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The holiday season is finally here! Here are some awesome things going on in Tucson this holiday season!

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Presents Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

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 Start off the holiday season right with The Hilton as they host their tree lighting ceremony and celebration, featuring carolers, gingerbread cookies, warm apple cider and a visit from Santa! The event centers on the lighting of a 20-foot Christmas tree with hundreds of beautiful lights! The Event is free for all but will include a cash bar for the adults with beer and cocktails. On top of all the celebration, the event will showcase local youth talent and performances.

Where: The Lobby of Hilton Tucson El Conquistador- 10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704

When: Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Solana Outdoor Living & Liz Ryan Design present Enchanted Snowfall

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Up until December 21, every Friday and Saturday evening at 6pm, Tucsonans will be able to see live snow fall into the beautiful courtyards of La Encantada Shopping Center. There will be an encore show at 6:45 and in between each show there will be musical groups present to serenade the people with holiday songs! Blancos Tacos & Tequila will be serving Mexican hot cocoa.

Where: La Encantada, 2905 E Skyline Drive 
Tucson, AZ 85718

When: November 29, 2013-Decmber 21, 2013 6 p.m.

Loews Ventana Canyon Rings in the Holidays with Events All Season Long


  *All events listed will be held at Loews Ventana Canyon. 7000 N. Resort Drive Tucson, AZ*

1. The 12 Days of Christmas: 12 nights of live music performances from local performers and holiday treats form the culinary team. The shows will start 6:15-7 p.m. December 8, 2013- December 19, 2013

2. Third Annual Breakfast with Santa: On December 7, from 9-11 a.m., Loews Ventana Canyon will host their breakfast with Santa.

Adults, $20 Kids 6-12yrs, $10 Kids 5 and under, $5

3. Fireside S’mores: Enjoy the tradition s’mores and hot chocolate by the fire experience. Every Saturday from November 16 until December 28. 7-8p.m.

$5 per person

Throughout the holiday season, Loews Ventana Canyon will have plenty of specials and packages. To learn more about these, visit their website HERE!


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 Daily Events Throughout December Include…

-Hot Cocoa Butler, presenting warm beverages to guests of Turquesa Pool

 -Life-Size Gingerbread Teepee, Ignite Library, Lobby Level

 Daily events from December 21 through December 31 Include... 

-The Twelve Cocktails of Christmas at Ignite Lounge (from 5 p.m.). Featuring samples of favorite seasonal libations, from mulled wine to hot toddies

December 21

-CORE Wine Experience, 5 p.m., $20 per adult, CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

December 22

-CORE Mixology Class, 5 p.m., $20 per adult, CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

December 23

-CORE Tequila Experience, 5 p.m., $20 per adult, CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

December 24

-Gingerbread Teepee Family Experience at Ignite, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., $30 per person (cookies and hot chocolate included; family members can build and decorate their own gingerbread houses)

 -CORE Wine, Eggnog & Mulled Wine Experience, 5 p.m., $20 per adult, CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

-Christmas Eve Dinner at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar, 5:30-9 p.m., $95 ($40 for children under 12). Three-course à la carte holiday menu with dessert buffet

December 25

-Christmas Brunch at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $78 ($35 for children under 12). A special holiday version of CORE’s popular Market Brunch, including live music

-CORE Whiskey Experience, 5 p.m., $20 per adult, CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

-Christmas Carolers, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

December 31

-New Year’s Eve Dinner at CORE, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. $145 per adult. Four-course à la carte menu with Dom Pérignon Champagne toast.

-World Champion Hoop Dancer, from 5:30 p.m., Ignite Patio

-Live Jazz Band, 8 p.m. - midnight

-Chocolate Decadence Buffet, 10 p.m. - midnight, $35

-Fireworks Display & Champagne Toast, 11:45 p.m., Tortolita Terrace


Have a holly jolly holiday season, Tucsonans!