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Planet Earth Camp!
Sign up for the January 2nd-4th Camp from 8:30AM-4PM each day/Ages 5-9 Explore & investigate the ecosystems of Planet Earth~Camp includes museum & outdoor explorations, live animal encounters, movies, crafts and hands-on activities/Each day includes 2 snacks; please bring your lunch/Registration deadline is December 21st/Cost (price is per child for the 3 days) Members $75/Non-members $90/International Wildlife Museum 4800 W Gates Pass Rd. 629-0100 www.thewildlifemuseum.org/calendar/winterbreakcamp/registration
Introduction to Geocaching 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Did you ever wonder about geocaching? It's a high-tech treasure hunt! Join park volunteer Tony for this introduction to geocaching-It includes a hands on demonstration/Meet at the Bobcat Amphitheater (turn on the Picnic Area Road)
Catalina State Park 11570 N. Oracle Rd. 628-5798 (Park Entrance Fee $7 per Vehicle)
Rillito Park Holiday at the Market 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Specialty Items & Deals-Free Raffle-Live Music-Kids Craft & Chef Demos/Over 80 Local farmers, ranchers and artisan food purveyors featuring local produce and fresh cuisine, year-round/Rillito Park 4502 North 1st Ave. 882-2157
Brandi Fenton Park Antique Fair 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Every 3rd Sunday through March 2019/Vendors offer a wide variety of antiques, collectibles and vintage items for your home and garden/Brandi Fenton Memorial Park 3482 East River Rd. 724-5000
Tucson Petting Zoo! 9:00AM - 6:00PM
$8 a person/Includes food for all the animals and a full tour! Come down and meet capybaras, tortoise, goats, chickens, porcupines and lots more! Funny Foot Farms 2405 W. Wetmore Rd. 399-6555 www.tucsonpettingzoo.com OR www.facebook.com/FunnyFootFarm
The GIANT Cactus (Guided Walk) 10:00AM
Saguaro National Park is famous for its gigantic saguaros-Still, you have to know where to look to find a real giant among giants/The best way is to join a ranger for a walk along a desert wash for a lesson in trees of the desert and a look at the only tree-like cactus in the U.S. You’ll be surprised by the size! Comfortable walking shoes and water are recommended/Saguaro National Park (East) 3693 S Old Spanish Rd. 733-5153 (Park Entrance fee applies $15 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park)
Window Depot 7th Annual Car Show 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Registration 8AM-10AM/Free event no registration fees no cost for vendors to set up and all vendors are welcome! We will have complimentary lunch and drinks and the coolest trophies in town for several different categories/Awards at1PM/Window Depot 4940 S. Alvernon Way (Wallo 270-2122)
11th Annual Mercado Holiday Bazaar 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Featuring 60+ makers, artists, and collectors! A family-friendly outdoor holiday shopping event! Mercado San Agustin 100 S Avenida del Convento 461-1107
Holiday Art Festival 10:00AM - 5:00PM
50 of Tucson’s finest artisans will be offering their unique, hand crafted items in a wide variety of media-Look for the white tents; free admission and plenty of free parking/6346 N. Oracle Rd.(southeast corner of Oracle & Orange Grove)
Main Gate Square Artisan Market 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Featuring local, handcrafted, high-quality artisan items. #ShopLocal/Geronimo Plaza 800 E University Blvd. 622-8613
Antique, Vintage, & Collectable Book Fair 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Free/Antique, vintage, and collectable book fair benefitting Tell Me A Good Story educational nonprofit/Inside Foothills Mall north of movie theaters 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Scrooge, a Gaslight Musical! 12:00PM
$22.95/$20.95/$$12.95 4 Times: Noon/3PM/6PM & 8:30PM/Celebrate the Holiday Season Gaslight-style with this enchanting adaptation of Dickens’ heart-lifting classic tale of magical spirits in a colorful and humorous 1950’s Christmas/Join the cast of characters as they open the eyes of the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge to the true meaning and joy of Christmas! The Gaslight Theatre 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. 886-9428 www.TheGaslightTheatre.com (SEE SCROOGE ARTICLE)
