Our Favorite Holiday Celebrations Downtown



If anywhere in Arizona knows how to celebrate the holiday season it’s Flagstaff!  Governor Doug Ducey declared Flagstaff as Arizona’s Winter Wonderland and downtown is making sure we live up to that title.  There is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the holiday season downtown, and we’ve listed out a few of our favorites!

1. Dark Sky Brewing Company’s Ugly Sweater Party –  This Friday, December 16, from 5-10pm at Dark Sky you can take part in the fiercest holiday ugly sweater competition.  Show off your tackiest, wackiest, purchased or home-made holiday sweaters at this party.  There will be prizes for the best (ugliest) sweaters and happy hour prices for everyone wearing an ugly sweater!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/215830735528988/


2. Downtown Luminaria Stroll –  Begin a new holiday tradition in Downtown Flagstaff Tuesday, December 20, from 5-8pm.  Thanks to our sponsor Homes of Flagstaff by G Shanahan, and everyone in the community who has decorated over 1,000 luminaria bags, San Francisco St., Aspen Ave., and Leroux St. will be glowing!  Also be sure to check out the business windows that are taking part in our window decorating contest while strolling the streets.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438146146198974/


3. December Locals’ Night –  Tuesday, December 20, from 3-7pm is Locals’ Night and it is the perfect opportunity to knock out the last (or all) of your holiday shopping at once! There are over 25 businesses participating and offering great deals like buy one get one free and 50% off everything!  It’s Buy Local Month and you can shop local with Local First Arizona’s and the DBA’s Holiday Shopping Passport.   While shopping around you will also be able to enjoy the sounds of local musicians in participating businesses!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1211584388885421/

4. Flagstaff SantaCon 2016 –  This Saturday, December 17, at 2pm hundreds of Santas will take to the streets of Downtown Flagstaff for SantaCon!  This pub-crawl will get you in the holiday spirit with 5 stops beginning at Historic Barrel + Bottle House, then onto The State Bar, Dark Sky, Hops on Birch, and ending at The Green Room with a Santa dance party!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741739869484807/



5. The Great Pinecone Drop –  The pinecone has been hung high atop the Weatherford Hotel and the countdown to the New Year has begun!  This Downtown Flagstaff celebration has been a tradition for over 15 years and each year the crowd grows.  Thousands of locals and visitors fill the streets of downtown, countdown to the big drop, and ring in the new year together!

December Locals’ Night

This month’s Locals’ Night is not to be missed! Not only are downtown businesses offering some great deals to wrap up your holiday shopping, but there will be local musicians performing in participating businesses, and it is the first ever Downtown Luminaria Stroll from 5-8pm!



If you’re worried about parking don’t be!! After 5pm there is free parking available at City Hall, the County parking lot at Leroux and Cherry, the Chase Bank lot, and the National Bank lot!

Shopping Passport Download

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-1-01-12-pmIt’s Buy Local Month and 21 of your favorite downtown businesses are taking part in the Shopping Passport Program! Now through January 1st, shop at 8 of the 21 businesses or spend a total of $250, fill out your passport, and turn into one of the businesses, and you’ll be entered to win 1 of 20 giftcard prizes ranging from $25 to $300!

Download your passport below and start shopping!


Downtown for the Holidays

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-13-13-amWith Thanksgiving next week, that means the holiday season is right around the corner! Flagstaff is Arizona’s Winter Wonderland and we’re making sure that Downtown Flagstaff looks the part and is your holiday shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. The fun begins November 25th with. . .

Holiday Shopping Passport  (Nov. 25 – Dec. 24)

We have partnered with Local First Arizona on this holiday initiative to consciously spend your holiday money at locally-owned businesses in the Flagstaff, Arizona community. It is free to play! With every stop at one of our 21 participating businesses, you’ll receive a sticker with the total dollar amount of your purchase. To complete your passport, you must make purchases at your choice of 8 of the 21 participating businesses, OR spend a total of $250. Fill it out to enter to win one of 20 fabulous gift card packages.

Passports will be available at any of the participating businesses prior to Thanksgiving and are yours to shop with until the end of the holiday season (December 24th).

When your passport is complete, return it to one of the participating businesses. Winners will be contacted in the first week of January.

Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1708504646137119/

Slack Friday (Nov. 25)


This is the anti Black Friday! Forget the 3am alarm and the lines at the big box stores. Skip the stress! Holiday shopping should be enjoyable, and downtown has you covered! Sleep in and still get the best deals in town. (Mimosas optional.)



Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/715227818653770/

Holiday Movie Series (Nov. 26 – Dec. 17)

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-11-02-amFour Saturdays of FREE movies, time with Santa, crafts, and holiday fun, all beginning Saturday, Nov. 26. We will be celebrating the holidays in full swing at The Orpheum Theater through Dec. 17! Get your pictures taken with Santa, sing along to Christmas songs, make crafts, and enjoy the classic holiday movies!


Movie Schedule (Doors open at 10am, movie begins around 11am):

Breakfast with Santa (Dec. 3 & Dec. 17)

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-11-19-amSit down with Santa in a winter wonderland, enjoy a warm breakfast, and decorate Christmas cookies from Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery! You will get the chance to have your pictures taken with Santa, sing along to Christmas songs by the fire, make holiday crafts, and maybe even listen to him read a Christmas story!! The movie will follow breakfast and begin around 11am. Breakfast is limited to the FIRST 50 people and is $10 a person.

December 3 (9-10am) - Warm breakfast from Mix Flagstaff

 December 17 (9-10am) - Warm breakfast from Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery

DECEMBER 20th: The Biggest Night Downtown

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-11-30-amMark this on your calendars now!! You won’t want to miss everything going on downtown for this one night.

  • First off, it is December’s Locals’ Night from 3-7pm. We don’t know what our businesses will be offering yet, but we do know that the deals will be amazing like past months!
  • Secondly, it is the night of Jingle Bell Shop. From 5-8pm participating businesses will have local musicians performing for you to enjoy as you finish your last minute holiday shopping!
  • Lastly, the Luminaria Stroll through downtown will brighten your night! This inaugural event is something we’re very excited for! Luminarias will light up San Francisco St., Leroux St., and Aspen Ave. from 5-8pm. Come stroll the streets with your friends and family and make this your new holiday tradition while shopping the great holiday deals, or dining at your favorite downtown restaurant!

Window Decorating Contest (Dec. 1 – Dec. 23)

Flagstaff is Arizona’s Winter Wonderland and we want downtown to look the part! This year we are going to have a contest between our participating downtown businesses to see who has the most holiday cheer! Windows will be decorated by November 25th, and then it is up to YOU, the public, to decide the winner. We will post pictures of the windows on Instagram and Facebook and the two businesses with the most combined likes will win the 1st and 2nd place prizes! Voting begins December 1st and will end December 23rd. We will have maps with the businesses on there so you can walk through downtown and see the windows up close and personal!

Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/232670083817427/.

City Tree Lighting (Dec. 3)

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-12-33-amJoin us in Heritage Square and help Santa light the downtown tree starting at 5pm! This annual event is a fun family event downtown that gets everyone in the holiday spirit!



Holiday Parade of Lights (Dec. 10)

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-12-45-amPresented by The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce and Vora Financial, the Holiday Parade of Lights begins at 6pm. Everyone flocks downtown and lines the streets to watch the lights go by downtown!



***All of these events can be found on our Facebook page (Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance), and we will share more information and details as the time comes closer.*** 


November Locals’ Night

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-2-17-08-pmThis is Downtown’s third Locals’ Night and it’s the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on all your holiday shopping! Below are all the deals our businesses are offering, so map out your plan now to get all the shopping and dining deals!

**Free parking is available after 5pm at City Hall, the Visitors Center, Chase Bank, National Bank, and County parking lot at Leroux and Cherry.


  • Aspen Sports Flagstaff – 20% off any non-sale item.
  • Babbitt’s Backcountry – 50% off Icebreaker brand men and womens apparel.
  • Mountain Sports Flagstaff – Buy one get one free “Life is good” t-shirts (jsut have to be in their Frequent Buyer Club with a local address or join tonight).
  • Peace Surplus – 25% off any one non-sale item.
  • P.J. Chilcottage – Buy one get one handmade primal elements soap.
  • Run Flagstaff – 30-50% off all previous model shoes.
  • The Golden Hive – 15% off pine nuts.


