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Downtown Holiday Activities

Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with these fun and festive activities! From ice skating and visits with Santa to holiday markets and live performances, downtown is the place to be.


Tucson Holiday Ice | Nov. 20 - Jan. 8

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Pima Pain CenterRio Nuevo and the City of Tucson invite you to skate on Tucson's outdoor ice rink over the holidays, November 20, 2022 - January 8, 2023. Tucson Holiday Ice will be located downtown at 260 S. Church Avenue, in front of the Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office. And YES - it's real ice!

More info and Tickets →


Downtown Events Calendar

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Make sure you're keeping an eye on our Downtown Events Calendar throughout the holiday season to find fun, festive and unique experiences! From markets and pop-ups to business specials and comedy shows, there's something for everyone this holiday season.

View the Calendar →


Tucson's Christmas Tree | Nov. 22 - Jan. 3

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Tucson's Christmas Tree, presented by Rio Nuevo, is located in Jácome Plaza downtown (101 N. Stone Avenue). The tree is adorned with thousands of white LED lights and over a thousand beautiful ornaments. Standing at an enormous 36 feet tall, Tucson's Christmas Tree is the largest in Southern Arizona. The tree is available for viewing every day during regular park hours through Jan. 3, 2023, 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.


Miracle on Congress St. | Dates TBD

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Miracle on Congress St, returns gifting holiday cheer to all during the month of December! Kids can meet Santa and enjoy a scoop of Candy Cane ice cream from HUB's vintage ice cream truck (all for FREE) while grown-ups can get into the spirit with Playground's special holiday-inspired cocktails (for purchase).

More info coming soon →


Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair | Dec. 9-11

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Happening December 10, 11 and 12, 10:00 a.m. to dusk each day, this 51-year-old, family-friendly tradition brings over 600,000 people to the heart of the Old Pueblo every year. The Fair hosts artists from around the world, decadent food, local entertainment and a lot of fun!

More info →


Mercado District Holiday Bazaar | Dec. 16-18

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The 15th Annual Mercado District Holiday Bazaar returns Dec 16th -18th presenting a curated selection of 60+ artists, makers and small businesses with handmade items and vintage for all holiday gift buying needs, in one beautiful location. Stroll along Avenida Del Convento to enjoy regional foods, coffee, and local shopping between the Mercado, the MSA Annex and the brand new Monier Building.

More info →


Brings Winter Gift Market | Date TBD

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Holiday Shopping, local edition! Brought to you by Brings Coworking, this market features locally made and sold gift items- artwork, textiles, sustainable personal care items... just to name a few! Come discover a new local business and find some great gifts in the process.

More info coming soon →