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Tohono Chul Holiday Nights 2017

Stroll along paths with over a million twinkling lights while musicians and artists perform throughout the gardens. Free photos with Santa 6-8 p.m. (with admission)

Where: Tohono Chul, 7366 N Paseo Del Norte

When: Fridays and Saturdays, December 1-2; 8-9; 15-16, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $3-$16

For more information click here.

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Salpointe's Beauty and the Beast

Come see this wonderful fairy tale retold. 

Where: Salpointe Catholic High School, 1545 East Copper St.

When: Friday-Sunday, Dec. 1-10 click here for showtimes 

Cost: $5-$20, Salpointe students are free with Student ID.

Register now for Tucson Parks and Rec classes (Sponsored)

Pick out fun winter and spring classes for you and your kids in the newest Tucson Parks & Recreation activity guide.

Registration begins Saturday, Dec. 9. 

Experience, explore, engage, and discover through places and programs at Parks and Recreation on the web and on Facebook.

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CYT Tucson's "A Christmas Story"

A live musical version of the holiday classic movie "A Christmas Story"

Where: Christian Youth Theater Tucson, 710 S. Kolb Rd.

When: Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m.

Cost: $13-$15

For more information click here.

3rd Annual Illuminate South Tucson

Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. with the lighting of a 12-foot tree. An evening of music, dance, food and entertainment includes Sahuarita’s Walden Grove High School PAC Dance Team, Local Folklorico and Zumba dance groups and Odyssey Storytelling.

Where: YWCA of Southern Arizona's House of Neighborly Service, 243 W. 33rd Street

When: Friday, Dec. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

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Luminaria Nights at Tucson Botanical Gardens

Over 2,000 candlelit luminarias and a special holiday light show transforms the gardens into a winter wonderland. Enjoy live music and food trucks. 

Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way

When: Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $4-$13

For more information click here.

2nd Annual Christmas on the Farm (Marana Pumpkin Patch)

Ride the Christmas train to see Santa, holiday light displays, jumping pillows, petting zoo, Christmas story time, great food and hot chocolate.

Where: Marana Pumpkin Patch, 14901 North Wentz Road

When: Dec. 8-23, Sunday-Thursday, 5-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 21, 5–10 p.m.

Cost: $8 per person plus tax

For more information click here.

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Polar Express Winter Carnival

The 4th annual Polar Express Winter Carnival features food, games and entertainment and a visit from Jolly Ole St. Nick.

Where: Esmond Station K-8 School, 9400 S. Atterbury Wash Way

When: Friday, Dec. 1, 5:30-8 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

Festival of Trees and Lights at La Paloma

Enjoy the magnificent sight of 12 beautifully decorated Christmas trees, handmade custom wreaths, swags and other holiday décor.

Where: La Paloma Resort & Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 6:15-9:15 p.m.

Cost: $75 per person

For more information click here.

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13th Annual Tucson Tamale and Heritage Festival

Celebrate the rich tastes, smells and variation of tamales from the Southwest and Mexico with live music and tamales contest. 

Where: Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts

Shop and enjoy 150 artists, exhibitors, live music, food vendors, holiday tree lighting and family arts activities. 

Where: Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N Oracle Rd.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. 

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

Jingle Bell Run Tucson

Put on your reindeer antlers and running shoes. Bring your friends and family to a fun-filled day of holiday cheer.

Where: Gene C. Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 8-11 a.m.

Cost: Click here for details or call 520-881-4200

For more information click here.

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Marana Holiday Festival & Christmas Tree Lighting

Come see Santa, watch live performances, and enjoy the biggest Christmas tree light show in Southern Arizona.  It's a good time for everyone.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 3-8 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend. Be sure to bring some money for food.

For more information click here.

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Sonoran Glass School Winter Open House

Go shopping and browse unique, handmade glass art gifts while watching it be made. Have some fun and make ornaments and holiday-themed glass art. Don't forget the glassblowing demo at 2 p.m. 

Workshops:

Snow Flurry Swizzle Sticks and Snow Flurry Magnets -$10

Sun Catcher Snowman -$15 (or 2 for $25)

Cactus Ornament - $45

Where: Sonoran Glass School, 633 W. 18th St.

When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, glass workshops $10-$45

For more information click here.

Free Sno Day!

Yummy! One free Sno — 8 ounce or 12 ounce — per person. Tropic Creme and/or ice cream are extra. Dine-in only.

Where: Bahama Bucks, 8585 E. Broadway Blvd.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 5, noon-10 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

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Free TuGo Joy Ride

Bring family and friends downtown and hop on a TuGo bike. The bikes have front and rear lights for night safety. Get the Cyclefinder app on your phone to see where all the TuGo stations are. Explore downtown in a new fun way.

Where: YWCA of Southern Arizona's House of Neighborly Service, 243 W. 33rd Street

When: Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6-8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific.

Where: Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.

When: Dec. 5-10 click here for showtimes 

Cost:  $19-$100

For more information click here.

Historic Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair

Bring your family and see the action on Fourth Avenue. Visit 400 arts and crafts booths, food and drink vendors, street musicians, and tons of other family fun activities. 

Where: Historic Fourth Avenue, 434 E. 9th St.

When: Dec. 8-10, 10 a.m. to sundown

Cost: Event is free to attend 

For more information click here.

Holiday Bazaar Extraordinaire 2017

Free all-day activities while you shop for art, soaps, jewelry, clothing, oils, incense, candles, hair products, crafts, books and more. West African dance and drum circles, face painting, karate, yoga, henna designs, shakere/percussion workshops, games from African and African American traditions, traditional head wrapping lecture and demo, holiday singalong and more.

Where: Dunbar Center, 325 W. 2nd St.

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, 11a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food 

For more information click here.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Bookmans 

Santa is coming to town and he's stopping at every Bookmans store to bring a little bit of holiday magic and cheer to all.

Where: All Bookman locations

When: Dec. 9,16 and 23. Click here for times.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

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Santa Comes To Trail Dust Town - A Christmas Celebration

Live music, petting zoo, hot cocoa and sweets, rides, and more. Santa and the festivities in the courtyard are free.

Where: Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

When: Sunday, Dec. 10, 3-6 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

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Ballet Rincon presents The Nutcracker Ballet

Enjoy a night out and watch a holiday fairy tale. A young girl, named Clara, is given a Nutcracker Doll at her family Christmas party. The doll is broken by her jealous brother Fritz at the party, but this is no ordinary Nutcracker as Clara learns that night.

Where: Vail Theatre of the Arts, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way

When:  Friday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Cost: $10-$16

For more information click here.

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Don't miss seeing the nutcracker during this holiday season. Platinum buyers get a nutcracker doll and a Moscow Ballet book with each ticket purchased. 

Where: Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.

When: Friday, Dec. 22, 3 p.m.

Cost: $38.50-$60.75

For more information click here.

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The Nutcracker - Ballet Tucson

Fill your holiday season with joy and wonder and see the ballet. 

Where: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.

When: Friday, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $37.20

For more information click here.

23rd Annual Tucson Parade of Lights & Festival

The Parade of Lights has a new route and new activities this year. Check it out here.

Where: Starts at Church Avenue and ends at Stone Avenue

When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 3-9 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

3rd Annual Santa's Holiday Workshop Event

Bring the family and get a chance to see Santa arrive in a firetruck. There will be plenty of family activities, like cookie and ornament decorating, hot cocoa, shopping at the holiday craft fair, Christmas music, carolers and more. 

Where: Southwest Community Center, 5950 S Cardinal Ave

When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 12-4 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend and remember to bring some exra money for activities, food trucks and holiday shopping

For more information click here.

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Enjoy a festive event with the family with wonderful Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from his groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. 

Where: Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.

When: Sunday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $35-$150

For more information click here.

Marana-Tucson Run Run Rudolph

Run with the reindeer at this holiday event: Run Run Rudolph Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5K, and Reindeer Dash. Be sure to register online to obtain your kit. 

When: Sunday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $20-$70

For more information click here.

The Shape of Water

Grab your family and friends and go see this movie. It's an otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America, circa 1962.

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When:  Dec. 21-25, click here for showtimes.  

Cost: $5.75-$9.50

For more information click here.

🎈For Kids🎈

47th Annual Ramon's Miracle on 31st Street

A Christmas celebration for children who live in Tucson’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Food and drinks, live music, face-painting and more.

Where: AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.

When: Saturday, Dec. 23, 9 a.m.

Cost: Free to attend.

For more information click here.

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Gingerbread House - Home Depot Kids Workshop

Have fun with your kids and put together a wooden gingerbread house. Once the gingerbread house is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers.

Where: Your local Home Depot

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to noon

Cost: Craft and event is free 

For more information click here.

Kids Yoga & Mala Making Workshop

Kids will participate in a short yoga class and will get to make their own mala beads.

Where: Sanctuary Tucson, 326 S. Wilmot Rd. Suite B. 230

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $18

For more information click here.

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Petit Noel at the Mini Time Machine Museum

Grab the family and cozy up for storytime with Papa Noel, enjoy caroling in the galleries by a band of merry elves, snack on cookies and hot cocoa, play candyland games and more.

Where: The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E Camp Lowell Dr.

When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 5–7 p.m.

Cost: $18 per ticket and $15 for museum members

For more information click here.

