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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.

Click here to view the Weekend Report and save the dates for these upcoming festivals and events!

Tucson Holiday Ice | Nov. 19 - Jan. 7

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Arizona Vascular SpecialistsRio Nuevo and the City of Tucson invite you to skate on Tucson's outdoor ice rink over the holidays, November 19, 2023 - January 7, 2024. 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 Parade of Lights | Saturday, December 16

Join the fun and celebrate the holidays with the Parade of Lights & Festival at Armory Park in downtown Tucson, Saturday, December 16! The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. while the festival begins at 4 p.m. in Armory Park.

Parade of Lights website →

View the Parade Route →


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 →

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Tucson's Christmas Tree | Nov. 22 - Jan. 5

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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 46 feet tall, Tucson's Christmas Tree is the largest in Southern Arizona. The tree is available for viewing every day during regular park hours, 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m., until January 5, 2024.


Chanukah @ Downtown Tucson | Thursday, December 7

Celebrate Chanukah 2023 at the 40th annual lighting of Tucson's tallest Menorah, Thursday, December 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in El Presidio Park (160 W. Alameda St). Admission is free & open to the public.

More info →


Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair | Dec. 8-10

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Happening December 10, 11 and 12, 10:00 a.m. to dusk each day, this 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. 15-17

The annual Mercado Holiday Bazaar returns featuring a curated selection of local artists for those last-minute holiday gifts, December 15, 16 and 17. Enjoy the delights of this Mercado District spirited event, in the heart of Tucson, located just west of Downtown.

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