.


Chanukah in Carefree is made possible by these generous sponsors:

APS | Varsity Sports Show | Grind and Gears | Jade Palace | Culinary by Julie | Athens on Easy Street | Why Hello Modern Home | The Grotto | Grace Renee Gallery | Keelers Neighborhood Steakhouse | Local Johnny's | Cave Creek Olive Oil Company | Venues Cafe | The Mohr Group | Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center | Herbert & Lyn Hitchon | Pizzicata | Brix Wines | The Meat Market | Sweet Suzans | Carefree Coffee Roastery | Rare Earth Gallery | On the Map Inc. | Rotary Club of Scottsdale North

Temple Chai | Desert Foothills Jewish Community Association | Valley of the Sun JCC | Jewish Social Group of Cave Creek and Carefree | Phoenix Holocaust Association | The Bauman Family | Congregation Kehillah | KA Consulting Corp.


Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion
101 Easy Street
Carefree, AZ 85377

Outdoor Venue