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People dressed up in Santa suits for a running race called the Santa Hustle.

01 December . 2018

December Events in Estrella and Beyond

Part of the “Good in Goodyear” for Estrella residents is living in the Phoenix West Valley, which offers plenty of events, amenities, and unique experiences for residents to enjoy. Check out this round up of upcoming Estrella and West Valley events happening in December.


While Estrella hosts a full calendar of activities that are only for community members (residents, please see the events calendar at lifeinestrella.com for the full list), a variety of events are also open to residents’ guests and non-residents alike. Come explore the wonderful Estrella community.

December 1: Winterfest (residents and their guests)
An Estrella signature event, Winterfest will be offering magical activities, including a trackless train, pony rides, professional carolers from Disneyland® Resort, ornament making, and more.
Where: Starpointe Residents Club, 17665 W Elliot Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338
• What Time: 2-5pm
• Cost: Ages 3-15: $5 10/26-11/30; $10 at the door
• Tickets: https://apm.activecommunities.com/estrella/Activity_Search/94

Winter Fest

December 5: 30th Anniversary Time Capsule Event (residents and their guests)
Join Estrella in celebrating its 30th anniversary this year by burying a time capsule in front of Starpointe Residents Club. Representatives from Estrella clubs, committees, and other community groups will be placing items inside the capsule, only to be opened 30 years from now in the year 2048.
• Where: Starpointe Residents Club, 17665 W Elliot Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338
• What Time: 5-6pm
• Cost: FREE
• Tickets: https://apm.activecommunities.com/estrella/Activity_Search/96

Time Capsule event flyer.

December 8: Piano Men: GENERATIONS (open to the public)
This amazing concert event celebrates the musical influences of Billy Joel and Elton John, brought to you by the father and son team Terry and Nick Davies. Join them on this journey through the careers of two music legends.
• Where: Estrella Foothills High School Performing Arts Center, 13033 S Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ 85338
• What Time: 7:30pm
• Cost: $30
• Tickets: https://www.purplepass.com/#172634/TAD_MANAGEMENT-Piano_Men:_Generations-Estrella_Foothills_High_School-December-08-2018.html

Piano Men Generations event flyer.

December 13: Food Truck Night (open to the public)
Bring a chair and join us for food, family, friends, live music, and fun! Check our Facebook page for a full list of food trucks as they are confirmed.
• Where: Starpointe Residents Club, 17665 W Elliot Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338
• What Time: 5-8pm
• Cost: Free admission, food available for purchase

Food Truck Night Flyer

December 14: Community Holiday Light Tour (open to the public)
A favorite annual tradition, members of the Estrella community will compete for the best holiday light displays. You can get in on the action by stopping by Starpointe’s turn-around on December 14 between 5:30-7:30pm to pick up your holiday light map and drop off canned food for the canned food drive. Suggested donation is one can per vehicle.
• Where: Starpointe, throughout the community
• What Time: 5:30-7:30pm
• Cost: FREE

Invitation to Estrella's holiday home decorating contest.

December 15: Estrella Lakeside Farmers Market (open to the public)
Come out to North Lake to enjoy local fare, good company, and great shopping. Merchants from across the Valley will showcase specialty items, locally grown produce, fresh breads, pastries, local artwork, and more.
• Where: North Lake, 17665 W. Elliot Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338
• What Time: 10am-1pm
• Cost: FREE

Man selling produce at farmers market

December 21: Christmas Movie Night
(residents and their guests) 
Bring your PJ's, blanket, pillow, and a Christmas dessert to share as we watch a few Christmas movie favorites, including "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "A Very Merry Pooh Year." A hot chocolate bar will be provided, courtesy of the Estrella Playgroup.
• Where: Starpointe Residents Club, 17665 W Elliot Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338
• What Time: 5:30-7:30pm
• Cost: FREE

If you’re ready to live in a community brimming with social activities, stop by our New Home Information Center or peruse our wealth of new home designs today!

Not a resident? Explore our Arizona master-planned community through the Resident-for-a-Day program. Participants may be eligible to attend one of our resident-only events.


November 18 - January 13: Skate Westgate
Children and adults are invited to glide on nearly 3,500 square feet of real ice in the heart of Westgate at Fountain Park. All skill levels are welcome. Before or after your skate, enjoy visits with Santa and nightly snowfalls.
• Where: Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305
• What Time: Varies
• Cost: Varies
• More info: http://www.westgateaz.com/skate/

people skating on ice rink at Skate Westgate Arizona.

December 1: Home Plate for the Holidays
Join us at our favorite local ballpark for fun holiday activities, including pictures with Santa, the annual City of Goodyear tree lighting, performances, craft vendors, inflatable activities, and 40 tons of snow.
• Where: Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 South Ballpark Way, Goodyear, AZ 85338
• What Time: 5-8:30pm
• Cost: FREE entry, some activities have fees
• More info: http://www.goodyearbp.com/events/home-plate-for-the-holidays

December 1: 23rd Annual Hometown Holiday Boutique
Find the perfect gifts for your loved ones at the 23rd Annual Hometown Holiday Boutique. This event includes handmade crafts by local artisans and crafters. Also, enjoy activities such as DIY make-and-take crafts, pictures with Santa, a book sale, and live entertainment.
• Where: Sundance Crossing, 21699 W Yuma Rd, Buckeye, AZ 85326
• What Time: 9am-4pm
• Cost: FREE
• More info: https://www.buckeyeaz.gov/residents/events-in-buckeye/hometown-holiday-boutique

Hometown Holiday Boutique event flyer.

December 2: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra celebrates 20 years on the road with their new show, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” featuring their best songs.
• Where: Gila River Arena, 9400 W Maryland Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305
• What Time: 3:30pm & 7:30pm
• Cost: Varies
• Tickets: Visit www.ticketmaster.com

Disco style flyer for trans syberian orchestra event at Estrella.

December 16: Santa Hustle Arizona Half Marathon & 5K
If you’re a true Christmas lover, come out to the Santa Hustle to enjoy holiday music, candy and cookies, and an after party. Participants will receive a performance hoodie, finisher medal, and a Santa hat and beard.
• Where: Westgate Entertainment District, 6751 N Sunset Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305
• What time: Varies per race
• Cost: Varies
• More info: http://www.santahustle.com/arizona/

people dressed as santa clause running santa hustle race.