Spend a day at Bass Pro Shops in Mesa where Mom, Dad and the munchkins can work on crafts, play in the laser arcade, race slot cars, write letters to and get pictures with Santa, goof off with remote control trucks, ride a wildlife carousel, and have a snow fight (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) without ever leaving the store.
DETAILS >> Open daily through Dec. 24, hours vary by day and activity. Bass Pro Shops, 1133 N. Dobson Road, Mesa. Free. (602) 606-5600 or BassPro.com.