Best Bets: Dec. 7 – Jan. 15

Dec. 7 – Jan. 15


For our last Best Bets of the year, we recommend a few of Tucson’s biggest, most loved and family-friendly holiday events, so grab a thermos of hot cocoa and grab the family (or spike it with Bailey’s and grab your friends).

4th Avenue Winter Street Fair

Dec. 8-10

The 48-year-old Tucson tradition returns. The Winter Street Fair will be held on Fourth Avenue from 10 a.m. to sundown the second weekend of December. Art vendors, food and various activities will be available. Admission to the fair is free.


Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Dec. 9-26

For the 68th year, Winterhaven will be a dazzling wonderland of lights. The event is free, and the hours are from 6 to 10 p.m. The entrance is on Fort Lowell Road, between Tucson Boulevard and Country Club Road. The Community Food Bank will be accepting donations throughout the event.

Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo

Dec. 7-23

Zoo Lights returns to Reid Park Zoo as thousands of twinkling lights lace the exhibits of the animals who call Reid Park home. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7-23. Hot chocolate will be available with or without spirits. Admission costs $10 for adults, $6 for children 3 to 14 and is free for children 2 and under.

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