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Christmas and Hanukkah holiday events for 2018
Looking for something do to
in Tucson during the winter holiday season? There are dozens
of kids-friendly Christmas and Hanukkah
holiday events celebrated throughout November and December
and times for some of these Tucson holiday events have not
been finalized yet. Since they are annual events, follow the
links for updated information. More events will be
posted as they are received. Follow the links for more
information or to connect with sponsor's web sites.
These are some of
the popular holiday activites and upcoming family winter
events in Tucson. Submit
your free Tucson holiday event to [email protected]
24-December 28, 2018
Gaslight Music Hall's "Jingle Bell Rockin'
Revue" is fun for the whole family! Whether you're 8 or 98,
you'll love belting along to your favorite holiday hits with
our All-Star Cast of singers and our amazing 7-piece GMH
Sunday, November 25, 2018
- Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 American Christmas film starring Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn, 3pm. Fox Tucson Theatre
Monday, November 26, 2018
- A Magical Cirque Christmas Featuring the best talent from around the globe, A Magical Cirque Christmas has it all – jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, and the most angelic voices sining your favorite Christmas carols with incredible live musicians on stage.
Paul, & Mary Christmas Experience With
guest artist Rick Doughtery! Among the current
practitioners of America’s folk music, Rick Dougherty is
one of the standard-bearers. The Gaslight Music Hall
Tucson announces its 2018 performances of The
Nutcracker December 7-9 on the grand stage of the Tucson
Hot Chocolate 5K/1K Run. Start the holidays off
right with some exercise…with a treat at the end! Join us at
The J for the very first Holiday Fun Run Series and
participate in a 5K or 1K Run/Walk.
Annual Sugar Plum Tea As
a prelude to Ballet Tucson’s annual presentation of The
Nutcracker, experience the joy of tradition this holiday
season with Ballet Tucson.
Monday, December 3, 2018
- Under the Streetlamp celebrates with a joyous performance of your favorite holiday tunes plus songs from the American Radio Songbook. Oh what fun it is to dance in the aisles while merrily singing along to songs from their live PBS Specials and studio album, Every Day’s a Holiday.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
- An Irish Christmas brings just about everything to the table –joy, hope, laughter, friendship, and celebration, of life through music, song, and dance in a night that sparkles with life and a bit of magic! December 4th, 7pm, Fox Tucson Theatre
December 8, 2018
Tonk Christmas at The Gaslight Music Hall. This
knee-slappin' production includes perennial holiday hits
including songs made famous by your favorite country
artists. Join Alex Mack and Kaci Bays for an evening of
family holiday fun! 2PM
Friday, December 14-15, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
- Wizards of Winter – Tales Beneath the Northern Star. A Holiday Rock Event for the Whole Family Featuring former members of Classic Rock giants– The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent Band and others along with Broadway and Theater veterans. 7:30pm at Fox Tucson Theatre.
Christmas The holidays were always a very
special time for The King of Rock n' Roll. For Elvis, the
holidays meant a time of sharing with friends, family, and
even complete strangers!
December 19, 2018
December 22, 2018
Christmas Concert TaliasVan’s 50-voice Bright
& Morning Star Choir & Orchestra presents an evening
of holiday cheer for all. Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts.
- Christmas With The Dolls. Walk in a *Winter Wonderland* as The Manhattan Dolls take you through all of your favorite Christmas tunes with gorgeous harmonies! 2PM & 6PM. The Gaslight Music Hall.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
- Feliz Navidad Celebrate the Holidays in Traditional Mexican Style! You will enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas in Mexico with exuberant mariachi music and dynamic dance to represent the traditions of Mexico at Christmas. 2PM & 6PM. The Gaslight Music Hall!
Submit your free Tucson
holiday event to [email protected]
Today's Official Entertainment Book
Holiday Festivals &
Parade of Lights held downtown at Armory Park,
this holiday parade with commercial, non-profit, community
entries, Santa, lighted vehicles, floats, music, food and
musical groups, free, 6 pm, 520-837-6504.
Night Tucson, New Year's Eve Celebration held
downtown Tucson, is an alcohol-free New Year's Eve
celebration for all ages, with live music, comedy, movies,
kids' activities, and more staged at multiple downtown
venues on New Year's Eve, plus a fireworks show at midnight,
4 pm - 12:30 am, 520-837-6504.
