10 Tucson occasions so as to add to your calendar for the vacations

Lights, ice skating and Santa Claus — listed here are among the occasions taking place in Tucson this vacation season.

74th Winterhaven Competition of Lights

  • When: Dec. 9 to Dec. 25 from 6-10 p.m. each night
  • The place: Winterhaven neighborhood, bordered by E. Prince Rd., N. Nation Membership Rd., E. Ft. Lowell Blvd. and N. Tucson Blvd.

The Winterhaven neighborhood will get adorned yearly for the vacations and everyone seems to be invited to attend the free competition. Individuals are in a position to journey on a wagon, a bus trolley or a gaggle bike if they don’t want to do the tour on foot. Donations to the Neighborhood Meals Financial institution of Southern Arizona are inspired. A few of their most wanted objects are oatmeal, cereal, peanut butter, canned merchandise – extra particulars will be discovered within the web site.

Parade of Lights and Competition

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 16, the Parade of Lights is at 6:30 p.m. and the competition begins at 4 p.m.
  • The place: Armory Park, 220 S. sixth Ave.

The route for the twenty ninth Annual Downtown Parade of Lights will start at seventeenth Road and Stone Avenue. It is going to head north on Stone and east on Ochoa to twelfth Road. It is going to flip south on sixth Avenue and can finish at Armory Park.

Tucson Vacation Ice

  • When: Working via Jan. 7, 2024.
  • The place: Tucson Conference Heart, 260 S. Church Ave.

The ice skating rink shall be on the Tucson Conference Heart till January 2024. Tickets are for 90-minute skating periods. Adults skate for $22 and youngsters beneath 12 skate for $15. They are going to be closed on Christmas however shall be open for New Yr’s Eve and New Yr’s Day.

Chanukah at Downtown Tucson

  • When: Thursday, Dec. 7 from 5-6 p.m.
  • The place: El Presidio Park, 160 W. Alameda St.

Chabad Tucson is internet hosting a free Hannukah occasion in El Presidio Park. There shall be a Kosher pizza meals truck, crafts and attendees will be capable to take dwelling a Menorah. The spotlight of the occasion would be the fortieth annual lighting of “Tucson’s tallest Menorah.”

The Nutcracker

  • When: Thursday, Dec. 21 to Saturday, Dec. 23
  • The place: Linda Ronstadt Music Corridor, 260 S. Church Ave.

Ballet Tucson’s manufacturing of “The Nutcracker” shall be going down on the Linda Ronstadt Music Corridor from Dec. 21 to Dec. 23. Ticket costs range per seating.

ZooLights: Vacation Magic

  • When: From Dec. 2 to January 7, 2024
  • The place: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Ct.

ZooLights: Vacation Magic is a family-friendly occasion at Reid Park Zoo match with mild exhibits and shows. There shall be encounters with St. Nick and the Grinch, who shall be current on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays within the night. There’s a 100% likelihood of snowfall within the Arctic Zone for attendees to take pleasure in. Adults go in for $13, seniors for $11, kids from two to 14 enter for $8 and it is free for youngsters beneath two.

Yuletide at Outdated Tucson

  • When: Till Dec. 24 from 5-10 p.m.
  • The place: Outdated Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Rd.

Outdated Tucson’s Yuletide presents a Wild West winter wonderland with characters in costume, decorations and experiences for friends. Grownup tickets are $39 whereas kids ages 5 to 12 enter for $24.


  • When: Till Dec. 2 in Tucson, from Dec. 9 to Dec. 30 in Tempe
  • The place: Temple of Music and Artwork, 330 S. Scott Ave., Tempe Heart for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy.

Arizona Theater Firm’s “Scrooge!” is a musical match for the entire household. The present shall be in Tucson till Dec. 2 however will resume in Tempe in Dec. 9.

Vacation Nights at Tohono Chul

  • When: Fridays and Saturdays from Dec. 1 via Dec. 16 from 5: 30-8:30 p.m.
  • The place: Tohono Chul, 7366 Paseo del Norte

Tohono Chul is internet hosting Vacation Nights, a family-friendly occasion collection. Every night will embrace dwell performers and distributors. Plus, there shall be a Youngsters Zone with crafts, Mr. Nature’s Music Backyard on Saturdays and visits with Santa every night time.

LightsUp! A Competition of Illumination

  • When: Till January 7, 2024
  • The place: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Manner

LightsUp! A Competition of Illumination is returns for the second 12 months. It has six themed mild areas, dancing sculptures, luminaria shows and extra. Tickets for adults are $18, tickets for youngsters ages 4 to 17 are $16 and youngsters beneath 4 enter at no cost.

Enchanted Snowfall

  • When: Till Dec. 23 beginning at 6 p.m.
  • The place: La Encantada Courtyard, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.

La Encantada’s Enchanted Snowfall is a free occasion and appropriate for all ages. There shall be complimentary scorching chocolate, snow and dwell leisure.

54th Annual 4th Ave. Winter Road Honest

  • When: Dec. 8 – 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. -4 p.m. on Sunday
  • The place: Historic 4th Avenue

The Winter Road Honest brings in native and non-local distributors to 4th Avenue. The family-friendly truthful contains dwell leisure, meals and procuring.

Christmas on the Vista

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4-7 p.m.
  • The place: Vista Park, Hoatson Ave, Bisbee

Christmas on the Vista is a night when the hills of Bisbee are adorned in lights. There shall be a tree-lighting ceremony, performances, actions for youngsters and extra.