$8 Little "Drive-In" Holiday Movie

Give your kiddo the drive-in experience. Kids will have their own cardboard box to transform into a car. The first 30 minutes of the evening will be for families to decorate their cars. The movie is Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. $8 entrance fee includes popcorn, hot cocoa and a cardboard car. Cookies, pizza and drinks will be available for purchase.

Where: Studio Space Tucson, 4648 E. Speedway Blvd. 

When: Monday, Dec. 4, 4:30-6 p.m.

Cost: $8

For more information click here.

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Kids Create Family Fun Program

These projects are designed for school-age children to help youth learn about, talk about and create miniatures. At this event you will be able to create a mini snowman. 

Where: The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.

When: Saturday, Dec. 9. 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $6-$9

For more information click here.

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North Pole Photo Props

Kids can make fun props and then strike a pose in front of a festive photo backdrop.

Where: Michaels, 3749 West Ina Rd

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10-noon

Cost: $2 per kiddo

For more information click here.

Santa is coming to Our Play Place

Playtime, crafts, cookies, cocoa and photos with Santa at this new indoor place place.

Where: Our Play Place, 3951 W. Costco Dr.

When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Cost: $15-$20

For more information click here.

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Kids Holiday Paint-a-Pot Class

Let the kids help decorate this year and make a festive plant pot for the house. Workshop includes all supplies to paint and plant the pot: 1 annual, 1 (5-inch) pot, soil, paint and brushes. 

Where: Green Things, 3384 E River Rd.

When: Sunday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to noon

Cost: $12

For more information click here.

Breakfast with Santa at Pump it Up

Hey Santa! Guess who is making a special stop before heading out to deliver gifts this Christmas season? Enjoy milk, orange juice, apple juice, muffins, fresh fruit and yogurt to fill your belly. Both jump arenas will be open. Reservations are required to save a spot. Socks and waiver required. 

Where: Pump It Up of Tucson, 3248 N. Freeway Industrial Loop, Ste. 108

When: Friday, Dec. 22, 9 a.m. to noon

Cost: $15, reservations are required to attend

For more information click here.

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Free Christmas Youth Skate Jam

Put on the skates and watch your kiddos roll. Two hours of free skating for kids ages 7-17. Christmas presents, raffles and prizes. First 100 kids only, register to keep a spot.

Where: Skate Country, 7980 E. 22nd St.

When: Friday, Dec. 22, 5-7 p.m.

Cost: Free to the first 100 kids to be registered

For more information click here.

The Very Merry Holiday Sing-A-Long Spectacular at the Loft

Don't miss the opportunity to see your favorite seasonal TV shows, movies and music videos. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Casa de los Ninos and receive half off admission. Admission includes a Very Merry Goodie Bag filled with fun props to use during the show.

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Thursday, Dec. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $10-$13

For more information click here.

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Yoga and Meditation in the green house

Go relax with a friend and stretch out on your mat. Naomi Barrios will be leading 30 minutes of yoga and 15 minutes of meditation. Bring your own yoga mat.

Where: Green Things, 3384 E. River Rd.

When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

Succulent Wreath Making Workshop

Come learn how to make your own desert-inspired wreath. All materials are included, in addition to refreshments and light bites.

Where: Creative Tribe, 236 S. Scott Ave.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 6,  6-9 p.m.

Cost: $47.00

For more information click here.

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Tips for Herb Gardening in the Desert

Beginner to advanced gardeners can have great success growing their own herbs all year. This free class will help you learn which herbs do well here, which ones do best in pots and when the different varieties of herbs should be planted.

Where: Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 5:30-7 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend 

For more information click here.

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Free women's self-defense class

Bring your besties and learn some safety tips. Try to make both classes to get the most out of this event. Both days will be different. Open to all women, age 12-and-up. 

Where: Gracie Barra Tucson Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Defense, 5700 E. Broadway Blvd.

When: Thursday, Dec. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec 8, 7-8:15 p.m.

Cost: Free and be sure to wear comfortable clothing

For more information click here.

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Latin Dance Community free downtown outdoor social

Bring a group of friends and enjoy the free dance class, guest performances by Monzon Bachata, Zona Pachanga, Gerardo & Lupita of Salson Dance, and Tucson Casineros. Come and dance salsa, bachata, timba, kizomb. 

Where: Jacome Plaza Downtown, 60 W. Pennington St.

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

Victorian Christmas Ball

Get dressed up and enjoy an evening with friends or SO. Scottish and English country dances will be taught before each dance and there will be a walk-through so that guests will be familiar with the dances. 

Where: First United Methodist Church, 915 Fourth Street

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 7-10 p.m.

Cost: $15

For more information click here.

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Live Wreath Class

Bring a friend and learn how to create a wreath with fresh greens. Don't miss out on the "Poinsettia" drink, included in your class fee. 

Where: Green Things, 3384 E. River Rd.

