Winter Holiday Events in Tucson

winter holiday events in Tucson

The winter holidays are a magical time of year. Festive decor begins to pop up everywhere and holiday music is in the air. In Tucson, there are so many great ways to celebrate the holidays. Be sure to mark these fun and festive winter holiday events in Tucson on your calendars:

Holiday Artisan Market

November 22-24, 2019

Tucson Museum of Art 


A great event to get some of your holiday shopping done with over 100 artisans selling handmade and one-of-a-kind items.

25th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival

November 30, 2019

Downtown Tucson


Celebrate the holiday spirit with festivities, a tree lighting ceremony and the Parade of Lights.

Holiday Classics at the Fox Theater

Through December 2019

Fox Theater

Various ticket prices

In addition to their lineup of festive musical acts, the Fox Theater is showing screenings of It’s a Wonderful Life and the Polar Express.

Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo

December 5-30, 2019

Reid Park Zoo

$10 for adults

Tour the zoo property to see over one million twinkling lights and lighted animal displays.

Luminaria Nights at Tucson Botanical Gardens 

December 6-15, 2019

Tucson Botanical Gardens

$18 for adults

Celebrate the holidays at the Tucson Botanical Gardens with light displays, festive music, a 10’ poinsettia tree, falling snow and more. 

Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair

December 13-15, 2019

Fourth Avenue

This 50-year tradition transforms Fourth Avenue into a wonderful community event featuring artists from around the world, food vendors, entertainment and more.

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

December 14-29, 2019

Winterhaven Neighborhood

Entry by donation to the Community Food Bank

Residents of the Winterhaven neighborhood decorate their homes in magnificent lights. Tour the displays on foot, by hayride, trolly or bike.

A Southwest Nutcrack

December 14-15, 2019

Tucson Convention Center Music Hall

Various ticket prices

The Tucson Regional Ballet showcases a twist on the traditional Nutcracker with a performance set in Tucson in the 1880s complete with coyotes, cavalry and rattlesnakes.

Holiday Nights at Tohono Chul

December 14-15, 2019

Tohono Chul

$16 for adults

Stroll through the lit-up gardens while sipping on hot chocolate and listening to the live musicians.

The holiday season is coming quick and it’s easy to get into the holiday spirit with these fun winter holiday events in Tucson!