Fountain Hills Stroll in the Glow

Now Featuring the "Chill in the Hills" Skating Rink!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Fountain Hills Stroll in the Glow

Over 60,000 twinkling lights and ornaments adorn the trees and median of Avenue of the Fountains in downtown Fountain Hills for Stroll in the Glow.

Fountain Hills kicks off the holiday season with its annual Stroll in the Glow on the Avenue of the Fountains. Fountain Hills Merchants keep their doors open late and offer beverages and treats to show their holiday spirit.

Event Details


December 5th, 2020

5pm - 7pm (Santa arrives 6:00 pm)


Avenue of the Fountains
Just west of Saguaro Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268


Free to the public

About the Stroll in the Glow

The Glow of Holiday Cheer

Every year the town of Fountain Hills spends weeks putting thousands of lights up on the Avenue of the Fountains for the holiday season. On the first Saturday of December all of this preparatory effort culminates in a much-loved event called "Stroll in The Glow." After dark, a brief ceremony ends with the master switch being thrown, bathing the Avenue in a multicolored glow of holiday cheer!

The Avenue of the Fountains is closed and shops stay open late and serve holiday treats and beverages, musicians play holiday music on the sidewalks, Santa arrives by fire truck to take requests from hopeful children. There will also be a special booth where children can write letters to Santa!

This event is free, open to the public and features:

  • FREE Horse drawn hay wagon rides up and down the Avenue  5 to 7 p.m. on the Avenue of the Fountains. Sponsored by RE/MAX Sun Properties. Their office also will be open to visitors at 16704 E Ave of the Fountains #101.
  • FREE letters to Santa sponsored by the NPOA
  • Music by the Fountain Hills Community Band
  • Tables from local organizations
  • Live Nativity sponsored by the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
  • FREE winter skating rink sponsored by the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce

Schedule of Events (subject to change)
3:30 PM Winter rink sign-ups begin (4pm start)
4:00 - 8:00 PM Winter rink open
5:00 - 7:00 PM Horse drawn hay wagon rides
5:00 PM Letters to Santa
5:400 PM or Sunset Mayor turns on the Avenue lights
6:00 PM Santa arrives, free photos

The Chill in the Hills Skating Rink is back this year!

The skating rink will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. for one evening only at the intersection of Verde River and the Avenue of the Fountains.

Registration on a first-come, first-served basis will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the site.