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Tucson Christmas and Hanukkah holiday events in December

Christmas and Hanukkah in Tucson is without the bitter winter cold, but also without the snow. That does make it better for outdoor holiday events.

All throughout December, both Christmas and Hanukkah events are held indoors and outside. Two of the most popular holiday events in Tucson are the 4th Avenue Street Fair and Winterhaven Festival of Lights. See more Holiday events for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza in Tucson.

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The Winterhaven Festival of Lights is one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the country. The Festival of Lights celebrates the holiday season in Tucson and is visited by hundreds of thousands of people from all over southern Arizona.

Holiday for the Park at Tohono Chul Park 9 AM. The annual Holiday for the Park's approximately 125 unique ornaments and holiday decorations are offered for sale beginning at 9 AM to 5 PM. Cost / Pricing. $7 adult members, $10 general public, $2 children 12 and under. 7366 N Paseo Del Norte. www.tohonochulpark.org

"Christmas at San Xavier" held at the Mission San Xavier del Bac. This is one of Tucson's top choirs during Christmas in Tucson, The Sons of Orpheus in collaboration with the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus to benefit the restoration and preservation of the Mission, 6 & 8 pm, www.sonsoforpheus.org

A Tucson Pastorela at the TCC Leo Rich Theatre. Borderlands Theater presents a uniquely Tucson nativity story, features shepherds, sheep and a dog on a magical journey to Bethlehem, led by the shining estrella (star) and accompanied by Christmas carols in Spanish and English, includes pinatas for the kids, $10.75-20.75, 7:30 pm, www.borderlandstheater.org

Jingle Bell Walk held at Reid Park. This popular Tucson events has jingle bells on the shoes of 100s of people walking & running a 5K, costumes, food, fun, children's activities, free T-shirt, $35 minimum pledge for Arthritis Foundation, check in at 9 am, 520-917-7070 or www.arthritis.org

Luminaria Nights at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Browse the gardens to see 2,000 traditional luminarias, cider & cookies, music by 30 different musical groups, from madrigal singers to classical music, $3-9, 5:30-8 pm, 520-326-9686 or www.tucsonbotanical.org

Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival held at the AVA Amphitheater. Tucson's top tamale competition and sale, tamales available in gourmet, green corn and traditional varieties, two stages with live music and entertainment, food demonstrations, arts and crafts, children's play area, free, 10 am - 5 pm, 520-838-6700 or http://www.solcasinos.com/tamal/ or www.casinodelsol.com

See more Holiday events for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza in Tucson.

 

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