Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas stuff "To Do" in Tucson

well not quite 52... but enough to keep you busy!!!!
December (all month)
Disney Lane. An entire community (close to you) lit up with various different disney themed houses. (very very fun!) FREE. From 1-10 and Cortaro, go east. Turn right (south) on Old Father, turn right into entrance "Disney Lane" -you will see a sign.

December 3 – January 4
Santa’s Little Outlaws’
Pinnacle Peak
6541 E. Tanque Verde Road
6:30 PM
Free, but donations accepted
A comedy/action show featuring the Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros.
'Bad Bob Humbug's Christmas Eve vengeance is interrupted by two 'good fer nuthin' saddle tramps on the dodge from the
law.' The show runs 25 minutes in an outdoor venue with bleacher seating, and contains loud noises, gunfire and explosion
effects, and slap-stick violence.
Admission is free. Donations accepted.
The show runs every night, except Christmas Day, through Jan. 4. Show times: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Fridays-Sundays and 6:30
and 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays.

December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
Enchanted Snowfall
LaEncantada Mall
Enchanted Snowfall, a free bi-weekly even on Friday and Saturday evenings in the main courtyard, will allow guests to
enjoy holiday music from the Tucson Desert Harmony Group and hot chocolate served by Williams -Sonoma and Frost Gelato during the 15 minute "desert style snow show". The show begins promptly at 6 p.m with an encore at 6:45 p.m. Snowfall shows will be held on November 28, 29 and December 5,6, 12, 13, 19 &2

December 5-21
Thursdays – Sundays only Reid Park Zoo Lights 1030 S. Randolph Way 881-4753 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM $4 general, $3 members $2 ages 2 – 14 Maybe there is a Santa Claus. In addition to hanging thousands of lights, Reid Park Zoo is making it snow. Enjoy refreshments while you stroll, checking out the animal-themed light sculptures. (The live animals will be in for the night.)

December 5, 6
Holiday Nights 2008 Tohono Chula Park 7366 N. Paseo De Norte 742-6455 $8 adults, $5 members, $2 children 12 and younger This annual event features half a million lights and luminaries’ around Tohono Chul Park’s 49 acres on Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 5-6. In addition to the beautiful lights, there will be live performances by Tucson favorites Joe Bourne, Gabriel Ayala, The Street Minstrels, Sonoran Bells and the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus. Plus complimentary holiday cookies, hot cider, coffee and the Holiday for the Park Ornament Sale and Auction.

Luminaria Nights in Tubac
Exit 34 on I-19 Tubac, AZ 520-398-2704 5 PM – 9 PM Free admission This 24-year tradition is Tubac's annual celebration of the holiday season. The Village streets will be lined with thousands of traditional candle luminarias. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and discover great gift ideas in Tubac's more than 100 galleries, shops and artists' studios. The shops and galleries will have extended hours from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 5-6. There will be holiday music and caroling, and Santa Claus will visit the Village both nights. The Village tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 near the Village entrance sign. Gabriel of Urantia's Bright & Morning Star Choir will perform a variety of holiday favorites during the tree lighting. Visitors are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring a flashlight. Luminaria Nights-Fiesta de Navidad is sponsored by the Tubac Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free. Tubac is located at Exit 34 on I-19, 45 miles south of Tucson. For more information, please contact the Tubac Chamber of Commerce, (520) 398-2704 or visit

Debember 6
Santa Fly-In Pima Air & Space Museum 6000 E. Valencia Road 574-0462 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Cost see description for details Santa is cleared for landing his helicopter December 6th at the Pima Air and Space Museum. Visiting with Santa is included with the price of admission. Admission is $15.50 adults; $12.75 seniors, AA and military; $9 children 7-12; free for children under 6. In addition, celebrate the season that morning at the museum with a holiday breakfast, from 9 a.m. to noon. Breakfast, which includes gifts and activities for the children, is $22 for adults and $18 for children 11 and under.

December 7
First Presidency Christmas Devotional 6:00pm MT (check bulletin for broadcast time at the Stake Center) The First Presidency Christmas Devotional will feature the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square. Members of the First Presidency will be the speakers. Friday, 12 December 2008 - Sunday, 14 December 2008 Live Nativity LDS North Stake Sumter Chapel 3500 W Sumter 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Free canned food donations Outdoor performance every 20 minutes at the Sumter Road building, this is a great missionary opportunity. Invite your friends and bring a canned item for the food bank. Driving Directions to the Sumter Chapel I-10 West take exit 250 toward Orange Grove Road Merge onto N I -10 Frontage Road, slight right toward Orange Grove Road, turn left at Orange Grove Road, turn left at W River Road/North Thornydale Road continue to follow Thornydale road for approximately 4 miles, turn right at Sumter (there will be signs out) and the chapel is about0.3 miles ahead

December 13
Wild Winter Wonderland The International Wildlife Museum 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM $7 adults, $5.50 seniors, $2.50 ages 4-12 Jordan Hill, local storyteller, will be telling Winter Animal Tales from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Pictures with Santa will be available from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $2. There will also be games, crafts, lights, holiday movies and music for the whole family. Come and enjoy the fun!

December 13th to December 27th
Winterhaven Festival of Lights 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm each night Free Website Visitors may walk all nights, visitors may dirve on December 16th, 18th and 27th This year celebrates the 58th anniversary of the Winterhaven Festival of Lights! The Winterhaven neighborhood, located in central Tucson, welcomes thousands of visitors every year for two magical weeks in December. Visitors to the Festival will see Winterhaven's majestic trees decorated in dazzling lights and will enjoy seeing wonderful decorations and lights on Winterhaven homes. Many people will walk the streets of Winterhaven to enjoy the sights, but visitors may also take a hay wagon carriage or trolley through the neighborhood. Cars and buses are allowed on certain nights.

December 13
Free Pictures with Santa and Christmas Craft Bookman’s Exchange 1930 E. Grant Road 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Free Get your picture taken with St. Nick then decorate a gingerbread photo frame that'll make a great present for someone special!

PS Thanks to Shanna Mosley for all of her hard work and research to put this together! Thanks for thinking of us! You are awesome!


Nicole said...

Thanks so much for doing that!

Stephanie said...

How awesome! Thanks!

brandonsbunch said...

Thank you Cherise. My in laws are coming for Christmas and we have been stressing what to do with them. Thanks for doing all the work!Youve made it alot easier on us :)

gregandlaura said...

This is so awesome! Thanks!

Tucson Silver & Gold said...

Thanks for your hard work! Appreciate the list.

Rita Taylor said...

Do you know if all these or any new events will be happening this December 2012?