Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo

Through 12/23, 6pm-8pm

Reid Park Zoo

ZOOlights at Reid Park Zoo is guaranteed to put you in the winter spirit with jingle bells, twinkling lights, falling show, lighted animal sculptures, visits with Santa, and live entertainment. $6-$10

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Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Through 12/26, 6pm-10pm


Walk through every evening, or see the lights on the move with hayride tours, bus trolley or a pedal-powered group bike ride. 

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Season of Light Planetarium Shows

Through 01/06, times vary

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium

The annual family favorites "Season of Light" and "Holiday Laser Show" at Flandrau Science Center weave together the astronomy of the Winter Solstice with the history of light festivals across times and cultures.

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Desert Nights Downtown Lights

Thu. 12/13 - Sun. 12/16, All Night

Downtown Tucson

Downtown Tucson is transformed into a mesmerizing wonderland with thousands of white lights strung on top of buildings and wrapped around trees with many decorated storefronts.

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True Concord Voices & Orchestra: Christmas Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

Thu. 12/13 - Sun. 12/16, 6pm-8pm

Christ the King Episcopal Church & various locations

True Concord Voices & Orchestra, southern Arizona's GRAMMY-nominated chamber chorus and orchestra, will present the 14th Annual Lessons & Carols by Candlelight. 

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Holiday Nights A Million Lights!

Fri. 12/14 & Sat. 12/15, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Tohono Chul

Celebrate the holidays surrounded by a million twinkling lights and glowing luminarias at Tohono Chul. Stroll around the lighted gardens and enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. $3-$16

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Mercado Holiday Bazaar

Fri. 12/14 - Sun. 12/16, 10am-end varies

Mercado San Agustín

Mercado San Agustin and Annex host the beloved Mercado Holiday Bazaar featuring 60+ makers, artists, and collectors. A family-friendly outdoor holiday shopping event.

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The Music Man

Fri. 12/14 - Sun. 12/16, times vary

Arizona Theatre Company

Arizona Theatre Company presents "The Music Man," music & lyrics by Meredith Willson, directed by David Ivers. The irresistible musical tribute to the power of make-believe marches onto the ATC stages - and into your heart - with trumpets blaring.

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Christmas Tree Ornaments in the Garden

Sat. 12/15, 9am-12pm

Mission Garden

Learn to make Christmas tree ornaments from garden products like dried devil's claw pods (reindeer) and painted dipper gourds.

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Messiah - Tucson Symphony Orchestra Holiday Special

Sat. 12/15 & Sun. 12/16, times vary

Catalina Foothills High School Music Hall

Get into the holiday spirit with Handel's pulse-pounding, earth-shaking Messiah - one of choral literature's most important and popular works.

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A Southwest Nutcracker

Sat. 12/15 & Sun. 12/16, times vary

Tucson Music Hall

Tucson Regional Ballet's presentation of the classic Nutcracker ballet is set in the 1880s and tells the story of Maria and her journey with the nutcracker through historical Tucson and the Southwest.

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Holiday Express with Santa at Historic Train Depot

Sat. 12/15 & Sun. 12/16, 10am

The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

Write letters to the North Pole, listen to a reading of the Polar Express, take a photo with Santa in front of Locomotive 1673, enjoy holiday music and more

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Arizona Repertory Singers: Carols of Triumphant Joy

Sun. 12/16, 4pm

Christ Church United Methodist

The Arizona Repertory Singers present a holiday tribute, "Carols of Triumphant Joy."  Concerts will include brand new choral music by Thomas Juneau, Fahad Siadot, and Jonathan Dove's thrilling "Seek him that maketh the seven stars."  

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Tucson Boys Chorus Holiday Concert

Sun. 12/16, 2pm & 6pm

UA School of Music Crowder Hall

Accompanied by a small orchestral ensemble, the choristers will perform music of the season including Christmas carols, sacred songs and Hanukkah selections. $8-$20

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