A small town nestled in the pine country of Arizona, Williams offers countless things to see and do. The train enthusiast can ride the Grand Canyon Railway through Arizona’s high country. Route 66 history buffs can explore more than six blocks of historic buildings and shops bursting with memorabilia. Arizona tourists can discover yet another reason to love the state. World travelers will find a charming resting place at the Gateway to the Grand Canyon®. Outdoor adventurers will have trouble deciding between the numerous outdoor activities, from fishing and hiking to camping and horseback riding. And wildlife devotees will discover a whole new world as they traverse the roads and trails through Bearizona Wildlife Park. Travelers of all walks of life will find welcoming accommodations in the historic motor lodges that line Route 66 as well as the recently refurbished Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. Restaurants offer myriad choices from the home-cooked to the deep-fried and showcase delicious Mexican, Italian and American fare.
Christmas Parade followed by the downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Christmas Tree will be on the corner of 2nd and Route 66. The tree will be adorned with 20,000 lights and be on every night through the holiday season.
Residential and Business contest lighting judging. Visit all of the businesses downtown before December 11 and vote, or show up that day and get in on the festive fun.
December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15-30 (closed Christmas Even & Christmas Day)
Visit Bearizona for Wild Wonderland
Now – January 1
Ride the Polar Express now until January 1.
The Grand Canyon Railway in Williams offers daily trips to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon aboard vintage diesel powered trains and historic steam engines. Take the Grand Canyon Railway, and get ready for the ride of a lifetime. All aboard!
The drive through Bearizona Wildlife Park can be done by car or by tour bus and offers an up close and personal look at some of the country’s wildest animals. So wild, drivers are asked to keep their windows up and doors locked during some of the drive.