Merry Christmas – Arizona RV Style!

December 2015 – After enjoying the beauty of Roosevelt Lake and finding our favorite camping areas near Phoenix closed, we left the eastern side of Four Peaks and the ancient Indian cliff dwellings to spend two weeks in luxury at high end RV parks in Mesa. The wonderful thing about doing that at this time of year is that we have been enjoying the Christmas lights that the RVers around us have put up to decorate their rolling homes in the desert.

Christmas lights Airstream trailer RV park Arizona

An Airstream in lights!

ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort has an RV park tucked into a community of park model homes, and right now there Christmas lights decorating every row of RVs. Even better, the sunsets and sunrises in the last few days have been just gorgeous.

RV holiday lights and Arizona sunset

What a great sunset — and Christmas lights to boot!

This is a place that lots of so-called snowbirds flock to for winter warmth and entertainment. And at the holiday season, the RVs and single wide park models throughout the community are lovingly decorated to the hilt.

Christmas lights ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort Arizona

Pretty decorations on a park model at ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort.


Over at Monte Vista Village RV Resort we met full-time RVers Larry and Jaquie who have been hosting the Grinch in front of their motorhome since he showed up a few weeks ago.

RV with Grinch decorations at Christmas Monte Vista RV Resort AZ

The Grinch is plotting how to steal Christmas at Monte Vista RV Resort

When our escort (we got an escort!) brought us into the RV park at ViewPoint on his golf cart, we saw a cactus with Santa hats on every arm in front of a park model we passed. We had to run back after we got set up and check it out. How cute!

Cactus with Christmas Santa hats ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort AZ

Christmas in the Arizona desert

Mesa, Arizona, sits between downtown Phoenix and the towering rock cliff faces of the beautiful Superstition mountains. How cool to see the mountains peaking up between two park model homes on the golf course.

Christmas ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort Superstition Mountains Arizona

The Superstition Mountains rise up behind park model homes on the ViewPoint golf course.

Just across from us, a fifth wheel trailer has a tree with gifts in front all ready for the big day.

ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort Christmas tree lights fifth wheel trailer

A tree and presents at sunset

I love walking around admiring Christmas lights at this time of year, and staying in these two RV resorts has given us a chance to see some great displays in front of both RVs and park model homes.

RV park Christmas Lights ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort Arizona

A beautiful sunset and Christmas lights at ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort

A few rows down from us, a motorhome that is polished to a glistening shine mirrors the reflection of a lighted Christmas tree in their yard.

Christmas tree reflected on side of motorhome

When one Christmas tree becomes two!

Nearby, a park model just begs for Christmas carolers to stop by…

ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort park model Christmas lights

Living large in a tiny house at Monte Vista Village RV Resort

Snow and ice can make for a beautiful White Christmas up north, but spending Christmas in an RV down south here in Arizona is pretty special too.

Let it snow on an RV at Christmas in Arizona

Let It Snow!! (ahem… up north only, please!)

Ho ho ho…

Monte Vista RV Resort Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our RVing friends

For more info on these two RV resorts, check out these links. These parks are affiliates of the Thousand Trails RV park network, and with a Thousand Trails membership you can get a 20% discount on nightly and weekly stays or a 10% discount on a monthly stay. Good deal! I’ll be posting more info about our visits in both parks soon:

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16 thoughts on “Merry Christmas – Arizona RV Style!

  1. Merry Christmas, Emily and Mark! How long will you be in Mesa? It would be nice to get to meet you while you are here.

  2. We always enjoy seeing the festively decorated RV’s at the holidays, too. That cacti decorated with Santa hats is great! Gotta be extra careful decorating that Christmas tree. 🙂 Happy holidays!

  3. Merry Christmas and thanks for the inspiration! The hubby and I are flying to Phoenix in mid-January, and will be making at least one day trip to the Q – on the countdown to buying our new rig in the Spring/Summer and then retiring to the fulltime lifestyle at the end of August ’16. We Cannot Wait!!!

    • I love to go out Christmas shopping in the afternoon on Christmas Eve, kind of a personal tradition dating way back to when I was a kid. There’s a special festive spirit in the air and decorations everywhere. We just went out and got a wonderfully big dose of Christmas — long lines, big smiles, holiday music, crazy traffic and all!!

  4. Enjoy reading of your travels. My wife and I recently retired and are hitting the road this winter. I was wondering if you could share the company you have your RV insurance with. It sounds like it is a must have with long trips?


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