NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Desert Foothills Christmas Pageant

New Performance! 7 p.m. Friday, December 4 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Carefree

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CAVE CREEK – Kiwanis Club of Carefree hosts the annual Desert Foothills Christmas Pageant, delighting hundreds of spectators from Cave Creek, Carefree and drawing visitors from throughout the metro Phoenix/Scottsdale area.

An additional Friday performance has been added this year to accommodate overflow crowds. The Desert Foothills Christmas Pageant takes place on Friday, December 4, Saturday, December 5, and Sunday, December 6 at Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area in Cave Creek. Five miles of beautiful luminaria lead to the Pageant site. Members of the Desert Foothills Kiwanis Key Club place and the light the luminaria each night.

Kiwanis Club of Carefree member Toby Payne, longtime organizer of the Desert Foothills Christmas, said, “We need as many people as possible to participate and keep this 63 year tradition alive.”

Narrator Robert Hutson presides over the Christmas story with beautiful musical accompaniment provided by the Pageant choir conducted by Steve Norris. Cactus Shadows Shadowbox Players directed by Andrew Cupo enact the roles of Mary, Joseph, Angel, Townspeople and Shepherds.

Bring a blanket to sit up close on the ground or a portable chair. Wear warm clothes and walking shoes. A flashlight is useful. Admission and parking are free. Anyone interested in volunteering or requiring additional information should contact Toby Payne at 480-544-2290. For information on Kiwanis Club of Carefree please call 480-488-8400 or visit

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area (44000 N Spur Cross Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331) is located approximately 35 miles north of central Phoenix. Interstate 17, State Route 51, and Loop 101 can all be used to reach the park. From the intersection of Carefree Highway and Cave Creek Road head north on Cave Creek Road about 2.5 miles to Spur Cross Road. Turn north for approximately 4.5 miles to the public parking area. After 3 miles the road turns to all-weather graded.

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