When: Sunday, Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m.

Cost: $50

For more information click here.

Tamales 101

Learn the art of authentic tamal-making in this hands-on class. It's a step-by-step process of how to prepare the masa & red chile. Supplies for half-dozen tamales are provided. You must be 21-or-over to attend.

Where: 1912 Brewing Co., 2045 N. Forbes Blvd, Ste 105.

When: Sunday, Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m.

Cost:  $30 per person (includes a 1912 beer)

For more information click here.

Tucson Libertine League Holiday Mingle Fest

Join the cast and crew of Tucson Libertine League. Celebrate the holiday season in your festive attire and have some laughs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the event.

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 Congress Street

When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, bring some money for food and drinks

For more information click here.

Beginner Aerial Hoop Workshop

Bring your flexible buddy and learn how to aerial hoop. This workshop will focus on the basic foundations. You will learn about the apparatus and how to safely execute tricks and poses. 

Where: Take Flight Yoga and Movement, 35 E Toole Ave.

When: Sunday, Dec. 17, 1:30-3 p.m.

Cost: $25

For more information click here.

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Jay Leno

Bring a friend and see your favorite former TV late night show host and stand-up comedian. 

Where: Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Rd.

When: Thursday, Dec. 28, 8-10 p.m.

Cost: $45-$85

For more information click here.

Yin Yoga for Peace & Quiet 

Take your special BFF to a relaxing event.  The event is a gentle yin session, which includes mudras, meditation and rejuvenating yin poses to balance body, mind and spirit.

Where: Tucson Yoga Studio, 150 S. Fourth Ave.

When: Thursday, Dec. 28, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Cost: $3-$6, cash only 

For more information click here.

Second Annual Hangover Nationals

Don't miss a chance to have some fun at the end of 2017.  Enjoy, food trucks, raffle prizes, practice tree tournament, golf cart races and of course the exciting bracket program. 

Where: Tucson Dragway, 12000 S. Houghton Rd.

When: Friday-Sunday, Dec. 29-31, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. click here for specific event time and dates.

Cost: $10 for adults, kids 12-and-under are free

For more information click here.

108 Sun Salutations New Years Eve!

Flow into the new year by sweating all that holiday food away in a stress-free hour.

Where: Session Yoga, 123 S. Eastbourne Ave.

When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Cost: $7 cash and $8 credit card 

For more information click here.

New Year's Eve with The Festival Band

Have a great time celebrating the end of a year and the beginning of a new year. Enjoy dancing, party favors, Menudo and a champagne toast at midnight.

Where: Tucson University Park Hotel, 880 E. 2nd St.

When: Sunday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cost: $30 per person and $55 per couple

For more information click here.

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BICAS Bicycle Art Auction

Where: Bicas Art 2001 N 7th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85705

When: Friday, Dec. 1, 6-10 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend 

For more information click here.

Menlo Park Neighborhood Flea Market Second Saturday

Have fun with family and friends and shop 8-10 vendors at the flea market. 

Where: Menlo Home and Garden, 914 W. Congress Street

When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend 

For more information click here.

Angels Too Marketplace Craft Show

Shop all indoors, filled with crafts, jewelry, knitted items, baked goods and more. Go with friends or get some time to yourself an go shopping.

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

Cultivate Tucson: Holiday 2017 Pop-Up Market

Shop and meet Tucson’s independent designers, makers and shops. Most vendors will accept both cash and card. Street parking is free and available in the areas surrounding the market. 

When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

Winter Art Festival at Cat Mountain Station

Vendors at the fest will be selling a variety of artistic pieces including jewelry, iron works and photography. Live Bluegrass music starts at 11 a.m.

Where: Cat Mountain Station, 2740 S Kinney Rd

When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend 

For more information click here.

Pantano Christian Church Craft Fair

Take your friends shopping for some fun crafts and food.

Where: Pantano Christian Church, 1755 S. Houghton Rd.

When: Friday Dec. 8, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 9, 8:30 to 3 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

Holiday Market at Tucson Village Farm

Shop for handmade gifts and seasonal produce. Enjoy soup, bread and hot cocoa (available by donation) by a cozy campfire.

Where: The Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 4-8 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend 

For more information click here.

Mercado Holiday Bazaar

This year's holiday bazaar will feature new shops and more booths with the expansion of the Mercado Annex. There will be more than 60 handpicked vendors offering a selection of local handmade items and vintage finds.

Where: Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento

When: Dec. 15-17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

Christmas Corral

Go shopping and have a the opportunity to see over 30 Arizona artists and their booths. It's a great way to wrap up some holiday shopping.

Where: Sonoita Fairgrounds, 3142 State Highway 83

When: Saturday, Dec 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, but remember to bring some money to fill your shopping bag.

For more information click here.