Are you looking for a picture with Santa Claus or other fun Christmas events in Tucson? Check out my list below:
Tucson Santa Claus Sightings and Holiday Events 2012
Santa and Snow! Saturday, November 17th 10 am (east parking lot)! Snow, music, prizes and the arrival of Santa!! Details HERE!
Cookies with Santa Saturday, November 24th 9am in the food court. Puppet show by No Strings Attached. Cookies & Milk are free for kids 12 and under. $2 for adults and older kids. Details HERE!
Santa pictures start at $12 for a 5X7. For hours and additional picture pricing, click HERE! The Black Friday special good 11/23 only is 2 color 5X7’s for just $10!
Free Photo OP: Just like last year, the foothills mall will allow you to bring your own camera and take a photo of your child with Santa for free. Limit of 2 free photos per family.
Santa Welcome Parade with Holiday Breakfast
Saturday, November 10th 9-11 AM. The parade begins at 9am on the patio outside the Cheesecake factory. Brio Tuscan Grill is providing a free breakfast buffet at 10am for kids 12 and under, $9.95 for everyone else. More details HERE!
Story Time with Santa
Saturday, December 8th 8-10 AM. Story time and breakfast with Santa. Kids are encouraged to wear their PJ’s and bring a pair to donate for the Pajama Program. Breakfast is $8 per person. RSVP early, space is limited. More details HERE!
Saturday, November 10th through Christmas Eve. Picture packages start at $22.99, More details HERE!
Saturday, December 1st 10am-12pm. Kids ages 3-6 join us at the Kids Play Area near Dillard’s to learn how to become a certified Santa’s Helper by making crafts and holiday projects to take home. More details HERE!
Friday, November 16th through Christmas Eve. Picture packages start at $19.99 More details HERE!
9th Annual Hanukkah Mall Madness
Nov 26th – Dec 2nd. Children of all ages and their parents are invited to celebrate the joyous holiday of Hanukkah at the Shalom Tucson Hanukkah Mall Madness on Sunday, December 2, from 1-3:00 pm inside Park Place. More details HERE!
Enchanted Snow Fall
Details Fridays and Saturday 11/23-12/22. Free live holiday music and snow show. A 15 minute show at 6pm with an encore at 6:45! More details HERE!
Paws for the Holidays
Friday 11/23 & Saturday 11/24. Bring your dogs for special treats and photos with Santa. More details HERE!
Santa’s Stopping by Bookmans Ina
Saturday 12/15 from 12-2pm. The kids can meet with Santa, tell them their Christmas wish and get their pictures taken for free. Bookmans will even print it out for you. There will also be a holiday craft activity. More details HERE!
Santa’s Stopping by Bookmans Grant
Saturday 12/22 from 12-2pm. The kids can meet with Santa, tell them their Christmas wish and get their pictures taken for free. Bookmans will even print it out for you. There will also be a holiday craft activity. More details HERE!
Santa’s Stopping by Bookmans Speedway
Saturday 12/8 from 12-2pm. The kids can meet with with Santa, tell them their Christmas wish and get their pictures taken for free. Bookmans will even print it out for you. There will also be a holiday craft activity. More details HERE!
Oro Valley – Tree Lighting Celebration
Friday November 30th, 4:30-7:30. Enjoy family friendly activities and school children performances. Santa will arrive around 5:45. More details HERE!
Marana – Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting
Saturday December 1st, 4-8pm. Kids crafts, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Snow, Food, arts and crafts vendors, local dance and choice performances, cookies and cocoa. More details HERE!
Hilton El Conquistador – Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
Friday December 7th, 5-7pm. Santa visit, raffles, cookie decorating, and refreshments. More details HERE!
Tohono Chul Park – Holiday Nights
Fridays and Saturdays, November 23rd-December 1st. 5:30-8:30pm. Each night, the Park is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with over 750,000 holiday lights and our special desert snowman. Ticket prices and more details HERE!
Reid Park Zoo – Zoo Lights
Select nights December 1st – 23rd. Celebrate the holiday season with jingle bells, twinkling lights, falling snow, and Santa. Special Light displays include animal-theme light sculptures and thousands of sparkling bulbs. Ticket prices and more details HERE!
Pima air & space museum – Santa Landing
Santa arrives by Helicopter on Saturday, December 1st at 10:30. Holiday arts and crafts for kids. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa. Regular Admission rates apply. More details HERE!
Tucson Botanical Gardens – Luminaria Nights
December 7th, 8th and 9th from 5:30-8pm. Three magical evenings’ promise thousands of luminarias and twinkling lights plus decorated holiday trees and wreaths to set the mood for enjoying a wide range of eclectic music while munching on culinary treats sure to summon the holiday spirit. More details HERE!
Downtown Parade of Lights
December 15th at 6:30pm. 18th annual Downtown Parade of Lights! More details HERE!
Winterhaven Festival Of Lights
December 15th-29th, 6-10pm. Drive through nights are December 18th, 28th and 29th, all other nights are walk though only. More details HERE including information on wagon and trolley rides.
Mini Time Machine Museum – Wee Winter Wonderland
November 20th through January 6th. The museum will be decorated for the holidays including more than a dozen miniatures depicting the holidays through time and around the world! Regular admission applies. Holiday musical performances and craft projects for children. More details HERE!
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Holiday Tree Lighting
November 27th 5pm. Holiday Tree Lighting, hot cider, treats, live music & Santa
Breakfast With Santa
December 8th, 9-11am. Eat a pancake breakfast with Santa, holiday activities, photos and story time with Santa! $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under, $5 for kids under 5. Contact their concierge for more info 520-299-2020.
12 Days of Christmas
December 10th-21st, 6:15pm. Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas at Ventana Canyon with 12 consecutive nights of fun that include local performances and treats. Free and open to the public. More Details HERE!
Tucson Children’s Museum – Various Christmas and Hanukkah activities
December 4th – 22nd. Free with regular admission. Check their calendar for specific event details as they vary each week. More details HERE!
Santa Claus Story Time – Rock’n Babies Upscale Resale Shop
Saturday, December 22nd, 12pm. Santa will arrive at noon so be sure to arrive a few minutes early, he will be reading the Night before Christmas. Bring your camera or Jenn Roberts Photography will be taking professional portraits for only $10. More details HERE!
Polar Express Party – Fox Theaters and Arizona Families
Saturday, December 15th, 1pm. Pre-movie party with free activities starts at 1pm, the movie starts at 2pm. Kids 12 and under free, 1st 50 families receive free popcorn. More details HERE!
International Wildlife Museum – Winter Wildlife Fun
Saturday, December 15th 5-7pm. Santa, crafts, games and prizes. Plus a food truck round up with be there. Regular admission rates, members and kids under 3 are free. More details HERE!