Citizen Staff Writer
See and do
If you want to break free on a Christmasy weekend road trip, consider taking in the outrageous light show at Red Rock Fantasy in Sedona. Every evening at dusk through Jan. 1, Los Abrigados Resort & Spa is aglow with the holiday-inspired creations of resort staff and 30 families from the Southwest, featuring nearly a million lights. The festival, now in its 17th year, also features live performances, horse-drawn carriage rides, a visit from Santa and free cider. When: 5-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 5-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays Where: Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, 160 Portal Lane Sedona Price: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 ages 4-12, free for kids younger than 4 Info: 800-521-3131 www.redrockfantasy.com
What to bring
Pack casual clothes for your weekend in red rock country, but be sure to have warm things. Sedona is the gateway to snowville.
Where to stay and eat
Sedona boasts many hotels in all price ranges. Start your search for lodging, at www.sedona.net. The site lists a handful of pet-friendly hotels. For a big list of restaurant choices, visit www.gatewayto sedona.com.
By the way
Flagstaff is less than an hour’s drive from Sedona. Should you turn your weekender into something more, Flag is rich with activities. The Museum of Northern Arizona is currently exhibiting “Therizinosaur: Mystery of the Sickle Claw Dinosaur,” which features a display of 93-million-year-old bones.
It will take nearly four hours from Tucson. Take Interstate 10 west toward Phoenix. Merge onto Interstate 17 via exit 150A toward Flagstaff. Take state Route 179, Exit 298, toward Sedona. Turn right on state Route 89 and follow into town.