You and the family can get in the holiday spirit, have some fun and get in shape this month for free downtown.
There are free outdoor movies, workouts, a work space with free wifi, pictures with Santa and more, starting Dec. 8.
The festivities will take place at Jacome Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave., an effort by the Downtown Tucson Partnership to draw more families and people who work downtown to the area.
"Instead of just coordinating one event, we're promoting five weeks of entertainment at Jacome Plaza," said Kathleen Eriksen, CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership. "We are activating that public space."
Photos with Santa
Get the kids' picture taken with Santa. He'll be at Jacome Plaza on weekends starting Dec. 8. Hours are 5-8 p.m. Fridays; 4-7 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.
Bring your computer and your project to the plaza and do your work in the new outdoor office space. There is free Wi-Fi and bistro tables and chairs. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Picnic in the Park
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, you can have your lunch and play lawn games and table tennis with your friends. There will also be pop-up events during these hours such as fitness classes, music, painting in the park and more. A schedule will be posted in the park daily.
Friday Food and Flicks
Starting Dec. 8, you can grab a blanket and your family (or make it a date night) and watch movies under the stars. Pre-movie activities include table tennis, lawn games and food trucks. Movies start at sunset.
Here's the lineup:
Dec. 8: Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec. 15: The Santa Clause
Dec. 22: A Christmas Story
Dec. 29: Frozen
Health at Jacome
What's better than working out outside? This is a free workout series on the side lawn at Jacome Plaza throughout the month of December. You can try Boot Camp, Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, Zumba, MMA Sweat, PiYo, Barreless Barre and Mild Salsa for free! Classes are at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 4:15 p.m. Thursdays.
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