The fact that temperatures are still brushing 90 degrees will not keep us from dreaming of a white Christmas.
No matter how much we're crying inside. 😭 ❄️
Despite the fact that you can still comfortably wear shorts and sandals, holiday traditions will prevail!
Here are five places you can find snow and pretend it's actually sweater weather.
1. La Encantada's Enchanted Snowfall
What: The upscale mall on Skyline Drive promises snow every weekend, along with live music and hot chocolate provided by Blanco Tacos + Tequila. Bring the kids or make it a date night.
When: Fridays and Saturdays until December 23, 6 and 6:45 p.m.
Where: The La Encantada courtyard at 2905 E. Skyline Drive.
More info: Visit laencantadashoppingcenter.com.
2. Pantano Christian Church's December Night
What: All the winter things packed into one event: Cookie and gingerbread house decorating, caroling and marshmallow roasting. Plus a living nativity, live entertainment and snowfall.🌨️ Catch falling snow outside at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. or play in the indoor Winter Wonderland, where snow will fall continuously and kids can have snowball fights with artificial snowballs.
When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Pantano Christian Church, 1755 S. Houghton Road.
More info: Visit pantano.church or call 298-5395.
3. Free Sno Day at Bahama Buck's
What: This one is kinda cheating, but we will take what we can get. Bahama Buck's is giving out free 8 and 12 ounce shaved ices (Sno) for dine-in customers.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 5, Noon to 10 p.m.
Where: Bahama Buck's, 8585 E. Broadway.
More info: Check out the Facebook event or call 647-2671.
4. "White Christmas" at The Loft Cinema
What: Watch Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," sing along and lob "snow" at your fellow movie-goers. Viewers will receive bags of shredded tissue paper to toss at each other every time the word "snow" is said in the film. This indoor snowball fight also doubles as a toy drive. Bring toys for newborns to 18-year-olds, and Tucson Troop Support will get them to local military kids with deployed parents. You can also bring nonperishable foods.
When: Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m.
Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway.
Cost: $10. You can purchase your tickets online through The Loft here.
More information: Visit the Facebook event.
5. Downtown's Parade of Lights Festival
What: Not only does this annual holiday parade have a new route, but the day's festivities will also include 15 tons of snow to play in, including a hill for sledding. Discs to slide on will be provided. The day also includes live music, a tree-lighting ceremony and, of course, the parade.
When: Saturday, Dec. 16 from 3 to 9 p.m.
Where: Jacome Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave.
More info: Visit downtowntucsonholidays.org.