Very few rural mountain towns across the US can rival the charm that Payson, Arizona holds in the winter season. Our small community lights up for the holidays, literally and figuratively. Santa rides in on a local fire engine to visit the kids at the Swiss Village shops lighting tradition, while a 40ft Christmas tree glows in the center of town. The busy tourism season is over, but the town doesn’t stop buzzing with our Electric Light parade down on Historic Main Street, or our local shop owners going all out with colorful lights.
Local radio stations fill the air with commercials of small children and business owners reminding our community to shop local each holiday season, and we find ourselves with just the right amount of snowfall in the wintertime to sled at the parks and nearby mountain hills… as well as make snowmen and have snowball fights. Then, just like that, it melts away before it ever gets dirty.
We are truly blessed to live in a place that gives us all 4 mild seasons to share with each other each year. We invite you to come visit Payson, Arizona and join in on our small town winter fun. Nothing beats sitting in a cabin on a cold day with a nice fire and a warm drink.