Start Planning Your Holiday Season Now!


There are so many Christmas events taking place this year in Tucson. Make sure to add some of these to your schedule.

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is a little over a month away and before we blink an eye December will be upon us. Here in Tucson we are blessed with so many great activities leading up to Christmas. Now is a good time to take stock of what’s on in December and set your schedule for Christmas events this year.

Music and Theatre Events

A Tucson Pastorela

December 3rd – 6th, 2015

In its 19th year a Tucson Pastorela is a satirical journey depicting the Shepard’s journey to meet Baby Jesus while making fun of the biggest political and pop cultural stories of the year!

Arizona Repertory Singers: Songs of Sweet Starlight

December 6th, 13th and 18th, 2015

A variety of inspirational choral pieces sung by a 48 voice choral ensemble sure to inspire and get you excited for the holiday season ahead.

Christmas with the Rat Pack

December 11th, 2015

Christmas songs never sounded so good! Rat Pack crooners will get you in the spirit with this night of swinging Christmas songs Vegas-style!

The Nutcracker Ballet

December 11th, 12th and 13th, 2015

A rendition of the classical Christmas production, The Nutcracker, on for three big nights put on by Ballet Tucson.

A Southwest Nutcracker

December 12th and 13th, 2015

Looking for some Nutcracker with a Southwest spin? The Tucson Regional Ballet is performing A Southwest Nutcracker featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

75th Annual Tucson Boys Holiday Choir Concert

December 13th, 2015

The ever popular Holiday concert sung by the Tucson Boys Choir is a hit every year. Get your tickets now!

Merry-Achi Christmas

December 17th, 2015

Featuring iconic Grammy nominated Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez internationally renowned musician, composer and educator.

Magic of Christmas: Tucson Symphony Orchestra Holiday Special

December 19th, 2015

This family-friendly event is a holiday must, hear the melodic sounds of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra playing your favorite Christmas songs. Even Santa will be there!

Arts and Crafts

Art on Tap

December 5th, 2015

Downtown Tucson’s largest craft beer, food, art and music event! Come for the art, the music, the food or the party just make sure to come!

Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts

December 5th and 6th, 2015

One of the largest regional art events in Southern Arizona with over 150 exhibitors make sure to check out the winter festival and tree lighting.

4th Annual Winter Street Fair

December 11th to 13th, 2015

With over 400 art and craft booths, 35 food vendors, musicians, street performers and lots for the kids don’t miss the 4th Annual Winter Street Fair!

Festivals, Parties and Parades

ZOOlights at Reid Park Zoo

December 4th to 23rd, 2015

Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas Spirit make sure to drop by the Reid Park Zoo for their annual ZOOlights display. See light displays, falling snow, and Santa! Camel and carousel rides plus hot cocoa and cookies.

Luminaria Nights at Tucson Botanical Gardens

December 4th-6th and 11th– 13th, 2015

This Tucson holiday tradition is back again for 2015 in its 29th year. Be amongst thousands of luminarias lights, visit Santa Claus, enjoy Christmas music and indulge in holiday treats.

La Festival de Guadalupe

December 6th, 2015

A Festival honouring Mexico’s patron saint with music, dance and performance. Located at the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun enjoy music from mariachi bands, Spanish guitar and a choir procession.

Luminaria Night – A Winter Celebration

December 12th, 2015

Presented by the Presidio San Agustin Del Tucson, enjoy the luminarias and holiday décor and enjoy live presentations and refreshments.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk to Cure Arthritis

December 12th, 2015

Voted one of the most incredible themed races join the Tucson leg of the Jingle Bells Run/Walk for Arthritis and get behind a good cause this Christmas season.

Holiday Nights at Tohono Chul

December 5th, 12th and 19th 2015

Holiday Nights is a timeless Tucson tradition. Stroll along pathways lit up by twinkling lights, watch musicians and artists perform and take part in a sing-a-long.

21st Annual Downtown Parade of Lights

December 19th, 2015

This Tucson tradition is a family favorite. After a day shopping and sight-seeing downtown Tucson make sure to check out the 21st annual Parade of Lights.

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

December 12th– 26th, 2015

One of the longest running festivals of its kind in America attracting hundreds of thousands of people each year make sure to check out the Winterhaven Festival of Lights this year!

The staff at Stargate West Luxury Apartments and Townhomes hope to see you at some of these events and wish you a very Merry Christmas!