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A Concert At Tohono Chul

See our full Calendar of Events here. FIND an EVENT by event type or location.
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Check out our Performing Arts page, listing venues and websites. Season Tickets for many venues are now on sale.
Visiting Southern Arizona and looking for what will be happening while you are here?
Our Annual Events Page will help you plan your year!

December is all about the Holidays! Celebrate with some of these events. If you are interested in unique gifts and shopping experiences, there are plenty of opportunities, not only to find the right gift, but to enjoy the day as well, see our page on Unique Shopping Opportunities.

• Holiday Nights: A Million Lights at Tohono Chul Park. Friday & Saturday, 3 weekends - Dec 2-3, Dec 9-10, Dec 16-17, 2016
A Tucson Pastorela - Dec 1-11, 2016
3nd Annual Tombstone Historic Homes Tour, Dec 3, 2016
• Luminaria Nights - Tucson Botanical Gardens, Dec 2-4, Dec 9-11, 2016
Annual BICAS Art Auction, Dec 2-3, 2016
Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo - Dec 7 - 23, 2016
Tubac Luminaria Nights - Friday and Saturday, Dec 2-3, 2016
• Tucson Tamal and Heritage Festival  - Saturday, Dec 3, 2016
• Cascabel Community Fair - Saturday and Sunday, Dec 3-4, 2016
• Fiesta de Tumacacori  - Saturday and Sunday, Dec 3-4, 2016
• 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair  - Friday - Sunday, Dec 9- 11, 2016
• 6th Annual Amado Chili Cookoff and Car Show, December 10, 2016
• Winterhaven Festival of Lights - A Tucson Tradition - December 10-26, 2016
24th Annual Ft. Huachuca Home Tour of Homes - Saturday Dec 10, 2016
Luminarias at Tombstone Courthouse, Saturday, Dec 10, 2016
• A Southwest Nutcracker Saturday and Sunday, Dec 10-11, 2016
Messiah, Saturday and Sunday, Dec 10-11, 2016
• Tucson Boys Chorus Annual Holiday Concert - Saturday, December 17-18, 2016
Magic of Christmas - Dec. 17-18, 2016

 Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Mercado San Agustin, Friday - Sunday, Dec 16-18, 2016
22nd Annual Downtown Parade of Lights - Saturday, Dec 17, 2016
La Fiesta de Guadalupe - DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, Sunday, Dec 18, 2016

Ms. Karen's Picks

We are sure you can find some hidden gems out there that we have not found, but these are our recommendations.

Cooking Series with Chef Debbie at the Amerind, Saturday at 10am
• Fall Wine Tour at Maynards, Friday 6-8pm
Amado Chili Cookoff, Saturday 10am-3pm
24th Annual Ft. Huachuca Historic Tour of Homes, Saturday 12-4pm

Arts & Entertainment

Season Tickets for many venues are still available. Check out our Performing Arts Page.
• Something Something Theatre presents Boston Marriage, December 1-16
Elvis at the Fox! Friday 7:30 pm
• TSO presents the Messiah, Saturday and Sunday.
Classics and Christmas Tour at the Fox, Sunday at 7:30


Frida Kahlo, Art, Garden, Life at the TBG
• Sunday's in the Garden Concert series from 1:30-3pm.
• Chasing Villa at the Arizona History Museum, Ongoing. Good for a HOT day. Closed Sundays.
Photographic Memory, an Ansel Adams exhibit at the Tubac Center of the Arts
A Palette of Fiber Arts, at the Jewish Community Center through Nov 20


• Discover the Rich History of Chocolate, Tubac, Saturday 10am - 1pm.
Living History Days at the Presidio del Tucson, Saturday 10am-3pm
Luminaria Night at the Presidio del Tucson, Saturday 5-9pm
Beeswax Candle Dipping at Fort Lowell, Saturday 11am-3pm
• Docent led Tour of Fairbank Townsite, Saturday at 1pm
Apollo 8 Mission to the Moon, Tubac, Saturday at 2pm

The Life and Legacy of the USS Arizona, Weekdays 9-6 through Dec 23.
Transportation Museum's Lecture Series, Sundays at 3pm.
• Tours of Hacienda de la Canoa. Saturdays at 12pm

Nature & Hiking

Hike the Path of the Ancestors, Friday at 9am.
Brown Canyon Hike, 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 9am near Arivaca
Birding at Sweetwater Wetlands, Saturday at 8am.
A Night under the Stars, Saturday at 6:30pm

Sunday Hikes in Catalina State Park, Sundays at 8am.
• Guided Bird Hikes, Catalina State Park, Sundays at 8 am.
Tour the Mission Garden, Saturdays, 10am-2pm in Winter, 8am-12pm in Summer.
• Environmental Operation Park in Sierra Vista invites you to an EOP Bird Walk every Sunday, 8am winter, 7am in the summer.
• River Walks along the San Pedro, Saturdays at 9am Winter, 8am Summer.
• Hummingbird Banding at San Pedro House, Saturdays through October 8 at 4pm.

For Kids and Families

ASARCO Discovery Tour
• Kids Cooking Class, Saturday at 11am
Imagine Rockets at the Air and Space Museum, Saturday at 1pm
Outdoor Family Day, Wreathmaking, Saturday at 2pm
Toy Train Museum is open Sunday 12:30 - 4pm

• Boots and Saddle Club at Ft. Lowell, A different Craft program every Sunday.
S.T.E.A.M. Sundays at the Children's Museum. $3 Admission.
• Family Brain Boost at the Children's Museum. Science projects for the Family. Saturdays, 1-5pm
Culture Craft Saturdays at Arizona State Museum. 10:30am - 2pm

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