Christmas Time in Chandler 2018

Matthew Coates December 6, 2018

Chandler recently rang in the Holiday Season with the annual Tumbleweed Tree Lighting downtown. Let the Chandler Holiday Events begin! Our community comes together each year to spread the joy of the Christmas season with wonderful home light displays, charity events, and so much more, including our own Operation Chandler Christmas 2018. Check out these events, and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Chandler Community! 

Operation Chandler Christmas 2018

Operation Chandler Christmas 2018 - Living Chandler

Operation Chandler Christmas is back for 2018! Sponsored by both Living Chandler and Matthew & Tia Coates with Revelation Real Estate, this day-long holiday event brings true Christmas spirit to those who give and those in need during this Holiday Season.

Stop by to donate your time or drop off your donations. We will be collecting “recycled” decor, gifts for the kids, and grocery store cards for those in need. These items might not be available via traditional assistance programs, but will be needed and greatly appreciated this holiday season. Learn more and register at EventBrite: 2018 Operation Chandler Christmas.

There are opportunities for Chandler businesses to get involved. Contact April Quatrine for more information.


  • When: Saturday, December 8th, 9am-3pm
  • Where: TheForum, 2301 S Stearman Dr, Chandler 85286 (on the SWC of Gilbert/Germann behind JcPenney)
  • Donation drop-off from 10am-noon
  • ‘Shopping’ for those in need from 1-3pm 
  • Learn more!

Where to See Christmas Lights in Chandler

Chandler Holiday Events - Lights - Living Chandler

Every year, Chandler puts its Christmas spirit on show with wonderful lighting displays. Both private residences and commercial displays all over the City will make your family’s cocoa drive full of holiday cheer. Check out what’s going on and plan your drive.

Looking to move to Chandler, Arizona? Find your dream home! As you can see, this community really comes together to celebrate the holidays.

Chandler Residents Light Up Christmas!

  • Christmas on Milky Way: Over 100,000 Computer Animated Christmas lights at 4606 W Milky Way, Chandler AZ 85226
  • Christmas on Canary: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 4:30 PM – 9 PM. Potluck style food/snacks/goodies, Two Children’s Choirs, Children’s Ukulele Group Performance, Outdoor Christmas Movie, Crafts…and Santa will be there!
  • Christmas on Upland Drive: Events all month long, including Horse and Carriage Rides, entertainment, food trucks and Santa!

Commercial Christmas Events in Chandler

  • Snowy Christmas at Rawhide: The Town will be decked out with holiday décor and thousands of lights through December 23, 2018. Rawhide will feature holiday festivities nightly during general public hours (5pm-10pm). Admission is FREE with $5 parking charge.
  • Sippin’ Santas Pub Crawl in Downtown: December 15th, 1-5pm. The Sippin’ Santas Pub Crawl will take over Downtown Chandler and feature some of the hottest destinations in the downtown area.
  • Santa Visits (from Visit Chandler):
    • Chandler Fashion Center through Christmas Eve
    • The Shoppes Casa Paloma, December 8th and 15th, 10am-2pm
    • Santa’s House in Downtown Chandler, December 8th & 15th, 12-5pm
    • Kneaders Bakery at Alma Sch/Queen Creek, December 5th 5-7pm
  • Holiday Craft Show & Boutique: Sat, December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This is a FREE community event! In addition to over 30 crafters and vendors with amazing gifts and goodies. Santa at 1pm!
  • Charming Ponies Holiday Carnival: Sat, Dec 15, 2018, 10:00 AM – Sun, Dec 16, 2018, 5:00 PM, Carnival, Cookie Decorating, Carriage Rides. $5-75
  • Cookies & Cocoa with Mrs. Claus: Sat, December 22, 2018, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. $10-40
  • The Annual Revelation Charity Christmas Party benefiting Ava’s Tree House and Lily Pad. Sun, December 16, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. $25-30

How to Give Back

In addition to our Operation Chandler Christmas, please make donations through the following organizations:

  • Matthew’s Crossing: Holiday Food Box Program
  • Chandler CARE Center: Annual December Holiday Assistance event will be held on Saturday, December 15th from 9 am – 12 pm at the CARE Center.
  • Chandler Fire Department’s Toy Drive: Chandler Fire Department is collecting toys from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at its headquarters, 151 E. Boston St. or weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at any of the city’s fire stations through Dec. 14. Additionally, they will have a toy drive at the Chandler Fashion Mall on Saturday, December 8th.
  • AZCEND Christmas Box Distribution: December 17th, 9am-12pm. Contact Kokob Gebre at or 480-963-1423 x102.
  • AZCEND’s Operation Santa: December 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Donate Toys & Clothes or Adopt a Family.
  • Chandler Police Toy Drive with W. Steve Martin
  • Toys for Tots & Dignity Health: Unwrapped toys for children from birth to age 12 are being collected through Dec. 9 at 12 Dignity Health locations including two in Chandler:
    • Chandler Emergency Room at 2977 E. Germann Road
    • Dignity Health Arizona General ER (Chandler McQueen) at 1064 E. Ray Road.

TV Schedule for Holiday Specials

2018 Christmas Specials on TV - Living Chandler

Catch your favorite Christmas specials on TV this Holiday (from

  • Thursday, December 6th:
    • A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC) 8:00 p.m.
    • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (TBS) 8:00 p.m.
    • The Elf on the Shelf (TBS) 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 8th:
    • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS) 8:00 p.m.
    • Frosty the Snowman (CBS) 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 14th on CBS:
    • I Love Lucy 8:00 p.m.
    • The Dyck Van Dyke Show 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 16th:
    • The Sound of Music (ABC) 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 19th:
    • Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer (CW) 8:00 p.m.
    • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (ABC) 8:00 p.m.
    • Shrek The Halls (ABC) 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 20th
    • A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC) 8:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve, December 24th:
    • TBS will be airing A Christmas Story for 24 hours, starting at 8:00 p.m.
    • It’s A Wonderful Life (NBC) 8:00 p.m.
    • Beauty & the Beast (ABC) 8:00 p.m.

Merry Christmas, Chandler!

The team at Living Chandler and Revelation Real Estate wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas. With so many ways to spend the holiday season with loved ones, family and community here in Chandler, we know your holiday season will be filled with cheer and joy. Merry Christmas, from Matthew and Tia Coates.


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