Dec. 14, 2018
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
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.
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.
Desert Nights Downtown Lights
Thu. 12/13 - Sun. 12/16, All Night
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.
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.
Holiday Nights A Million Lights!
Fri. 12/14 & Sat. 12/15, 5:30pm-8:30pm
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
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.
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.
Christmas Tree Ornaments in the Garden
Sat. 12/15, 9am-12pm
Learn to make Christmas tree ornaments from garden products like dried devil's claw pods (reindeer) and painted dipper gourds.
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.
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.
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
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."
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