Arts & Culture Family Featured Travel, Shopping & Leisure Fara Illich December 5, 2012

trolleyFinish up your holiday shopping on your lunch hour.
Sounds impossible, but with the Jolly Trolley doing the driving and three outdoor markets bursting with unique gifts you’ll be done in time to enjoy lunch outdoors in the 70 degree sunshine, too.
Downtown’s sixth annual Festive Friday has expanded to three locations this year – including a mercado on Adams Street, a sidewalk sale at the Arizona Center and vendors at CityScape – and into an event that will see you right into happy hour.
The fun starts with the Downtown Shop Around from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by the outdoor Adams Street Mercado for Latino and indigenous arts and crafts as live music and food.
Then, hop on one of the Jolly Trolleys circling between locations and head over to the Arizona Center for a sidewalk sale and music before venturing to CityScape for more gifts, food and drinks.
Before going home, visit the Downtown Wrap-Up on Adams Street or the Arizona Center to have your gifts wrapped for a small fee while you board the Jolly Trolley and head off to enjoy a Spirits of the Season cocktail. During your tour, stop at CityScape for CitySkate ice skating on Central Avenue.
At 7 p.m. Adams Street will transform into the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center After Party featuring live music, food and art.
If You Go:
What: Festive Friday
Where: Arizona Center, CityScape, Adams Street Mercado – Adams St. between First and Second streets
When: December 14 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.