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Sedona’s Holiday Events – From Luminarias to Lights!

Red Rock Fantasy at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa
Red Rock Fantasy at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa

Sedona is one of the most enchanting places to celebrate the holiday season. Annual events draw thousands each year to create family traditions & memories that will last a lifetime. Sedona’s moderate climate boasts temperatures in the mid-50’s to low-60’s making outdoor and indoor activities enjoyable year-round. Just be sure to pack a jacket to wear after the sun goes down. From the lighting of over 6,000 luminarias at beautiful Tlaquepaque to the lighting of over 1 million Christmas lights at Los Abrigados nightly, make some memories with your family this holiday season here in beautiful Sedona.

Red Rock Fantasy at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, Nov. 19 – Jan. 2, 2010

One of the city’s most spectucular annual events is the Red Rock Fantasy at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa. Now in its nineteenth year and boasting nearly two-dozen displays created by families from the Southwest, the festival promises never-before-seen marvels of light that leave children in wonderment and move adult minds to enjoy the holidays as they did when they were young. That’s the magic that has made Red Rock Fantasy a favorite among Arizonans and visitors to the state alike.

Lights On for the 19th Annual Red Rock Fantasy will take place this year at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2009. The event will last through the New Year, ending with “Lights Out” on Saturday, January 2, 2010.

All those touring the lights will be given a ballot containing a route map, which will allow them to choose five favorite displays. The completed ballots may be dropped in the ballot box located in the lobby of the restaurants. The winning display will be awarded a lifetime vacation ownership through ILX Premiere Vacation Club with prizes also going to runners up in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place categories. The Red Rock Fantasy Awards Banquet announcing the winners in every category is Saturday, January 9, 2010 beginning at 6:30 pm. In addition to the annual competition amongst display decorators, ILX Resorts Incorporated will continue the tradition of donating a percentage of proceeds to local schools, charities and nonprofits.

ILX Resorts wants to thank the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and City of Sedona for pledged safety during this year’s annual event. It is because of them Red Rock Fantasy has been and continues to be a success.

The festival is open each evening (weather permitting) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children aged 4-12 and is complimentary for children 3 and under. Blocks of 20 tickets or more are sold at a discounted rate of $4 per person. For more information, call 928-282-1777 or toll free 800-521-3131.

For more information please call (928) 282-1777 or visit our web site at For bulk ticket information, contact Deb Hawthorne, Accounting Manager, Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, at (928) 282-1777.

cactusThe Festival of Trees, Tlaquepaque, Nov. 27

A new and exciting event opens at Tlaquepaque on Friday, November 27, 2009 – The Festival of Trees. Area artists and galleries will have over 30 Christmas trees fully decorated in fun and exquisite ways to entice the guests of Tlaquepaque. Kick of your holiday season with a beautiful themed tree already pre-decorated…The trees will be on display on throughout the courtyards of Tlaquepaque accompanied with silent auction bid sheets. Viewers may visit Tlaquepaque and check their bids through 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6th. The proceeds from this Holiday event will benefit The Humane Society of Sedona, Toys for Tots, Camp Soaring Eagle and the Desert Star Community School. For additional information please contact Mally Paquette at (928) 592-2177.

Friday, November 27: 10:00am The Art Inspired Tree Display Opens

Wednesday, December 2: 1-3pm Pet Photos with Santa to benefit the Humane Society of Sedona

Saturday, December 5: 1-3pm “Kids Be a Star”. Make ceramic holiday gifts sponsored by Imagine Art in Sedona

Saturday, December 5: 5-7pm Holiday Reception Under the Stars

Sunday, December 6: 4pm The Auction Closes

  • Date Details: Friday, November 27 through Sunday, December 6, 2009
  • Phone: (928) 592-2177

The Festival of Lights at Tlaquepaque
The Festival of Lights at Tlaquepaque

The Festival of Lights at Tlaquepaque, Dec. 12

It’s hard to describe what it feels like to be in the midst of 6,000 golden-hued luminarias that punctuate every wall, balcony, patio and cobbled stone walkway in the arts village. If ever there was a place for bedazzlement and holiday wonder, the 36th Annual Festival of Lights at Tlaquepaque is it.

Everyone — the young, young at heart and revelers everywhere — is invited to the holiday celebration on Saturday, December 12th, 2009 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. Admission is free, as is the Sedona Trolley service from the uptown Municipal parking lot to Tlaquepaque, available throughout the festival hours.