Mustang Car Show and Toy drive 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Presented by AMC & Triple T Truck Stop/Hosted by Arizona Mustang Cruisers/Minimum $10 Toy donation for car show entry/Toy drive will benefit children in the Tucson area/Vendors for the ladies and gentlemen, Santa and an elf for the kids, raffle tickets/Triple T Truck Stop 5451 E Benson Hwy. 574-0050
Elves Gone Bad – A Pirate’s Christmas! 12:30PM
$5/Free admission for babies on laps 3 & under/Like so many snowbirds, Mrs. Claus has convinced Santa to retire to Tucson~All the suddenly unemployed elves are convinced by the evil Pirate Captain to become pirates and steal presents instead of delivering them! So many sobbing children everywhere – what will they do? Can Santa be convinced return to the North Pole to challenge the Pirate Captain? Children and adults are encouraged to participate onstage and from their seats in this improvisational holiday children’s play! Unscrewed Theater 4500 E Speedway Blvd. #39 298-8076 www.unscrewedtheater.org
Open House at The Train Museum 12:30PM - 4:30PM
Free Admission! Experience the fun of taking a trip on our ride on train-Tour our caboose! Check out our outside layout that seems to grow out of the ground/Enter our 6000 square foot building containing 8 operating layouts of different gauges/Great fun for family and friends/Donations are greatly appreciated/The Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum 3975 N. Miller Ave. 888-2222
Origami LAFF 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Free~Third Sunday each month/Origami is the international art of folding paper/Join us for folding fun and learn to make interesting models you can use as gifts or for display in your home-Bring a friend and share the fun! Nanini branch library 7300 N Shannon Rd. 594-5365
The Pueblo Express to Santa and Holiday Blvd Bash 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Ring in the holidays with festive activities including a special holiday musical performance in Geronimo Plaza with Keli Carpenter and Friends followed by marshmallow roasting, holiday crafts, and there’s even snow in the forecast! Free Pics with Santa/Geronimo Plaza 800 E University Blvd. 943 E University Blvd. 622-8613
The Music Man 2:00PM
$46 & up/2 Times: 2PM & 7PM/Presented by the Arizona Theatre Company/Trouble’s comin'....The irresistible musical tribute to the power of make-believe marches onto the ATC stages – and into your heart – with trumpets blaring! By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is American musical theatre at its best/Temple of Music and Art 330 S. Scott Ave. 622-2823
A Christmas Carol and Dickens Festival 2:00PM
$20 General/$15 Senior (65+) Students & Military/$10 Children (12 & under) Ticket Prices Increase by $5 at the Door/Presented by Arts Express’/This celebrated musical theatre production of the timeless classic captivates audiences with its brilliant cast, dynamic live orchestra and dazzling costumes/Explore the merry old streets of London, with holiday amusement, merry merchants, jolly musicians & carolers, scrumptious food & treats, and roaming Victorian era characters! Berger Performing Arts Center 1200 W Speedway Blvd. (319-0400 for tickets)
Petanque in the Park 2:00PM
Tucson Petanque Club/Learn and play the French game of petanque (pay-TONK) is a form of boules in which metal (rather than wooden) balls are thrown (rather than rolled) while the player stands with both feet firmly planted/A game consists of a series of rounds, and is played to the winning score of 13/We play at the Reid Park bandshell terrain at 2PM on Sunday afternoons through March/Free-Visitors and beginners welcome! (Steve Ferg 664-4133 for more info)
Jingle Bell Rockin’ Revue! 2:00PM
$21.95/$19.95/$11.95, 2 Times: 2PM & 6PM/ Whether you’re 8 or 98, you’ll love belting along to your favorite holiday hits with our All-Star Cast of singers and our amazing 7-piece GMH Showband/Whether you prefer dancing elves or singing reindeer, this show is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit-and if you’ve all been good little boys and girls, you might even get a visit from Kris Kringle himself! The Gaslight Music Hall 13005 N Oracle Rd. at Rancho Vistoso Blvd-Oro Valley 529-1000 www.gaslightmusichall.com
Constellations by Nick Payne 2:00PM
