Holiday Fun



Tohono Chul Holiday Nights

7366 N. Paseo del Norte

Tucson, AZ

Phone: (520) 742-6455

Dec. 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19,  2015 Friday & Saturday nights 5:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

Stroll through the grounds of Tohono Chul Gardens under nearly a million twinkling lights, sip hot cider, enjoy holiday treats and be entertained with music and dance.

Arizona Repertory Singers: Songs of Sweet StarlightAZS

5150 N Valley View road

Tucson, AZ

December 6, 13, & 18, 2015

There will be 3 performances in December, so click on the title of this event to check out their website for where & when details. Join us for Songs of Sweet Starlight – featuring a variety of inspirational choral pieces by well-known composers from Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy to contemporary compositions by Eric Barnum, René Clausen and John Rutter.


Xavier ChristmasChristmas at Xavier 17th Annual Concert

1950 W. San Xavier Road

Tucson, AZ 85746

Dec. 8, 2015 – 6:00p.m and 8:00p.m.

The Sons of Orpheus and the Tucson Boys Chorus perform together in this Christmas Concert with all your favorite Christmas songs.  There are 2 performances on Dec. 8th.

Luminari Lights
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-326-9686
Dec. 4, 5, 6 & 11, 12, 13 at 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

A festive Tucson holiday tradition, Luminaria Nights is now in its 29th year. Adults and children can visit with Santa Claus, wander the garden paths listening to live holiday music, and bask in the glow of thousands of luminarias and twinkling lights. Hot chocolate, libations and holiday treats will be offered and food from a variety of vendors will be available for purchase. New this year – guests can enjoy Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks during the event.

MarathonHolly Jolly Hobble
Geronimo Plaza
814 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ

December 12, 2015 Sign up 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Fee is a donation to the food bank.  Group takes of at 6:00 p.m. for the non-competitive Hobble.  While running, roads will not be closed and you are in charge of following all traffic laws.  Stay on sidewalks where they are available! Only cross at cross walks when the sign says to walk! Afterwards, join us for some hot chocolate and enjoy Main Gate Square’s Santa Crawl! Sponsored by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners.

The Nutcracker

1020 E. University Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85721

Phone: (520) 621-3341

Dec. 11, 12, & 13,  2015

The Ballet Tucson, with versatile and beautifully trained artists perform the traditional Holiday production that has entertained generations. You will be drawn into the fantasy life of the family as they prepare for Christmas Day with grace & elegance as the story unfolds.


Christmas concertChristmas with the Rat Pack

17 West Congress Street

Tucson, AZ 85701

Dec. 11, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Holiday music never had it so good as when it was being crooned by legendary “Rat Pack” members Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. Pour yourself some eggnog and get ready to be transported back to a Vegas-style lounge for a night of swingin’ Christmas songs.   Featuring an amazing six-piece band and talented cast of vocalists, “Christmas with The Rat Pack” is an instant classic! Together they come together on stage as The Rat Pack you love and remember. Enjoy the timeless songs, unique voices and personalities while sharing in the laughs and gags that made this trio so very entertaining!

Parade of lights

Downtown Tucson Parade of Lights

17th Street & Stone Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85701

Dec. 19, 2015 6:30

The night parade features lighted floats, vehicles, and entertainers.  It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit from Santa Claus. You can shop in the stores or take in one of many restaurants as you join in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Past events…


Buckelew farmBuckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival

17000 W. Ajo Way

Tucson, AZ 85735

Oct. 2015 –

Buckelew Farm will be having its 25th annual Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze the last four weekends in October 2013. This is a fall event that appeals to the young and the young at heart. The festival offers the chance to take a tractor-drawn wagon ride into the field to pick your own pumpkin and the Corn Maze will challenge the adventuresome.




hayride-gHalloween Howl at Colossal Cave

16721 E. Old Spanish Trail

Vail, AZ 85641
Oct. 2015

You will have a frightful time at this Colossal Cave Mountain Park Party. Take a candlelight ghost tour and a haunted hayride. There will be great games under the moonlight, too.



howloween-zooHowl-O-Ween at Reid Park Zoo

1100 S. Randolph Way

Tucson, AZ 85716

Oct. 2015 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Strut your costumes at the zoo.  Not big on BOO! but lots of fun.  There will be decorations and costumed characters for a fun and safe trick-or-treat night.



Scooby Doo and the Haunted Ruins

Valley of moon Halloween2544 E Allen Rd,

Tucson, AZ
Oct. 2015 – Show begins every 30 minutes starting at 6:30 p.m.

A villain is trying to steal the greatest, most priceless treasure in all the world from the Valley of the Moon! Join Scooby and the Gang as they work to solve the mystery and keep the Valley’s treasure safe! Children 6 & under are free, children 7 to 15 are $15.00 and 16 & up are $8.00.  Bring 2 cans of food per person for $3.00 off each ticket on Sunday Oct. 13th ONLY.


Night of FrightPima Air Museum

Pima Air and Space Museum

6000 E. Valencia Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85756
Oct. 2015 – 5p.m. – 9:00p.m.

Flight Central Hangar at the museum takes on a creepy atmosphere when spiders and ghosts move in. There will be carnival games, costume contests and much more for ghouls & goblins of all ages. 12 years and younger are free while all over 12 are $10.00. $2.00 off for military with ID. and members are FREE.


International MuseumHalloween in the Wild

International Wildlife Museum

4800 W. Gates Pass Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85745
Oct. 2015 – 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Goulish games, creepy crafts, haunted house & tricky treat for the whole family.  The museum has over 400 species of insects, mammals and birds from around the world. Some exhibits have dioramas depicting wild animals in their natural settings, video, interactive computers and hands-on exhibits promoting wildlife appreciation.


Procession of Little AngelsLittle Angels

220 S. 5th Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85701
Nov. 2015

The All Souls Procession’s family-friendly event for children celebrates deceased loved ones at Armory Park, on South 6th Avenue, between 12th and 13th Street. Open to all children age 5 – 12-ish. Children participate in art activities such as wing-making and decorating, theater, sugar skull decorating, face painting, and story telling. Finale workshops are offered so that the children can participate in their own Procession/Finale-Spectacle. 


Procession of the deadAll Souls Procession

6th Ave & 6th St.

Tucson, AZ

Nov. 2015

A parade with over 35,000 participants this is huge celebration of honoring & mourning the lives of our loved ones who have passed. The weekend long event is filled with entertainment and creative art and performers.