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Tucson Holiday Events

Updated: Feb 7, 2020

The holidays can be a busy time, but they can also be a cherished time with family and friends. Here are some fun events around town!

Wee Winter Wonderland at the Mini Time Machine Museum

Recurring weekly Tuesday- Sunday


Each holiday season, The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures becomes a Wee Winter Wonderland. They decorate the lobby and galleries and have more than fifteen miniatures from the permanent collection, that are decorated to show holidays from around the world and throughout time.  

Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic 5K & 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Location- Reid Park Rose Garden


Southern Arizona Roadrunners presents their Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic 5K & 1.5 Mile Fun Run.  Separate men's and women's events with hay bale hurdles and water jumps.  A team division is available. All ages welcome.

25th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights

November 30th

The Parade of Lights & Festival is Downtown Tucson's holiday event that brings together the local community and celebrates not only Winter in Tucson, but also Tucson's unique culture.

Western Heritage Festival at Old Tucson

Time:10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

November 29, 2019 - December 1, 2019


Join Old Tucson and the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation in celebrating our roots with a Western Heritage Festival!

Sonoran Glass Winter Open House

Time:From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM


Explore the Sonoran glass studios, gallery, and sculpture garden with friends and family. Buy handmade glass art jewelry, housewares, ornaments, platters, sculptures, and decor while seeing glass art-making in action at Sonoran Glass School in Downtown Tucson. You can even Make-Your-Own Glass Art at this event  (ornaments, snowflakes and more!  $10-$45).    

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