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Winter in Tucson 2014

Posted on December 11, 2013

 We’re writing this after a crazy cold morning, which in Tucson means in the high 30s. The snow has stayed on Mount Lemmon, and this morning saw a light lace of frost on car windows. Tucsonans are seizing the opportunity to break out our “cold weather clothes” while our seasonal visitors stroll jauntily in their light sweaters.

By midday, though, we can usually count on warming up to the 60’s, which pretty much sums up winter weather in Tucson. This also means Tucson’s holiday events are in full swing.

If you’re planning your trip here, check out:

  • A Tucson Pastorela, an annual production from Borderlands Theater, which adapts the Nativity to the desert, filled with songs, dance and political commentary;
  • Gaslight Theatre’s A Smalltown Christmas, a rocking holiday-themed show in the old dinner-show tradition;
  • Shopping for Mexican-style Christmas ornaments throughout the city;
  • El Nacimiento at downtown’s Tucson Museum of Art, a giant Mexican nativity; incorporating 800 figures, it is both the largest and longest-running Mexican nativity installation in southern Arizona.

Weather permitting, the Tohono Chul Botanical Garden’s Holiday Nights are a fun evening outing for fans of unique desert plants illuminated by twinkling lights.

Of course, like many of our visitors you may be coming specifically to soak in the sunshine and extend your summer. In that case, you’ll enjoy heading out to weekend farmers’ markets, including Oro Valley Farmers’ Market, in a historic property that’s a short drive from the resort; a morning or sunset horseback ride; or a Golf Package for One, at Skyline Country Club just a few minutes away.

If you’re a fan of spas, our Sonoran Spa treatments with desert botanicals turn any day into a holiday.

If you’re seeking Christmas dining in Tucson, please do check out our spectacular options – a deluxe Christmas Eve dinner at GOLD restaurant, and our Christmas Day Grand Brunch Buffet at the Sonoran Ballroom. Call today to make your reservations at (520) 297-1151 Ext. 610.