Holiday-themed things to do this weekend in Chandler

(Courtesy City of Chandler)
(Courtesy City of Chandler)

(Courtesy City of Chandler)

Enjoy a white Christmas at Rawhide Western Town

Rawhide Western Town & Event Center turns into a winter wonderland in the desert during the holiday season. The town will be decked out with holiday decor and thousands of lights through Dec. 22. The venue features holiday festivities every night, and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, Santa Claus will lead the official tree-lighting ceremony and be available for photos. 5 p.m. Free. Rawhide Western Town & Event Center, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler. https://rawhide.com

Get in last-minute holiday shopping

Head out to the East Valley School of Music on Dec. 21 to finish last-minute shopping at an event hosting 30 crafters and vendors with unique holiday gifts. Participate in raffles, games, a coloring contest, a bounce house, food trucks, a hot cocoa bar, and live music performances by students and staff. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. East Valley School of Music, 4835 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. www.eventbrite.com/e/shopping-with-santa-boutique-craft-show-tickets-75080390469

Meet and take pictures with Santa Claus


Through Dec. 24, visitors of Chandler Fashion Center can get a photo with Santa. The Santa display is presented by HGTV and is located in the Macy's Court. Times vary per day. 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler. 480-812-8488. www.shopchandlerfashioncenter.com
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