  • Altitudes Bar & Grill – Happy hour prices on starter menu and $5 Stoli vodka of any flavor.
  • Bigfoot BBQ – 2 for 1 draft beer.
  • Blendz – $2 off any glass of wine, $1 off any draft beer, $5 Old Fashioneds, & $6 sangria.
  • Collins Irish Pub & Grill – mention Locals Night and purchase 2 beverages and get a free mini Irish nachos.
  • Dark Sky Brewing – $3 off taste boards.
  • Historic Brewing – $5 wine ad $7 pitchers.
  • Karma Sushi Bar Grill – fill out check insert and be entered to win a $30 “Lunch for Two” gift card.
  • Mix Flagstaff – 50% off everything.
  • Monsoon Downtown – mention Locals Night and purchase 2 beverages and get a free crispy dumplings appetizer.
  • Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery – buy one cookie get one free.
  • PayN’Take – $1 off draft beer pints (*7pm-close).
  • Root Public House – One select small plate paired with a cocktail or local beer for $10.
  • Shift – Free snacks for James Beard award votes.
  • Sweet Shop & Nut House – Buy one pound of fudge and get a half pound free.
  • The McMillan – 30% off tequila drinks, $3 tacos, and be entered to win a $25 gift card with a $50 purchase.
  • Weatherford Hotel / Charley’s Pub & Grill – Posole and chips and a 16oz Dos Equis for $9+tax.

October Locals’ Night

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-1-33-46-pmSeptember’s Locals Night was a huge success and we immediately started planning for October. We are excited for our second Downtown Flagstaff Locals Night on Tuesday, October 18th, from 4pm-7pm. We have over 20 downtown businesses treating our residents to some amazing deals.

Below are the offers for October’s Locals Night:



Local’s Night Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/342276449446403/

5 Best Coffee Shops to Celebrate National Coffee Day in Downtown Flagstaff


Happy National Coffee Day fellow Flagstaffers!! With all the rain we’ve been getting in town what’s a better place to be than curled up in a coffee shop with a good book or a couple of friends. Today we are breaking down the best coffee shops to check out today or any other day that coffee is needed (which let’s be honest is everyday).



Firecreek Coffee Company is awesome place to grab a cup of coffee because they roast their coffee by hand in very small batches. They offer a seasonal selection of organic, fair trade and single estate coffees that offer amazing flavors and freshness. They also have a large selections of pastries. So stop by, have a latte, and play a game of chess with a friend!

Address: 22 Historic Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Hours: 7AM- 9PM

Phone: (928) 774-2266





Macy’s is extremely popular among tourists and locals alike. Local residents have voted Macy’s, “Best Coffeehouse” in the Arizona Daily Sun’s, Best of Flag contest, for three years running. Not only do they have amazing coffee, but they also have a full service bakery. They open with an array of breakfast pastries like muffins and scones. This local gem is a perfect place to spend a rainy fall day.

Address:14 S Beaver St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Hours: 6AM- 8PM

Phone: (928) 774-2243


Late for the Train


With their specialty dark roast, Late for the Train is a no frills kinda coffee shop that is known for serving up some seriously good coffee. They also offer an array of pastries and other yummy treats! Stop by and pick up a coffee to have while strolling through downtown’s historic streets.

Address: 22 E Birch Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Hours: 7AM- 5PM

Phone: (928) 779-5975


The Flagstaff Collective


New to downtown Flagstaff, the Flagstaff Collective is certainly worth checking out. They serve Single Speed Coffee Roasters, as well as a delicious selection of pastries, made fresh every day in their kitchen, that are sure to hit the spot. Their motto is ‘we love coffee and we love people’ and we are certain that you will love them too.

Address: 2 S Beaver St Suite 170

Phone: (928) 214-7280




The Rendevous can be described as a romantic, intimate, warm and inviting, and is the perfect place for a coffee date. Proudly serving their own blend of local Fire Creek coffee, Ghost Story, Rendevous is a perfect place to experience Downtown Flagstaff culture, while enjoying an awesome cup of jo.

Address: 100 N San Francisco St

Hours: 6:30AM- 2:00AM

Phone: (928) 779-6971


First Downtown Locals Night


We are excited for our first Downtown Flagstaff Locals Night tomorrow from 4pm-7pm. Downtown businesses are rolling out the red carpet for our residents with amazing deals and we have a live performance on Heritage Square at 5pm featuring Kissidugu2 West African Drum Ensemble!

