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Our Guide To Your Tucson Holiday

November 29, 2021

If you happen to find yourself in Tucson this winter, here are some top holiday events in the area that will enhance your vacation experience

ZooLights 2021: Holiday Magic

Every night From December 5th-December 23rdth, Reid Park Zoo will showcase thousands of lights and animal displays around you for ZooLights 2021: Holiday Magic. Throughout your two hours of strolling, feel the winter wonderland magic with falling snow, Santa visits, and delicious spiked or kid-friendly hot chocolate. Have fun while knowing your ticket proceeds are going towards saving wild animals. Encore nights will take place after Christmas from December 26th- December 30th.

Wanderland at Tucson Botanical Gardens

Breathe in the cool air while over 3000 lights illuminate the night around you; Wanderland at Tucson Botanical Gardens is back from December 3rd- January 2nd, 2022. As you wander, get your perfect picture in front of the 10-foot succulent. Let the festive music set the tone as you take in the beauty of over a dozen Korean lanterns and over 200 beautiful poinsettia displays. Get your tickets now!

Nutcracker in Tucson

No matter what rendition you’re in the mood for, The Nutcracker has returned to Tucson Music Hall this season. Tucson Regional Ballet’s A Southwest Nutcracker comes to town December 4th and 5th, transporting the audience to the 1880s, telling the story with a Sonoran Desert twist, as it reflects on both a Southwestern aesthetic, and the spirit of the traditional story. Ballet Tucson’s The Nutcracker will be held on December 23rd, Christmas Eve, and December 26th. This award-winning show will give you a holiday to remember! You can also head to Vail Theatre of Arts on December 10th and 11th as Ballet Rincon’s The Nutcracker performs ETA Hoffman’s story through the eyes of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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