For many the lighting of a luminaria has a special significance. Now a Tlaquepaque tradition for six years, cancer survivors are honored and those that lost their lives to cancer are remembered as friends and families dedicate a luminaria in their name. Donations to help fight the disease are gratefully accepted by the American Cancer Society. The sponsored luminarias will their special messages are then placed around the fountain at Patio del Norte. “This can be a challenging time of year for many families. We want to especially remember those that are heroically fighting cancer or who overcame it… as well as those who did not. In a small way we pause to acknowledge them at this special time of year,” said Wendy Lippman, general  manager and managing partner of Tlaquepaque.

At 5:00 pm candles will be handed out to everyone. Kids, parents grandparents and visitors from all over love to light their candles and place them in the luminaria bags. Not long after, the stunning spectacle of light, over 6000 luminarias is complete.

The weekend event will kick off the night before with popular singer Ron Tolson whose deeply melodic baritone voice will fill the Tlaquepaque Chapel on Friday, December 11th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

On Saturday starting at 3:00 pm gather the kids in Patio Del Norte to see the arrival of Santa Claus and his elf, accompanied by Christmas favorites sung by Sedona’s Tom and Shondra. The Chavez Jazz Trio with Frankie Chavez, accomplished drummer and percussionist, will perform from 5:30 to 8pm in Patio Del Norte.

At Plaza de la Fuente from 5:30 to 8:00 pm listen to the heart-pounding, uplifting vocals and perfect harmonies of the 60-person River of Life Tabernacle Choir. Astounding in their mastery of song, their repertoire is both traditionally seasonal and inspiring gospel.

Traditional Christmas music delivered with the upbeat sounds of steel drums, marimba and more by percussionist Paul McDermand will thrill the crowds in Patio de las Campanas from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. At the Chapel from 4:00 to 5:30 pm be sure not to miss Sedona’s Jim Buchanan and stay for the Leman Music Ensemble from 6-8pm, performing traditional Christmas favorites.

It wouldn’t be a traditional Tlaquepaque event without the Roaming Mariachis Familia Rojas – a big hit from the Fiesta, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Carolers will stroll throughout the village during the afternoon to round out the holiday cheer.

Home to more than 40 shops and galleries and four restaurants, Tlaquepaque, the Art and Soul of Sedona, now in its 37th year, is located at 336 Highway 179 at the Oak Creek Bridge just south of 89A on Highway 179. It is open daily at 10:00 am. For more information call (928) 282-4838, visit:

EXCLUSIVE Twitter Deal at Marchesa’s Fine Shoe Salon – 15% Off In-Store, 10% Online!

Consider this your VIRTUAL COUPON for the best deal on the finest shoes available in Sedona and online! Recognize any of the designer names below? They can be yours at an affordable price and an additional 10-15% off Friday October 16th through Sunday October 18th if you visit Marchesa’s Fine Shoe Salon at the Shops at Hyatt Pinon Pointe or shop online now at

  • Marc Jacobs
  • Donald J. Pliner
  • Stewart Weitzman
  • David Isaac
  • Christian Lacroix
  • Betsey Johnson
  • Claudia Ciuti
  • Isaac Mizrahi
  • Versani
  • Olivia Rose Tal
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Bill Blass Couture

Treat yourself to a pair of fine new shoes all your friends will be asking about!

Shopping online? Use the code “luvshoes” when you go to checkout to get your 10% discount! Marchesa’s Fine Shoes also offers FREE SHIPPING on all orders and they have an excellent return policy. So if for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, just send them back.

These are the same shoes you’ll find at major brand name department stores at a fraction of the cost. Because Marchesa’s doesn’t have the incredible overhead of a department store, they’re able to offer the same shoes for much less.

Not sure where to find Marchesa’s in Sedona? Here’s a link to a map of their location. They’re located at the Shops at Hyatt Pinon Pointe just above “the Y” which is the main roundabout intersection where Highway 89A and Highway 179 meet in Sedona. They’re just a few steps away from Chico’s so just look for the sign.

View the VIDEO webpage for Marchesa’s Fine Shoe Salon here.

Buddha Maitreya Soul Therapy Meditation Center Announces Sale on Vajra Etheric Weavers through Aug. 23

H.H. Buddha Maitreya’s Vajra Etheric Weavers Now on Sale
A Pendulum Style Tool with Sacred Geometric Form

* Hold in the hand or use like a pendulum
* Sacred Geometric Frame on one end is added to 3.5″ or 7″ Etheric Weaver Crystal
* Buy a 5-set for additional 15% discount
* Complimentary Soul Therapy CD

Our sale on the Vajra Etheric Weaver begins today and ends on August 23rd. We also have a special offer of a further 15% discount available if you buy a 5-set of 3.5″ Vajra Etheric Weavers (as shown below), so please take advantage of this great pricing!

Also we are offering the complete line of Etheric Weavers on sale, also through August 23rd.

