December 2 – Rhythm Cats Dinner Buffet & Christmas Show. There’s no better way to enjoy the holidays than with those Crazy Cats and all the fun and mischief they get into. Christmas favorites, both secular and non- secular, are mixed with a few of their non-holiday crowd pleasers. A seasonal dinner buffet is included.
December 18 – Phoenix City Tour, ending at the Phoenix Zoo for the Zoolights. Enjoy a fully-guided bus tour of Phoenix and the surrounding area, ending with a visit to the Phoenix Zoo for their fabulous Zoolights. You will loop through the downtown, with a short stop at the State Capital Building & the free museum. You will see all the places to which you don’t want to drive —Phoenix Art Museum, USS Arizona Memorial, Heard Museum, Biltmore Estates, Wrigley Mansion, then on to Paradise Valley driving by many notable homes….Barry Goldwater, Erma Bombeck, Alice Cooper, etc. Other areas included are Tempe Town Lake, Arizona State University, Mormon Temple, Old Town Scottsdale, and so much more. Lunch on your own at the fabulous Sugar Shack on 5th Avenue in Scottsdale. The step-on guide is a local 3rd generation Arizonian and can relate many stories of the history of Arizona and surprising information you may not hear anywhere else! If you’ve never seen the Zoolights, you are in for a real treat!
January 17 – Out of Africa Wildlife Park. Get ready for a completely different view of wildlife, with an African Bush Safari and shows featuring wild-by-nature animals in their own natural splendor. Bus tour includes round trip in a fully-equipped motor coach to the Camp Verde area. Enjoy your Safari tour, visit the Tiger Splash where you will watch Bengal, Siberian & Indochinese tigers romp & splash in a large pool as they play with their caretakers. You can even feed a tiger if you wish, for an additional $5! Lunch on your own, then on to the Wonders of Wildlife presentation, to see park caretakers interact with unique & interesting animals from all around the world! Dinner (not included) on your way home, and back to Queen Valley…all in a day!
January 30 – Kartchner Caverns Adventure. Bus tour includes round trip in a fully-equipped motor coach, a 1 ½ hour tour of Kartchner Caverns Rotunda/Throne. You will discover the role water plays in creating the Caverns, which is a living cave. You will see the discoverers’ original trail, 45,000 year-old bat guano, delicate formations & “Kubla Khan,” the largest column formation in Arizona. The Cavern story is incredible, past, present, and future. A catered lunch is included.
February 5 – Hale Theatre’s presentation of “The Marvelous Wonderettes – Caps & Gowns.” They are back and singing their bobby socks off for you! With an all-new script, the Wonderettes frolic, wisecrack, and sing their way through exciting renditions of great 50’s & 60’s classics! The critics call this show “entertaining froth of a rarefied order” and “WOW!” The Marvelous Wonderettes are as loveable & delightful as ever!” You are sure to agree….come join the party! 3:00 p.m. performance.
February 15 – Tag-along for lunch at Organ Stop Pizza for a pizza buffet, salad, & a show like no other! Organ Stop’s “Mighty Wurlitzer” is the largest & finest theatre organ in the world today. It’s nearly 6000 pipes, numerous percussions & countless traps are masterfully presented by world class musicians. Organ Stop Pizza is “The Most Entertaining Pizza in Town.”
February 26 – Grand Canyon Adventure. 3-day, 2-night bus tour includes round trip transportation in a luxurious, fully equipped motor coach, a 4-hour lunch & play stop at Cliff Castle Casino ($25 free play & even a bowling alley there if you don’t want to play the machines), accommodations at the 4-Star Pony Soldier Best Western Inn & Suites in Flagstaff, with complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet each morning. We will start our tour of the magnificent Grand Canyon, one of the seven wonders of the World, with the spectacular IMAX presentation of “The Grand Canyon:Hidden Secrets,” then continue on touring the Canyon for the day. Dinner is included at the infamous Cameron Trading Post on the way back to our hotel. On the way home we will visit Sedona for shopping & lunch on your own.
March 8 – Hale Theatre’s presentation of “Singin’ in the Rain.” We have the best seats in the house for this mega-hit musical, which is widely considered the finest musical ever! And it is!! You’ll laugh and sing along with all the hits such as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Make ‘em Laugh” and “Moses Supposes.” Incredible singing, tap-dancing, and powerhouse performances will entertain you like never before. The big question remains–will it really rain on the Hale Theatre Stage?? Come See!
March 26 – Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure. Bus tour includes round trip in a fully-equipped motor coach. Coach seating is provided for a 4-hour, fully narrated rail journey on the Verde Canyon Railroad. The historic route takes you from the old mining town of Clarkdale to the Perkinsville Ghost Ranch and back….This is Arizona’s other ‘grand canyon.’ Your “order off the menu” lunch is included, provided by the Copper Strike Café. The depot features a gift shop, and a stroll down the sidewalk leads to the John Bell Museum, a renovated box car full of railroad history & memorabilia.