Below are the offers for September’s Locals Night:


  • Aspen Sports Flagstaff (15 N. San Francisco St)- 20% off any non sale item.
  • Flagstaff Sports Exchange (19 W. Aspen Ave) – FREE hackey sak or bumper sticker with a purchase of $20 or more!
  • The Golden Hive (8 W. Route 66) – 15% off EVERYTHING for locals!
  • Mountain Sports Flagstaff (24 N. San Francisco St)- 20% all bags/luggage from Patagonia, Baggallini, Osgoode Marley, and Hobo The Original. To qualify for the discount, you simply have to be in their Frequent Buyer Club with a Flagstaff address, or join on Tuesday night with a local address to get your 20% discount on one full price bag.
  • P.J. Chilcottage (120 N. Leroux St) – is IN for Locals Night! Buy 1 Get 1 FREE handmade primal elements soap.


  • Altitudes Bar and Grill (2 S. Beaver St) – is offering happy hour prices on their starter menu and $5 Stoli vodka of any flavor. Every Tuesday specials include grilled cheese and soup for $6.50, a pint of India Pale Ale for $3.50, and if you play one of their board games you get 2 for 1 drinks!
  • Bigfoot BBQ (120 N. Leroux St) – 2-4-1 draft beer
  • Blendz (21 E. Aspen Ave) – $5 Old Fashions and $6 Peach Sangria. It is also open mic night and ALL performers will get $2 off drinks!
  • Collins Irish Pub and Grill (2 N. Leroux St)  – mention Locals Night and purchase 2 beverages and you get Mini Irish Nachos for FREE!
  • Historic Brewing Barrel + Bottle House (110 S. San Francisco) – 50% off beer flights
  • Monsoon Downtown (6 E. Aspen Ave) – mention Locals Night and purchase 2 beverages and you get FREE Crispy Dumplings appetizer!
  • Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery (111 E. Aspen Ave) – a “sweet” deal of buy one cookie get one FREE!
  • PayN’Take (12 W. Aspen Ave) – BOGO pints of Mexican beer on tap and any LOCAL beer on tap from 7pm – close.
  • Peace Surplus (14 W. Route 66) – is offering a FREE cross country ski rental package for one day during the 2016/2017 season with any purchase (even $1).
  • The McMillian (2 W. Route 66) – be enter to win a $25 gift card with a $50 purchase, 30% off all tequila drinks, and $3 tacos.
  • Weatherford Hotel/ Charly’s Pub & Grill (23 N. Leroux St) – Posole and Chips, and a 16oz Dos Equis for $9+tax.

Local’s Night Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1798028000420620/

Fall in Flagstaff



As the weather becomes crisp and the leaves turn golden it can only mean one thing, Fall has arrived to Flagstaff. With the changing of the seasons comes a lot of exciting autumnal activities and festivals in our cozy mountain town. In this post we will be listing the top things to look forward to this Fall!  PC:  Matt Beaty, Hidden Light, LLC


Lumberyard Okto’Beer’Fest

The 6th annual Okto’Beer’Fest is coming up!  Enjoy local craft beer from Northern Arizona Breweries, Authentic German Food, and Contests including a brat eating contest and a stein holding competition.  All of the proceeds will be going to Second Chance Center for Animals.

When: Sep 17, 2016: 12:30 pm – 6 pm (Sat)

Where: Lumberyard Brewing Company / 5 S San Francisco St , Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Cost: $5 Entry Donation to Second Chance Center for Animals.

Tickets available for purchase for Beer and Food.

More Info: http://lumberyardbrewingcompany.com/Events.html



Cornucopia Fall Festival

The Flagstaff Cornucopia  Fall Festival is a great way for the community to come together and give thanks by celebrating Flagstaff with fall-themed attractions, carnival rides, pumpkin patch, horse drawn hay rides, live entertainment, delicious fall food and beverages, a giant Kid Zone and a ton of local vendors! This is the perfect way to start your Fall off right!

When: Sep 24, 2016: 10 am – 9 pm (Sat)

Where: Thorpe Park/ 191 North Thorpe Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Cost: $5 general admission

FREE for kids 6 and under

$50 VIP for adults

$15 for kids 7-20

More Info: http://www.flagcorn.com/



Pickin’ in the Pines

This world-class bluegrass & acoustic music festival began 2006. This festival features the best traditional and contemporary bluegrass music that there is. The festival will also have educational workshops and a renowned band contest!  Make sure to bring your camping supplies , since camping and jamming are a big part of the Pickin’ in the Pines experience.

