Making memories and living out family traditions – that’s what makes the holidays great. The holidays are made even better when you add in the excitement of new experiences and quality time spent with loved ones. What better way to do both of those things than with a trip to Tucson, Arizona, for the holidays? Thanks to the city’s great weather and unique Southwestern attractions, winter is a great time to visit. Not only that, but the city really comes alive during the holiday season, making it the perfect destination to celebrate with family and friends.
Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair
The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair is one of the biggest arts and shopping events during the holiday season in Tucson. Held this year on Dec. 8 and 10, the event features more than 300 arts and crafts booths, food vendors, musicians, and street performers. A family-friendly event, there is a hands-on art pavilion where kids can create their own works of art.
And remember, Historic Fourth Avenue is closed to traffic for the weekend, so make sure to plan your transportation accordingly.
Holiday Nights at Tohono Chul
Holiday Nights at Tohono Chul in Tucson, AZ, is a timeless tradition for everyone from small children, to young couples, to entire families. Enjoy the gardens as you stroll along paths of twinkling lights while musicians and artists perform. View the stars through a telescope and singalong to holiday carols. Sip hot chocolate and enjoy tasty treats as you peruse the museum gift shops for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Holiday Nights is a must-see, so add it to your calendar this holiday season!
Tucson Botanical Gardens – Luminaria Nights
While any time of the year is a good time to visit Tucson Botanical Gardens, the holidays are even better. Luminaria Nights takes place during the first two weekends in December each year. Stroll down a path lit with traditional luminarias, and trees lit with thousands of twinkling stars. Musicians, dancers, and various school groups will take the stage each night, and a featured exhibit adds another level of beauty and wonder to the event. Reflect on the season during this beautiful event with the ones you love most.
Annual Downtown Parade of Lights
For a fun, family-friendly event full of holiday spirit, head to the Annual Parade of Downtown Lights in downtown Tucson, held Saturday, December 16. Enjoy a full day downtown visiting local restaurants, retail shops, and museums, and end the day with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Festival, and Parade of Lights! Floats will be wrapped in twinkling holiday lights – it’s a must-see this holiday season in Tucson.
Zoolights at Reid Park
What do you get when you combine a zoo with thousands of twinkling holiday lights? A creative winter wonderland! Zoolights at Reid Park is an annual Tucson holiday tradition featuring twinkling lights, animal sculptures, visits from Santa Claus, live entertainment, and even camel rides! Zoo animals will not be visible during the event, but don’t worry, there is plenty of other awesome things to see and do at this magical event.
Holidays in Tucson are Unforgettable
Whether you’re big or small, young or old, there’s so much to appreciate during the holiday season. Make it a priority to spend time with those you cherish most – and if you’re in Tucson, mark these holiday attractions on your calendar!
At StorQuest Self Storage, we are committed to adventuring all year long. Let us guide you on your next holiday adventure in the Tucson area. Have holiday decorations of your own that need to be stored while they are not spreading holiday cheer? We have two Tucson locations to serve you and your storage needs on N 1st Avenue and S Commerce Court.