Tucson Holiday Events: Christmas &
Despite the ongoing
pandemic, some annual Christmas and Chanukah
(Hannukah) celebrations in Tucson, Arizona are still being held, but
modified this year, some with special COVID health
Expect that any indoor or outdoor
holiday events in Tucson may require face masks and
social distancing. Call ahead of your visit for reservations
some of the popular holiday activities and upcoming
family daily and weekend winter events in Tucson that
are still being held throughout December both indoors, outdoors, or virtually.
Check out Tucson New Year's Eve Events
Channukah First Night: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Channukah Last Night: Monday, December 26, 2022
- Christmas Day: Saturday, December
- New Year's Eve: Saturday, December 31, 2022
- Friday, November 25th, and Saturday, November 26th:
Mescal Movie Set is hosting a 2-day event that combines shopping, great
food, and Christmas cheer. All at the historical film set used in your
favorite western movies, such as Tombstone and Outlaw Josey Wales.
Conveniently shop over 40 local vendors, including local crafters,
authors, artists, and more. The
hours will be 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on both days. Advance tickets or
reservations are not needed. Entry is only $10 per car. 1538 N. Mescal Rd, Benson, AZ. www.MescalMovieSet.com
- December 2-January 21, 2023: Mescal Movie Set Holiday Tours. Tours are available on Fridays and Saturdays on the following dates.
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, 31 / January 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21.
Tours promptly run on the hour, starting at 9:00 AM, with the last tour
at 2:00 PM. The walking tour is a quarter mile long and last about
one hour. The cost is only $15 per person, with children 10 and
under free. All proceeds are used to renovate the set to attract
future film productions.
- December 2,3, 5– 23 Encore Nights: December 26 – 30 ZooLights:
Holiday Magic, presented by Tucson Electric Power, returns with
thousands of enchanting lights, mesmerizing light shows, and displays
and holly jolly fun for all ages. Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Court. 5-9pm.
- December 1, 2022 A Carpenters Christmas, 7:30pm, Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress
Box Office (520) 547-3040. Ticket Prices range from $25-$40. While The
Carpenters are known for over a dozen chart topping hits, they also won
over their fans with their Christmas celebrations. Singer and playwright
Lisa Rock and her 6-piece backing band are keeping The Carpenters’
holiday traditions alive.
- December 3, 2022: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Holiday 2022, 7:30pm. Fox Tucson, Theatre, 17 W. Congress. Box Office (520) 547-3040. Ticket prices range from $32.50 - $67.50.
For 29 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s unique take on American swing and
jazz music has thrilled audiences around the world.
- December 3-4: Oro Valley Festival of the Arts & Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration.
Town of Oro Valley as they partner to present the largest holiday
community celebration of arts and culture in Southern Arizona on
December 3rd and 4th, 2022, at the Oro Valley Marketplace.
- December 9, 2022: In The Christmas Mood, 7:30pm, Fox Tucson Theatre. Liven
up your holidays with Tucson’s favorite holiday tradition: In the
Christmas Mood: A Holiday Music Spectacular. The show features timeless
treasures and new songs that’ll make your season merry and bright.
Throughout the 60s and 70s, holiday television specials were the
hallmark of the holidays, and most people have a story or two about
gathering the family around the television to watch Bing Crosby, Andy
Williams, The Osmonds, and others sing the songs of the season.
- Angel Ball, being held
on December 10, 2022, from 5pm to 2am at the Westin La Paloma
Resort & Spa, Tucson AZ. We are looking for 100+ enthusiastic,
high energy, dedicated volunteers to help make this year’s Ball a
huge success. Please contact us at 520-326-3686 or [email protected]
- Wednesday, December 14: World Ballet Series: NUTCRACKER at
Fox Theatre at 7:30pm. Step into the whimsical, magical world of one of
the most beloved fairytales, coming to the Fox Tucson this Holiday
Season! A part of the World Ballet Series, the Nutcracker is
performed live by a multinational cast of 50 professional ballet dancers
gathered to bring the most beloved holiday tradition to life.
- December 16, 2022: Merry-Achi Christmas
Mariachi Sol De México® de José Hernández ~ 7:30pm, Fox Tucson Theatre.
Box Office (520) 547-3040. Ticket prices range from $27.50 -
$52.50. A beloved Tucson annual holiday tradition.
- December 17, 2022: Arizona Women’s Chorus Presents Holiday Concert Ringing in the Holiday Season. The
Arizona Women’s Chorus and the Sonoran Hand Bells with present a
holiday concert at 3 pm. at St. Francis in the Foothills,
4625 E. River Rd. Tickets are $20.for adults. Children age 12 and under
are admitted free.
- December 18, 2022: All is Calm, The Christmas Truce of 1914. 7pm, Fox Tucson TheatreBox Office (520) 547-3040. Tickets range from $35-$62.50.
