It is hard to believe it is that time of year again for our annual Desert Ridge Lifestyles Holiday Lighting Contest and Trolley Tours.  Be sure to fill out your application by Friday, December 4th, 2015 for the lighting contest.  Tickets for the Trolley Tours will be available for sale beginning Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 until sold out.

This season the Trolley Tours will take place Monday thru Thursday the week of December 14th departing from Paradise Bakery at Desert Ridge Marketplace, located at 21001 Tatum Blvd #48–1520, Phoenix AZ 85050. Participants may enjoy snacks, beverages, crafts and activities courtesy of Desert Ridge Lifestyles and Desert Ridge Marketplace. Nightly Snow Fall will occur promptly at 7pm and 8pm for approximately 8 minutes in the AMC fountain area near pickup and drop off location of Holiday Trolley, this event is something you will not want to miss.

Thank you to all who participated in our fall events.  It was a busy season as we continued into our second year of Lifestyles activities.  We enjoyed our second Fall Movie in the Park, our first Fall Community Wide Yard Sale, our second fall season of both the Ladies Night and Community Night Out, and we commenced with a full season of the Farmer’s Market Cashman Park at Desert Ridge.  Thank you to the management team, board members and all the community members who attended and enjoyed breakfast for our October kick off of the 2015-16 market season.  The Farmer’s Market Cashman Park at Desert Ridge will continue through April 2016 on the second Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. until 1pm.  A big thank you also to PT Spooner for hosting a family boot camp in the park during each of the monthly markets.  All Desert Ridge families are invited to attend.

Please watch for the monthly e-blast updating community members about our Lifestyles events.  The next six months are certain to be as busy as the last.  All of our meeting dates are included in the e-blasts.  Volunteers are always welcome to assist in the planning and implementation of events and should feel free to email us directly with your interest or suggestions at

Stephanie Rimmer
Lifestyles Committee Chair
Desert Ridge Community Association