Call in on 1-877 444 7685 (01458 832482 in UK) if you would like to talk to a monk or nun (Ani) of the Church about the different options: the pure ‘siberian quartz’ double-terminated crystal comes in 2 sizes and different colors; there are 9 types of sacred geometric form, and you can upgrade the wire wrap from copper to silver or goldfill.

“There are many different Etheric Weavers – different sizes, and some with geometric frames added. Each serves the needs of healing the Etheric Field. The Etheric Weavers with geometric forms on one end are called Vajra Etheric Weavers. All awaken the Holy Spirit and Higher Mind of Reverence and Sacred realization of divine order in life. Many practitioners have obtained many of the weavers and vajras and have found that each person or client was best served when they were able to spontaneously use whatever weaver or vajra as the healing vibration that best resonates with the need for vitality and attunement in the moment.” – H.H. Buddha Maitreya


H.H. Buddha Maitreya’s Vajra Etheric Weavers
An Introduction

Vajra = ‘Dorje’, Thunderbolt, Healing Transmission
Etheric = Subtle Energy Plane, Prana, Chi
Weaver = Vibrationally heal etheric rents

These tools are designed to be used either as an etheric weaver, a vajra, or for applying pressure when working with accupressure points or areas of pain or blockage. When used this way or as an etheric weaver the attunement of the sacred geomancy transmits through the healing, aligning the individual to the full relationship of Sacred Form. Meridians have a sacred geometric reality so working with a sacred geometric tool helps to align a person to the etheric reality that bridges the energy body to the physical body which is our meridian field. It is literally a sacred geometric tool aligning to sacred geometric form.

This geometric form is applied in all sacred things, including temples, and it amplifies the divine order of reality in heaven and earth. The Vajra Weaver has a similar effect and thus helps to decrystallize negative patterns such as addiction, wrong spiritual direction, and dependency.

For example the Deva and Earth Vajra Etheric Weavers are based on the tetrahedron-octahedron which aligns the energy of the higher centers to the lower centers. The tetrahedron moves to the energy of the Word and the Truth, resonating with the Holy Spirit and is very good for the solar plexus, helping that area and the relationship of dependency and addiction on many levels, including false expectations, emotional despondency, and self-doubt.

The Vajra Etheric Weaver is used by people in all walks of life because it is very easy to use and non-threatening – it can be used almost anywhere, for any reason. Rita from Omaha writes: “As a massage therapist, using the tools to begin a massage session sets the stage for there to be a much easier time working on the physical level with my clients. Whatever physical/emotional tension they are experiencing when they come in begins to be shifted, almost immediately, working with the tools…the Vajra Weavers are so beautiful that I was drawn to them immediately. The effect that they have is always positive and quick…each time I work with my Vajra Weaver I feel more peaceful. Using them for 7 years now, I have grown to be so much more grounded, peaceful, and compassionate towards myself as well as towards others in my life. If you want to accelerate your healng and be a true blessing to others, I cannot think of a better tool to do this…the Vajra Weavers are so versatile: they are a vajra, a weaver, and an accupressure tool all in one, the best of a vajra and weaver combined. I often use the sky vajra weaver as an accupressure tool as it fits well into the palm of my hand.”

The Vajra Etheric Weaver can be used on oneself or on others whether informally or in a therepeutic or clinical setting, for as long as required. It’s great when combined with other Shambhala Tools such as the Metatron Mat and of course with His Holiness’ Soul Therapy® music of Sacred Invocation & Prayer.

These combinations can be very profound, as Kathy related: “I had been suffering chronic lower back pain for about six months and had tried a number of different treatments, including chiropractic, with no alleviation. Today it was especially bad as I had strained it during exercise, and every way I moved caused pain. A friend offered to give me a treatment with the Shambhala Ascension Vajra Weaver. The treatment lasted about an hour. I lay down on my front and listened to ‘The Great Invocation’ while my friend moved the Vajra Weaver over my back area. Immediately he held it over me I felt a band of heat flow across my upper back. The sensation of heat continued and extended over my whole back until by the end of the treatment it was like someone had laid a warmed blanket over me, it was very comforting. As he moved the vajra weaver from place to place I could feel an intensification of sharp pain in the ‘trouble spots’ and then a strong energetic release followed by a relaxation of the muscles. Gradually as the weaver kept working there were less and less trouble spots where the vajra weaver was moving until finally it was all done. I was intensely relaxed after the treatment and could not move for a while, when I did I found that my back had completely loosened up and there were no focuses of pain whatsover left in the body.”

To learn more about the Buddha Maitreya Soul Therapy Meditation Center in Sedona, AZ located at Hillside Sedona view the video below or visit their website