Holiday Fun

Buckelew farm

 Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival

17000 W. Ajo Way

Tucson, AZ 85735

Oct. 5 – 27, 2013 –
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.

 

 

 

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Halloween Howl at Colossal Cave

16721 E. Old Spanish Trail

Vail, AZ 85641

Oct. 18 – 19, 2013
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. 25 – 27, 2013 – 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Strut you 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 Halloween

2544 E Allen Rd,

Tucson, AZ

Oct. 11 – 30, 2013 – Show begins every 30 minutes starting at 6:30p.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.

 

International Museum

Halloween in the Wild

International Wildlife Museum

4800 W. Gates Pass Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85745

Oct. 26, 2013 – 5:00p.m. – 7p.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.

Night of FrightPima Air Museum

Pima Air and Space Museum

6000 E. Valencia Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85756

Oct. 25, 2013 – 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.

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Procession of Little Angels

220 S. 5th Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85701

Nov. 2, 2013
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 dead

All Souls Procession

6th Ave & 6th St.

Tucson, AZ

Nov. 3, 2013

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.

 

 

 

 

Holiday-Nights

Tohono Chul Holiday Nights

7366 N. Paseo del Norte

Tucson, AZ

Nov. 29 – Dec. 14, 2013 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: Rejoice and SingAZS

5150 N Valley View road

Tucson, AZ

December 8, 2013

There will be 3 performances in December, so click on the title of this event to check out their website for where & when details. You will hear performances of J. S. Bach’s Magnificat in D major and Respighi’s distinctive yet seldom-heard work, Laud to the Nativity. Both compositions capture the essence of their respective eras: Bach’s Magnificat is noted for its “Festive” five-part scoring for mixed voices and orchestra, and is a stylistic masterpiece of the Baroque era (1600-1750). Respighi’s pastoral cantata, Laud to the Nativity, has simplistic charm and utilizes his unique orchestral color and subtle harmonic nuance characteristic of early 20th century Italian music.

 

Xavier Christmas

Christmas at Xavier 17th Annual Concert

1950 W. San Xavier Road

Tucson, AZ 85746

Dec. 10, 2013 – 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. 10th.

 

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The Nutcracker

1020 E. University Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85721

Dec. 14 – 15, 2013

The Tucson Ballet, 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 concertA Swingin’ Christmas

17 West Congress Street

Tucson, AZ 85701

Dec. 19, 2013

A Holiday show at the Fox Tucson Theatre featuring a 6-piece band with talented singers bringing your favorite Christmas tunes to life.  Hear the great tunes of Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Perry Como and so many more.

 

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The Tucson Pastorela – 18th Annual Show

260 S. Church Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85701

Dec.19 – 22, 2013

A Tucson tradition, the journey to the nativity is fraught with perils, temptations, and scary Diablos, but fueled by hope, love, glorious Archangels and singing Kings!                           

 

Parade of lights

Downtown Tucson Parade of Lights

17th Street & Stone Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85701

Dec. 21, 2013

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.