Avenue Winter Street Fair is held the first weekend of
December all along 4th Avenue near Downtown
between Ninth St. and University Blvd. Join tens of
thousands of Tucsonans and visitors to see more than 400
arts & craft booths, food, entertainers & musicians
from around the US, 2 stages & street performers. Free
from 10 am - 6 pm.
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
Nights at Tohono Chul Park with music,
home-baked cookies, shopping, holiday dining, stroll through
thousands of twinkling lights, live music, 5:30-8:30 pm,
America New Year's Competition Pow Wow & Indian
Craft Market held at Rillito Raceway Park. Watch
dancers from more than 50 tribes, authentic handmade craft
market, traditional food, drum contest, children's activity
area, dance to bring in New Year. 520-622-4900.
Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts held at the
Oro Valley Marketplace. Arts and crafts of all kinds are on
display and available for sale at the two-day. Southern
Arizona's largest outdoor shopping center. Dozens of
local artists will showcase jewelry, ceramics, sculptures,
paintings and more. Free festival.
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.
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 Festivals in
Annual Cascabel Community Fair is held on the banks
of the San Pedro River at 10am-4pm each day.
Nights: Fiesta de la Navidad - Village of Tubac,
hundreds of luminarias line the streets and artist studios,
shops open until 9 pm, carolers, homemade food, Santa, free,
5-9 pm, 520-398-2704.
Annual La Fiesta de Tumacacori - celebrating the many
cultures that were historically and presently associated
with the Santa Cruz Valley, traditional creations of all the
cultures including 50 food and craft booths, continuous live
entertainment on stage and children’s activities, a Mariachi
Mass preceded by a traditional procession on Sunday, free,
10 am - 4 pm, 520-398-2341.
Annual Walk for Kids - UA Mall, join 1,000
walkers supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of
Southern Arizona, presented by McDonald’s Local
Owner/Operators, HSL Properties, and Walgreens, features
family activities in a Kids’ Zone, music, snacks, hot
beverages, special appearances by Santa Claus, Ronald
McDonald, the UA Pep Band and more, registration includes
your official Walk for Kids long-sleeved t-shirt, 8 am.
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.
National Winter Tennis Championships at the
Reffkin Tennis Center is a top-rated 12- and
under-14-year-old tennis players compete in major, annual
United States Tennis Association (USTA) sanctioned event,
Run Through the Lights in Winterhaven Square. 5K
fun run through the lights of the Winterhaven neighborhood,
flat, paved course, closed to automobiles, festive, holiday
attire is encouraged, free, 6 pm, 520-326-9383.
Lights at Reid Park Zoo. Twinkling lights and
jingle bells, Santa Claus, and holiday decor, music, and
refreshments, $1-4, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
nights, 6-8 pm, 520-791-4022.
Tucson Holiday Music
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,
Fiesta de Guadalupe held at De Grazia Gallery in
the Sun on the grounds of adobe gallery and chapel built by
foremost Southwestern painter, the late Ted DeGrazia,
spirited outdoor performances by mariachi groups, folklorico
dancers, traditional Yaqui deer dances, ethnic foods, La
Posada procession, arts and crafts, free, 10 am - 4 pm,
520-299-9191 or 800-545-2185.
Posadas Procession at the Carrillo Intermediate
Magnet School. Since 1936, Schoolchildren walk through
Barrio Historico neighborhood reenacting the Christmas
story, free, 5:30 pm food and music, 7:30 pm procession
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.
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.
Christmas Tree Lots
Arizona Boys Chorus Christmas Tree Lot is
staffed by Chorus members and their parents, and has been a
traditional holiday fundraiser for the non-profit group. The
lot will be open through December 22, from 12:00 noon to
9:00 PM Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00AM to 9:00PM Fridays
and Saturdays and 10:00AM to 7:00 PM on Sundays.
Events in Tucson
will be several major Hanukkah (Hanukkah or Chanukah) December
events in Tucson sponsored by the Tucson
Jewish Community Center.
Mall Madness at Park Place is held Sunday,
December from 1:00-3:00pm. Free crafts, games and food.
Festival of Lights for Hanukkah takes place at
Temple Emanu-El. This year's theme is The Greatest Hanukah
on Earth with a brisket and latke dinner.
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