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Holidays at the Heard

A Phoenix tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a must-see event for your family, friends and out-of-town guests. Special programming is scheduled weekends starting the Friday after Thanksgiving and running through Friday, December 31.

Visitors can also browse items in the Museum Shop and Books & More; have lunch at the Courtyard Café (closed Sunday); or stop by the Coffee Cantina for a grab-and-go lunch, coffee, tea, or a sweet treat from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.


Friday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 28

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Guitar & Flute with Aaron White (Northern Ute/Diné)
Grammy-nominated musician Aaron White has been entertaining audiences for over 25 years. His work is a unique blend of Native American flute, acoustic guitar and world music.

Saturday, Dec. 4

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Regional DJ Neon Nativez

Sunday, Dec. 5

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jonah Littlesunday, Native American Flute

Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sage Cornelius (Diné/Oneida/Potawatomi/Kickapoo)
Hailing from Topeka, Kansas, Sage Cornelius effortlessly puts a unique spin on violin with ease and flair. His playing style pays tribute to his years spent playing in symphonic orchestras as well as his roots as a bluegrass fiddle player. Whether it be in a chamber orchestra, busking solo on the street, or touring with head-banging hard-rock acts that perform on stages around the world, this proud Topekan provides a diverse, one-of-a-kind and lively performance.

Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sage Bond (San Carlos Apache/Diné)
Music is creative healing for acoustic rock metal artist Sage Bond. Come out and listen to her unique sound with her mesmerizing voice.

Tuesday, Dec. 28

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Dance performances by Moontee (Hopi/Choctaw) and Family
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Musical performance by Martin Sisters (Diné)
Tewakeedah and Dachuneeh Martin, who perform as The Martin Sisters, are a teenage duo from Farmington, New Mexico. They cross modern themes and traditional music to inspire Diné youth interested in the style of songs that have been sung on the Navajo Nation for many years.

Wednesday, Dec. 29

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Dance Performances by five-time World Champion Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan and Family
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Flute and Guitar with Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Muscogee Creek/Euchee)

Thursday, Dec. 30

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Dance performances by Young Warriors dance troupe
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Music by Gabe Ayala (Yaqui)

Friday, Dec. 31

11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Performance by the Dinetah Dancers
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Music by Gabe Ayala (Yaqui)

Artists in the Shop

Saturday, Dec. 4th and Sunday, Dec. 5th

Sam Gray (Navajo)
Piki Wadsworth (Hopi)
Ray Tracey (Navajo) Saturday only

Saturday, Dec. 11th and Sunday, Dec. 12th

Ernie Lister (Navajo)
Vernon Begaye (Navajo)

Saturday, Dec. 18th and Sunday, Dec. 19th

Jesse Monongye (Navajo)
Edison Cummings (Navajo)
Tim Blueflint Ramel (Chippewa)
James Fendenheim (Tohono O’odham)
Michael Chiago (Tohono O’odham)

Tuesday, Dec. 28th and Wednesday, Dec. 29th

James Fendenheim (Tohono O’odham)
Ronald Chee (Navajo)
Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai-Apache)

Thursday, Dec. 30th and Friday, Dec. 31st

Steve LaRance (Hopi/Assiniboine)
Marian Denipah (Navajo/Ohkay Owingeh)
Jeff DeMent (Navajo)
JJ Otero (Navajo)
Wanesia Spry Misquadace (Fond du Lac Ojibwe)
Mosquaadace Casuse (Navajo/Fond du Lac Ojibwe)

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Event Details

November 26 – December 31
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Heard Museum Campus

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