When: September 16 – September 18, 2016

Where: Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park/ Fairgrounds Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Cost: 3-Day Pass –  $115

Price available through 9/15/16

Single Day Pass
FRI – $50
SAT – $75
SUN – $50
Advance price available through 9/15/16

*Children 15 and under are free.

More Info: http://pickininthepines.org/



Flagstaff Oktoberfest

Get excited the 8th Annual Flagstaff Oktoberfest is back in downtown Flagstaff!! Get ready to eat, sing, mingle, wear some lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German, and perform the Chicken Dance! It’s sure to be a day of fall fun!

When: Saturday, October 1at 11 AM – 8 PM

Where: Wheeler Park/ 212 W Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Cost: Tickets are only $7 and available at the gate!

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/145870529153222/



Big Pine Comedy Festival

A night of stand up comedy, featuring Kirsten Alberts, Ronnie D, Amanda Hurley, many other talented comedians. Later in the Evening, Erik Myers performs. What a great way to spend a night laughing your butt off with friends this fall!

When: Sep 24, 2016: 8 pm – 2 am (Sat)

Where: The Green Room/15 N Agassiz St, Flagstaff , AZ 86001

Cost: $8

More Info: https://flagstaffgreenroom.com/event/big-pine-comedy-fest-erik-myers/?instance_id=50465



Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror is the first film from a major Hollywood studio to be in the midnight movie market. This has a large international cult following and is one of the most well known and financially successful midnight movies of all time. Be sure to dress and come enjoy this amazing cult classic! Don’t forget your toast!!!

When:  Oct 28, 2016 (Fri)

Early Show: Doors at 7PM, Show at 8PM, 18 and up unless accompanied by a legal guardian

Late Show: Doors at 10PM, Show at 11PM, 18 and up

Where: The Orpheum Theater/15 West Aspen Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Cost: $9

More Info: http://www.orpheumflagstaff.com/event/1317759-rocky-horror-picture-show-flagstaff/







2016 Northern Arizona Book Festival

For two decades the Northern Arizona Book Festival has brought local, national, up and coming, and established writers from all walks of life to Flagstaff, Arizona. This year will feature over fifty writers and a variety events throughout downtown Flagstaff.

When: October 10 -16

Where: various downtown locations

Cost: Free

More info: http://www.nazbookfest.org/wp/



Trick or Treat Trail

Halloween Harvest is back! Celebrate Halloween at Heritage Square in Downtown Flagstaff with a spooky pumpkin patch, creepy carnival games, arts & crafts, and the Trick-or-Treat Trail that takes you and your kids though downtown!

When: Monday, October 31, 4-7pm

Where: Heritage Square in Downtown Flagstaff

Cost: Free

More info: www.flagstaff.az.gov/recreation or call (928) 213-2300


Locals Night in Downtown Flagstaff




As a resident of Flagstaff, you love downtown, right?  We’re going to up the ante!  The Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance (FDBA) and Local First Arizona (LFA) have some exciting news to share.  We are excited to announce:  Locals’ Night!  Starting September 20, and taking place every THIRD TUESDAY, downtown businesses will roll out the red carpet for residents.  Participating businesses may offer live performances, specials and discounts, chair massages…all to provide a great experience and additional reason to spend time downtown.

As for our first Local’s Night on Tuesday, September 20, FDBA and LFA are excited to host the “Click with Downtown” Party at our office.  Stop by to meet the DBA (Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance) and Local First Arizona team, and to celebrate the 100th birthday of Click Co+Work‘s building.  This is your chance as residents, downtown business owners, and stakeholders to meet those working to make downtown Flagstaff a premier destination!

Join us from 4-7pm to see inside this beautiful building and mingle with our amazing community members. Quinn Scully Music will be playing on the patio under the string lights and Shift will provide us with delicious treats and drink pairings! No Basis in Reality will also be there with some handmade jewelry for you to check out and purchase if you so desire!

For more information check out the event pages for both of these upcoming events!

Local’s Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/1798028000420620/

Click Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/507156052810711/