$25/$20 Presented by Something Something Theatre/Man meets woman. Maybe they fall in love, maybe they don’t, and maybe every possibility happens in every possible universe/A dreamlike story of love and quantum physics/The Community Playhouse 1881 N. Oracle Rd. 468-6111
Daniel Hsu, piano 3:00PM
$30/$10 Presented by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music/Leo Rich Theater 260 S Church Ave. (AFCM 577-3769 for ticket info)
14th Annual Lessons & Carols by Candlelight, Love’s Pure Light 3:00PM
$40 for premium tickets/$25 for general admission~Presented by True Concord Voices & Orchestra/This season’s holiday concert is a homage to the 200th anniversary of one of the most famous and moving Christmas carols, “Silent Night, Holy Night.” In the intimate glow of candlelight, the Christmas story will be told through readings and song/Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 2331 E Adams St. (401-2651 for tickets)
$12/$10/Tuneful! Charming! Hilarious! Yes, SNOOPY!!! The musical sequel to "YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN" deserves each of its three exclamation points/Based on the beloved Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz, the show sparkles with wit and warmth as it depicts life as seen through the eyes of Schulz’s unforgettable characters-Fun for audiences of all ages! Live Theatre Workshop Family Theatre 5317 E Speedway Blvd. 327-4242
Cooking With Prickly Pear (Talk: 30 minutes) 3:15PM
Learn how you can incorporate prickly pear into your diet/This program will show you how to collect and prepare prickly pear. Prepare for a sweet treat! Wheelchair accessible/Saguaro National Park (West) 2700 N. Kinney Rd. 733-5158 (Park Entrance fee applies $15 per vehicle/weekly pass-both districts of the park)
Carols of Triumphant Joy! 4:00PM - 5:30PM
$18/$20 Presented by the Arizona Repertory Singers/Arizona Repertory Singers presents holiday favorites and new works, including Thomas Juneau's "Et in Terra Pax" and David Bednall's "Noe Noe." Christ Church United Methodist 655 N. Craycroft Rd. (329-7175 for more info)
69th Annual Winterhaven Festival Of Lights 5:00PM - 10:00PM
December 8th–26th/Tour our lights on a hayride wagon, a bus trolley, a pedal-powered group bike! You can also see the lights on foot/The Festival is free to attend~However we ask everyone to bring a donation of food or money for the Community Food Bank of Southern AZ/Winterhaven is located between Prince Rd. & Ft Lowell Rd. and Tucson Blvd. & Country Club Rd. www.winterhavenfestival.org
Zoo Lights 2018 6:00PM - 8:00PM
$10 Adults/$6 Children (2-14) Children under 2 are free/Presented by Tucson Electric Power-Thousands of twinkling lights, light displays and animal-themed light sculptures, hot chocolate and family fun! Reid Park Zoo 3400 Zoo Court 791-3204
Christmas in the Desert 6:00PM - 8:30PM
$10 Adults 13+/$8 Kids 3-12/2 & under Free/Historic Wagon Rides-60,000 Christmas Lights, Santa, S'mores, Hot Cocoa, and more! La Posta Quemada Ranch in Colossal Cave Mountain Park 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail-Vail 647-3450
Family Skate Night 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$6 Individual or $12 for up to 6 Skaters ($3 Skate Rental) Skate Country 7980 E. 22nd St 298-4409
14th Annual Lessons & Carols by Candlelight, Love’s Pure Light 7:30PM
$40 for premium tickets/$25 for general admission~Presented by True Concord Voices & Orchestra/This season’s holiday concert is a homage to the 200th anniversary of one of the most famous and moving Christmas carols, “Silent Night, Holy Night.” In the intimate glow of candlelight, the Christmas story will be told through readings and song/St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 3738 N Old Sabino Canyon Rd. (401-2651 for tickets)
Karaoke with DJ Sean 8:00PM
It's always a great time with the added entertainment of your bartender Nathan, and those 50¢ Sunday Tacos! Always open until 2AM/Nevada Smith's Saloon 1175 W. Miracle Mile 622-9064 www.NevadaSmithsSaloon.com
Music by Tommy Emmanuel 8:00PM
$39.50 & up/Fox Tucson Theatre 17 W Congress St. 574-3040
Ynot Late Night Karaoke 10:00PM
Free, 21+/Cap off your weekend the right way, singing with your friends! The Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. 792-6366
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