The holidays are here and there’s no better time of year to gather with friends, family and coworkers than between now and the New Year here on High Street! Our North Phoenix neighborhood is all sorts of festive this season, and many of our fabulous bars, restaurants, shops and service providers are decking the halls with outstanding seasonal values, parties, discounts and charitable events. Check out all that High Street has to offer and plan your next destination celebration with us:

Aspire Salon & Spa is gifting their clients a whole host of holiday treats this season! All specials are with select stylists only, and available through December 31st, 2015 — so stop in and ask about these precious presents:

  • Purchase $100 gift card and receive a $20 gift card
  • Purchase $200 gift card and receive a $50 gift card
  • Complimentary shine glaze with a color service
  • Complimentary conditioning treatment with a haircut and style
  • Complimentary neck and beard cleanup for men in between their Aspire men’s hair cut

Or get ready for all of those holiday parties when you need to look your best with their “Fresh Start” services this season:

  • Buy one Fresh Start skin care treatment and get the second one 1/2 off (no limit)
  • Buy one neck tightening treatment get one free
  • Botox: buy 20 units ($175) and get 10 units free
  • Stem cell rejuvenation facial $50 off

AZ Body Mechanics brings you holiday cheer and is helping the community to boot, this season. For the holidays, enjoy these special offers:

  • Buy 10 Pilates classes or 10 massages and get 2 free
  • Buy a $100 gift card and get a $25 gift card for yourself

It is the season of giving after all, so be sure not to miss AZ Body Mechanics’ “Diaper & Toy Drive” through December 22nd; benefiting Crisis Nursery. Tax receipts are available for your donations, so get in those last minute IRS bennies before the year is up!

Blue Martini is hosting a toys fundraiser on December 21st from 6pm-9pm. Bring an unwrapped toy and receive a complimentary cocktail with their “Toys to Brighten a Kid’s Holiday” party benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy has tons of holiday fun in store for you this season, plus myriad offers to make the season even sweeter! They are offering a Holiday Buffet/ Early Show Package. This includes a show ticket and access to their Holiday Buffet. Guests enjoy, turkey breast, brisket, steamed vegetables, roasted potatoes, gravy, garden or Caesar salads, desserts, and assorted condiments. December Pricing: Weekday (Sun-Thur) $44.95 per guest Weekend (Fri & Sat) $52.95 per guest!

The holidays are in full swing at Kona Grill, and while they’re already mostly booked out for holiday parties, every day is a party at Kona! To see about space for your party or for more information contact Jen Bryant at or by calling 480.622.0618. They’re already taking reservations for Superbowl parties, so don’t delay and contact them today.

La Bocca Wine Bar & Urban Kitchen is offering several seasonal cocktails to titillate and delight you this season. In addition to their outstanding wine selection of 150+ approachable varietals and handsomely hand-selected craft beer offerings, La Bocca is serving up some seasonal specialties with the traditional classic The Sazerac (see here for details), and The Solstice. For a slightly lighter holiday cocktail, try their milestone mix called The Solstice. Featuring Nolet’s Gin,  St. Germaine elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, fresh lemon and a splash of ginger beer, this delicious drink is poured over ice into a pint glass and garnished with a ridged lemon wheel and a rosemary sprig. How incredibly festive?!?

Mellow Mushroom is offering a scintillating special this season. Enjoy 20% off all full-priced apparel and merchandise with coupon code “SHROOMVILLE” through December 31st, and they’re doing FREE shipping on orders over $25! Make the Mellow Lover in your life a very happy camper this holiday!

Still looking for that perfect holiday group activity? Give Me the Artist a stroke and try your hand at painting wine glasses or holiday ornaments this season! They’re offering “Open Studio” Wednesday through Sunday, or you can book at group event, holiday party or corporate team builder with them.  Check out their schedule online or contact them today to learn more!

Modern Margarita is making merry with two festive beverages that are ‘off-menu’ this holiday season. Stop in with friends and check out the Mistletoe Margarita made with Cazadores Blanco tequila, pomegranate juice, sour mix, Triple Sec and fresh lime juice for a festive mouthful! Just $10 regularly and $6 during their daily Happy Hour. If sweet is on your holiday checklist, consider the Apple Cider Margarita, made with Corzo Silver tequila, St. Germaine, lemon juice, apple cider and cinnamon. This cozy cocktail comes in at $13 or just $8 on Happy Hour!

Ocean Prime continues their $25 bonus card offer with the purchase of a $100 gift card, through December 31st, so you can give the modern American supper club experience this holiday season!

While they haven’t yet opened their storefront, Pinspiration has hit the local scene with a bang!  Plan ahead for early 2015 and get your gift certificates today. And if you’re not sure what Pinspiration is all about yet, check out their piece from the local news where they made amazing Mercury Glass ornaments for the holidays!

They’re also offering gift cards that range from $50, $75, $100, and $150. If a guest purchases a gift card of $100 or more, they will receive two complimentary tickets which are valid for six months (Sun-Thurs shows only and excludes Special Presentations). Gift cards can be purchased online or at the box office.  Contact them today for more details and to get your LULZ on in holiday style this season!

With so many ways to celebrate the season, there’s no reason to go anyplace else this year. Bring your friends to High Street in North Phoenix for the best shopping, dining and nightlife in the North Valley!