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then
a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille
Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace.
A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who
Through January, 2023
Tucson Holiday Ice Rink,
hosted by the City of Tucson, returns this year! The rink is located on
Church Avenue, south
of Broadway, in front of the Tucson Convention Center. Open through
January 9 from 2-9:30pm weekdays; noon-9:30pm on weekends. The ice rink
is closed on Christmas Day. To accommodate
the outdoor ice rink, Church Avenue between Broadway and Cushing Street
is restricted to one lane of travel in each direction until Sunday,
January 16, 2022. This travel
restriction are in place 24-hours a day, seven days a week for the
duration of the event. Until Tuesday, January
11, 2022, Church Avenue between Jackson Street and Cushing Street is
closed to all travel from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for loading and
unloading of the chiller. More information call 520-791-4204 or visit Tucson Holiday Ice and book your reservation online.
Through December 26, 2022
- Winterhaven Festival of Lights
returns with in-person viewing from 6-10pm every night. Admission is
free. Winterhaven is bounded by Ft. Lowell Road, Prince Road, Tucson
Blvd., and Country Club.
Marana/Oro Valley Holiday Events
Saturday & Sunday, December 4-5, 2021
- Marana Holiday Festival and
Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is the
biggest Christmas tree and light show in Southern
Start the holidays with a drive
through the Town of Marana's incredible Christmas
Cruise & Tree Light Show from 6:00 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m. The synchronized tree show will
light up your mood to explore, dine, and play
golf. Free event.
Oro Valley Festival of the Arts & Holiday Tree Lighting at Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N Oracle Road. The Oro Valley Festival of the Arts and Holiday Tree Lighting is a
two-day Festival that adds vibrancy to Oro Valley by creating
opportunities for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to
celebrate the arts alongside a meaningful celebration to welcome the
Holidays. The mission of the Festival of the Arts is to connect art
and the community by presenting an annual arts festival and by
promoting the arts in the Southern Arizona community. In 2021, the event will feature a reduced capacity of artists,
featuring space for up to 120 exhibitors, artists, and food
vendors. The event will maintain vibrancy by featuring student
performances, Tuba Christmas performances, free children's activities,
and a modified community gathering around the Holiday tree for a unique
tree lighting experience. Free to attend, food available for purchase. Oro
Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road. Art Festival Saturday
10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Tree lighting festivities start Saturday,
2pm-6:30pm. Lighting of the Oro Valley Holiday Tree at approximately
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Events
& Tree Lot
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Tree Lot
Beautiful fresh cut trees at competitive prices.
Douglas Fir, Noble Fir and Nordman Fir. Deliveries
available. Fresh wreaths and garland.
December 18: TUCSON ARIZONA BOYS CHORUS HOLIDAY
CONCERT Outdoor socially distanced performance at the UA Crowder
Hall. All tickets by advanced reservation only.
New Year's Eve 2022-2023
Tucson Hanukkah Events in
Entertainment Book Offers:
This Week's Online Offers
Tucson Events Posted Free:
Tucson-area non-profit groups and
community organizations can post Tucson
event listings for free. Email your Tucson
event, presentation, workshop, family
activities, etc. for consideration.
Non-commercial listings only. Send your
listing to [email protected].
Magazine Approved Affiliates
Tucson, AZ. Attractions
State Park | Gates Pass
Tucson | Sabino
Canyon | San Xavier
Mission | More Tucson
Tucson Dining & Entertainment
| Shopping |
Local Clubs, Bars, Music Listings, Schedules
Tucson Entertainment Venues
ATC | Arizona Opera
| TCC | Fox Theatre
Rentals | Hotels
Download Free Local Book Samples
"Entertaining Tucson Across the Decades"
Covers 50 years of Tucson music and
entertainment between the 1950s into the 2000s. Interviews, original
photographs of thousands of entertainers and hundreds of bands in the
local Tucson, Arizona entertainment scene. All three volumes contain
more than 700 pages and an extensive index of names. By
Robert E. Zucker (3 volume set).
"Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Robert E. Zucker, collaborated with Flint Carter. The most complete collection of history and legends of the lost
Iron Door Mine, a lost city, and a lost mission in the Santa Catalina
Mountains, north of Tucson, Arizona. The full story of gold, copper and silver mining and Buffalo
Bill Cody in Oracle. 435 pages. Flint passed away in 2018.
"Searching for Arizona's Buried Treasures"
Mr. Ron Quinn. Treasure hunting in Southern Arizona, four friends
unearth a medium-size treasure south of Tucson, Arizona, which consisted
of 82 pounds of Spanish gold bullion. Ron passed away in August 2016.
2014-2022EMOL.org Arizona Entertainment
Magazine. All rights reserved.