Hanging ornaments created by Lex Gjurasic.

In Tucson, we love our cactus.

And, we like to share that love with everybody, whether they live here or not. 

That's what makes the Holiday Cactus Fest the perfect place to shop for gifts. 

Everything is local, unique and very, very Tucson. 

The event is being held during happy hour hours downtown to make it easy for people getting off work to pick up gifts.

"It's going to be a chill cactus event for people to pick up holiday items easy-peasy," said artist, Lex Gjurasic. "Who doesn't love cacti these days?"

Here are some of the things you'll find there.

Catus art and art objects by Lex Gjurasic


Art by Lex Gjurasic will be available for $5 to $50.


Earrings created by Lex Gjurasic

Cactus goodies from Succulent Delicacies by Design


You can purchase a variety of cactus themed goodies such as saguaro, agave, prickly pear and barrel cactus shaped sugar cookies, chocolate cupcakes topped with edible cactus creations, cakes with desert scenery and shortbread thumbprint cookies with prickly pear jam. Prices range from $2 to $95.


Cupcakes are $8 each.

Cactus and succulents by Arid Adaptions Nursery 


Arid Adaptions Nursery will have potted arrangements, pots and plants. Potting is free. Plants were grown by the owner from seed. Prices range from $3 to $100.


Cute succulents make great gifts. 


When: 5-7 p.m. Friday

Where: LeadLocal, 196 W. Simpson Street

Cost: Free, bring money to shop

Info: Click here

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson